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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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4.3.2020 – A Deeper Understanding

Looking back over 2019, I can honestly say that it was one of the most challenging, uncertain, stressful, living-on-the-edge kind of years for us. 2019 was unlike any other kind of year I have ever experienced in my life. How? In the way 2019 stretched me… In the way it pressed me… 2019 felt like…”being… Read More 4.3.2020 – A Deeper Understanding

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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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3.23.2020 – “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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3.22.2020 – God is in the Midst

“God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her at the dawn of the morning.” – Psalm 46:5 We can trust that God is doing something incredibly amazing in the midst of all the chaos in the world right now. He’s leading us somewhere, He’s taking us into… Read More 3.22.2020 – God is in the Midst

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3.21.2020 – “Alignment”

The word, “alignment” has been on my mind a lot lately. As I sit here before the Lord this morning, it keeps coming to mind…. And honestly, I sort of brushed it off at first, because I assumed that it had just been on my mind because of the process I’m going through to get… Read More 3.21.2020 – “Alignment”

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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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3.19.2020 – Light in the Darkness

And just like that, it’s the “First Day of Spring”… my, my! 😮🥳🥰☀️ The feeling of “dread” of all to do with this virus stuff has about fizzled out within me, and now there is this feeling of excitement, and anticipation, and hope of what God is going do, what He has up His sleeve,… Read More 3.19.2020 – Light in the Darkness

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3.18.2020 – “Wake Up Call”

Isn’t it wild how one day, life feels normal…and then the next day it’s like the whole world has suddenly changed. I believe we’ve gone into a new place in time –and things will never be the same as they were before. Right now this time feels like a “wake up call” opportunity –that’s the… Read More 3.18.2020 – “Wake Up Call”

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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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3.14.2020 – When things get harder before they get easier…

I wonder why things often get harder just before they get easier… I wonder why, as we bring ourselves closer to risk, as we inch closer and closer to taking that next jump, the situation often becomes scarier before it’s not at all anymore. I wonder why pain intensifies in the moments before relief comes…… Read More 3.14.2020 – When things get harder before they get easier…

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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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3.10.2020 – 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