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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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2.23.2021 – 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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2.17.2021 – 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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2.12.2021- 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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2.10.2021 – “Come to the Father, He will set things right.”

Have you ever suddenly noticed something “sour” in your own heart? And then you take notice of the way you’ve been thinking… and the way you’ve been reacting… and the kinds of emotions you’ve felt in certain situations… And it just doesn’t feel right. I had some things on my heart this morning, and I… Read More 2.10.2021 – “Come to the Father, He will set things right.”

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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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2.7.2021 – Enduring through the Hindrances

I’m realizing that… Sometimes God allows “the hindrances” to remain, for a little while. Sometimes for what seems like a long while… But He is still good. He is still trustworthy. ? And He is still working and creating and building and moving— even when it seems that nothing is changing for the better. I… Read More 2.7.2021 – Enduring through the Hindrances

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1.30.2021 – An encouraging thought…

Do you ever feel a bit overwhelmed at “living” out this thing called “life”? …at really living it? …at really doing the things God has in store for us to “live out”? That sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? And yet, really “living” this life with God can honestly seem scary and overwhelming at times. God thinks… Read More 1.30.2021 – An encouraging thought…

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1.23.2021 – Mind Chatter

Yesterday, the enemy came at me again with these kinds of things… “…you’re too much. You just need to go away and settle down…” “…you’re acting foolish.” “…you’re acting nutty, you’re an embarrassment.” “…you don’t make sense.” “…people think you’re too ‘this’ and people think you’re too ‘that’…” “…just be quiet, nobody wants to hear… Read More 1.23.2021 – Mind Chatter

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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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1.19.2021 – He cares about the condition of our “foundations”…

Our God knows our hearts… “…for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”—1 Samuel 16:7 And our God cares enough about our hearts, about our “foundations“… the “foundational condition” of our hearts… …that He will sometimes allow us to go through some… Read More 1.19.2021 – He cares about the condition of our “foundations”…

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1.16.2021 – I was the “one”…

I was the “one“… I was the “one” who hid myself away in bitter silence… I was the “one” who felt I could never belong… I was the “one” who almost gave up hope in the darkness… I was that “one”… But… I was the “one” …You didn’t forget… And I was the “one” You… Read More 1.16.2021 – I was the “one”…

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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”