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Psalm 126:5

“Those who sow in tears will reap in shouts of joy”-Psalm 126:5, this verse came to me a few months ago just when I needed it and today I’m hoping it comes to someone else just when they need it. Something you should know about me, I am a crier (happy tears, sad tears, all the tears). Something else you…

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Worms

Yesterday the rain came. All the snow and ice has finally melted to reveal a muddy mess. At the bus stop this morning the kids couldn’t believe all the worms that were crawling all over the place. Short ones, long ones, fat ones, thin ones, WORMS EVERYWHERE. As soon as I heard them mention the worms I was immediately taken…

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Easing into Bible journaling

Bible journaling has become increasingly popular these days but I’m not quite ready to start painting and drawing just yet. For the longest time, I thought it was disrespectful to write in your Bible until I realized it’s not only a great way to memory keep your faith journey but to interact with God’s word. Just a few basic things can…

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The Imperfect Youth Leader

Everyone wants to be heard and known. We all have the desire to be understood in a light that doesn’t make us seem crazy. Now magnify these needs by a thousand and you have teenagers. Two main things that teens need in their lives are number 1: JESUS and number 2: imperfect adults who care about them. The reason I…

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I am not alone

I’m sitting in my pajamas covered up with a quilt I made drinking coffee and reflecting on what I’ve been feeling lately. God has put on my heart to really examine myself and be honest with my feelings and today I feel like others may be able to find comfort in the fact that they are not alone. The enemy…

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Charges but no Offense

Last Friday I went to a bible study and we read a portion of Acts. When we discussed what we observed from reading this passage what jumped out at me is that charges were brought against Paul but he had committed no offense. I started to think about my teenage years and how I would believe anything anyone said about…

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Obedience

Over last year God has been working on my obedience to Him. Not just in some aspects of my life but all of them. What I’ve learned so far is that the spirit of obedience is most necessary when it’s the most difficult. When God calls you to do something that you love and want to do, it’s simple. But…

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Boldness

Today I was doing my write the word journal  and a verse that continues to speak to me was included in the today’s verses of Hebrews 10:35-39. After I wrote down the verses for today and moved on to the next page I became flooded with thoughts. I really feel that is the main purpose of the journal, to get you thinking…

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Overwhelmed

I am typing this bundled up on my couch feeling sicker than I have in awhile, a double ear infection and a gnarly cold will do that to you. The word that has been constantly at the forefront of my mind in the last 8 weeks is OVERWHELMED. I am a person who doesn’t mind to busy and generally prefers…

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Rise Up

I just returned from a long weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina where we attended 2 days of Code Orange revival. God used this revival to encourage my spirit and I have tons to unpack from this trip. The first thing that I heard that really stuck with me was something Dharius Daniels said (I took two pages of notes during…

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