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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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2.19.2021 – “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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2.16.2021 – 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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2.9.2021 – “You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good…”

This morning the Lord led me to a verse, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God turned it into good in order to bring about this present result, to save the lives of many people.” —Genesis 50:20 It’s funny because, even though I’ve not really been quoting this verse or referring to… Read More 2.9.2021 – “You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good…”

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2.1.2021 – Lessons learned from “going through” the danger zone…

When the Lord wants to teach us something, He knows that sometimes the best way… is to take us right “through” it… And sometimes the places He takes us into, the things He takes us “through“… Are scary places… “Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with… Read More 2.1.2021 – Lessons learned from “going through” the danger zone…

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1.26.2021 – A “Heart-to-Heart” with God…through Dreams

I absolutely love the way God speaks to us through our dreams. ?✨ I love the way God has prepared this unique language between Himself, and each one of us—a very specific language that He uses to speak to us —designed for us to learn and grasp and understand, through the dreams that we dream.… Read More 1.26.2021 – A “Heart-to-Heart” with God…through Dreams

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1.22.2021 – “He makes things beautiful… in HIS time…and in HIS way.”

This morning the Lord took me on a journey through my 2019 and 2020 journals again… He’s showing me the dots connecting through some situations I went through. And He’s allowing me to see, He’s bring more of the “bigger picture” into view… I look at where I’m standing now, in “this time”… And I… Read More 1.22.2021 – “He makes things beautiful… in HIS time…and in HIS way.”

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12.30.2020 – “Conditioning” that leads to greater “Capacity”

How do we become “strengthened“? How do we become “seasoned?” How does a person become “conditioned” to actually be strong, courageous, and bold? Tough on the outside, and yet, still tender on the inside… Able to withstand hardship, persecution, uncertainty… While keeping a tender, humble, loving, and gentle heart. Hardships alone, have been known to… Read More 12.30.2020 – “Conditioning” that leads to greater “Capacity”

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12.17.2020 – Hopeful Hearts

Does “hope” feel impossible for your heart right now? Do you fear “getting your hopes up” because you’ve been wounded so deeply by disappointment? And you may feel like no one could possibly understand. But God knows about all the things that have hurt you. ? And He knows about all of the times people… Read More 12.17.2020 – Hopeful Hearts