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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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9.16.2021 – Lessons Learned from Seasons of Change

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…”—Ecclesiastes 3:1 Can you feel it? The change that is in the air? As the song goes, “The times they are a-changin’” The things of this earth never remain the same. “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat,… Read More 9.16.2021 – Lessons Learned from Seasons of Change

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9.15.2021 – The Living Word of a Living God

This morning, as I sat down with my coffee and opened my bible, I began to read where I opened to… Suddenly, as I was reading a verse, I was able to recall a dream I had last night. It began just flowing back into my mind… Now, how did that happen? What sparked that… Read More 9.15.2021 – The Living Word of a Living God

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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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9.10.2021 – 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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9.6.2021 – Monday Meltdown

Well, I just had a mini, Monday meltdown… I made the mistake of hurrying into my day… and I got off onto the wrong foot. Ran right into overwhelm, annnddd… I had to hit a bit of a wall before I snapped out of it enough to stop where I was headed. Thankfully, I am… Read More 9.6.2021 – Monday Meltdown

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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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9.3.2021 – “I’ve already taken care of it.”

Yesterday we had an opportunity to hike to a secluded, century-old cabin for a photo assignment. This cabin was part of a once-thriving community, and it was “one of the few structures that withstood the devastating 1916 flood.” Only accessible by foot, the hike was around 10-11 miles—unlike any kind of hike we had ever… Read More 9.3.2021 – “I’ve already taken care of it.”

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9.2.2021 – There is No “End” to Discovering Him

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”—John 1:1 “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”—Psalm 90:2 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not… Read More 9.2.2021 – There is No “End” to Discovering Him

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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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8.28.2021 – “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