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11.28.2020 – Spirit and Truth

I’m so thankful that the Holy Spirit has led me into what is true… 💖☀️ I’m so thankful that He has made the truth of Jesus Christ, real and alive to me in my heart, and in my life. I’m thankful that He has done such a work in my heart, that I can know… Read More 11.28.2020 – Spirit and Truth

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11.23.2020 – He always plans on seeing us through!

I wanted to share this music with you this morning…. As I sat down with the Lord this morning, and I put on this music, I felt such a tender closeness with Him—a sense of “togetherness” with Him…a warmth, a comfort, a peace…. a sense of relief. I’m so thankful to be able to come… Read More 11.23.2020 – He always plans on seeing us through!

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11.21.2020 – “Wallflower” or Real Flower?

I kind of think I was made to “grow into” my name. “Heather“ It means, “flowering.” It’s a kind of plant. —A small, tough, flowering, evergreen shrub that grows and flourishes in rocky areas. “The name Heather actually refers to a variety of small shrubs with pink or white flowers which commonly grow in rocky areas that… Read More 11.21.2020 – “Wallflower” or Real Flower?

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11.20.2020 – “Don’t Be Afraid”

I love this song by Josh Garrels… Wanted to share it on here this morning… because it soothed and encouraged me. In a time that many hearts are troubled…. Here is a song to remind us… to encourage and uplift us—a soothing “balm” for hearts in a time of much discouragement. So take heart—keep going,… Read More 11.20.2020 – “Don’t Be Afraid”

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11.19.2020 – Letters from God

I don’t know that I’ve ever heard God more clearly—in the way of putting a pen to exactly what He was saying to me, word by word— than the time He asked me to start this journal —”Life in the Secret Place.com” And I remember the surprise of that moment… It was a normal day,… Read More 11.19.2020 – Letters from God

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11.14.2020 – “Lord, this ‘voice’…. how do You want me to use it?”

I think it deeply pleases God when we ask Him things like, “Father? What do You think about this? What’s on Your heart? What are You thinking about? What are You dreaming about? What is Your desire, God?” What’s Your will for this situation that I’m seeing/going through/experiencing?” It must bring Him so much joy… Read More 11.14.2020 – “Lord, this ‘voice’…. how do You want me to use it?”

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11.12.2020 – Solid, Steady and Strengthened in the Word

“You are near, O Lord,And all Your commandments are truth.”—Psalm 119:151 I’ll be honest… I had to really “push through” in order to write on here this morning. And I’m reflecting on this truth… That we can’t trust how we feel. We can’t trust how things seem or appear. We can’t trust all the thoughts… Read More 11.12.2020 – Solid, Steady and Strengthened in the Word

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11.11.2020 – Learning to let go of “my way”….

I’m realizing…. it’s sinking in…. …that when I decided to take God’s way, His path, His plan for my life… I can’t expect for things to go exactly as I’d like them to go, in the moment. I can’t expect for things to go as I’d prefer them to go, in the moment. Because you… Read More 11.11.2020 – Learning to let go of “my way”….

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11.10.2020 – The Story in My Head

Have you ever had a thought—a sudden “story in your head” of how something seems to be, and based on the story in your head, you react in a way that you later regret…because of that story you believed to be true? And you realize… that you believed a “story in your head” that wasn’t… Read More 11.10.2020 – The Story in My Head

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11.9.2020 – Thy will, Thy way…

“Father, what’s Your will in this situation? What’s Your way? Because knowing You, and knowing me… I know that Your will and Your way is going to be so much better than what I prefer. 💝 Many times Your will is beyond what I can see and understand… But I know Your will and Your… Read More 11.9.2020 – Thy will, Thy way…

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11.6.2020 – Mistakes and “Almost Mistakes”

God has this way of allowing us to make certain kinds of mistakes… And then there are the “almost mistakes” He so miraculously puts a stop to before we mess up our lives “real good”… He so powerfully intervenes. He doesn’t let it happen. ☀️ He’s faithful to help us with our steps. He saves… Read More 11.6.2020 – Mistakes and “Almost Mistakes”

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11.4.2020 – Our enemy comes to “steal, kill, and destroy”… but God…

“A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!”—John 10:10 The Passion Translation I love this passage… and this morning, as I thought of what’s happening in the world around us right now,… Read More 11.4.2020 – Our enemy comes to “steal, kill, and destroy”… but God…

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11.2.2020 – “I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine.”

God so joyously works behind the scenes…. it’s like I can almost imagine the kind of smile He would have on His face… I can just imagine His knowing of what He has planned to do—such glorious plans—still so many secrets and surprises up His sleeves… and He has fashioned His plans in the most… Read More 11.2.2020 – “I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine.”

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11.1.2020 – The Lord Redeems the Soul of His Servants

Do you ever feel like you’re just really fighting, and wrestling within your soul? …struggling in the mind, wrestling in your emotions, and fighting off a strong, self-centered, self-serving will? I’m so thankful that God helps us to find rest in our souls, as we learn to stand on His Word, and as we learn… Read More 11.1.2020 – The Lord Redeems the Soul of His Servants

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10.31.2020 – We are Children of Light

This morning, I’m reminded again, and in an even deeper way, that we are created to be “children of light”… Here we are, on a “dark day” of the year—it’s Halloween… and on top of that, it’s “2020“…. AND our power is out—it’s been out the last couple of days. It’s a “dark” time… And… Read More 10.31.2020 – We are Children of Light

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10.28.2020 – Uninhibited with Him

Sometimes when I wake up, and go to the table to sit with Him… I’ll walk in sleepy and tired, unsure of what God will want to do, wondering if I’ll be able to hear Him…and in that moment I’m honestly unsure of whether or not there will be a “breakthrough place” where I’m able… Read More 10.28.2020 – Uninhibited with Him