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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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2.24.2021 – Questioning

I have a funny little story to tell you… Well, it’s not really “funny” but… I’m choosing to look at it in a way that keeps things in perspective. A few weeks ago I discovered an issue with my blog site where, for some reason, in all of my post archives from about January-back—a couple… Read More 2.24.2021 – Questioning

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2.23.2021 – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

I woke up around 2:30 AM this morning… …half asleep… And words were just bursting and flowing into my heart—phrases and realizations… and I began hearing them “written out” in my mind. Rather unusual for me at that hour… And once I was able to wake up, fully, I jotted down a note in my… Read More 2.23.2021 – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

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2.22.2021 – Finding the Treasure in Every Kind of Circumstance

What if… it’s ALL more than worth… going through the thing you’re going through… going through the thing that almost took you down almost took you out… (or so it seemed) the thing that feels— almost unbearable at times… What if… the lessons that are gained, the relationship that is enriched… from going “through“… the… Read More 2.22.2021 – Finding the Treasure in Every Kind of Circumstance

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2.21.2021 – Hidden Places of Brokenness

“…He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted…”—Luke 4:18 Sometimes there are broken places within us… within our hearts That we’ve not realized, that we’ve been unaware of. Places that are broken, places that need mending—that have perhaps gone “undetected” unrealized, unaware—perhaps even unseen by others. But our Heavenly Father has seen every place within… Read More 2.21.2021 – Hidden Places of Brokenness

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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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2.19.2021 – “Struggle” does not mean “Weakness”

When you think of the word “struggle“… Do you think of “weakness“? “Oh, so and so must be struggling…. I’m concerned that it’s not looking so good for them…” To be honest, I have thought of a time of “struggle” more in this way, at times. And yes, in some kinds of “struggles” we do… Read More 2.19.2021 – “Struggle” does not mean “Weakness”

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2.17.2021 – He loves us “in the MIDDLE”…and He “loves us THROUGH.”

There’s nothing quite like the moments—the encounters… …when God lets you know… …in the most precise, and personal way… That He has heard you. That He knows your heart. That He has heard your prayers. That He has heard your crying out. That He has heard your calls for help. That He has heard the… Read More 2.17.2021 – He loves us “in the MIDDLE”…and He “loves us THROUGH.”

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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…

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2.15.2021 – “Nothing but Trouble?” …or “Hidden Treasure”

“You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman.” —Max Lucado What do we often do about the things we think we don’t like or don’t understand about ourselves? The parts of who we are,… Read More 2.15.2021 – “Nothing but Trouble?” …or “Hidden Treasure”

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2.14.2021 – But You surprised me…

Good Morning, Heavenly Father 💝🌈 How I love to write about You… How I love to learn about You… …How afraid I once was… of You… …but You surprised me…with how wonderful You are. ✨ This thing between You and me, it’s so different than I ever would have dreamed. And You always knew… that… Read More 2.14.2021 – But You surprised me…

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2.13.2021 – He reminds me…

God is faithful to remind me… To remind me of His love… To remind me of His truth… To remind me, of the deepest things that are on my heart—perhaps even things that have been hidden from my sight, unrealized thus far… …but now realized, revealed… and remembered… Recovered. Reminded of the way it was,… Read More 2.13.2021 – He reminds me…

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2.12.2021- The Way of The Gardener

As I was sitting here this morning, the plants hanging by my window caught my attention… And as I looked at the branches on one of my plants, I realized that many of the branches are unhealthy, twisted up, and out of control. They’ve lost their color— …leaves are brown and withered in some places…… Read More 2.12.2021- The Way of The Gardener

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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