All You Have, Is All You Need

All You Have, Is All You Need

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All of your experiences, all of your pain, all of your disappointments, all of your victories, everything about you is necessary for your Purpose. There is not one thing that you have, tangible or intangible, that is unnecessary. It is the sum total of it all that God will maximize, and allow you to thrive in your Calling, Read more

Worried About the Wrong Things?

Worried About the Wrong Things?

Aroma TherapyWorry is is the Chief Thief of our hope!  Worry is a stalker, each time we get up the courage to believe again, to start moving forward,  AGAIN, here comes worry badgering us to focus on the wrong things! Read more

#LoveTapFromD💕: Keep on Moving, Don’t Stop Now…

#LoveTapFromD💕: Keep on Moving, Don’t Stop Now…

img_6943-1In order for you to see God complete what He began in you, you must exercise the courage to keep going! Motion is the responsibility of the believer, so keep moving toward the promises God has made you because that is the only way to obtain them!

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Trusting over Feeling

Trusting over Feeling

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Yes, [God] wants you to sense His Presence, but He’s more concerned that you trust Him than that you feel Him. Faith, not feelings, please God   -Rick Warren

Do you ever feel like God is hiding from you?  Have you ever felt like you were going through the toughest time in your life, and He was no where to be found,  or like your heartfelt prayers were unheard? If you’ve felt these or similar feelings, what were your responses?

I certainly have had times in my life where it seemed like God was silent.  I have cried myself to sleep many nights, wondering if God was even listening to my intense pleas for comfort, clarity, and/or direction. These seasons in my life where God has seemed silent were some of the most challenging times in my faith journey.  My responses have varied during these times.  There have been times when God’s seeming distance made me shut down,  and there  have been times when His seeming distance made me pray more and continue to intentionally draw closer to Him.  There have been times in these seasons when I have felt alone,  depressed,  lost,  and even forgotten….

If  you haven’t experienced these times of seeming distance,  it is inevitable that you eventually will,  You may even be enduring one of these seasons as you read this, and I want you to know that God has not forgotten you. In fact, it is impossible for Him to forget you. Your ability to inhale and exhale in this moment testifies that He hasn’t.  Most importantly,  your breath is evidence that you have not reached the end of your life’s story,  so that means,

 IT AIN’T OVER,  and God’s goodness for your life is still ahead of you! 

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Come Closer

Come Closer


img_1214Last week, I shared the immense impact that reading Purpose Driven Life  had on me this year.  On Sunday evenings for the next several weeks,  I want to share some of the impactful principles in the book. My hope is that you would be encouraged,  and also intrigued to consider reading, or maybe even re-reading the book as well.

The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears 

-Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life 

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Dependent

Dependent

img_6782We live in a culture where it is frowned upon to be dependent. Everyone wants to be self-sufficient, self-made, and self-maintained, no one wants to “need” anyone. Having a need is thought to be a sign of weakness, and in our culture, we insist on  being perceived as “strong,” even if we are struggling and stressing to uphold this persona.

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