62018Nov
Our Focus Matters

Our Focus Matters

Where or on what do you find yourself focused?  I tend to frequently catch myself focused on my to-do list.  If I were honest with myself, I would have to say that it is my security blanket.  I love checking things off and usually for every one thing I check off two more things are…

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302018Oct
Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now

“Choosing” by Alli Rogers I guess I need to choose But today I am confused and losing ground Is this part of some plan? The rise and fall of man? I can’t be sure When I’m away from my source of peace Something fills that space in me And it feels like I don’t need…

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162018Oct
Experiencing Love, Part 2

Experiencing Love, Part 2

If you have not already, I encourage you to read my post from last week before reading this one.  Last week I shared my experience with opening up about not experiencing God’s love.  I knew what I believed to be true but felt like an imposter because I did not feel like I had actually…

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92018Oct
Experiencing Love, Part 1

Experiencing Love, Part 1

Have you ever had that nagging thought that makes you question everything about yourself?  You know, that thing that pops up over and over and you begin to wonder if your life is real or if it’s a charade.   I have been struggling recently with this question, “Do I really believe what I say I…

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182018Sep
What Am I Missing While I Wait?

What Am I Missing While I Wait?

Last week Hurricane Florence made an impactful entry into the Carolinas. All week Hurricane Florence occupied our televisions, radio, conversations and mind. I kept waiting for the storm. I felt paralyzed and like I could not do anything else but wait for the storm to get here. I was getting frustrated and anxious as I…

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42018Sep
Just Being Me

Just Being Me

I still get surprised by God’s loving grace and mercy.  I work hard to get things “right” and when I take time to actually slow down and think I’m reminded of how simple experiencing life really is.  I know you’re thinking, “Simple!  I’m drowning every day and can’t seem to catch up!”  Simple is not…

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212018Aug
The Labels That Break Our Hearts

The Labels That Break Our Hearts

Labels describe what we do but we tend to use them to define who we are.  How would you describe yourself?  Most of us would say we are a mother or father, husband or wife, nurse, teacher, etc.  We label things to define them.  Giving things a label gives it a purpose.  We do not…

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72018Aug
But why?

But why?

Don’t you just love it when you tell your child to do something and they say “But why?”  Sometimes that is a question we just dread hearing.  Sometimes, it is a question we eagerly ask.  And sometimes, it is a question we avoid asking. “But why?” can come from a place of manipulation or curiosity…

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242018Jul
Knowing, Believing, Trusting

Knowing, Believing, Trusting

Do you ever feel like you study God’s word but it does not change anything?  I do.  Sometimes I even feel cheated.  Other times I just beat myself up because I feel like I am obviously not studying enough or correctly.  I am realizing that knowing things and experiencing things are different. Jesus said “You…

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102018Jul
I am Like a Mockingbird

I am Like a Mockingbird

I have been really enjoying the red and blue birds that visit our backyard every day.  They like to perch on the trampoline, fly around the yard and rest in the trees that line our property.  Their vibrant red and blue color pops amongst the green foliage on the trees.  They stand out.  They display…

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