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Spin Cycle

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. --Matthew 11:29    Sometimes I won’t let go so I get dragged. I keep hoping things will change and someone will wake up. I don’t want to accept reality. The situation is painful and heart breaking - if I just tried harder….. Insanity makes me insane. Attempting to fix what is broken. Playing God because I don’t think He will do what’s needed. Obviously He…

Temporary Trouble

And before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: “Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord, and I will add fifteen years to your life.” 2 Kings 20:4-5 Prayer…

Twisted Scripture

Then the devil took Him (Jesus) to the holy city and set Him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, throw Yourself down, for it is written, “’He will command His angels concerning you,’ and “’On their hands they will bear You up, lest You strike Your foot against a stone.”’ Matthew 4:5-6 Never forget, we are at war and souls are at stake. Spiritual battle. Heaven and Hell. The…

Good Gifts

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights and whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 God is a giver. He gives life, love, grace, salvation. He gave Himself. As I give, it is given to me. Given in good measure. Pressed down, shaken together, running over. Gifts given to serve one another. Given to glorify the giver. Seed supplier. Light of life. Child of God.…

It is Finished

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide His garments. Luke 23:34 It began with jealousy, greed, a garden kiss. Betrayal. Betrayal by one of His Own. A friend. A brother. Others deny knowing Him. When He needs them the most, they leave. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” In agony, Jesus prays. Sweat becomes drops of blood, falls to the ground. Jasmine scents the…

Psalm 13

[bctt tweet="Without the dark, we'd never see stars." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? This night is long. I keep waiting for you to show up, do something, rescue me. I pray and wait, try to have faith…but I can’t see or hear You. How long will You hide your face from me? It feels like You’ve abandoned me. I know Your Word says You never leave but I feel so alone. How long must I…

Less is More

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:12 I read somewhere there are two types of people – those who operate under a theory of abundance – there’s more than enough for everyone or one of scarcity – there’s limited quantity so I…

Rolled Stone

Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. Mark 16:2-4 They thought it was over. Jesus, Messiah, Savior of the world was dead. He was their miracle, hope and new beginning. They thought…

Messy Grace

I am excited to introduce today’s guest blogger, Hope Alexander. Hope is wise beyond her years, real and fearlessly herself. She loves Jesus with everything she has – it’s one of the reasons I wanted to feature her - she inspires me. I first met Push Press Princess, aka Hope Alexander, on Instagram. I read her blog and became an immediate fan. I started following and was inspired by her encouraging posts. When I decided to feature guest bloggers, I…

Sword of Peace

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:18 If possible means it isn’t always possible. As it depends on me says sometimes despite my best efforts, the other party refuses. They are bound. Captive to pain. Unwilling to give. Blind. A dove is used as a symbol of peace. Tranquil. Quiet. Gentle. Yet peace comes with a sword. The price of peace is often blood. Wars are fought for it. Christ died for…