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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 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


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

"Live loved"

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 16

Chapter 3 from "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst took me on a journey to "live loved" and to step away from the busyness of life. I love the quote in the picture. Jesus was never in a hurry. I was even more thrilled when I noticed the italicizes words form an acronym. (Yes, I love acronyms and just shared one a few days ago.) In order to "live . . .

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October 16, 2016

Rest and Fun

Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 15

Wow, today marks the halfway point of my journey in the Write 31 Days Challenge. I have met some new friends along the way. I have learned some things about myself, become more disciplined and decided I really do enjoy writing. I am also in a period of transition and learning how to take time for myself. It's ok and necessary to just "be". I . . .

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October 15, 2016

Seeing Clearly

Write 31 Days - Day 14

loading....On a recent trip it was quite obvious that I needed new windshield wiper blades. The inability of the old ones to clear the pelting rain was the major factor. I really wasn't resisting buying wiper blades, I just kept forgetting to stop at the auto parts store; or maybe I knew there would be too many choices and I didn't want to face the . . .

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October 14, 2016


Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 13



Yesterday I shared my life verse from Zephaniah 3:17 and how I can picture myself dancing with Jesus. This image has not always been easy, but as I get older, it comes more often. Over the weekend I was part of a team leading a retreat and a friend of mine shared some thoughts on using DANCE as this acronym.



D - . . .

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October 13, 2016