Sep 16

September 16, 2014

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Receiving

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Receiving. With open hands, I have been receiving opportunities God has laid before me. When God instructed me to release the familiar, I had no way of knowing. I could not have woven together a sensible story. Yet in my heart, I knew. I knew that as I took one faithful step after another, the picture would be made clear. Now I can see….

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Sep 12

September 12, 2014

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Wise hearted Women

And all the women that were wise-hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, the blue, and the purple, the scarlet, and the fine linen. (Exodus 35:25)  Take an offering to Jehovah they were told. Those whose hearts were willing, we instructed to bring an offering. So they did. Gold, silver, brass, linens, oils, onyx stones, spices, incense, were brought in an offering. The wise-hearted women spun fine linens. With their own hands, they wove…

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Sep 10

September 10, 2014

Sharing at the cafe

Sharing at the cafe

I am sharing over at the cafe today! You have been created on purpose, and for a purpose. Were you aware of that beautiful fact? Sit a moment and allow that to sink in. On purpose and for a purpose, you have been created. It is true. God has given you gifts and abilities that are to be used for His glory. Are you? To continue reading this post, click here. **I am also thankful for the site’s incredible editors…

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Sep 8

September 8, 2014

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Who are you?

Who are you? Do you know? How do you identify yourself? Are you confident in who you are? Who am I? Let me tell you. I am: Blessed Chosen Holy and blameless Adopted Redeemed Forgiven Recipient of an eternal inheritance Purposed sealed with the Holy Spirit God’s own Others have tried to tell me otherwise. They would have me believe the opposite is true. But God? He has said I am all those words you see, in Him, because of…

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Sep 5

September 5, 2014

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Recharge

Recharge. The weekend is coming. A time to recharge. Unless you are working on the weekends, this is the point in the week everyone welcomes with open arms. Ready. Waiting. Hastening it’s arrival. What do you do to recharge from the week’s busyness? Do you take time out to rest? Read a book? Spend time with family? Meet together with friends. I have found myself reorganizing my schedule a bit so that even cleaning happens during the week. On weekends,…

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Sep 3

September 3, 2014

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There is someone who will fight for you

And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” — Luke 8:48 Luke 8 tells a well known story about a woman with an issue of blood. For 12 years she suffered, but with just one touch of Jesus’ robe, she is healed. Instantly, 12 years of suffering comes to an end. Beautiful isn’t it? Let’s take a closer look at this story. This woman, who is not even given a name, is alone….

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Sep 1

September 1, 2014

grieving

Church, we are failing

Church, we are failing. Maybe the world would say we are failing in a myriad of ways, but I see us failing when those around us are entering the arena of grief. Dictionary.com says that grief is a “keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.” For all who are born onto this earth, grief will be experienced. I can guarantee grief will arrive on our doorsteps at some point in time, maybe even multiple…

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Aug 29

August 29, 2014

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New routines

New routines can be tricky to adjust to. When accustomed to having freedom to move at a leisurely pace, being thrust into a motion can be hard. Welcome back to school. My child enjoys school, which I am thankful for. It is the morning routine she could do without. Regardless of the amount of sleep, the fact she cannot meander about, watch TV, or take her sweet time just does not sit well with her. She would prefer to lounge…

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Aug 27

August 27, 2014

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I am not growing up well

I am not growing up well.  Nope, this transition to another grade has already brought us some trouble. I had no idea that one year’s difference would require such different accessories. Monday afternoon, we arrived home from my child’s first day of school. As I unpacked her backpack and lunch box, she turned and questioned me, “Mom, why did you put that water bottle in my lunch? It’s a sippy cup, it is not ok for this year. I cannot…

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Aug 25

August 25, 2014

goodbye summer

Goodbye, Summer

Today dawned a new chapter as we said goodbye to summer. No longer will we ease into our day. No longer will the toughest decision be whether or not to venture to the pool. No more toys strewn across the living room, and no more wardrobe changes throughout the day. No longer will I hear requests for a snack, all the live long day. No longer will I have to buy tubs of sunscreen to protect our delicate skin. No…

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