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3.8.2021 – He Makes Good Use of it All

Good Morning, Lord. ☀️ How You take care of me… How You know me so well… How You make “good use” of — …even my greatest failures and shortcomings. How You so perfectly fill into all of the places where I lack. You don’t need my kind of “striving” to do what You want to… Read More 3.8.2021 – He Makes Good Use of it All

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3.7.2021 – “You—are on His Heart”

As I sat down at the table this morning, I heard and I felt the tenderness of this: “You—are on His heart.” Something within my heart realized that this truth— this “you“….goes “far beyond just me” this morning—especially as the Lord began leading me into specifics—specific people, specific situations that I saw. And so, I’m… Read More 3.7.2021 – “You—are on His Heart”

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3.6.2021 – The Mirage of “Perfection”

Is it strange… That when I’m getting to know a person, what I really I long to learn about them, are things like… “What have you come through—struggled through, wrestled through, walked victoriously into— in your life, that has shaped you, that is shaping you now?” And, “What are you honestly in the middle of… Read More 3.6.2021 – The Mirage of “Perfection”

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3.1.2021 – With me, and teaching me… all along.

Yesterday at my parents’ house, I came across some old journals of mine from around 2000-2003. The “High school years”… I knew that I had journaled a lot here and there, off and on, but for some reason, I had forgotten that I journaled as much as I did. It was strange looking back into… Read More 3.1.2021 – With me, and teaching me… all along.

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2.28.2021 – Layers of Lessons

As I look at Psalm 91—a psalm that God brought into my life in such a powerful and personal way… …this psalm that I began digging into a few years ago… 2018 A year of many beginnings. A year of “unlocking”… And stepping into… …this “secret garden” with my Heavenly Father… 🌱🌷 Little did I… Read More 2.28.2021 – Layers of Lessons

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2.27.2021 – Released from the Pressure of Perfection

One time I was talking with the Lord about something that I was having a really hard time with, and I was almost “sick” from the “pressure” I felt from it all… And regarding this thing, I felt like I heard Him say, “…It’s… no… pressure… it’s no pressure…” And at the time I was… Read More 2.27.2021 – Released from the Pressure of Perfection

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2.26.2021 – Destined and Designed to Overcome

“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.“—1 John 4:4 “I write these things to you, dear children, because you truly have a relationship with the Father. I write these things, fathers and mothers, because you have had… Read More 2.26.2021 – Destined and Designed to Overcome

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2.25.2021 – Walking at His Perfect Pace

I vividly recall a memory… 6th grade I was in the restroom with the other girls and I could not bear to look at myself in the mirror. Because it was too painful. Because I hated what I saw… Because I SO despised myself… Because I SO “hated” myself. There was a deep, deep self-hatred… Read More 2.25.2021 – Walking at His Perfect Pace

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2.23.2021 – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

I woke up around 2:30 AM this morning… …half asleep… And words were just bursting and flowing into my heart—phrases and realizations… and I began hearing them “written out” in my mind. Rather unusual for me at that hour… And once I was able to wake up, fully, I jotted down a note in my… Read More 2.23.2021 – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

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2.22.2021 – Finding the Treasure in Every Kind of Circumstance

What if… it’s ALL more than worth… going through the thing you’re going through… going through the thing that almost took you down almost took you out… (or so it seemed) the thing that feels— almost unbearable at times… What if… the lessons that are gained, the relationship that is enriched… from going “through“… the… Read More 2.22.2021 – Finding the Treasure in Every Kind of Circumstance

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2.21.2021 – Hidden Places of Brokenness

“…He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted…”—Luke 4:18 Sometimes there are broken places within us… within our hearts That we’ve not realized, that we’ve been unaware of. Places that are broken, places that need mending—that have perhaps gone “undetected” unrealized, unaware—perhaps even unseen by others. But our Heavenly Father has seen every place within… Read More 2.21.2021 – Hidden Places of Brokenness

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2.20.2021 – Learning to Rest the Mind

The sunrise is back… ☺️☀️✨ …and it’s so beautiful, and warm, and hopeful, and glorious this morning. I wish I could convey the feeling of being surrounded by the morning light… But I just don’t think I can do it justice with words right now. So I took a photo of it this morning. Perhaps… Read More 2.20.2021 – Learning to Rest the Mind

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2.19.2021 – “Struggle” does not mean “Weakness”

When you think of the word “struggle“… Do you think of “weakness“? “Oh, so and so must be struggling…. I’m concerned that it’s not looking so good for them…” To be honest, I have thought of a time of “struggle” more in this way, at times. And yes, in some kinds of “struggles” we do… Read More 2.19.2021 – “Struggle” does not mean “Weakness”

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2.17.2021 – He loves us “in the MIDDLE”…and He “loves us THROUGH.”

There’s nothing quite like the moments—the encounters… …when God lets you know… …in the most precise, and personal way… That He has heard you. That He knows your heart. That He has heard your prayers. That He has heard your crying out. That He has heard your calls for help. That He has heard the… Read More 2.17.2021 – He loves us “in the MIDDLE”…and He “loves us THROUGH.”

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2.16.2021 – It isn’t any surprise, that we must face hard things…

Yesterday was “hard”… …when it shouldn’t have been. Have you had days like that? Days when the battle is raging… …but mostly only in your mind… …mostly only because of worries or deep concerns that you didn’t even realize where hiding in there…and they came bursting out. Or because of the “what now?“s that seem… Read More 2.16.2021 – It isn’t any surprise, that we must face hard things…

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2.15.2021 – “Nothing but Trouble?” …or “Hidden Treasure”

“You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman.” —Max Lucado What do we often do about the things we think we don’t like or don’t understand about ourselves? The parts of who we are,… Read More 2.15.2021 – “Nothing but Trouble?” …or “Hidden Treasure”