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“Behold…”

As I was in prayer this morning, something began to BURST from within my heart. 💖 Here it is… There is SO MUCH that God is doing that we cannot see! ✨ SO. MUCH! …far, far more than what we CAN see. And this morning, I can just feel the excitement…✨ I can just feel… Read More “Behold…”

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Learning to Live in the Light

Well—here I am again… Putting words onto the page… Ever since I began writing on this journal site a couple of years ago, the amount of words that have come forth, has honestly surprised me. I had no idea there were so many words, bursting within me—just waiting to come out onto the pages. And… Read More Learning to Live in the Light

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Almighty God—Nurturer and Protector

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.“—Psalm 91:1 Did you know… …that “The Almighty” is a name for God describing His dual roles as nurturer and protector? The definition of “nurture” is: “to supply with nourishment” “to further the development of” “training, upbringing”… Read More Almighty God—Nurturer and Protector

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3.7.2021 – “You—are on His Heart”

As I sat down at the table this morning, I heard and I felt the tenderness of this: “You—are on His heart.” Something within my heart realized that this truth— this “you“….goes “far beyond just me” this morning—especially as the Lord began leading me into specifics—specific people, specific situations that I saw. And so, I’m… Read More 3.7.2021 – “You—are on His Heart”

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3.6.2021 – The Mirage of “Perfection”

Is it strange… That when I’m getting to know a person, what I really I long to learn about them, are things like… “What have you come through—struggled through, wrestled through, walked victoriously into— in your life, that has shaped you, that is shaping you now?” And, “What are you honestly in the middle of… Read More 3.6.2021 – The Mirage of “Perfection”

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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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1.18.2021 – 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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12.26.2020 – His Nearness is Enough

“We should thank God for being with us, not ask Him to be with us (this is always given!).” —Henry Blackaby God never said that we wouldn’t have to go face scary things… He never said we wouldn’t have to experience pain. He never said that we wouldn’t have to step into, and endure through… Read More 12.26.2020 – His Nearness is Enough

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12.20.2020 – Emmanuel: God is With Us

I believe one of the things the Lord wants us to keep in our hearts, in our thoughts, readily accessible to remember and meditate on… …is that God is with us. We’ve not been “left alone” in what we face. As His people, He’s not left us alone in this dark world. His name is… Read More 12.20.2020 – Emmanuel: God is With Us

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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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12.15.2020 – Meanwhile…

No matter what kind of uncertainty we face… Even in the midst of a scary “unknown”… …in the midst of the “impossible“… We can say “no” to the worry, the fretting, the overwhelming sense of dread… …and we can turn to our Heavenly Father and declare who He is! ?☀️? Our God is a God… Read More 12.15.2020 – Meanwhile…

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11.24.2020 – Remember, He is like the Sunrise…

This morning I am finding rest in the truth… …that God’s Word does not return void. “So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.“—Isaiah 55:11 I am finding hope… Read More 11.24.2020 – Remember, He is like the Sunrise…

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11.23.2020 – He always plans on seeing us through!

I wanted to share this music with you this morning…. As I sat down with the Lord this morning, and I put on this music, I felt such a tender closeness with Him—a sense of “togetherness” with Him…a warmth, a comfort, a peace…. a sense of relief. I’m so thankful to be able to come… Read More 11.23.2020 – He always plans on seeing us through!

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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”