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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

Delight

My "One Word" for 2019

A New Year brings freshness and expectancy.  As a "planner", I want to know what is going to happen next. However, I'm thankful that God, in His infinite wisdom and mercy, allows things to unfold. He prepares me and will sustain me through the ups and downs of life if I will let Him. 

I’m not a person who makes a list . . .

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January 11, 2019

A New Year

Happy New Year!  As I grow older, it seems as if the years are going by faster. As one year closes with memories, another one opens with great hope and expectation. I like to spend the last few days of the old year and the first few days of the new year, reflecting on God's faithfulness. 

My "one word" for 2018 was "Courage". I . . .

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January 01, 2019

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