Focus Upward

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 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 . . .

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March 06, 2017


 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 . . .

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November 05, 2016

Friendships that Honor God

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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 . . .

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October 30, 2016


Write 31 Days Challenge - Day 25

Hello, My Name Is Trust Issues is the title of chapter 5 in "Uninvited" by Lysa Terkeurst. She shares several examples of trusting others or trusting in circumstances.

A "fun" game at youth group or other team-building events is the "trust fall". A person stands in front of another person or group. He/she closes their eyes and leans . . .

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October 25, 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


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