Journeying To Hope…

Journeying with Jesus is the journey from hopeless to hope-FULL. For one like me who had unsuccessfully battled with depression for years, this concept of being “full of hope” seemed to always be beyond my grasp. Therefore, I struggled to believe. How could so many wondrous promises from God actually be for one like me?…

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Blossoms In The Desert

“God takes everyone he loves through a desert. It is his cure for our wandering hearts, restlessly searching for a new Eden… The best gift of the desert is God’s presence… The protective love of the Shepherd gives me courage to face the interior journey.” ― Paul E. Miller, A Praying Life: Connecting with God…

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Why Two Witnesses?

But if his heart is closed to you, then go to him again, taking one or two others with you. You’ll be fulfilling what the Scripture teaches when it says, ‘Every word may be verified by the testimony of two or three witnesses.  Matthew 18: 16 TPT I think there are some folks who are…

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Waterfall

“…the sweetness of grace and freedom comes hand in hand with the uncomfortable, bitter-rawness of honest emotions and grief.” ― Natalie Brenner Grief often comes like a waterfall. It can bury us in torrents of emotions, so powerful, so outside ourselves and beyond our control, that those torrents threaten to wash us out into a sea…

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Longer Is Better Because…

How much longer must I cling to this constant grief?     I’ve endured this shaking of my soul.     So how much longer will my enemy have the upper hand?     It’s been long enough! Take a good look at me, God, and answer me!     Breathe your life into my spirit.     Bring light to my eyes in this…

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A Tale of Two Emails

I stumbled to my laptop. “Might as well read my emails.” I thought. You see, I woke up this morning after one of those nights. Fitful sleep. A night filled with weary tossing and turning, in my mind—and in my heart. I was haunted by faces. Stony faces from yet one more encounter with folks…

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Life Trashed? Who Is Our God?

When your life gets trashed ask yourself, “Who is our God?” (It can change everything.) And I’ll give you a hint… Our God is the God who saves! I don’t care what your circumstance might be. God can change it. He can make it over into something beautiful. He can make you over. Chuck Swindoll…

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Trashed To Treasured – Here Be Lions

“It’s not victory that makes a man. It’s his defeats.” ― Pierce Brown I see rays of brilliance in Mr. Brown’s writing. And he’s right, sometimes our life gets trashed! Unfortunately, while there are grains of truth in what he writes, there is a vast difference between standing on bedrock and standing on shifting sand.…

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My Best Friend and My Shepherd

The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd.     I always have more than enough.  He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love.     His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.  That’s where he restores and revives my life.     He opens before me pathways to God’s…

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