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10.16.2021 – Dear Heart…

Dear Heart, It’s okay to be “in-process”… It’s okay to be in that “in-between” place. It’s okay to be in the middle of sorting things out, to be in the middle of “working through“… …to have not yet reached the place of having “resolve”… of “making it through“… Dear Heart, it’s okay to be “a… Read More 10.16.2021 – Dear Heart…

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10.11.2021 – “Write every day down…”

I love these lines from a song by Jason Upton, “A lifetime can pass byAnd if we don’t watch itWe’ll miss all that it has to sayWrite every day down…” Every day—every “word, every page“ is worth… “writing down”… Because in Christ, our hope, our trust is in Him. And the pages of our “redemption… Read More 10.11.2021 – “Write every day down…”

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10.9.2021 – Playing Favorites?

Have you ever felt like the “black sheep” in some area or season of your life? Have you ever felt like you were… The “outcast“? The one who is deemed “unlikely”? The one who is often “picked last“? It can be easy to believe that this is how God looks at us too. …but—not so… Read More 10.9.2021 – Playing Favorites?

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10.7.2021 – “…but the Lord looks on the heart.”

“…For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”—1 Samuel 16:7 ESV (Lord, I didn’t really ‘plan’ on writing in this way today, but God, as long as it’s of You, then that is okay…let it be of You, God. May You do, what You have in… Read More 10.7.2021 – “…but the Lord looks on the heart.”

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10.5.2021 – In Over My Head

For most of my life, in many ways, I’ve felt that I was “in over my head”… Most things don’t come ‘easy’ for me. I didn’t do so well in school. I wasn’t well suited for Speech or Debate class. I do not consider myself to be sharp, or intellectual… I don’t typically “think fast”…as… Read More 10.5.2021 – In Over My Head

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9.29.2021 – He guides me back into “whatever is true”…

Heavenly Father, in this “day of deception” …let us not be led astray. Oh God, will You lead us in Your way… Lead our minds into “whatever is true.” Oh Lord, lead us closer and closer to You… And God, I remember… how faithful You have been to remind me, time and time again …to… Read More 9.29.2021 – He guides me back into “whatever is true”…

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9.12.2021 – We need what is gained in the times of waiting…

This morning… I am simply thankful that God knows what we need in order that we may grow in Him. He knows what needs to be built in us. He knows what needs to be gained… …from the times we must endure… …in times of waiting. ☀️ “Be still in the presence of the LORD,… Read More 9.12.2021 – We need what is gained in the times of waiting…

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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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7.12.2021 – Created to Overcome

Have you ever just not wanted to be ‘you‘? …with all of the challenges and obstacles and struggles that you face in your life? “…if only I could be somebody else…” But what if… God knows what He’s doing? 💝 (and He does.) And what if… God is setting you up… for greatness for victory…… Read More 7.12.2021 – Created to Overcome

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6.30.2021 – “Not good enough.”

What if… what I’ve been “looking for” “waiting on God for” “thinking I need“ …has really been right here in front of me …already placed right here, within my own two hands …all this time? What if… what I’ve been seeking… looking for… is just right here before me right here within the grasp of… Read More 6.30.2021 – “Not good enough.”

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The Painful Purification Process

“Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.”—Psalm 19:12 Have you ever prayed this? He’ll do it, oh, He will do it. God will test us, and sometimes in that time of testing things will rise to the surface of our hearts, and we’ll feel the pain. A “test” from God… Read More The Painful Purification Process

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2:22 AM this morning…

I woke up, wide awake— around 2:22 AM this morning… …and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I immediately thought of this verse when I looked at the time… “He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.“—Daniel 2:22 …and I was drawn to go sit at the… Read More 2:22 AM this morning…