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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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2.19.2021 – “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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2.18.2021 – It’s not easy writing from “this place”…

It’s not easy to write, so publicly, from the place of being “right here in the middle” “in the hard part of the process” It’s a pretty vulnerable place to be. “*gasp* I can’t let anyone think I’m in the middle of a struggle! I don’t want anyone to know that I’m wrestling with something…”… Read More 2.18.2021 – It’s not easy writing from “this place”…

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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”

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2.14.2021 – But You surprised me…

Good Morning, Heavenly Father 💝🌈 How I love to write about You… How I love to learn about You… …How afraid I once was… of You… …but You surprised me…with how wonderful You are. ✨ This thing between You and me, it’s so different than I ever would have dreamed. And You always knew… that… Read More 2.14.2021 – But You surprised me…

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2.13.2021 – He reminds me…

God is faithful to remind me… To remind me of His love… To remind me of His truth… To remind me, of the deepest things that are on my heart—perhaps even things that have been hidden from my sight, unrealized thus far… …but now realized, revealed… and remembered… Recovered. Reminded of the way it was,… Read More 2.13.2021 – He reminds me…

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2.12.2021- The Way of The Gardener

As I was sitting here this morning, the plants hanging by my window caught my attention… And as I looked at the branches on one of my plants, I realized that many of the branches are unhealthy, twisted up, and out of control. They’ve lost their color— …leaves are brown and withered in some places…… Read More 2.12.2021- The Way of The Gardener

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2.10.2021 – “Come to the Father, He will set things right.”

Have you ever suddenly noticed something “sour” in your own heart? And then you take notice of the way you’ve been thinking… and the way you’ve been reacting… and the kinds of emotions you’ve felt in certain situations… And it just doesn’t feel right. I had some things on my heart this morning, and I… Read More 2.10.2021 – “Come to the Father, He will set things right.”

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2.9.2021 – “You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good…”

This morning the Lord led me to a verse, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God turned it into good in order to bring about this present result, to save the lives of many people.” —Genesis 50:20 It’s funny because, even though I’ve not really been quoting this verse or referring to… Read More 2.9.2021 – “You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good…”