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12.1.2020 – “At the Ready”

I have a note in my phone that I was reminded of this morning… It was something I had to jot down in the moment I heard it in my heart. “Be ready to be someone who God can use… at any given moment.“ Something about this got me excited, and hopeful, and charged up…and… Read More 12.1.2020 – “At the Ready”

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11.29.2020 – When you don’t fit in, remember Who you belong to…

“But Lord, I feel like I don’t fit in? What if I don’t find a place to belong? I feel so different…” Have you ever had this heart-to-heart with the Lord? I have. Many, many times. And He’s so patiently reminded me of the truth, time and time again. You know, He’s so faithful to… Read More 11.29.2020 – When you don’t fit in, remember Who you belong to…

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11.23.2020 – He always plans on seeing us through!

I wanted to share this music with you this morning…. As I sat down with the Lord this morning, and I put on this music, I felt such a tender closeness with Him—a sense of “togetherness” with Him…a warmth, a comfort, a peace…. a sense of relief. I’m so thankful to be able to come… Read More 11.23.2020 – He always plans on seeing us through!

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11.19.2020 – Letters from God

I don’t know that I’ve ever heard God more clearly—in the way of putting a pen to exactly what He was saying to me, word by word— than the time He asked me to start this journal —”Life in the Secret Place.com” And I remember the surprise of that moment… It was a normal day,… Read More 11.19.2020 – Letters from God

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11.16.2020 – The Glorious Unveiling of His Heart and His Plans

“And the word of the LORD came to me, asking, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” “I see a branch of an almond tree,” I replied. “You have observed correctly,” said the LORD, “for I am watching over My word to accomplish it.”—Jeremiah 1:11-12 Heavenly Father… 😊💖✨ I love how You help us to see. I love how You help us to see things closer, and closer, and closer… Read More 11.16.2020 – The Glorious Unveiling of His Heart and His Plans

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11.15.2020 – He’s pulling it all together…

The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked A Psalm of David. 37 Do not fret because of evildoers,Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,And wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.4 Delight yourself also… Read More 11.15.2020 – He’s pulling it all together…

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11.14.2020 – “Lord, this ‘voice’…. how do You want me to use it?”

I think it deeply pleases God when we ask Him things like, “Father? What do You think about this? What’s on Your heart? What are You thinking about? What are You dreaming about? What is Your desire, God?” What’s Your will for this situation that I’m seeing/going through/experiencing?” It must bring Him so much joy… Read More 11.14.2020 – “Lord, this ‘voice’…. how do You want me to use it?”

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11.13.2020 – Whose side are you fighting on?

Jesus said, “This is war, and there is no neutral ground. If you’re not on my side, you’re the enemy; if you’re not helping, you’re making things worse.”—Matthew 12:30 The Message “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.”—Matthew 12:30 NLT Make sure you… Read More 11.13.2020 – Whose side are you fighting on?

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11.6.2020 – Mistakes and “Almost Mistakes”

God has this way of allowing us to make certain kinds of mistakes… And then there are the “almost mistakes” He so miraculously puts a stop to before we mess up our lives “real good”… He so powerfully intervenes. He doesn’t let it happen. ☀️ He’s faithful to help us with our steps. He saves… Read More 11.6.2020 – Mistakes and “Almost Mistakes”

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11.2.2020 – “I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine.”

God so joyously works behind the scenes…. it’s like I can almost imagine the kind of smile He would have on His face… I can just imagine His knowing of what He has planned to do—such glorious plans—still so many secrets and surprises up His sleeves… and He has fashioned His plans in the most… Read More 11.2.2020 – “I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine.”

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10.29.2020 – The Truth about Differences

This morning the Lord brought me to a passage in 1 Corinthians 12… the title of the section stood out to me—caught my attention… “Spiritual Gifts: Unity in Diversity” And I was reminded in that moment of how God uses our differences with the intention of strengthening us….helping us as a WHOLE… while the enemy… Read More 10.29.2020 – The Truth about Differences

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10.27.2020 – He’s putting His pieces into place…

Yesterday we watched a historic moment unfold, as Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court… 🙌☀️ I believe we watched as God put another piece of His puzzle together…and into place. We are getting to watch His beautiful redemptive plans unfold as we watch Him, piece by piece—being put into its… Read More 10.27.2020 – He’s putting His pieces into place…

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10.24.2020 – Give Way for His Light

“…the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”—Matthew 4:16 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light… Read More 10.24.2020 – Give Way for His Light

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10.22.2020 – “…so after you have suffered a little while…”

6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand… Read More 10.22.2020 – “…so after you have suffered a little while…”

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10.19.2020 – Keeper and Caretaker of My Heart

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”—Proverbs 4:23 Father, You are the One I can trust completely—to be the Keeper and Caretaker of my heart. You are the One I can trust to hand my heart over to completely. 💗 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do… Read More 10.19.2020 – Keeper and Caretaker of My Heart

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10.11.2020 – His plan is bigger than any mistake you could make…

I’m realizing that so much of our walk with Jesus in this journey of life…. ….is “remembering.” Being “reminded” by our Heavenly Father. As we walk with Him, as we talk with Him… Yes, that walk includes times that we fall and skin our knees, it includes the times when He’s carried us when we… Read More 10.11.2020 – His plan is bigger than any mistake you could make…