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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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2.14.2021 – But You surprised me…

Good Morning, Heavenly Father 💝🌈 How I love to write about You… How I love to learn about You… …How afraid I once was… of You… …but You surprised me…with how wonderful You are. ✨ This thing between You and me, it’s so different than I ever would have dreamed. And You always knew… that… Read More 2.14.2021 – But You surprised me…

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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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1.25.2021 – He reminds us of what TRULY matters…

“From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.“—Ephesians 4:16 There’s a lot of distracting “self-destruction” trying to happen right now. Can I just be vulnerably honest with you?… Read More 1.25.2021 – He reminds us of what TRULY matters…

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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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1.18.2021 – But He sees beyond…

I came across this quote this morning… “God will let you walk into uncomfortable situations where all you can do is rely on Him. Don’t be anxious. He’s about to show you He is faithful.” And as I read this quote I felt such a witness— such a “connection”— a “spark in my heart”…from remembering… Read More 1.18.2021 – But He sees beyond…

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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”

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12.25.2020 – In the Darkness, His Light Shines Brighter

“And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes… Read More 12.25.2020 – In the Darkness, His Light Shines Brighter

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12.24.2020 – “Hindsight 2020”

Have you ever reflected back upon your life—perhaps through the writings of your journals, maybe from a memory that suddenly comes to mind… And when you look at the situations you faced, the trials you came through, the struggles and challenges you fought through to overcome… And as you look back on how things played… Read More 12.24.2020 – “Hindsight 2020”

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12.17.2020 – Hopeful Hearts

Does “hope” feel impossible for your heart right now? Do you fear “getting your hopes up” because you’ve been wounded so deeply by disappointment? And you may feel like no one could possibly understand. But God knows about all the things that have hurt you. ? And He knows about all of the times people… Read More 12.17.2020 – Hopeful Hearts

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12.16.2020 – “First-Hand”

“O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your greatness and power to Your servant. For what god in heaven or on earth can perform such works and mighty acts as Yours?—Deuteronomy 3:24 Our God is known for doing things “you never thought were ever possible”… And a lot of the time, He’ll show this… Read More 12.16.2020 – “First-Hand”

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12.6.2020 – Learning to Trust Him “in the Middle”

“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”—Psalm 91:2 I made a post on my Facebook page this past week… and I was blown away by the response. All the people who said, “Me too. I struggle with dealing with this too…I’m glad… Read More 12.6.2020 – Learning to Trust Him “in the Middle”

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12.4.2020 – “How am I gonna get through this…?”

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of something you never thought you’d be going through? Never saw it coming… It’s what “2020” has been for many of us. We’re living in a time where there is a tremendous need for strength and courage to “keep on keeping on.” Challenging situations, unexpected circumstances, interesting… Read More 12.4.2020 – “How am I gonna get through this…?”

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11.20.2020 – “Don’t Be Afraid”

I love this song by Josh Garrels… Wanted to share it on here this morning… because it soothed and encouraged me. In a time that many hearts are troubled…. Here is a song to remind us… to encourage and uplift us—a soothing “balm” for hearts in a time of much discouragement. So take heart—keep going,… Read More 11.20.2020 – “Don’t Be Afraid”

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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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11.11.2020 – Learning to let go of “my way”….

I’m realizing…. it’s sinking in…. …that when I decided to take God’s way, His path, His plan for my life… I can’t expect for things to go exactly as I’d like them to go, in the moment. I can’t expect for things to go as I’d prefer them to go, in the moment. Because you… Read More 11.11.2020 – Learning to let go of “my way”….