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Relationships

 We have just celebrated Thanksgiving and I was blessed to spend some extended time with my precious family of 4 and good friends! It was so much fun to have time to play cards, eat, go shopping, talk and catch up on each others' lives.

As I sat and reflected this morning on the wonderful memories, I was reminded of Lysa TerKeurst's . . .

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November 27, 2016

A New Normal?

Today, I'm continuing my reflections on "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst. Chapter 7 is all about When Our Normal Gets Snatched. Wow, that is a loaded statement. I don't know about you, but I like the "known", the "predictable", the "comfortable", and the "normal".

Our normal can get "snatched" from us almost daily..a bad day, a bad report card, . . .

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November 05, 2016

Happy Reflections!

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 31

loading....When I felt the Lord nudging me to join this Write 31 Days Challenge, it seemed so crazy. I was just launching my first blog a few days before I was going to need to write and post EVERY SINGLE DAY for a MONTH!

Well, I did it! Here we are at Day 31! Actually, it was not me, it was God who did it through me. I have lived Philippians 4:13 (AMP) . . .

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October 31, 2016

Friendships that Honor God

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 30

loading....What a beautiful reminder this quote is for me from Chapter 6, Friendship Breakups, in Lysa TerKeurst's "Uninvited". The whole message of the book is getting past rejection and to "live loved".

At times friendships and relationships can be easy and other times they can be hard. In the hard times, God has reminded me that the friendship was . . .

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October 30, 2016

Scripture Saturday

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 29

loading....This is another one of my favorite Scriptures! It brings peace to my soul. God is always with me and will uphold me! 

What is your favorite Scripture that brings you peace? 

 

Connect with the rest of my write 31 days series.

Connect with other bloggers writing about inspiration and faith.

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October 29, 2016

Retreat

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 28

My husband and I are leading a retreat this weekend. As I was deciding what to write for today, I looked up the meaning of "retreat". It is the "act of withdrawing, as into safety or privacy; seclusion." It can also be "a place of refuge" or a "time to get away for a period of time for religious exercises and meditation."

All of those . . .

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October 28, 2016

Tasks or Blessings?

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 27

I was going through some pictures on my computer and came across this one.

I love the quote by Crystal Stine about "get to moments" instead of "have to tasks". Many times I have seen daily tasks such as laundry, cooking, errands, and cleaning as mundane and things I have to do. However, when I look at them through God's lenses, they become . . .

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October 27, 2016

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