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4.4.2020 – Tender Hearts

This morning the Lord brought to mind a memory from last February, and so I went and found my journal from around that time to see what I had recorded. It was around the time I had fallen. I couldn’t walk, couldn’t sit for a little while, and a prayer group had prayed for me.… Read More 4.4.2020 – Tender Hearts

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4.2.2020 – Like an old, favorite sweater…

How can we comfort one another in these kinds of times? We can find comfort by dwelling with Him in His Word, and reminding one another of His promises. And when we overflow in joy and in faith, we can let it overflow out into the atmosphere… I’ll admit, it’s a struggle in this time….… Read More 4.2.2020 – Like an old, favorite sweater…

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4.1.2020 — “Be Still, Cease Striving, Stop Your Fighting, Calm Down, Be in Awe…”

This morning I simply heard, “Be still…” But this “be still” had a “…” to it. A knowing that something should come after it, that something should follow it. A little later came… “…and remember (see, know, realize, grasp) that I Am God.” This comes from Psalm 46:10, and I love comparing the wording of… Read More 4.1.2020 — “Be Still, Cease Striving, Stop Your Fighting, Calm Down, Be in Awe…”

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3.30.2020 – “Sweet Comfort”

I love this album of Psalms by Sandra McCracken. There’s something about music that can soothe the soul in times like these. Have you ever listened to a song, and almost felt as if you were being rocked like a baby? This song brings me so much comfort, and I wanted to share it with… Read More 3.30.2020 – “Sweet Comfort”

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3.23.2020 – “Lord, how do I fight a wave of worry?”

Worry sometimes comes in like a “wave”… Worry can sweep in and catch us off guard, and before we know it, we can find ourselves being “swept away” by that overwhelming thought –and before we know it, we can find ourselves being carried out to a sea of worrisome thoughts and fears. I’ll admit, a… Read More 3.23.2020 – “Lord, how do I fight a wave of worry?”

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3.20.2020 – SOS

This song came on yesterday… and something about it felt like the “cry of many out there in the world” right now. Perhaps it’s the cry of many who are going through this challenging and troubling time of uncertainty. But then the Lord gave me Psalm 46 ☀️(I encourage you to read it in it’s… Read More 3.20.2020 – SOS

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3.16.2020 – I set my mind on You.

What an interesting time we’ve suddenly found ourselves living in. It’s so easy to get wrapped up, pulled in, and overwhelmed by being surrounded by… fear, the unknown, and in the midst of uncertainty. But God, I want to know what’s on YOUR heart this morning? I want my mind to rest upon You. God,… Read More 3.16.2020 – I set my mind on You.

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3.13.2020 – The Opportunity to Live Psalm 91

It seems that “fear” has launched an all-out attack on the whole world right now. I’ve been watching and noticing how fear seems to be growing, and spreading —growing in intensity within the hearts of people all over the world. It’s spreading far beyond the spread of any virus. But I’ve also noticed another side… Read More 3.13.2020 – The Opportunity to Live Psalm 91

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3.11.2020 – Fresh Hope

This morning, I am filled with so. much. hope. 🌷 For almost a year now, I’ve been dealing with some health issues that have seemed to slowly build up and worsen over time. These health issues have made it a challenge to do the things I need to do. It’s been a challenge to do… Read More 3.11.2020 – Fresh Hope

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3.10.2020 – The Diving Board

Sometimes we come to these places in life that feel a lot like “jumping off a diving board”… The place of being “right there on the edge of jumping into something“…. It could be something new… Probably something deep… Hitting that water could be a little harsh… Depending on how I make my way in.… Read More 3.10.2020 – The Diving Board

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3.9.2020 – True Colors

Who am I when no one is looking? When no one else but the Lord can see… How will I react in the moment of that sting of disappointment? Or that moment when fear swoops in? Will I choose to grumble over the inconvenience? Will self-centeredness rise to the surface? Will selfishness kick in? “What’s… Read More 3.9.2020 – True Colors

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3.8.2020 – Deeper and Higher

I love this song. Something about it makes me feel not so alone in all the thoughts, all the concerns, all the “what ifs,” and all the fears, that we so often face in this journey we take with the Lord. He’s always taking us to a “higher place” in our perspective. He’s always bringing… Read More 3.8.2020 – Deeper and Higher

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3.5.2020 – “Odd One Out”

I’ve always felt “different” than the rest of the crowd. No matter what kind of group I’m around, even the kind of groups I’ve been a part of where we have the same “DNA” –I’ve still always found myself in the place of being “the odd one out.” The one that’s so different than all… Read More 3.5.2020 – “Odd One Out”

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3.3.2020 – “Say to those who are fearful-hearted…”

There is a strange “quietness” within me this morning. Usually there’s a quietness on the outside, …while there’s an over-abundance of disorganized words, thoughts, memories, and ideas swirling so “loudly” within me… Sometimes I can’t seem to organize all of it well enough to “say” with my mouth, but somehow when I write, I’m able… Read More 3.3.2020 – “Say to those who are fearful-hearted…”

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3.2.2020 – Winds of Change

Change. Have you ever gone through the kind of “change” that feels kind of like you’re being swept up in a whirlwind, knowing you really don’t have much control over where you land? It feels like there’s really nothing you can do but just “hang on” for the ride and see where it takes me…… Read More 3.2.2020 – Winds of Change

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3.1.2020 – Trusting in the Midst

What do you do when all the evidence around you gives you “good reason” to fear? What do you do when nothing is going as you think it should be going? What do you do when the pain or physical condition seems to be getting worse? What do you do when you’re scared out of… Read More 3.1.2020 – Trusting in the Midst