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He didn’t have to, but He wanted to…

Good Morning, Heavenly Father. 💖 How amazing it is to know… That You’ve chosen us. You’ve chosen me. You’ve made a choice to want us. to love us… unconditionally. You didn’t have to… but You wanted to. It was all Your idea… to love us for eternity… Thank You, Father. 💝 “For the Lord your… Read More He didn’t have to, but He wanted to…

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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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His Word does not return void—no matter how it seems in the moment…

I remember a season of my life, where I dealt with horrible, intrusive thoughts… Thoughts that would freak me out. Thoughts that would try to “chew me up.” Thoughts that would make me question what kind of a human being I was—”Why am I DEALING with THIS?” Thoughts that would make me want to run… Read More His Word does not return void—no matter how it seems in the moment…

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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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Life Lessons on “The Farm”

Well, yesterday was an interesting day “on the farm”… 🥺 You may or may not know this, but we’ve been raising turkeys over the last few weeks. (I had no IDEA how much personality a turkey has! These that we’re raising are just the sweetest, and they LOVE people. They go running to people because… Read More Life Lessons on “The Farm”

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“…His TRUTH shall surround you as a supply of armor.”

“In his feathers he shall deliver you and under his wings you shall have refuge; his truth shall surround you as a supply of armor.“—Psalm 91:4 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English) I was drawn to this passage this morning… “…His truth is your shield and armor.” “…His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” HIS… Read More “…His TRUTH shall surround you as a supply of armor.”

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He Plants His Desires Within Our Hearts 💖🌱

Well, we arrived back home from our camping trip yesterday afternoon. 🏕 It was a much needed time for me and Jason to get away, and spend some time AWAY from our work, together. These things are important, you know. It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of cultivating relationship. I’m so thankful that… Read More He Plants His Desires Within Our Hearts 💖🌱

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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? 💓 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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His Invitation

“Teach me Your way, O Lord;I will walk in Your truth;Unite my heart to fear Your name.I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,And I will glorify Your name forevermore.For great is Your mercy toward me,And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.”—Psalm 86:11-13 NKJV Do we really… Read More His Invitation

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The Healing Journey

It’s been 8 years since I first dared to ask the Lord if He would heal me… I’ve dealt with an autoimmune condition since I was 11 years old. Eight years since I started believing, not only that He could, and that He DOES still heal supernaturally, but also that He desires for me to… Read More The Healing Journey

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“Jeremiah Buys a Field”

Note to Self: When you open your bible to the exact same spot—no bookmark, 2 days in a row, and you take note of a section in particular, it might be a good idea to pay attention and read what it says… Yesterday morning, I opened up my bible to Jeremiah 32, and I only… Read More “Jeremiah Buys a Field”

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Am I willing to be “weak” in the thing He asks me to do?

Have you ever decided not to do something because you just didn’t think you had it in yourself to do it? How many times in life have we depended on our own “strengths and abilities” as if they were the things that made us “able” in the first place? “And God is able to make… Read More Am I willing to be “weak” in the thing He asks me to do?

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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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Facing the Place of “Unknown”

How do we face the place of “unknown?” How do we find the courage, the strength and stability that we need… to be able to cope… to get through? We trust the One who knows ALL things. ✨ We trust the One who LOVES us beyond what we can comprehend! We trust the One who… Read More Facing the Place of “Unknown”

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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