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“God’s Spirit Beckons. There are things to do and places to go!”

No coffee for me this morning… ☕️ 😩 …heading in for some fasting bloodwork labs in a bit. But the Lord put this passage of scripture on my heart to meditate on and to share this morning… Well, I actually didn’t know what “Romans 8:13” was going to be, off the top of my head,… Read More “God’s Spirit Beckons. There are things to do and places to go!”

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“Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love…”

“What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to. 2-3 But friends, that’s exactly who we are:… Read More “Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love…”

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2:22 AM this morning…

I woke up, wide awake— around 2:22 AM this morning… …and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I immediately thought of this verse when I looked at the time… “He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.“—Daniel 2:22 …and I was drawn to go sit at the… Read More 2:22 AM this morning…

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A Grand Opportunity

Do you know how you “know things”… …and then the Lord takes you into a “deeper knowing” of that particular thing? Not in an intellectual way— but in a “heart-knowing” kind of way… A deeper realization… An “understanding” that you didn’t have before. A “seeing” that you couldn’t see before. But now there’s a clearing…… Read More A Grand Opportunity

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Beware the Trap of Condemnation

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”—John 3:17 “For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”—Romans 8:2 I felt the “sting” of conviction… Read More Beware the Trap of Condemnation

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What kind of season are you in?

…I poured into my journal this morning. 📝✨ It felt good to get these things in my heart out, and into the light ☀️ …before my Heavenly Father. 💝 How healing and beautifully revealing it is to simply dwell with Him. 💖 Thank You, Father. 💝 This morning, I found myself asking this question: “Father,… Read More What kind of season are you in?

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The “Fruit” Reveals the “Root System”

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit…”—Matthew 12:33 “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever… Read More The “Fruit” Reveals the “Root System”

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He knows what we need to be able to thrive…

So I’m sitting here, trying to figure out how I can communicate what is on my heart this morning. Here goes… Have you ever felt as though something in your life is lying somewhat “dormant”? Like the “pause” button has been hit on that area of your life? Something that was once “growing out of… Read More He knows what we need to be able to thrive…

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Daring to Dream With God

Have you ever discovered a “dream in your heart”… and it seems near impossible as you look at yourself or your current situation? It seems unlikely? Maybe you’ve even had people laugh at you (or behind your back) about it, or they’ve even told you that you’d “surely fail.” And then, as you can’t seem… Read More Daring to Dream With God

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His Word does not return void—no matter how it seems in the moment…

I remember a season of my life, where I dealt with horrible, intrusive thoughts… Thoughts that would freak me out. Thoughts that would try to “chew me up.” Thoughts that would make me question what kind of a human being I was—”Why am I DEALING with THIS?” Thoughts that would make me want to run… Read More His Word does not return void—no matter how it seems in the moment…

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Remember: You are NOT what you face.

I’ve struggled with social anxiety, in some way, shape, or form, for most of my life… Sometimes it’s not so bad, and other times it seems to sneak up on me just when I think I’m doing better in facing it. In many ways, things have gotten easier in the last few years of my… Read More Remember: You are NOT what you face.

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His Invitation

“Teach me Your way, O Lord;I will walk in Your truth;Unite my heart to fear Your name.I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,And I will glorify Your name forevermore.For great is Your mercy toward me,And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.”—Psalm 86:11-13 NKJV Do we really… Read More His Invitation

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The Healing Journey

It’s been 8 years since I first dared to ask the Lord if He would heal me… I’ve dealt with an autoimmune condition since I was 11 years old. Eight years since I started believing, not only that He could, and that He DOES still heal supernaturally, but also that He desires for me to… Read More The Healing Journey

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Am I willing to be “weak” in the thing He asks me to do?

Have you ever decided not to do something because you just didn’t think you had it in yourself to do it? How many times in life have we depended on our own “strengths and abilities” as if they were the things that made us “able” in the first place? “And God is able to make… Read More Am I willing to be “weak” in the thing He asks me to do?

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You are not “anxiety.”

“When I am afraid,I will put my trust in You.”—Psalm 56:3 Did you notice in that verse, that it says… “when” I am afraid? Not “if“… but “when.” “When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,Your consolations delight my soul.”—Psalm 94:19 I love how David is so open and vulnerable about the battles that he faced.… Read More You are not “anxiety.”

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The Unfolding

Felt like He spoke this into my heart this morning… …and perhaps, this portion wasn’t just for me. “…Thank Me… for who I have created you to be—even if you cannot see the fullness of it yet. From this place, you will grow… 🌷✨ I am helping you to discover who you really are in… Read More The Unfolding