An Unholy Mess

"I guess the one good thing about being someone who doesn’t have it all figured out is that you’re able to see real growth. The changes are palpable. You see yourself evolving, which can often be a beautiful process. I don’t have it figured out but I know more than I did yesterday. It must …

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Why Not Embrace It All?

This season for Thanksgiving & Christmas I get the privilege of being with my son. That hasn't happened in too-long due to unwanted circumstances that prevented that from happening. So I will embrace it full-on. He is my eyeball, that one. What in your life hasn't happened in a long time that maybe you have …

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We Are All The Same

With all this division we have right now, still so timely. Something I wrote three years ago, popped up in my "memories" on Facebook this morning.~~~ I was sitting by myself at Wendy's yesterday eating my salad (Apple Pecan Chicken, yummy - you MUST try it) and just observing folks. Young, old, and in between. …

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Wednesday Encouragement In The Battle & How We Win

Coincidentally (yeah right) I received this devotion & it SO goes hand in hand with the post yesterday - let it encourage you like it does me! God is speaking! ~~~ "I am your constant and abiding peace. Purpose in your heart to be a source of peace in yourself. Choose to be at peace …

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Lies, Truth, Sacrifice & Freedom

"I'd traded in a pack of lies for a pack of truth, and I didn't know which one was heavier. Which one took the most strength to carry around? It was a ridiculous question, though, because once you know the truth, you can't ever go back and pick up your suitcase of lies. Heavier or …

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Believe

“We unwittingly project onto God our own attitudes and feelings toward ourselves... But we cannot assume that He feels about us the way we feel about ourselves -- unless we love ourselves compassionately, intensely, and freely. ” - Brennan Manning ~~~ How many of us have walked around viewing God through the filter of our …

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The Ancient Of Days

Whenever I read the words from the book of Daniel that describe God as The "Ancient of Days" - something goes off in me. Just think about that. He is. He was. He will always be. The beginning & the end - in our little finite minds that makes more sense. Maybe. But in actuality …

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Our Shepherd Of Grace

"It is our misunderstanding of the grace Jesus modeled and taught that leaves us feeling as if Grace allows people to "get by" with things. It is often our misapplication of truth that leaves people feeling condemned and isolated. But in Jesus, we discover that it doesn't have to be that way. Grace doesn't dumb …

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A Challenge – From The Past To The Future

I issue a challenge to myself & all of you reading this morning - to leave the past behind. Now I realize doing it is a whole other ballgame. But it is possible. Most of us are dragging at least some piece of it around with us everywhere we go, like Linus' blanket. It comes …

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