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1.30.2022 – Yes, I spiraled—and I began to sink… but He lifted me. ☀️

The other week I slipped into an intense state of anxiety… And then after a little while of getting completely wound up in that I realized I had finally spiraled down into depression. I went from “over-caring” and obsessing over all the “what ifs”… to apathy, numbness, and not even wanting to get up out… Read More 1.30.2022 – Yes, I spiraled—and I began to sink… but He lifted me. ☀️

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1.28.2022 – “Am I still okay?”

Heavenly Father, I’m struggling… I’m having to work through some things that I never expected would be this much of a struggle to work through at this point in my life. It’s humbling. How life seems to bring our weaknesses right out of us… Things that we don’t always like to see about ourselves. And… Read More 1.28.2022 – “Am I still okay?”

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1.25.2022 – “What if?”

You know what? Over the last couple of weeks, to be very honest, I have dipped into this “what if, what if” kind of thinking. And these “what ifs” can so quickly spiral me into obsessive thinking, obsessive worrying… At times, thinking through the maizes of scenarios that these “what ifs” of fear want to… Read More 1.25.2022 – “What if?”

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1.24.2022 – Wrestling with change…

“Things change…” Ha, of course they do. Change can hit us at different levels, in different ways, Sometimes change is subtle, gradual… and what a relief! But sometimes change comes suddenly, sometimes change is more extreme. Things have changed so much in my life lately. In some ways it has been gradual, and then in… Read More 1.24.2022 – Wrestling with change…

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1.20.2022 – “Be Careful”

There is a phrase that many of us use… “be careful!” I catch myself using it all the time. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with “being careful” when there is a need to use caution out of wisdom. Of course, there is a time to genuinely caution someone else about something, don’t get me… Read More 1.20.2022 – “Be Careful”

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1.19.2022 – A different kind of “learning season”…

I’m in a different kind of “learning season”… And the lessons I am learning are fast-paced, unfamiliar, “jump right in and make mistakes”… I am having to learn things quickly when I’d prefer to take it slow. It feels like I’ve been nudged into something brand new and different… with a little bit of an… Read More 1.19.2022 – A different kind of “learning season”…

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1.16.2022 – Be(coming) an Overcomer

We need… what God places before us to face. For He knows how we need to be shaped. He has purpose… even in the mistakes He allows us to make! Yes, we need… what God allows into our paths—the challenges that arise in our lives… …that we may learn to OVERCOME… …that we might confidently… Read More 1.16.2022 – Be(coming) an Overcomer

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1.12.2022 – Trusting Him in the Ebbs and Flows of Life

“…write about exactly where you are.” So where am I? Well, there are some days when the words seem to flow, and flow, and overflow onto this page… …and there are other days–or what can feel like mini “seasons”… where the flow seems to be dried out. It’s the ebb. The words don’t seem to… Read More 1.12.2022 – Trusting Him in the Ebbs and Flows of Life

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1.7.2022 – Past, Present, Future

God, I thank You for what You’ve done… “…For You have done wonderful things;Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.“-Isaiah 25:1 “For You have been a strength to the poor, A strength to the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, A shade from the heat…”-Isaiah 25:4 God, I thank You for what You are doing now… “O… Read More 1.7.2022 – Past, Present, Future

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1.6.2022 – “Am I willing to let God be God, in and through my life?”

“You are the God who works wonders;You have made known Your strength among the peoples.“—Psalm 77:14 We don’t know how God will choose to “show up” in and through our lives… It’s kind of like that Forrest Gump quote, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” But we… Read More 1.6.2022 – “Am I willing to let God be God, in and through my life?”

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1.5.2022 – Resting in the Lightness of the Yoke of Christ

Do you ever find your self wrapped up in a heavy, overbearing, obsessive or worrisome kind of “pressure“? “I’ve got to figure this out. Right now.” “I’ve got to make this happen.” “…And why isn’t this happening?” “I’ve got to figure this out…” And you stop and take a look at the fruit, you look… Read More 1.5.2022 – Resting in the Lightness of the Yoke of Christ

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1.1.2022 – “Which voice will I give ear to this year?”

…and just like that… we’ve stepped into 2022. ✨ This year… Even in the midst of the screaming voices of fear… May LOVE be the “loudest” voice we hear! 💓🔊👂 “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound… Read More 1.1.2022 – “Which voice will I give ear to this year?”

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12.31.2021 – “Restore us, O God”

So it’s been a few days since I’ve written… It’s good to be back. 💖☀️ I’m here to wrap up this year. 🥳 As I sat down this morning to reflect on the last few days before the Lord, I’ve been thinking about the fact that 2022 is just on the other side of the… Read More 12.31.2021 – “Restore us, O God”

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12.23.2021 – “Good Morning, Lord…”

Good Morning, Lord… ☀️ How You meet me every morning, like the sunrise… Will You wrap me in Your tender presence this morning? As I pause and be still before You, I wait expectantly… You are here… You are near… Thank You for caring for me. Thank You for watching over me. Thank You for… Read More 12.23.2021 – “Good Morning, Lord…”

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12.22.2021 – “And His name will be the hope of all the world.”

I saw a post on the She Rises Instagram, and I wanted to share it because I feel that it’s such a key reminder in this time we are living in. It applies to every moment—every kind of situation of every day. I also love the simplicity of the way it’s expressed… And I am… Read More 12.22.2021 – “And His name will be the hope of all the world.”

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12.21.2021 – The “Unexpected” Donkey

With all of this talk of donkeys in my life these days… I have become intrigued about their biblical and symbolic significance and meaning. But let me back up… “Why donkeys?” “Why now?” I still honestly have no idea. All I know is that one day, I suddenly discovered a desire within me to raise… Read More 12.21.2021 – The “Unexpected” Donkey