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9.14.2021 – Surprised and Amazed by His 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 earth,So are My ways higher than your ways,And My thoughts than your thoughts.“—Isaiah 55:8-9 This morning, I am sitting within an “obvious” and yet, deeper realization, and I’m soaking it in… No matter how much I get to know God in… Read More 9.14.2021 – Surprised and Amazed by His Ways

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9.13.2021 – “Retreat”

This morning, I was reminded of a phrase. I kept hearing: “do not retreat“ And so I asked the Lord about it… What did He want to show me about this phrase—about the word “retreat“? The word “retreat” can mean: “to withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a… Read More 9.13.2021 – “Retreat”

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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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9.11.2021 – His Heart and His Way

As I meditate on what this day represents to our country… A tragic day in our history… a day of devastation a day of loss a day of “911” emergency… …I seek God’s heart, and I cannot help but to also think of a verse that has become so near and dear to me: Psalm… Read More 9.11.2021 – His Heart and His Way

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9.4.2021 – “Handle With Care”

I had a deeper realization this morning… Do you ever have those? Things you already know… …but there is still more to know, more depth of understanding, more “sinking in.” Perhaps it’s more like a conviction… This morning, it hit me again, that most of the world is going through something in this time. Most… Read More 9.4.2021 – “Handle With Care”

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9.1.2021 – Recognizing Him in the Midst of Chaos

I love to write. But I’ll be honest… When my conditions and my surroundings aren’t completely ideal, it can be a struggle for me to hear the words to put onto the page. I so easily get distracted, I so easily get overwhelmed. But God has been teaching me… He’s been helping me to recognize…… Read More 9.1.2021 – Recognizing Him in the Midst of Chaos

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8.31.2021 – Layer by Layer

I was having a “heart-to-heart” with the Lord this morning… Sometimes it’s like I carry certain things in my heart for a little while, and then I realize that I haven’t “poured it out”—that I haven’t shared it with my Heavenly Father yet… (He already knows, but there is something to the “sharing” that cultivates… Read More 8.31.2021 – Layer by Layer

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8.30.2021 – Being Ready for the Unexpected

This morning, I had a deeper realization of… “God, I need You. We need You in this day we are living in!” How I so desperately need to come before Him at the start of my every day. How I so desperately need for Him to show me the way. How I so desperately need… Read More 8.30.2021 – Being Ready for the Unexpected

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8.27.2021 – The Beauty of Restoration

We live in a house that was originally built back in the 1920s, I believe. It’s been modified multiple times over the years. In the last phase of the renovations the previous owners gave it more of a “contemporary” makeover. We were told there were no hardwoods under the carpet, but lo and behold, we… Read More 8.27.2021 – The Beauty of Restoration

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8.26.2021 – “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

I somehow found myself digging into 2 Corinthians 10 this morning… When we take our thoughts, and concerns, and questions to God, He has so much to teach us, and show us, and reveal to us through His Word. 📖💡 In 2 Corinthians, written by the Apostle Paul, we see his interactions with the believers… Read More 8.26.2021 – “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

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8.22.2021 – Surprised by His Lovingkindness

“I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, the praises of the Lord,According to all that the Lord has granted us,And the great goodness toward the house of Israel,Which He has granted them according to His compassionAnd according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.”—Isaiah 63:7 Lord, my heart is overwhelmed this morning— in… Read More 8.22.2021 – Surprised by His Lovingkindness

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8.20.2021 – Hidden by the Brook of Cherith

“Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.”—1 Kings 17:3 Have you ever found yourself in a season that feels like you’re “hidden away“… Perhaps you’ve wondered if you’ve done something wrong, or if God or others are displeased with you… Maybe you’ve even gone… Read More 8.20.2021 – Hidden by the Brook of Cherith

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8.12.2021 – He wraps it all up, and ties it together with a beautiful bow…

Sitting here this morning, I’ve been reflecting on some thoughts and conversations. …life highlights replaying in my mind… Good memories, …hard memories… But deeper realizations came. And with these realizations… …came a flood of gratitude, and warm, happy tears. 🥰💗💝 ✨ “God has been writing my testimony, and He’s pulling it all together!” Yes, I… Read More 8.12.2021 – He wraps it all up, and ties it together with a beautiful bow…

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8.4.2021 – Waiting for His Wisdom and Revelation

“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding…”—Proverbs 2:6 “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.”—Romans 1:19 “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to… Read More 8.4.2021 – Waiting for His Wisdom and Revelation

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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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7.30.2021 – He Gives us Eyes to SEE the NEW Thing

This morning, I spent some time looking through a couple of my journals from 2018, early 2019. And I’ve noticed something… When the Lord leads me into a “journey” back through my old journals, He’s not leading me back through them so that I can dwell in or meditate on something “old“… He’s leading me… Read More 7.30.2021 – He Gives us Eyes to SEE the NEW Thing