Month: February 2019

be you

Sometimes I wonder which hurts the most: saying something and then wishing I had not, or saying nothing and then wishing I had. If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9 Life is…

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today

There are seven days in a week. Someday is not one of them. Today…close the door to the past. Open the door to the future. Take a deep breath. Step on through and start a new chapter in your life. “Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one…

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the Joy of Peace

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:2). Nothing you face today is beyond the purview of God’s grace and peace. Paul’s wonderful benediction for grace and peace was ever on his heart. He offered it in each of his epistles and expounded on it throughout his…

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learn to be alone

The Need for Solitude For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 1 Corinthians 12:13 To live in harmony with one another requires introspection. What keeps us from functioning as a body with our…

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growing

Less than two weeks left in February! How did it get to be Wednesday already? Time flows by so very, very rapidly like water under a bridge. Here we are, eight weeks into the new year moving non-stop toward a new season. Looking back, what a season this one has been. Seems as though the…

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key #3 to effective prayer

Forgive Yourself and Others Do you ever feel your prayers never reach the throne room of God? If you feel that’s happening when you pray I suggest you examine your storehouse of pain and rejection. Have you internalized all of the little and large hurts instead of giving them to God? Did you stuff everything…

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three kinds of friends

“I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.” _Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort (1741-94) French Writer Well…honestly I have four kinds of friends. Besides the friends who pay no attention to me and the ones who detest me—those are the friends I…

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quiet Joy

Amazing things happen when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy, what brings you Joy. Life will literally slow down. You’ll stop wishing for the weekend; stop merely looking forward to special events. You’ll begin to live in each moment and start to feel like you were…

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chocolate + chocolate

Grace and peace on your Friday Dear Hearts  I hope your Valentine’s day was a delightful as mine. We enjoyed a quiet, rainy day at home, watched an amazing presentation on healing by Dr. Barry Bennett, and then Mr. L prepared a meal for us that can only be described as fit for royalty! There…

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be mine

Won’t you be my Valentine? This is love: He loved us long before we loved him. It was his love, not ours. He proved it by sending his Son to be the pleasing sacrificial offering to take away our sins. 1 John 4:10 The Passion Translation (TPT) Know therefore that the Lord your God is…

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