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The Sweetness of the Surrendered Life
“Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9 The other night I was relaxing (or so I thought!) in my bed watching a movie when I suddenly became aware of my posture. Although it was late, quiet, and peaceful in my […]
Making the Best Out of a Bad Situation
These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. — John 16:33 Winston Churchill inspired the free world as he defiantly declared, “We shall never surrender!” during England’s darkest days. History has shown that he, more […]
Filled With God’s Presence
I am the Lord of Peace. I give you Peace at all times and in every way. There is a deep, gaping hole within you that can be filled only by My peaceful Presence. People who don’t know Me try to fill that emptiness in many different ways, or they simply pretend it isn’t there. […]
Get Some Sleep
So don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own – Matthew 6:34 Easy to say. Not always easy to do, right? We are so prone to worry. Just last night I was worrying in my sleep. I dreamed that I was diagnosed with ALS, […]
5 Ways to Help Kids with Back to School Anxiety
Do your kids suffer from back to school anxiety? My two older children are both in grade school. Neither had experienced any type of school anxiety before, even when entering Kindergarten. I’ll never forget standing outside of my son’s Kindergarten classroom and thinking “WOAH, that was way easier than I thought!” Then, last year we […]
Snowballs...or Avalanches - #6833
Today is a snowball. You can handle a snowball coming at you. It's just that when you put many of those snowballs together and try to deal with them all at once, you're going to be trying to deal with an avalanche. That's not how God made you. He gives us strength for one day at a time. I know that from Deuteronomy 33:25. It says, "He will give you strength equal to your day."
Running Ahead of Your Supply Lines - #6518
When worry comes, get the hook, get it off center stage, and don't run ahead of your supply lines by worrying into tomorrow. Remember, your Father has everything under control!
No Tipping Allowed - #6438
You give God His, and you don't have less; you have more. You've got the God who owns it all saying, "All these things will be added to you." "You don't have to worry," Jesus said. God is your Father, not your waiter. He's your Lord, not your driver. He gets your best. When it comes to God, no tipping allowed.
True Woman: Connecting the Dots
"Seven years later, I still fall back into my worry-and-need-to-control bouts every now and then. In these times, it is so reassuring to go back to the journals I wrote during those last months in Orlando. I review my prayers, and my faith is strengthened as I look back and see how God used every delay, problem, and hurdle for good in my life. I have been able to connect the dots between seemingly isolated events, and have been able to see God’s hand through it all; like the weaving of a tapestry."
True Woman: Turning the Corner on Worry Prayers
When we take our eyes off all we are not seeing God do, and begin thanking Him and proclaiming His goodness for all we have seen Him do–our perspective transforms from worry . . . to praise and gratitude!