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Do You Need More...?

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Hello, friends! This post is part of Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on her blog and on Facebook. This week's prompt was "more". 

As I sat and pondered the word "more", I reflected on how our society always wants "more". Anything that is bigger, must certainly be better. I also thought now that I'm . . .

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April 29, 2017

Feeling Rejected?

10 Things to Remember

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Chapter 11 in "Uninvited" (by Lysa TerKeurst) talks about 10 things that we need to remember when we feel rejected.

1. "One rejection is not a projection of future failures." A rejection doesn't mean that you are rejected or a failure. It just means that it didn't work out this time...it's a circumstance from which to learn.

2. "Rejection . . .

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April 17, 2017

Not Threatened by Others' Success

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Chapter 10 in "Uninvited" (by Lysa TerKeurst) talks about how we are to maximize God, which keeps our weaknesses in perspective. I love the quote in the picture, "There is an abundant need in this world for your exact brand of beautiful."

Let that sink in deep...no one else can bring to this world, what you can. God created you for a . . .

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April 03, 2017

Set Apart

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It has been awhile since I've blogged about Lysa TerKeurst's Book "Uninvited" but I keep feeling this nudging from the Lord to finish. So, I'm going to try to do that over the next few months and hope you will join in the journey. Check out all the posts in this category on my bio page

I truly enjoyed this book and it opened my eyes . . .

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March 06, 2017

"Weak"

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Hello, friends! This post is part of Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on her blog and on Facebook. Even though it is no longer Friday, I still wanted to share a few thoughts and a song with you.

Friday's prompt was "weak".

As I looked at the word "weak" I was reminded of the verse in II Corinthians 12:9 (NLT):

"Each time . . .

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February 19, 2017

Peace

My "one word" for 2017!

I have taken these first weeks of January 2017 to reflect on 2016 and to ask God what He wants for me in 2017. I had a couple of words in mind but settled on "peace" as my "one word" for 2017.

This word was firmly placed in my mind and heart on January 3rd. This year I'm re-reading Sarah Young's devotional  Jesus Calling and the . . .

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January 16, 2017

New Year Reflections

Happy last day of 2016! Looking back on this year, I'm so grateful that the Lord walked with me every step of the way. I know He is always there, but in 2016, I really focused on seeing Him move in my life and in the circumstances around me.

The last few years, instead of making a new year resolution, which I don't usually keep, I've focused . . .

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December 31, 2016

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