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2.11.2021 – He Makes Us Able to Thrive

My name… “Heather“ It means, “a small, strong, flowering evergreen shrub that grows low to the ground, and, and is able to grow, and thrive, even on rocky, barren land…” The “heather” plant is “known for its strength, due to the fact that it can grow in extremely difficult places.” There is much to a… Read More 2.11.2021 – He Makes Us Able to Thrive

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2.9.2021 – “You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good…”

This morning the Lord led me to a verse, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God turned it into good in order to bring about this present result, to save the lives of many people.” —Genesis 50:20 It’s funny because, even though I’ve not really been quoting this verse or referring to… Read More 2.9.2021 – “You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good…”

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1.12.2021 – Just a reminder…

Sometimes God prevents things from happening… …He puts a stop to an attempt of the enemy… And sometimes… God allows us to go through something for a season because He knows it’ll backfire on the enemy and work out for good—REAL‘ good… …as God does what only HE can orchestrate, what only HE can piece… Read More 1.12.2021 – Just a reminder…

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12.16.2020 – “First-Hand”

“O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your greatness and power to Your servant. For what god in heaven or on earth can perform such works and mighty acts as Yours?—Deuteronomy 3:24 Our God is known for doing things “you never thought were ever possible”… And a lot of the time, He’ll show this… Read More 12.16.2020 – “First-Hand”

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12.3.2020 – God’s Sonrise

The thing that’s on my heart this morning is very simple… There is hope. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” —1 Peter 1:3, NASB… Read More 12.3.2020 – God’s Sonrise

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11.17.2020 – “Gratitude will not only transform your day—it will transform your life…”

I love the stillness of the morning when it’s still dark out—knowing that the start of a glorious sunrise is only minutes away… ☀️✨ This morning as I was sitting here with my coffee, suddenly a sense of gratitude began to wash over me like a wave… ?? …a sense of overwhelming gratitude. ? And… Read More 11.17.2020 – “Gratitude will not only transform your day—it will transform your life…”

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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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11.6.2020 – 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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9.30.2020 – We live in EXCITING times!

There are many in this world, within this time, who are living in the place of feeling “trapped and tormented” by fear. Many feel as if they are living within their “greatest nightmare.” ? But an excitement ✨ rose up in me yesterday as I realized something… As God reminded me of this…☀️ The enemy… Read More 9.30.2020 – We live in EXCITING times!

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9.29.2020 – God’s Dream

“Teach me more about you, how you work and how you move,so that I can walk onward in your truthuntil everything within me brings honor to your name.12 With all my heart and passion I will thank you, my God!I will give glory to your name, always and forever!13 You love me so much and you placed… Read More 9.29.2020 – God’s Dream

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9.8.2020 – …You Planned the “Sweetest Victory!”

Our Heavenly Father delivers us from so much more than we realize… But when we begin to start “waking up”—when we begin realizing what’s real and true… When we begin to be able to see and recognize His ways… The “patterns” He uses in our lives—so precisely specific—a language He designed and created so that… Read More 9.8.2020 – …You Planned the “Sweetest Victory!”

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5.28.2020 – Walking at His Pace

I just used up the last little corner of space in my journal… ✍?? I didn’t have a new one to continue into, and so I’ve admittedly been trying to conserve the last few pages —attempting to use every little bit of space on the pages, and writing as small and concisely as I can,… Read More 5.28.2020 – Walking at His Pace

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5.26.2020 – God’s Books

This morning I was drawn to Malachi 3:16-18… there is something about this passage that is so lovely and especially beautiful to me. ??✨✍? I’ll post it in a couple of different versions because I love the wording of both: “Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened,… Read More 5.26.2020 – God’s Books

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5.21.2020 – “God, what would You like to write upon my heart?”

I’ve been hearing this beautiful phrase a lot, especially from our Pastor: “Written upon our hearts…” Heard it again at prayer last night, and this morning again… Suddenly as I heard it again this morning I had a thought, “What kinds of things could God write upon our hearts?” Wow… Yes, He writes His “laws”… Read More 5.21.2020 – “God, what would You like to write upon my heart?”

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5.16.2020 – Every “Page” Matters

I’ve only a few pages left in my current leather journal. It’s felt like this one has lasted forever. Don’t get me wrong, I love this journal. It’s one of those kinds with the really nice paper, doesn’t have the lines on the pages, and I can write as small, or as big as I… Read More 5.16.2020 – Every “Page” Matters