Encouragement

Bloom Beautiful Wildflowers :: a giveaway

Bloom where you’re planted.  That’s what Jennifer told me back when I was still blooming, so to speak. Not a season out of the onset of puberty, my beautiful and lanky friend had discernment beyond her years. Confidence seemed to exude from her inner soul, even though I knew she struggled with feelings of insecurity. Oh the days she wished she was three inches shorter than the tallest boy in our class, instead of seeing clear across his curly head. Jennifer and I would commiserate about the normal teenage things, like too much homework, nagging mothers, and boys not liking […]

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Trust Me, I Gotcha!

Why did I click that link? Seriously. If I had just not looked beyond the title of the email in my inbox, I would have been fine.  But my curiosity peaked my interest.  So I looked. And I read. And then it hit. That ugly feeling inside. That moment when you feel totally awful, as comparison, jealousy, and insecurity brew together and leave a bad taste in your mouth. I know you know what I am talking about. But the yuck didn’t stop there, as my hurting heart attempted to take over my words. There was an edge in my […]

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Emerge! A New Perspective!

Have you ever been heading in a particular direction, certain you are going exactly where you thought you were supposed to head, only to realize that’s not the case? Or have you felt the Holy Spirit leading you on a particular issue, and suddenly, a new message is impressed upon your heart that makes you wonder if you heard wrong? Oh, how easy it is for us to get lost.  To be wrong.  To totally misunderstand.  But sometimes, it isn’t a matter of making a mistake or being hard of hearing.  Sometimes it is about  learning a valuable lesson. Sometimes, […]

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The Power of Scripture Prayers

The discipline of prayer has been something the Lord has been impressing on my heart for the last six months. After reading through “Let Us Pray” by Watchmen Nee with a group of women last summer, I am all the more keenly aware of the way God wants us to come to Him with our concerns, desires, hopes, and dreams. He wants us to engage in His work through prayer, becoming intercessors on behalf of those we care deeply about and joining Him in his kingdom work. It is one thing to grasp an understanding of the power of prayer, […]

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Facing the Day

“Come to Me with your gaping emptiness, knowing that in Me you are complete. As you rest quietly in My Presence, My Light within you grows brighter and brighter. Facing the emptiness inside you is simply the prelude to being filled with My fullness. Therefore, rejoice on those days when you drag yourself out of bed, feeling sluggish and inadequate…”   from Jesus Calling Do you feel a gaping emptiness? Can you see your incompleteness? Is today one of those times you simply had to drag yourself out of bed, feeling sluggish and inadequate? Oh yes. Those word from Jesus Calling […]

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