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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…

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.…

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…

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…

Ripe or Rotten

“You don’t have to be afraid of the unknown. It is unknown only to you. God is well aware of where you are and every step He is asking you to take.” --unknown God has a plan – He always has a plan. He works all things for good. I believe it. There is no love without freedom so He gives me free will. I get to choose - right or left. My way or God’s. I wonder if my…

Total Exposure

I first became acquainted with Elizabeth Nejedlo aka Blue Jean Gypsy on instagram. I was initially drawn to her posts and shared love of ripped jeans. If you’ve never read her, do yourself a favor and check out her beautiful instagram page (her photography is a work of art). You will read posts you relate to that will inspire you. The devotionals and Bible studies on her blog are excellent – can you tell I’m a fan? She is a…

It’s a Love Thing

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37 It was 1994, I was 24 and broke. My son was almost five and needed things we couldn’t afford. Things like speech therapy not covered by insurance, specialists who cost more than our weekly income and more. God always provided. Our total need and His undeniable faithfulness grew my faith more than anything else. When God blessed…

What I Seek

“Then we learn that we can’t use Jesus to defend and maintain our position of power and wealth or to keep up for our own sake a positive self-image as polite and decent people. It could be that Jesus will lead us to a place where we ourselves don’t know whether we’re holy, where all we know is we have work to do, where we have to obey the word that we’ve learned in our heart.” -–Richard Rohr Blame it…