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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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3.29.2020 – The Hope of Promise

Yesterday was such an encouraging day for me. ☀️ It was the first day I’ve been well enough, to be able to solidly work outside… in what seems like forever. Simple things like raking leaves out of my flower beds, weeding, and getting them cleaned up, helping Jason to build our new raised beds… 🧑🏻‍🌾🌱🌷🦋🍃☀️All the… Read More 3.29.2020 – The Hope of Promise

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2.28.2020 – Refreshment to my Soul

Writing in my journal feels like taking a “deep breath” and then slowly letting it back out. 🍃 Writing to my Heavenly Father, and writing with Him, is such a wonderful time of refreshment to my soul. 🌱☀️ Never does it feel forced or pressured, but more like something I crave. This morning as I… Read More 2.28.2020 – Refreshment to my Soul

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2.24.2020 – Parts to Play 🧩

Me: “God, what are You doing? I want to see You in this…I don’t understand…but I know You’re up to something…” And it’s just like I see Him “smile” (if that’s possible to see without really seeing)…. this knowing, loving, joyful, “don’t you worry” kind of smile. 🌅🌈 A smile that says, “I’ve got this.”… Read More 2.24.2020 – Parts to Play 🧩

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2.7.2020 – Enough

It suddenly struck me last night… –that I’ve been more focused on my “hinderances,” than on what I “have.” What happens when we focus on the lack more than on being grateful for what we do have? What happens when we focus on the hindrance, the struggle, the frustration, the inability… that thing we stumble… Read More 2.7.2020 – Enough

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1.12.2020 – “Is that an ‘idol’ sitting up there in my heart??”

I love the Psalms. I love how they form prayers, how they teach me to pray– prayers from the heart of the Word that I can connect with, agree with, and pray from my own heart. This morning I came to this passage in Psalm 119:129-133, “Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. The unfolding… Read More 1.12.2020 – “Is that an ‘idol’ sitting up there in my heart??”

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11.22.19 – The Lie of Insecurity

Over the course of my life, I’ve often struggled with insecurity. Insecurity about who I am. Insecurity about my weaknesses, my inabilities. Insecurity about my worth. Insecurity is defined as,“uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence.” “the state of being open to danger or threat; lack of protection.” Over the last few years my… Read More 11.22.19 – The Lie of Insecurity