A Constant Flow of Joy

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“Always be joyful” 1 Thes. 5:16 How? I’m serious!  How are we supposed to ALWAYS be joyful?  To rejoice in and over ALL things?  That isn’t even realistic—is it? What if we began seeing things through God’s eyes? What if we made His view our habit?   Join me over at W2Wministries.org for the remainder of this article […]

Affirming Truth vs. Positive Thinking

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“What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” John 13:7 I speak these words today not to convince myself all will work out fine or to look on some “bright” side. This is not me hugging myself while saying over and over again . . . — “Jesus loves […]

It is Well

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The past several years have been a stream of difficulties. I’m not exaggerating, nor am I sympathy seeking. It wasn’t until yesterday while I was listening to the sermon at church that God did a bit of a flashback showing me it all.  Not so I’d feel sorry for myself.  But because I can be […]

Plans and Thoughts; His and Mine

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Quite often things don’t go as I would like or as I plan. Years ago, a friend gave me a fridge magnet she said was perfect for me, “We plan; God laughs!”  To be completely honest, the comment along with the magnet kinda ticked me off.  And while I get the humor behind it now, […]

Note to Self . . .

Boardwalk & Sky

That perspective of yours, remember, is very small and not unbiased. Your enemy uses it against you. He twists the lens you see through to obscure—causing the doubt, the fear, the mistrust in God. Satan knows your weak places. He knows what hurts you and sends you spiraling the deepest and quickest. It seems others […]

Jesus Loves Me! Yeah, but …

Measure of God's Love

Jesus loves me. You may tell yourself that. “Jesus loves me, this I know” But does your “know” press deep down? Does your soul believe the “know”? Perception of our story, choices, and current life situation skew the truth because we naturally see through eyes of flesh, which are tainted not only by experience but […]

Breaking Free

Breaking Free

Recently, God revealed a root lie I’ve unconsciously believed about Him. That He breaks me to make me more like Christ. And even in the “renewing of my mind” it’s a struggle, because reality screams at me– “See! Look at the pain He’s allowed for His glory!” The truth is, God creates! He does not break. […]