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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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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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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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Above & Beyond

Can we learn… to be grateful—even for the things that “hinder” us in life? Even for the trials the weaknesses the lack the disappointment the mockery the ridicule the rejection the lies …all the things that attempt to convince us…”to drive ourselves into the cave” to dull and darken our light to shut ourselves down…… Read More Above & Beyond

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“Now I truly understand…”

Have you ever gone through something… And then you realize… that now you truly “understand” what it’s like to go through it, to experience it… the hardship, the trial, the struggle, the scary health situation, the feeling of unknown, the mental spiral, the very real panic attack, the challenge, the mistake, the failure, —whatever it… Read More “Now I truly understand…”

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3.16.2021 – Sensitivity

So I’m digging into a new book called, “The Feeler” by James Goll… I remember when I heard him mention working on the book— something jumped inside of me regarding this topic of “sensitivity” and “feelings” —and how they relate to our relationship with God, and how He designed us in His image. I found… Read More 3.16.2021 – Sensitivity

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3.9.2021 – Heart Healer

And He brings His light in… …into any kind of situation, any kind of heart… revealing what is true… showing what is really there giving sight in His light for eyes to see… All is known by Him. Nothing hidden, nothing unseen. He knows what His children need. And in this place… He gives an… Read More 3.9.2021 – Heart Healer

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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”

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2.27.2021 – Released from the Pressure of Perfection

One time I was talking with the Lord about something that I was having a really hard time with, and I was almost “sick” from the “pressure” I felt from it all… And regarding this thing, I felt like I heard Him say, “…It’s… no… pressure… it’s no pressure…” And at the time I was… Read More 2.27.2021 – Released from the Pressure of Perfection

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2.26.2021 – Destined and Designed to Overcome

“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.“—1 John 4:4 “I write these things to you, dear children, because you truly have a relationship with the Father. I write these things, fathers and mothers, because you have had… Read More 2.26.2021 – Destined and Designed to Overcome

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2.25.2021 – Walking at His Perfect Pace

I vividly recall a memory… 6th grade I was in the restroom with the other girls and I could not bear to look at myself in the mirror. Because it was too painful. Because I hated what I saw… Because I SO despised myself… Because I SO “hated” myself. There was a deep, deep self-hatred… Read More 2.25.2021 – Walking at His Perfect Pace

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2.20.2021 – Learning to Rest the Mind

The sunrise is back… ☺️☀️✨ …and it’s so beautiful, and warm, and hopeful, and glorious this morning. I wish I could convey the feeling of being surrounded by the morning light… But I just don’t think I can do it justice with words right now. So I took a photo of it this morning. Perhaps… Read More 2.20.2021 – Learning to Rest the Mind

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2.16.2021 – It isn’t any surprise, that we must face hard things…

Yesterday was “hard”… …when it shouldn’t have been. Have you had days like that? Days when the battle is raging… …but mostly only in your mind… …mostly only because of worries or deep concerns that you didn’t even realize where hiding in there…and they came bursting out. Or because of the “what now?“s that seem… Read More 2.16.2021 – It isn’t any surprise, that we must face hard things…