Just Give It Up

I was just having this discussion with a dear friend this weekend - It is a practical lesson but God can help us get there.   We cannot change people, or control them. And again, say it with me - "WE CANNOT CHANGE PEOPLE OR CONTROL THEM." We might as well accept it & give …

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Let. It. Hurt.

"Let your hurts draw you closer to God, increase your faith, and make you surrender to Him. The more it hurts, the more you should persevere. The more you persevere, the closer you get to your finish line. So the next time it hurts, let it hurt. You need it to cross-over." ~ God'z Gurlz …

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It’s OK. Really. Let. It. Out.

I just read a devotion that was all about giving ourselves permission to feel our feelings. In the "church" so many times I think people are quick to squelch them. Either in ourselves or in others when they are just trying to get 'em out. Feelings make some people flat-out uncomfortable when they are expressed. …

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Humanity & Struggle, Truth & Freedom

Many times us humans (Christians especially) tend to pretend. Playing as though all is well ~ perfect & hunky-dory in our little religious worlds. And most of the time it's a falsity. Because life can be hard. And incredibly happy. And maddening. And downright terrible sometimes. And sometimes it's so wonderful that we almost can't …

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A Friday Lift & What You Are

I am so thankful we do not have to talk God into being good to us. We don't have to beg Him. For anything. He already knows what we have need of & He is well-acquainted with our deepest heart's desires. He has bottled every tear & holds our every longing. We can trust He …

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Facing Truths & The Freedom That Follows

“But you can’t get to any of these truths by sitting in a field smiling beatifically, avoiding your anger and damage and grief. Your anger and damage and grief are the way to the truth. We don’t have much truth to express unless we have gone into those rooms and closets and woods and abysses …

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Feelings

"Feelings buried alive don't die." ~ Iyanla Selah.... ~~~ What a profound statement. Let those words sink in. I have long-since learned that holding things in or sweeping them under our proverbial rugs just doesn't work. Pretending that the ducks quacking all around our feet aren't ducks is futile. Facing truths can be very painful …

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