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7.14.2020 – Cause & Effect

I love it when the Lord prompts me to take a journey back through my journals… Because I know that He’s wanting to remind me of something, or show me something brand new that I had never seen or noticed before. This morning, He did a little of both. 💖✨☀️ How He works so beautifully… Read More 7.14.2020 – Cause & Effect

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7.13.2020 – The Eye of the Storm

One of the things I struggle with… is where the feeling of being overwhelmed— wants to take me. Sure, there can be a good kind of “overwhelm”— but many times, I know it’s not such a good thing when I go into the place of being overwhelmed. “I CAN’T GET EVERYTHING DONE. I CAN’T DO… Read More 7.13.2020 – The Eye of the Storm

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7.10.2020 – I am not Defeated by my Weakness…

I’ve always felt like the “weakling” of the group. The “least” in many ways… I more than realize my lack of “ability” compared to all the others. “God why did You make me to be so weak and needy? Why did You make me to be so sensitive and soft? How can You use any… Read More 7.10.2020 – I am not Defeated by my Weakness…

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7.9.2020 – “…but God…”

All of the attacks on your life…. All of the things the enemy has tried in attempt to destroy you, to cause destruction in your life, to take you out, to take you down, to turn you against your Creator… …God already had your life in His hands—He already planned on using all of these… Read More 7.9.2020 – “…but God…”

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7.8.2020 – What if…

What if… You had to go through that hard thing… Because of the testimony you would gain… Because of the powerful story of salvation and deliverance that now belongs to you… And what if… The testimony of what God did in your life… Is now, what someone else so desperately needed to hear? What if… Read More 7.8.2020 – What if…

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7.7.2020 – A Recipe for a Life of Adventure

I love how the Passion Translation opens up a whole new and fresh way to look at the scriptures. I’d love to get a hard copy of this translation—and I have a feeling I would mark that thing up like crazy with all kinds of hearts and smilie faces and “bursts of light” from all… Read More 7.7.2020 – A Recipe for a Life of Adventure

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7.6.2020 – Childlike Hope

Sometimes I feel like I have this kind of “childlike hope” that is somewhat hidden within me… And I want to hang onto it with everything I’ve got, in spite of all the reports of things happening around us. On one hand I feel like a child and this hope is bursting within me, and… Read More 7.6.2020 – Childlike Hope

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7.5.2020 – Reminder Notes

When you feel as though you don’t belong… Remember… That you belong to Me. “But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”—Isaiah 43:1 When you feel as though you don’t… Read More 7.5.2020 – Reminder Notes

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7.4.2020 – When He Sets Things Right

God, I love when You set things right. 💖✨ Relationships… Attitudes… Hearts… Vision… Pathways… Memories… Journeys… Our whole lives… Think of a time when you realized… that something has somehow changed… “I was there, now I am here. But how?” “I couldn’t stand this person, now I’m so grateful they’re in my life.” “I once… Read More 7.4.2020 – When He Sets Things Right

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7.2.2020 – “God, wait —where are You? Have I flown off the trail at that sharp curve?”

There are going to be times we have to really press in… and we have to say, “be still, my soul“… …so that we can hear God’s heart and His voice above all the rest of the voices and the chatter in the airwaves, all the rest of these “GPS” type, navigational voices that are… Read More 7.2.2020 – “God, wait —where are You? Have I flown off the trail at that sharp curve?”

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7.1.2020 – My Compass

I feel like I need some kind of “compass” that I keep constantly before me, perhaps right there around my neck so that I am always reminded to look to it—a constant reminder of the truth, a constant reminder of the way, a constant reminder of the direction I am going. But I do have… Read More 7.1.2020 – My Compass

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6.30.2020 – More and More Alive

Goodness, it just hit me that we are halfway through this year. June has been quite an interesting month around planet earth. 🌎 My time at “34” is inching closer and closer to 35. Halfway to 40. 😬 Already got the white hairs to prove it! 😌 In some ways I feel ancient— as if… Read More 6.30.2020 – More and More Alive

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6.29.2020 – Walking into the Light of His Truth

Why do I write these every day? I still ponder this question sometimes. I still don’t really know how or why it has happened this way… All I know, is that God often leads me to write, openly and vulnerably… about the things I deal with in my own heart, and about our beautiful times… Read More 6.29.2020 – Walking into the Light of His Truth

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6.28.2020 – “Come Close”

This morning as I was sitting here, I began to reflect on how I used to be so fearful of God, so uneasy around Him, and how I used to attempt to keep Him at “arms length” because I didn’t know that He was such a wonderful Heavenly Father—a wonderful Heavenly Father who delights in… Read More 6.28.2020 – “Come Close”

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6.27.2020 – An Oasis of Kindness in the Midst of Chaos

My husband and I are photographers, and over the last few years, we’ve been so privileged to do a lot of work for a local magazine where we get to visit different towns across the state, and we photograph different makers, and creators, and so many talented business owners across our beautiful state. Well, as… Read More 6.27.2020 – An Oasis of Kindness in the Midst of Chaos

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6.26.2020 – The Illusion of “How I feel.”

When I think of the word, “illusion” I think of “sight” mostly…. what I see. Like, what I am seeing with my physical eyes, how the situation seems to appear on the surface—I realize could be an “illusion” compared to what is really happening “under the surface” or in the unseen realm, which is more… Read More 6.26.2020 – The Illusion of “How I feel.”