Create Space for Inspiration and Joy in Your Life

In last week’s blog I talked about finding God’s joy, peace, and comfort in the gifts He brings into my life and in His Word. The need for this became evident to me when I recently examined my gianormous tomato plant. I had neglected it for a few days and […]

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Who Else Needs a Little Peace and Joy?

With everything going on in the world lately, I find myself often unsettled and needing God’s peace and comfort more and more. I also find myself wondering where do I go to find it? God has shown me a couple of ways to return to His joy and peace. ~Be […]

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6 Simple Attitudes and Actions to Stay Close with Those You Love When They Choose a Different New Normal

Gene and I went to Lowe’s a couple of weekends ago. It was a mish-mosh of some people wearing masks and others walking around like they had never heard of the coronavirus. This weekend we went to our niece and nephew’s high school graduation party. My sister did a great […]

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Peace, Strength, and Direction for this Strange and Crazy Season

Virtual Bible Study  ~~  Week 5 Scriptures: John 15:1-17 Romans 8:1-17 2 Corinthians 10:5 Discussion Guide I got to vent at the beginning of this lesson so I will give you a chance to as well. What are you growing weary of? How are you processing this season? I cannot […]

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Why I’m Starting a New Volume in My Life

I always want to stay positive but real with you. Today I’m sharing part of my recent journey. It starts as a bit of a downer. My prayer is that you will read on to see God’s goodness and that maybe you can find a point of connection and encouragement […]

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One Little Question That Is Growing My Faith

I’m always on the lookout for ways to be more self-aware, especially when it helps me grow spiritually, I can’t explain why. That’s just me. About three weeks I had an idea for a new section to my bullet journal to help me grow in my relationship with God. I call […]

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Be a Little Braver

Lately I feel I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what God wants me to do next and strategizing how to do it, but not doing it. Sounds like the definition of procrastinating, doesn’t it? Then God showed me this vision. An obscure object was laying in the […]

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More “Words I Could Hear”–from an Unlikely Source

I get the biggest kick out of it when God uses something secular to reinforce His Word to me—totally unexpected. He did that last week. Gene and I were watching a silly sitcom. One of the characters is eccentric but every so often he will say something profound which. Of […]

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Words I Needed in a Way I Could Hear

Often when I pray for someone in a hard situation I ask God to speak to them in a way they can hear. In order for each of us to understand anything it must be presented to us in a way that we can understand. The ability to communicate in […]

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If I Could Say One Thing to You in the Midst of Your Trial . . .

My loved ones and I are going through a hard time. I won’t give details for two reasons. One because they are not mine to give. And two because if I give my details the temptation is for you to turn your focus from your life to my situation, ignoring […]

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