Peace Found {Although it was Never Lost in the First Place}

“Peace is my continual gift to you…” – Sarah Young (Jesus Calling Devotional) This isn’t a onetime shot.  We don’t stand in line in front of God’s throne waiting for a regular inoculation of peace against worry and hard times. His peace, the peace of God, is continual.  It is ongoing.  A steady and reliable source – a gift. How many...
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Five Minute Friday – Jump

START Do you remember those puddles, the ones after a rainfall, after the sun had come out?  They looked like an oasis a portal to another land. And your mother in  a desperate attempt at some peace and quiet after 2 days pent up wrangling threes restless children sent you outdoors, shod with your rubber boots? Do you remember the way that puddle would capture your little girl...
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Mirror Image {Dove Soap Commercial}

When did I stop feeling beautiful?  When did I stop looking in the mirror longer than it takes me to get my hair done and not a second more because I couldn’t stand the sight of me?  When did I stop I believing that I was gorgeous? I look in the mirror right now and I see these tired 42 year old eyes staring back at me.  Looking haggard and worn.  I see a chin that...
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Satisfaction {Why I Don’t Want It}

“I took care of you in the wilderness,in that dry and thirsty land.But when you had eaten and were satisfied,you became proud and forgot me.”  (Hosea 13:5-6 NLT) I decided a few weeks ago to work my way through the book of Hosea.  I’ve never really been much of a Bible reader, at least not beyond the passages that you memorize in Sunday School.  But this past...
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Here – Five Minute Friday

Here.  In the present. In this moment.  I am here. The time has come for me to stop running, to stop hiding, to just stop pretending.   Here is where I need to be. I meet Him here. In the space between my anxiety and fear.  I meet Him right here.  I can see Him reaching out, arms open wide.  He waits, just waits like that.  With that look in His...
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