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3.7.2022 – God isn’t “complicated”…

…but He is complex. A lot of times God does things much differently than we expect. His ways are not our ways. We must learn to draw closer, draw nearer, and look closely… to see Him, and to understand. But that doesn’t mean that God is “complicated“… He’s complex. 🌈 But He makes it simple… Read More 3.7.2022 – God isn’t “complicated”…

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2.19.2022 – Learning to Overcome

One of the things I am learning about living life in the midst of facing fears and anxiety, is learning to accept… that fear and anxiety might not always just “go away” when I’d like them to “just go away.” Learning to accept… that I won’t always be swept up and “rescued” from all of… Read More 2.19.2022 – Learning to Overcome

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2.12.2022 – I love writing, but…

I think I’m processing through life a little differently these days… So much of what I’ve written about on this blog, so far, has been my journey of processing through pain fear anxiety uncertainty challenges insecurities honest struggles… Perhaps the over-abundance of words has come from all the years and years of these kinds of… Read More 2.12.2022 – I love writing, but…

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1.30.2022 – Yes, I spiraled—and I began to sink… but He lifted me. ☀️

The other week I slipped into an intense state of anxiety… And then after a little while of getting completely wound up in that I realized I had finally spiraled down into depression. I went from “over-caring” and obsessing over all the “what ifs”… to apathy, numbness, and not even wanting to get up out… Read More 1.30.2022 – Yes, I spiraled—and I began to sink… but He lifted me. ☀️

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1.28.2022 – “Am I still okay?”

Heavenly Father, I’m struggling… I’m having to work through some things that I never expected would be this much of a struggle to work through at this point in my life. It’s humbling. How life seems to bring our weaknesses right out of us… Things that we don’t always like to see about ourselves. And… Read More 1.28.2022 – “Am I still okay?”

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1.25.2022 – “What if?”

You know what? Over the last couple of weeks, to be very honest, I have dipped into this “what if, what if” kind of thinking. And these “what ifs” can so quickly spiral me into obsessive thinking, obsessive worrying… At times, thinking through the maizes of scenarios that these “what ifs” of fear want to… Read More 1.25.2022 – “What if?”

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1.24.2022 – Wrestling with change…

“Things change…” Ha, of course they do. Change can hit us at different levels, in different ways, Sometimes change is subtle, gradual… and what a relief! But sometimes change comes suddenly, sometimes change is more extreme. Things have changed so much in my life lately. In some ways it has been gradual, and then in… Read More 1.24.2022 – Wrestling with change…

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1.20.2022 – “Be Careful”

There is a phrase that many of us use… “be careful!” I catch myself using it all the time. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with “being careful” when there is a need to use caution out of wisdom. Of course, there is a time to genuinely caution someone else about something, don’t get me… Read More 1.20.2022 – “Be Careful”

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1.19.2022 – A different kind of “learning season”…

I’m in a different kind of “learning season”… And the lessons I am learning are fast-paced, unfamiliar, “jump right in and make mistakes”… I am having to learn things quickly when I’d prefer to take it slow. It feels like I’ve been nudged into something brand new and different… with a little bit of an… Read More 1.19.2022 – A different kind of “learning season”…

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1.16.2022 – Be(coming) an Overcomer

We need… what God places before us to face. For He knows how we need to be shaped. He has purpose… even in the mistakes He allows us to make! Yes, we need… what God allows into our paths—the challenges that arise in our lives… …that we may learn to OVERCOME… …that we might confidently… Read More 1.16.2022 – Be(coming) an Overcomer

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1.8.2022 – “I chose you…”

This is what seems to be flowing onto the page this morning… “I chose you, when you didn’t think anyone would ever want to choose you. …but I chose you. I chose you to do the work of My heart to be My child of light in the dark when you never thought you could… Read More 1.8.2022 – “I chose you…”

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12.20.2021 – Meet “Flower” the Donkey

Well, she’s here! Our first donkey… Meet “Flower” the donkey. 🌸 She’s a 6 or 7 month old miniature donkey, and I completely adore her! 🥰 We have been in crunch-time mode to get her fence done over the last couple of weeks, and the day before she came we put up a little barn… Read More 12.20.2021 – Meet “Flower” the Donkey

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12.16.2021 – Watch for Glimpses

I love the way God uses the “things of life” that we can compare and contrast… …these real-life “parables” that He uses to give us deeper understanding. A few years ago, the Lord led me to search into the ‘meaning’ of my name. And one of the things I felt like He showed me, was… Read More 12.16.2021 – Watch for Glimpses

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12.13.2021 – The Desire to Understand

This morning as I awoke from sleep… I had Daniel, from the bible, on my mind. While I have been unable to recall the dreams I was dreaming, for some reason I woke up thinking about this man, Daniel. As I walked from the bedroom over to my table in the dining room, it was… Read More 12.13.2021 – The Desire to Understand

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12.10.2021 – Learning to be Led

Have you ever just automatically “drawn a line” about something that you’re not completely sure about? “Let’s just decide about this thing right now, I’m not completely sure about this thing, but I’d rather just draw a protective line than face my questions and uncertainty about it.” So you draw a line, you toss it… Read More 12.10.2021 – Learning to be Led

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12.9.2021 – What “Relationship” means to Him…

I’ve been reflecting on this year, 2021… What an interesting year. 📆 For me, this year has been filled with things to overcome. I think it was back in 2020, I had a dream… Basically, the meaning of this dream was that God was going to take me through a change in my thinking. He… Read More 12.9.2021 – What “Relationship” means to Him…