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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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3.31.2020 – “Oh, That My People Would Listen to Me”

The Lord keeps bringing Psalm 81 to my attention, and He did again this morning… Psalm 81 English Standard Version Oh, That My People Would Listen to Me 81 Sing aloud to God our strength;    shout for joy to the God of Jacob!2 Raise a song; sound the tambourine,    the sweet lyre with the harp.3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon,    at the full… Read More 3.31.2020 – “Oh, That My People Would Listen to Me”

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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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3.28.2020 – Almighty God

This morning I am reminded of how, in times of our greatest weakness, in times we are most vulnerable, in times we are “helpless” …and when things are about as “outside of our control” as they can possibly be…. How much more can God be God? How much more must we depend on Him? How… Read More 3.28.2020 – Almighty God

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3.27.2020 – Time to Tune In

In the midst of the overwhelming noise of fear, and the distraction of conspiracy… God is speaking. 🍃☀️ He’s reminding. He’s unfolding. He’s revealing. Right now, we are being given a unique opportunity of “quiet”… And within the “quiet” He is speaking. Will we turn our ears toward fear? Will we allow the noise to… Read More 3.27.2020 – Time to Tune In

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3.26.2020 – Time of Preparation, Renewal, and Hope

I’ve been thinking a lot about gardening lately, as we’re building some new raised beds, and getting seeds started, and preparing the land. I’ve also been thinking a lot about flowering trees, specifically flowering “fruit” trees. I have a tiny little patio peach tree that’s pretty much just a branch, and to my surprise it… Read More 3.26.2020 – Time of Preparation, Renewal, and Hope

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3.24.2020 – Change is in the Air

What a strange time we’re living in. It’s a historic time. Imagine all the books and stories and recordings that will come from this moment in time… We’re living it right now. We’re experiencing what will be written about in history books —right now. It’s like we’re finding ourselves suddenly being carried up into a… Read More 3.24.2020 – Change is in the Air

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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”