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9.17.2021 – Blessed Assurance

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me (the Messiah), Because He has anointed Me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent Me to announce release (pardon, forgiveness) to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed (downtrodden, bruised, crushed by tragedy)…” —Luke 4:18 AMP I had a conversation with someone…… Read More 9.17.2021 – Blessed Assurance

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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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9.11.2021 – 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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9.10.2021 – Written Into His Story

“Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth— everyone called by My name and created for My glory, whom I have indeed formed and made.”—Isaiah 43:6-7 Berean Study Bible It’s wild how intense the “wrestling match” of the soul can be sometimes… And God allows us to feel the tug, the pull, the back and forth…… Read More 9.10.2021 – Written Into His Story

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9.8.2021 – I hated myself, I hated my life…

Sitting at my dining room table this morning, I slid my open bible a little closer so that I could touch the pages… As I reflected on how precious this book is to me, I was reminded of a memory. Rewind back to early adulthood… I was at a low point. I hated others. I… Read More 9.8.2021 – I hated myself, I hated my life…

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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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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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8.29.2021 – He Remembers You

Well, just when I thought there wasn’t anything to be written for today… Something came rising up in me to share, and I felt that it might be for the “one” out there. So this goes out to the “one”… If you are feeling forgotten, tossed aside, rejected, small, unseen, unheard, unlikely, unimportant, and like… Read More 8.29.2021 – He Remembers You

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8.28.2021 – “He longs for us…”

As I was sitting here this morning, asking God what is on His heart for today… I was surprised by a phrase that I heard… “He longs for us…” And as I thought about this phrase, I became overwhelmed at this realization, this deeper revelation—it’s like it broke my heart in the most beautiful way.… Read More 8.28.2021 – “He longs for us…”

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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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8.16.2021 – “I will bless and praise the Lord with my whole heart!”

Our Father’s Love King David’s song of praise 103 With my whole heart, with my whole life,    and with my innermost being,    I bow in wonder and love before you, the holy God!2 Yahweh, you are my soul’s celebration.    How could I ever forget the miracles of kindness    you’ve done for me?3 You kissed my heart with forgiveness, in spite of all… Read More 8.16.2021 – “I will bless and praise the Lord with my whole heart!”

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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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8.10.2021 – Rejecting Rejection

One of the things that I find myself needing to be on guard against —in my thinking, and in my life… …is “rejection.” Every now and then, it seems to come knocking. I’ve learned, and I am learning to be able to recognize it, so that I can reject “rejection” as I remember… that I… Read More 8.10.2021 – Rejecting Rejection