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5.27.2020 – “Thorn in the Flesh”

I was weeding the garden the other day, when I grabbed hold of one of those “sticker plants”…. you know, those “seemingly harmless” little plants that have tiny little thorns in them, and they appear harmless and look like just any other weed… and yet they hurt like crazy when you grab hold of one… Read More 5.27.2020 – “Thorn in the Flesh”

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5.25.2020 – Vulnerability, Exposed

There are some situations that happen in life… …that seem to make us feel more “exposed” than others. Vulnerability is not an easy thing. It’s uncomfortable. In fact, at times it can be one of the most terrifying things… But there’s something relieving, something freeing… about our hearts being “exposed” and getting it over with,… Read More 5.25.2020 – Vulnerability, Exposed

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5.24.2020 – Striving for Perfection

Have you ever felt the need to be “perfect”? Or to, at least… “appear” perfect? Have you ever found yourself tiring from striving to “get there”… and yet, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get there? And then you come to this place…“I just don’t add up. I’m just not… Read More 5.24.2020 – Striving for Perfection

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5.22.2020 – Reality

Here’s a thought… God is more “real” than I sometimes “realize“… Have you ever been just doing life and suddenly you “realize” again, in a fresh new way (and I mean a deeper kind of “realize”)… “…God is right here with me. He’s here. He’s present. He’s “right here, right now“…” The truth is, His… Read More 5.22.2020 – Reality

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5.21.2020 – “God, what would You like to write upon my heart?”

I’ve been hearing this beautiful phrase a lot, especially from our Pastor: “Written upon our hearts…” Heard it again at prayer last night, and this morning again… Suddenly as I heard it again this morning I had a thought, “What kinds of things could God write upon our hearts?” Wow… Yes, He writes His “laws”… Read More 5.21.2020 – “God, what would You like to write upon my heart?”

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5.20.2020 – “What have you learned?”

This morning I have found myself reflecting on the last couple of months… As things begin to open back up, all the things that were put on hold, things that were temporarily shut down—as they begin to open back up and return to “life”… I just hear this question in my heart, and it’s this:… Read More 5.20.2020 – “What have you learned?”

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5.19.2020 – Thoughts and notes about life lessons…

This morning I am filled with “awe and wonder”…. I like to refer to it as being all “sparkly” 😊✨ I’ve been sitting for a little while, reflecting on a couple of dreams I had last night, and one of them was perhaps, one of the most beautiful and interesting dreams I’ve ever had. ☀️💖… Read More 5.19.2020 – Thoughts and notes about life lessons…

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5.18.2020 – Tenderness takes Courage

This morning I heard this… “It takes bravery to be a tender person (who doesn’t attempt to hide it or push it away.)“ So I thought about it… I suppose that’s true… …because to the world, “tenderness” can seem like a sign of “weakness”… …and to be okay with “appearing weak” or “too soft”…and to… Read More 5.18.2020 – Tenderness takes Courage

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5.17.2020 – For the one who feels ‘forgotten’…

For the one who feels “forgotten” or “unseen” in this time… I feel compelled to write something this morning… It’s a lie. It’s a dangerous lie that will take you down into a dark pit of bitterness and offense, if you allow it to take you there. I’ve seen it destroy people…a slow and miserable,… Read More 5.17.2020 – For the one who feels ‘forgotten’…

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5.16.2020 – Every “Page” Matters

I’ve only a few pages left in my current leather journal. It’s felt like this one has lasted forever. Don’t get me wrong, I love this journal. It’s one of those kinds with the really nice paper, doesn’t have the lines on the pages, and I can write as small, or as big as I… Read More 5.16.2020 – Every “Page” Matters

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5.15.2020 – “Girls with Swords”

Yesterday morning on my Facebook page I shared a quote from a “Facebook Memory” from that date, in the year 2016. “Our God loves triumphing over what looks impossible; therefore, he calls an ambush without any means of escape “an opportunity”!” ― Lisa Bevere, Girls with Swords: Why Women Need to Fight Spiritual Battles (Take note… Read More 5.15.2020 – “Girls with Swords”

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5.14.2020 – What if that “bad situation” never happened?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? “What if that “bad situation” never happened?How would it affect all the other parts of my story?” When I look at the events in my life, when I look at what God did, when I look at how God brought me through, when I look at the pain,… Read More 5.14.2020 – What if that “bad situation” never happened?

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5.13.2020- “Softly and Tenderly”

I felt led to sharing this hymn this morning… This one gives me chills every time I hear it sung from within a congregation —all the voices all around me, singing and “calling” together—joining together with the will and desire of His heart. 💝It’s more powerful than perhaps we realize. It’s like the singing of… Read More 5.13.2020- “Softly and Tenderly”

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5.12.2020 – His Nearness

There are days my heart feels so lively in the morning, the words just come and they flow…💖🌷 …and there are mornings that I feel very quiet inside. 🍃 Yesterday and this morning I have been processing a lot of things, I’ve been considering and pondering and thinking…but mostly processing. Being the kind of person… Read More 5.12.2020 – His Nearness

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5.11.2020 – “Who am I… really?”

There’s something about this time we’re living in…. something about this time of “reset”…. It seems like God is surfacing and stripping away false things… false identities. Hindrances… It’s so easy to take a look at our lives, and find something we enjoy doing, maybe even something we’re good at doing, perhaps something that others… Read More 5.11.2020 – “Who am I… really?”

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5.10.2020 – “In the Garden”

I’ve always loved this hymn, and I love it even more after hearing this new version of it, performed by Wilder Adkins and McKenzie Lockhart… In the Garden Words and Music by C. Austin Miles, 1912 I come to the garden alone, While the dew is still on the roses, And the voice I hear falling… Read More 5.10.2020 – “In the Garden”