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Living a Parable

If we didn’t have to live an imperfect life here on the earth… would we truly be able to grasp… to understand…to experience that God’s ways are higher than our ways? “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the… Read More Living a Parable

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Something Old, Something New

This morning I took a journey back through some of my journals from 2016-2018… Every now and then the Lord prompts me go with Him into my journals, because most of the time, He has something fresh and new for me to see and to grasp and to understand…something fresh, that will “reignite” certain areas… Read More Something Old, Something New

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…and then His loving light floods in…

The moment… when your heart begins to break open before Him… and in that same moment… you can FEEL His loving light flood into the broken, hurting places of your heart. You can feel Him meet you, in the broken places, where the pain is coming from… …and in that same moment… the sunrise begins… Read More …and then His loving light floods in…

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…But what if… He is planning on being “strong” where I am weak?

Have you ever discovered yourself thinking in this way… “Well, if I can’t do ____________ to a certain, acceptable, high-enough standard…. then it’s not worth trying, it’s not worth attempting, it’s not worth doing… If I can’t do ____________ “perfect” enough, then it’s not worth the risk of appearing ‘weak’ or flawed…” Boy, I have.… Read More …But what if… He is planning on being “strong” where I am weak?

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The “Crash and Burn” that Leads Us Straight into His Lesson of Rest

“Why do we do the things that we do?” This question intrigues me… I love digging into the depths of this question. There are so many things to discover… Just think, God knows and understands every little “quirk” about us… But here’s a serious question… Have you ever checked in on your heart, because you’ve… Read More The “Crash and Burn” that Leads Us Straight into His Lesson of Rest

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3.8.2021 – He Makes Good Use of it All

Good Morning, Lord. ☀️ How You take care of me… How You know me so well… How You make “good use” of — …even my greatest failures and shortcomings. How You so perfectly fill into all of the places where I lack. You don’t need my kind of “striving” to do what You want to… Read More 3.8.2021 – He Makes Good Use of it All

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2.22.2021 – Finding the Treasure in Every Kind of Circumstance

What if… it’s ALL more than worth… going through the thing you’re going through… going through the thing that almost took you down almost took you out… (or so it seemed) the thing that feels— almost unbearable at times… What if… the lessons that are gained, the relationship that is enriched… from going “through“… the… Read More 2.22.2021 – Finding the Treasure in Every Kind of Circumstance

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2.14.2021 – But You surprised me…

Good Morning, Heavenly Father 💝🌈 How I love to write about You… How I love to learn about You… …How afraid I once was… of You… …but You surprised me…with how wonderful You are. ✨ This thing between You and me, it’s so different than I ever would have dreamed. And You always knew… that… Read More 2.14.2021 – But You surprised me…

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2.9.2021 – “You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good…”

This morning the Lord led me to a verse, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God turned it into good in order to bring about this present result, to save the lives of many people.” —Genesis 50:20 It’s funny because, even though I’ve not really been quoting this verse or referring to… Read More 2.9.2021 – “You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good…”

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1.25.2021 – He reminds us of what TRULY matters…

“From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.“—Ephesians 4:16 There’s a lot of distracting “self-destruction” trying to happen right now. Can I just be vulnerably honest with you?… Read More 1.25.2021 – He reminds us of what TRULY matters…

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1.22.2021 – “He makes things beautiful… in HIS time…and in HIS way.”

This morning the Lord took me on a journey through my 2019 and 2020 journals again… He’s showing me the dots connecting through some situations I went through. And He’s allowing me to see, He’s bring more of the “bigger picture” into view… I look at where I’m standing now, in “this time”… And I… Read More 1.22.2021 – “He makes things beautiful… in HIS time…and in HIS way.”

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1.18.2021 – But He sees beyond…

I came across this quote this morning… “God will let you walk into uncomfortable situations where all you can do is rely on Him. Don’t be anxious. He’s about to show you He is faithful.” And as I read this quote I felt such a witness— such a “connection”— a “spark in my heart”…from remembering… Read More 1.18.2021 – But He sees beyond…

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12.30.2020 – “Conditioning” that leads to greater “Capacity”

How do we become “strengthened“? How do we become “seasoned?” How does a person become “conditioned” to actually be strong, courageous, and bold? Tough on the outside, and yet, still tender on the inside… Able to withstand hardship, persecution, uncertainty… While keeping a tender, humble, loving, and gentle heart. Hardships alone, have been known to… Read More 12.30.2020 – “Conditioning” that leads to greater “Capacity”

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12.25.2020 – In the Darkness, His Light Shines Brighter

“And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes… Read More 12.25.2020 – In the Darkness, His Light Shines Brighter

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12.24.2020 – “Hindsight 2020”

Have you ever reflected back upon your life—perhaps through the writings of your journals, maybe from a memory that suddenly comes to mind… And when you look at the situations you faced, the trials you came through, the struggles and challenges you fought through to overcome… And as you look back on how things played… Read More 12.24.2020 – “Hindsight 2020”

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12.17.2020 – Hopeful Hearts

Does “hope” feel impossible for your heart right now? Do you fear “getting your hopes up” because you’ve been wounded so deeply by disappointment? And you may feel like no one could possibly understand. But God knows about all the things that have hurt you. ? And He knows about all of the times people… Read More 12.17.2020 – Hopeful Hearts