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Come Away with Me

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 23

 Sundays are for rest and meeting with my church family in the worship of our Creator. It is the first day of my week, a day to refocus, recharge and to listen.  Even Jesus needed time away from the crowds. 

How do you spend your Sundays?

Enjoy this video and music from my husband, Jonathan C. Dow, as you rest today. 

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October 23, 2016

Letting go...

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 22

It is finally "fall y'all" as they say here in TN! I love this time of year! I love all things "pumpkin-y" (if that's a word) and the temperatures are finally getting cooler! I love that the leaves on the trees are changing colors. As I look at the trees, the beautiful reds and oranges, I began to wonder why they change colors and why do . . .

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October 22, 2016

"Park"

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 21

Hello, friends! It's Friday and I wanted to break away from my routine a little because frankly, I didn't know what to write about today. So just for fun, I decided try Kate Motaung's Five Minute Friday which she hosts on her blog. (I found her on Facebook)

Today's prompt is "park". Go

When I hear the word "park" it conjures up great memories . . .

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October 21, 2016

Bring God's Fullness

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 20

loading....I am an introvert by nature and I was intrigued by the title of Chapter 4,  Alone in a Crowded Room. (from "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst) She states on pg. 43, "Proximity and activity don't always equal connectivity." Wow, I can certainly relate. New places can bring on a certain amount of stress and I'm usually looking for someone I . . .

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October 20, 2016

Take Thoughts Captive

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 19

Today I'd like to share another Bible verse with you. It's one of my favorites, not because it makes me feel good, but it's a great promise and weapon to hold onto! 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 has become a battle cry of sorts for me...to defeat the enemy and to take my rightful authority. He has NO place in our thoughts. Here it is in the Common . . .

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October 19, 2016

Cornerstone

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 18

I was reading through my journal today and came across some sermon notes. This is a quote from my Pastor, "Even in the midst of a chaotic, violent world, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He truly is the Cornerstone."  The word "cornerstone" means the chief foundation on which something is constructed or . . .

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October 18, 2016

Be Still

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 17

As I sat on my back deck recently, I was looking at the trees. The ones in the foreground were still, but the ones in the background were being blown by the wind. I was struck with how that is like life sometimes.

Near others, or on the surface, our life looks fine. however, further away, deeper, in the space that no one else sees; we feel . . .

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October 17, 2016

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