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A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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// I'm learning so much from the book, It's All Under Control, by Jennifer Dukes Lee. I have known for a long time that I need to give Jesus more control of my life, but this book has really hit almost "too close to home". 

In Chapter 12, entitled "Whole", Jennifer talks about not being a fragmented person. I don't need to see . . .

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March 12, 2019

Search

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

 

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These days it seems like I am always searching. An item I've misplaced, peace, contentment, or even searching my mind for the right word... "it's on the tip of my tongue". I've also noticed that others are searching too: for keys, books, more time, rest, status, or for meaning in this life. 

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March 03, 2019

Confident

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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I've been reading through Proverbs and a few days ago the daily reading was focused on walking in integrity and not being a fool. The author shared that Proverbs 19:1 in the AMPC adds 1 word to describe a fool; a "[self-confident] fool". The author of the devotional then said, "the ultimate description of a fool is one who relies . . .

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February 20, 2019

Where

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Psalm 10:1 (The Message) "God, are you avoiding me? Where are you when I need you?"

Have you ever felt like David? Unsure of "where" God is? 

Looking back over the past few months, I have felt that way, at times. I truly sensed I had heard from God and pursued a new position at work. Still with the same . . .

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February 06, 2019

Influence

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog image Influence: to affect, to sway; to move a person to action. 

As I have begun this year with a new word and looking for "delight" in things, the Lord is showing me how I allow circumstances and other people around me influence me. I have allowed them to affect or sway my attitude and (confessing now), not always in the . . .

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January 19, 2019

Praise

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

 

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Praise: . . .

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October 16, 2018

Potential

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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It's Friday...what a joy to sleep in and wake up to a new day...a day full of potential.  Jesus, what do You have in store for me today as we partner together? I'm learning that this life is not so much about choosing A or B, but listening for Your voice, seeing where You are working, and joining You in that work. 

Thank . . .

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September 28, 2018

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