photo by Joey Rudder

I was standing in the checkout line at the grocery store today when God revealed something to me. I’d been stressed out about our finances since the final death of our furnace and was living in this state of holding-my-breath and asking God when He rescues us (which He does faithfully every time something “bad” happens) why does He wait until the last minute and then offer us “just enough?” Don’t get me wrong, I am SO thankful for His help.

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I woke up a few weeks ago hearing, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3: 5-6 NIV). The funny thing is, I’ve never been able to remember all of that scripture before and there it was like a warm pair of slippers I could slip into as I slid out of bed, preparing me for the day.

It not only prepared me, but it opened my eyes

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A New Year: Pebble or Shale? (Part 2)

God’s love for you is there and it’s here and it’s all around you. It’s as delicate as the silken touch of a rose petal, yet with a more delicate scent. It’s as real as the very heartbeat you feel within you, if you focus long enough to feel it. The beauty of His love for you surpasses the enveloping mist that wraps around the peak of a mountain after a storm. And His love for you has more power, more determined ferocity than any storm on this earth to

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A New Year: Pebble or Shale? (Part 1)

Do you really believe your life is your own? Do you not see that you have a choice and your decision has eternal consequences for many? And that choice is this: Do you choose to allow God to use you or not? And if you say, “No, this is my life. I want to do what I want to do. God doesn’t understand what I’ve been through. This is my time now. Mine.” Then you will sink as a pebble dropped to the bottom of the sea. Lost forever, fading

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