Standing on Bedrock

During these tense days, and (sometimes) sleepless nights, I am so thankful that the Word of God is the bedrock for my life. I was having another one of those “sleepless nights,” so this morning, I got up at 3:30 a.m. and picked up my bible. I wanted to plant my feet someplace where I…

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Navigating Storm “covid-19”

“[It is] our inclination to replace Jesus’ call to deny ourselves, take up our crosses and follow him. We replace his call with a self-serving path in which we deny our neighbors, take up our comforts and follow our dreams.” –Scott Sauls Navigating stormy seas, especially those storms when expectations are not met in ways…

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Remembering Our Primary Mission

“Let us remember, as people of faith, that our primary mission is not to have a political ideology, it’s to change the world so that every man, woman, boy, and girl can experience true freedom.” – Mike Huckabee “God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go wrong or right. Some…

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Song For Natalie

My way forward is always about going deeper into God’s love for me. Deeper into God’s heart, deeper into union and communion with Him. I’m walking the road to claiming my identity as the Beloved of God. —Sharon Garlough Brown, Sensible Shoes “Wash me…” from the dust of dreams, Of sorrow’s song with iron bars…

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Revelation On Three Strands

The revelation of truth can only come through love. —Brian Simmons, I Hear His Whisper I really thought I had written my last post on this series. Then, suddenly, the Holy Spirit whispered something again, that He first whispered to me many years ago, “When you lose your love—you lose your way.” Just as suddenly,…

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Finish Line of Light and Mercy

So the wicked hate the Light and try to hide from it, for their lives are fully exposed in the Light. But those who love the truth will come out into the Light and welcome its exposure, for the Light will reveal that their fruitful works were produced by God.” John 3: 20-21 TPT When…

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Awkward Equals Brave and Beautiful

Awkward is the price of admission for authentic connection. It costs us; oh, how it does. It costs our pride and our desire to be seen as perfect and the comfort of our couches. I hope I’m always willing to pay it. The people who impress me most these days are not the ones on…

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A Closer Walk: The Idolatry of Approval

I never thought of family as an idol. I mean how could wanting your family’s love and approval be idolatry? For many years I longed to be loved and accepted by my family—but loved and accepted for myself. Unfortunately, it was that longing to be myself that created a great many of my family problems.…

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A Closer Walk: Victory Over Depression

I had been told for years that depression was simply part of my family’s DNA. I had accepted those statements as fact, without questioning, so the depression I was experiencing didn’t surprise me. Indeed, I had almost expected it. It was part of our family history, like some genetic trait that couldn’t be escaped; could…

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