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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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“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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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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Finding Him in the Inconvenient Places

We often find God in the midst of the inconvenient things. In the midst of pain. In the midst of discomfort. Have you ever found yourself in the middle of something inconvenient and you just knew there was something of God in the midst of it? “Father, I just sense that You are so in… Read More Finding Him in the Inconvenient Places

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What an invitation…

Who or what do you run to? Have you ever thought about it? We have a Heavenly Father who longs— for it to always be Him, first. 💝🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ He longs—for us to run straight to Him… …when we have something on our hearts. …when we’re in need of direction. …when we don’t know what to… Read More What an invitation…

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“Behold…”

As I was in prayer this morning, something began to BURST from within my heart. 💖 Here it is… There is SO MUCH that God is doing that we cannot see! ✨ SO. MUCH! …far, far more than what we CAN see. And this morning, I can just feel the excitement…✨ I can just feel… Read More “Behold…”

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“I’ve got you…”

“I’ve got you… Yes, you may have to endure through the valley for a little while… but your journey through the valley— with Me… is just as much a part of your story as your “moments on the mountaintop.“ Just keep going. Just keep trusting. There’s more in store… ☀️ Prepare, and expect to be… Read More “I’ve got you…”

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Into the Deep

Have you ever felt as though… you’ve found yourself in a “shallow” kind of place? —a place without much feeling or depth. I found myself in that place this morning. But then suddenly… it was as if the Lord took me by the hand and, caught me off guard with the most tender kind of… Read More Into the Deep

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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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Don’t be ashamed of where you are in your journey with Him…

Don’t be ashamed of where you are in your journey with Him… Don’t be ashamed of walking through the “valley.” Don’t worry that you “should be“… “someone else” in “someplace else.” Do not worry… if you’ve found yourself in the middle of a hard, uncertain kind of place. Remember… that there are lessons to be… Read More Don’t be ashamed of where you are in your journey with Him…

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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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…But what if… He is planning on being “strong” where I am weak?

Have you ever discovered yourself thinking in this way… “Well, if I can’t do ____________ to a certain, acceptable, high-enough standard…. then it’s not worth trying, it’s not worth attempting, it’s not worth doing… If I can’t do ____________ “perfect” enough, then it’s not worth the risk of appearing ‘weak’ or flawed…” Boy, I have.… Read More …But what if… He is planning on being “strong” where I am weak?

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He Restores My Soul

I’ve been pondering… 🍃 …we’re born— …and then we dive right into this sinful, broken world… …but then… we’re given an opportunity within this journey of life. An “opportunity” for God to restore us. 💖 An invitation from God that says, “Join Me on a journey of recovering your soul and redeeming your life…” And… Read More He Restores My Soul

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When He says, “Not yet…”

“The winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory.”—Richard Sibbes You may have noticed in a few of my previous journal entries—where I mentioned a health issue that I’ve been dealing with over the last few months. Over time, in dealing with this issue, an intense anxiety… Read More When He says, “Not yet…”

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Almighty God—Nurturer and Protector

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.“—Psalm 91:1 Did you know… …that “The Almighty” is a name for God describing His dual roles as nurturer and protector? The definition of “nurture” is: “to supply with nourishment” “to further the development of” “training, upbringing”… Read More Almighty God—Nurturer and Protector