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11.27.2020 – God sees the sight from the other side of the hardship. 🌈

Have you ever cried out to God and said, “Father! Won’t You take this away from me? Please take this (trial/ storm/ pain /frustration /dilemma /weakness/ hardship) away….” And He doesn’t? At least, not right when you ask Him to take it away…not when you think you can’t deal with it any longer… Perhaps the… Read More 11.27.2020 – God sees the sight from the other side of the hardship. 🌈

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11.26.2020 – Enduring the Storm

I got slammed yesterday… It felt like a sudden burst of harsh wind that hit me…and, honestly, I got a little swept up in it. 🌬 And do you know, nothing horribly bad happened to me during my day? It was a good day, and yet… “Why was I feeling like it was just awful?”… Read More 11.26.2020 – Enduring the Storm

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11.25.2020 – He’s “building” something in you…

Whenever you find yourself in the middle of something hard…. Whenever you find yourself in the middle of the pain… Know… Realize… Remember… That He is doing something precious and beautiful inside of you… Right “now”… 💖✍🏻 Whenever you feel that you don’t have what it takes… Whenever you feel that you are not enough…… Read More 11.25.2020 – He’s “building” something in you…

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11.23.2020 – He always plans on seeing us through!

I wanted to share this music with you this morning…. As I sat down with the Lord this morning, and I put on this music, I felt such a tender closeness with Him—a sense of “togetherness” with Him…a warmth, a comfort, a peace…. a sense of relief. I’m so thankful to be able to come… Read More 11.23.2020 – He always plans on seeing us through!

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11.21.2020 – “Wallflower” or Real Flower?

I kind of think I was made to “grow into” my name. “Heather“ It means, “flowering.” It’s a kind of plant. —A small, tough, flowering, evergreen shrub that grows and flourishes in rocky areas. “The name Heather actually refers to a variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers which commonly grow in rocky areas that… Read More 11.21.2020 – “Wallflower” or Real Flower?

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11.20.2020 – “Don’t Be Afraid”

I love this song by Josh Garrels… Wanted to share it on here this morning… because it soothed and encouraged me. In a time that many hearts are troubled…. Here is a song to remind us… to encourage and uplift us—a soothing “balm” for hearts in a time of much discouragement. So take heart—keep going,… Read More 11.20.2020 – “Don’t Be Afraid”

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11.19.2020 – Letters from God

I don’t know that I’ve ever heard God more clearly—in the way of putting a pen to exactly what He was saying to me, word by word— than the time He asked me to start this journal —”Life in the Secret Place.com” And I remember the surprise of that moment… It was a normal day,… Read More 11.19.2020 – Letters from God

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11.18.2020 – The Battle in the Airwaves

Last night, as I was attempting to settle down for the evening, I started “scrolling” Facebook for a little bit. And —honestly—I was already in a little bit of a stressed, overwhelmed state of mind in that moment. And then, just like that, as I was scrolling, I came across some news that affected me… Read More 11.18.2020 – The Battle in the Airwaves

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11.16.2020 – The Glorious Unveiling of His Heart and His Plans

“And the word of the LORD came to me, asking, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” “I see a branch of an almond tree,” I replied. “You have observed correctly,” said the LORD, “for I am watching over My word to accomplish it.”—Jeremiah 1:11-12 Heavenly Father… 😊💖✨ I love how You help us to see. I love how You help us to see things closer, and closer, and closer… Read More 11.16.2020 – The Glorious Unveiling of His Heart and His Plans

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11.15.2020 – He’s pulling it all together…

The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked A Psalm of David. 37 Do not fret because of evildoers,Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,And wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.4 Delight yourself also… Read More 11.15.2020 – He’s pulling it all together…

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11.14.2020 – “Lord, this ‘voice’…. how do You want me to use it?”

I think it deeply pleases God when we ask Him things like, “Father? What do You think about this? What’s on Your heart? What are You thinking about? What are You dreaming about? What is Your desire, God?” What’s Your will for this situation that I’m seeing/going through/experiencing?” It must bring Him so much joy… Read More 11.14.2020 – “Lord, this ‘voice’…. how do You want me to use it?”

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11.13.2020 – Whose side are you fighting on?

Jesus said, “This is war, and there is no neutral ground. If you’re not on my side, you’re the enemy; if you’re not helping, you’re making things worse.”—Matthew 12:30 The Message “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.”—Matthew 12:30 NLT Make sure you… Read More 11.13.2020 – Whose side are you fighting on?

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11.12.2020 – Solid, Steady and Strengthened in the Word

“You are near, O Lord,And all Your commandments are truth.”—Psalm 119:151 I’ll be honest… I had to really “push through” in order to write on here this morning. And I’m reflecting on this truth… That we can’t trust how we feel. We can’t trust how things seem or appear. We can’t trust all the thoughts… Read More 11.12.2020 – Solid, Steady and Strengthened in the Word

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11.11.2020 – Learning to let go of “my way”….

I’m realizing…. it’s sinking in…. …that when I decided to take God’s way, His path, His plan for my life… I can’t expect for things to go exactly as I’d like them to go, in the moment. I can’t expect for things to go as I’d prefer them to go, in the moment. Because you… Read More 11.11.2020 – Learning to let go of “my way”….

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11.10.2020 – The Story in My Head

Have you ever had a thought—a sudden “story in your head” of how something seems to be, and based on the story in your head, you react in a way that you later regret…because of that story you believed to be true? And you realize… that you believed a “story in your head” that wasn’t… Read More 11.10.2020 – The Story in My Head

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11.9.2020 – Thy will, Thy way…

“Father, what’s Your will in this situation? What’s Your way? Because knowing You, and knowing me… I know that Your will and Your way is going to be so much better than what I prefer. 💝 Many times Your will is beyond what I can see and understand… But I know Your will and Your… Read More 11.9.2020 – Thy will, Thy way…