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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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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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2.11.2020 – That Place in the Middle

You know how I wrote that post yesterday called, “You Don’t Have to Hide“? Well guess what…. after I wrote that post, all I wanted to do later in the day was hide. Isn’t that interesting? This morning and last night has felt like a lot of resistance. I guess that’s to be expected, right?… Read More 2.11.2020 – That Place in the Middle

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1.11.2020 – It’s all right there –yet to be seen…

Here’s a thing I am learning… There is much yet to be discovered, surprises waiting to be “found”… …Planted to be seen at just the right place within time. Some of it sits just beneath our noses… Some of it sits waiting for that person —you and me…to discover and see “that thing” in a… Read More 1.11.2020 – It’s all right there –yet to be seen…

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12.31.19 – Grateful for the strengthening of 2019, ready see what 2020 will bring…

2019…… wow. There is something significant and “final” about today –December 31st of 2019. Something about this day makes me want to be especially careful with my words about 2019, honoring everything God did within this last year, remaining thankful for it, appreciative, and honoring of every single moment. Today is the day of crossing… Read More 12.31.19 – Grateful for the strengthening of 2019, ready see what 2020 will bring…

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11.21.19 – “God can use ‘shy’ people too.”

I’m going to share something with you that someone shared with me a few years ago…. It was Sunday morning. Somehow, I made an uncomfortable effort to drag myself to church that day. You see, it was a part of my life when going to church was extremely hard for me. Going to church was… Read More 11.21.19 – “God can use ‘shy’ people too.”

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10.5.19 – When another silly fear rises to the surface…

It’s funny how the silliest, most ridiculous fears and concerns seem to rise to the surface in my life… 🙃☀️ Certain things that maybe I haven’t really had to face, or things I’ve never really had to do very much of on my own…. and then suddenly I have to do this “thing” and I… Read More 10.5.19 – When another silly fear rises to the surface…

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9.26.19 – “It’s already in the works.”

You know… I had a thought as I sat here this morning. God had plans for me to not “miss out” all along. 💐 He had plans for me to not “miss out” even before I prayed and asked Him a few years ago, to not let me “miss out” on what He’s doing. I… Read More 9.26.19 – “It’s already in the works.”

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9.22.19 – Beyond my “limits”

This morning, as I sat down with my coffee and my journal, I began reflecting on the last two days. Jason and I photograph weddings together, and we photographed a big wedding this past weekend — the wedding day yesterday, and the rehearsal dinner party the evening before that. It never ceases to amaze me,… Read More 9.22.19 – Beyond my “limits”

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9.16.19 – There is no story like mine, there is no story like yours.

I love the way the sunlight shines through my dining room windows early in the mornings. Sometimes I’ll just turn my face towards it and I’ll look at all the pretty sparkles and rainbows that I see through the lenses of my glasses, the little shapes the light makes through my eyelashes, when I close… Read More 9.16.19 – There is no story like mine, there is no story like yours.

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9.15.19 – Seeing Him Within My Daily Life

I woke up this morning, thinking it was Monday –but it’s really Sunday. The last couple of days have been planned, down to the minute. We’ve planned and scheduled around photo-video shoots, the weather, the traveling from one part of the state to the other end of the state, and then to another state… and… Read More 9.15.19 – Seeing Him Within My Daily Life

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7.30.19 – The “tearing down” and the “building up”…

Yesterday I was 33, today I am 34. Isn’t that wild how fast it happens? 🧐 “33” has been a significant year for me –I remember thinking it would be. “33” felt like the start of something new… and that something was “just around the corner” in our lives. There has been a whole lot… Read More 7.30.19 – The “tearing down” and the “building up”…

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7.20.19 – You heard my cry, You saw my heart. You came to my rescue.

I really don’t know what this post is going to turn into, so “beware” ☺️ and continue reading at your own “risk” 🤓 The Lord took me back through my journals again this morning, this time it was 2016. I think He wanted to remind me of where He has taken me over the last… Read More 7.20.19 – You heard my cry, You saw my heart. You came to my rescue.

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7.9.19 – His Response

This morning I am drawn to Isaiah 26 (NKJV). Specifically in this order… Verses 8-9, “…O Lord, we have waited for You;The desire of our soul is for Your nameAnd for the remembrance of You.9 With my soul I have desired You in the night,Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early;For when Your judgments are in the earth,The inhabitants of… Read More 7.9.19 – His Response

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6.25.19 – He’s doing a far deeper work than I ever expected…

I am realizing in this life, just how much it’s, “not about me”. I mean, sure it is a life where I encounter the Lord for myself, get to know Him for myself, and come to the realization that He loves me in such a personal and unique way. So in that way, yes, it’s… Read More 6.25.19 – He’s doing a far deeper work than I ever expected…

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6.21.19 – Reflecting on 2015-Now

I just spent the last hour and a half looking back into my journals. This season of journaling started in 2015, when the Lord started waking me up, when I turned to Him and said, “Ok, Lord, let’s go Your way…because my way isn’t working.” I actually started in my 2018 journals, then went into… Read More 6.21.19 – Reflecting on 2015-Now