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…And then… we understand.💡

Sometimes we have to go through times of “not understanding”—a realization that we just do not understand… And often times, we have to learn to trust God in our “lack” of understanding… …before we are given the understanding that we seek. 💡 There are things in my life that I do not understand right now.… Read More …And then… we understand.💡

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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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Finding Him in the Inconvenient Places

We often find God in the midst of the inconvenient things. In the midst of pain. In the midst of discomfort. Have you ever found yourself in the middle of something inconvenient and you just knew there was something of God in the midst of it? “Father, I just sense that You are so in… Read More Finding Him in the Inconvenient Places

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“Behold…”

As I was in prayer this morning, something began to BURST from within my heart. 💖 Here it is… There is SO MUCH that God is doing that we cannot see! ✨ SO. MUCH! …far, far more than what we CAN see. And this morning, I can just feel the excitement…✨ I can just feel… Read More “Behold…”

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Don’t be ashamed of where you are in your journey with Him…

Don’t be ashamed of where you are in your journey with Him… Don’t be ashamed of walking through the “valley.” Don’t worry that you “should be“… “someone else” in “someplace else.” Do not worry… if you’ve found yourself in the middle of a hard, uncertain kind of place. Remember… that there are lessons to be… Read More Don’t be ashamed of where you are in your journey with Him…

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Empowered for Breakthrough

There has been an intense resistance that I’ve felt this morning… To be honest, even just bringing myself to the table—has been unusually challenging today. I spent some time in my head… thinking “this thought” and “thinking that thought”… Dwelling on a few things, considering a few things… And then finally I took it all… Read More Empowered for Breakthrough

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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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Your own, unique “Story Line” is just waiting to be lived…

I was sitting here this morning— writing, reflecting, talking with the Lord about some things… And He so wonderfully interrupted where my reflections were going, to remind me of this truth. And I know that it’s for me, and perhaps it’s also for you… “He created YOU with your very own story. Your own UNIQUE… Read More Your own, unique “Story Line” is just waiting to be lived…

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Learning to Live in the Light

Well—here I am again… Putting words onto the page… Ever since I began writing on this journal site a couple of years ago, the amount of words that have come forth, has honestly surprised me. I had no idea there were so many words, bursting within me—just waiting to come out onto the pages. And… Read More Learning to Live in the Light

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Something “Better” than a “Quick Fix”

I remember in the very, very beginning of when I started facing some things in my heart, before the Lord… When I came into the light… It was more like I came into a realization—I began to recognize—that ‘my way’ of living life just wasn’t working. And in that time, I remember describing, something that… Read More Something “Better” than a “Quick Fix”

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3.17.2021 – Change is in the Air

I feel like there is so much changing right now… Things are always changing, but this feels like an intensified, rapid kind of change… Change always makes me feel uncomfortable. But without change, how else would we go from the old into the new? …Without God using change to nudge us forward? And just like… Read More 3.17.2021 – Change is in the Air

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3.12.2021 – What does it really mean to make “progress” in the “process?”

I don’t know about you… but I don’t like the part of the “process“ where I don’t get to SEE a lot of “progress“… But I also know… that things aren’t always the way we sometimes perceive them to be. “It’s different than you think.” We LOVE to see the “progress” don’t we? It’s encouraging… Read More 3.12.2021 – What does it really mean to make “progress” in the “process?”

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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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3.7.2021 – “You—are on His Heart”

As I sat down at the table this morning, I heard and I felt the tenderness of this: “You—are on His heart.” Something within my heart realized that this truth— this “you“….goes “far beyond just me” this morning—especially as the Lord began leading me into specifics—specific people, specific situations that I saw. And so, I’m… Read More 3.7.2021 – “You—are on His Heart”

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3.6.2021 – The Mirage of “Perfection”

Is it strange… That when I’m getting to know a person, what I really I long to learn about them, are things like… “What have you come through—struggled through, wrestled through, walked victoriously into— in your life, that has shaped you, that is shaping you now?” And, “What are you honestly in the middle of… Read More 3.6.2021 – The Mirage of “Perfection”