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Lost & Found

Have you ever lost something that was meaningful to you? Have you ever had something very precious stolen from you? Destroyed? Demolished? “Gone?“… But what if… that thing is also meaningful in God’s heart and it has already been recorded and established and safely kept in eternity?💖✍ And what if… nothing that truly matters has… Read More Lost & Found

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Writing to Connect, to Process, and to Heal

“O send out your light and your truth;       let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill       and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God,       to God my exceeding joy; and I will praise you with the harp,       O God, my God.”… Read More Writing to Connect, to Process, and to Heal

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Remember: You are NOT what you face.

I’ve struggled with social anxiety, in some way, shape, or form, for most of my life… Sometimes it’s not so bad, and other times it seems to sneak up on me just when I think I’m doing better in facing it. In many ways, things have gotten easier in the last few years of my… Read More Remember: You are NOT what you face.

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“This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope…”

Have you ever read a passage of scripture… and all of a sudden, you just feel it? đź’“ Something sinks in, something hits your heart, something stirs in you… The Word of God is SO ALIVE… 📖✨ This morning when I opened to the book of Lamentations, I honestly thought… “….oh no…” (Just being honest!… Read More “This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope…”

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He doesn’t want us to miss out on experiencing Him…

Have you ever wanted God to just take something away? To remove something out of your life, out of your path… Perhaps something scary. Something painful. Something uncomfortable. Something “uncertain.” Something inconvenient… But what if… He wants to teach you, to reveal to you… what it’s like to walk through that “thing” to face that… Read More He doesn’t want us to miss out on experiencing Him…

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You are not “anxiety.”

“When I am afraid,I will put my trust in You.”—Psalm 56:3 Did you notice in that verse, that it says… “when” I am afraid? Not “if“… but “when.” “When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,Your consolations delight my soul.”—Psalm 94:19 I love how David is so open and vulnerable about the battles that he faced.… Read More You are not “anxiety.”

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The Unfolding

Felt like He spoke this into my heart this morning… …and perhaps, this portion wasn’t just for me. “…Thank Me… for who I have created you to be—even if you cannot see the fullness of it yet. From this place, you will grow… 🌷✨ I am helping you to discover who you really are in… Read More The Unfolding

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Curious Questions

This morning, I’m filled with so. many. questions… Curious questions… Hungry questions… Not, “Why, God, why?” kinds of questions… But more like, “deep wondering”… Curiosity… Pondering… “God, what is this?” “Father, what is happening when I see this? When I think this? When I feel this? When I hear this? When I dream this?” “Lord,… Read More Curious Questions

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A Part in His Play

What is it that we’ve believed… that we would think we want or need to be… “the same”…as everybody else. …when our God has so obviously created us to be wonderfully, and uniquely “different“… Purposefully, and precisely different. Multicolored multifaceted… Each a unique “color” of His heart—His beautiful personality. He is pure, “white light.” Perfect… Read More A Part in His Play

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“Write upon my heart, Lord. I trust You with Your pen.”

There is a moment… …when we “break open” before the Lord… Sometimes it takes a little time… and sometimes we open right up as we come into His presence. But as we “break open” before Him… in that moment… we may not know or have any idea what He might desire to do in our… Read More “Write upon my heart, Lord. I trust You with Your pen.”

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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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Something Old, Something New

This morning I took a journey back through some of my journals from 2016-2018… Every now and then the Lord prompts me go with Him into my journals, because most of the time, He has something fresh and new for me to see and to grasp and to understand…something fresh, that will “reignite” certain areas… Read More Something Old, Something New

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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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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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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”

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3.1.2021 – With me, and teaching me… all along.

Yesterday at my parents’ house, I came across some old journals of mine from around 2000-2003. The “High school years”… I knew that I had journaled a lot here and there, off and on, but for some reason, I had forgotten that I journaled as much as I did. It was strange looking back into… Read More 3.1.2021 – With me, and teaching me… all along.