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9.17.2021 – Blessed Assurance

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me (the Messiah), Because He has anointed Me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent Me to announce release (pardon, forgiveness) to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed (downtrodden, bruised, crushed by tragedy)…” —Luke 4:18 AMP I had a conversation with someone…… Read More 9.17.2021 – Blessed Assurance

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9.11.2021 – His Heart and His Way

As I meditate on what this day represents to our country… A tragic day in our history… a day of devastation a day of loss a day of “911” emergency… …I seek God’s heart, and I cannot help but to also think of a verse that has become so near and dear to me: Psalm… Read More 9.11.2021 – His Heart and His Way

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9.10.2021 – Written Into His Story

“Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth— everyone called by My name and created for My glory, whom I have indeed formed and made.”—Isaiah 43:6-7 Berean Study Bible It’s wild how intense the “wrestling match” of the soul can be sometimes… And God allows us to feel the tug, the pull, the back and forth…… Read More 9.10.2021 – Written Into His Story

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9.9.2021 – “This is a test.”

Have you ever had something happen in your life… and as this circumstance or situation seems to hit you, …it “hits you“… “Oh…. this is a test.” Oh, the testing of God… The way that He allows the things in our hearts to be stirred up— how they rise to the surface, revealing ways in… Read More 9.9.2021 – “This is a test.”

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9.8.2021 – I hated myself, I hated my life…

Sitting at my dining room table this morning, I slid my open bible a little closer so that I could touch the pages… As I reflected on how precious this book is to me, I was reminded of a memory. Rewind back to early adulthood… I was at a low point. I hated others. I… Read More 9.8.2021 – I hated myself, I hated my life…

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9.4.2021 – “Handle With Care”

I had a deeper realization this morning… Do you ever have those? Things you already know… …but there is still more to know, more depth of understanding, more “sinking in.” Perhaps it’s more like a conviction… This morning, it hit me again, that most of the world is going through something in this time. Most… Read More 9.4.2021 – “Handle With Care”

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8.31.2021 – Layer by Layer

I was having a “heart-to-heart” with the Lord this morning… Sometimes it’s like I carry certain things in my heart for a little while, and then I realize that I haven’t “poured it out”—that I haven’t shared it with my Heavenly Father yet… (He already knows, but there is something to the “sharing” that cultivates… Read More 8.31.2021 – Layer by Layer

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8.30.2021 – Being Ready for the Unexpected

This morning, I had a deeper realization of… “God, I need You. We need You in this day we are living in!” How I so desperately need to come before Him at the start of my every day. How I so desperately need for Him to show me the way. How I so desperately need… Read More 8.30.2021 – Being Ready for the Unexpected

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8.28.2021 – “He longs for us…”

As I was sitting here this morning, asking God what is on His heart for today… I was surprised by a phrase that I heard… “He longs for us…” And as I thought about this phrase, I became overwhelmed at this realization, this deeper revelation—it’s like it broke my heart in the most beautiful way.… Read More 8.28.2021 – “He longs for us…”

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8.18.2021 – Who rules you?

“And when I was burdened with worries, You comforted me and made me feel secure.”—Psalm 94:19 I don’t know about you… …but I’ve had a lot of dealings with “fear” in my lifetime. And to be honest, for most of my life I’ve not dealt with it well. I’ve let “fear” rule me. I’ve let… Read More 8.18.2021 – Who rules you?

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8.17.2021 – “911”

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”—Psalm 91:1-2 Over the last couple of days, as I’ve heard of all the persecution that has been unleashed upon the Christians of Afghanistan… It is hard to even imagine what they are experiencing right now… …to comprehend what it must… Read More 8.17.2021 – “911”

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8.14.2021 – Looking to See What the Father is Doing

I’ve been meditating on this passage of scripture this morning…. “So Jesus answered them by saying, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself [of His own accord], unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever things the Father does, the Son [in His turn] also… Read More 8.14.2021 – Looking to See What the Father is Doing

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8.12.2021 – He wraps it all up, and ties it together with a beautiful bow…

Sitting here this morning, I’ve been reflecting on some thoughts and conversations. …life highlights replaying in my mind… Good memories, …hard memories… But deeper realizations came. And with these realizations… …came a flood of gratitude, and warm, happy tears. 🥰💗💝 ✨ “God has been writing my testimony, and He’s pulling it all together!” Yes, I… Read More 8.12.2021 – He wraps it all up, and ties it together with a beautiful bow…

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8.10.2021 – Rejecting Rejection

One of the things that I find myself needing to be on guard against —in my thinking, and in my life… …is “rejection.” Every now and then, it seems to come knocking. I’ve learned, and I am learning to be able to recognize it, so that I can reject “rejection” as I remember… that I… Read More 8.10.2021 – Rejecting Rejection

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8.2.2021 – “…lead me along the path of everlasting life.”

I opened up to the story of Balaam in Numbers this morning… Honestly, I almost skipped over it, but I felt drawn to backing up, and zeroing in a bit. I don’t think I’ve spent a lot of time zeroing in on this story much before. Of course I’ve read about the donkey talking and… Read More 8.2.2021 – “…lead me along the path of everlasting life.”

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7.19.2021 – “God wants to prepare us for the GOOD thing He has prepared…”

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.“—Ephesians 2:10 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;You have anointed my head with oil;My cup overflows.“—Psalm 23:5 “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will… Read More 7.19.2021 – “God wants to prepare us for the GOOD thing He has prepared…”