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I’m a simple girl.
Maybe “average girl” would be a better way to describe me. Truly. I was never the super star in school, in sports, in anything. I usually found myself somewhere in the middle. Plain Amy. Brown hair, brown eyes, mediocre basketball skills, and boasting more B’s than A’s on my report card. I [...]

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in the eye of the storm

“We made it through the night.”

When the storm makes landfall in our lives, whether literally or figuratively, we sometimes wonder if we will survive the night. We wonder if our bodies, our homes, the infrastructure of the town and our communities, have what it takes to weather the winds and the rains and raging seas [...]

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the joy walk

“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from [...]

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passing through the fire

“Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.” Isaiah 43:1
Fear not.
Thou art mine.
There is something incredibly comforting in those words. We don’t have to fear because we belong to Him.
The older I get, and the more life I experience, the more I appreciate the value of [...]

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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22,23
Who are you becoming?
The answer to this question can be found in revealing where you have been abiding.
Underneath the surface of every living thing are roots tied to something, connecting [...]

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we can be bold

We can be bold.
“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, and through wisdom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s [...]

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breathe

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
Sometimes God says, “Breathe.”
Pause.
Stop doing. Stop with the self-reliance. Give yourself a rest.
Take a Sabbath.
Take a walk.
Put your phone away and your calendar and your e-mail inbox. We deceive ourselves into thinking [...]

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There is no person on this planet, no authority, no government, no circumstance bearing its weight upon you that can keep God from bringing your life calling to its destiny.
God’s plan for you will be accomplished.
The enemy might try to hijack it, but God wins. All.the.time.
One of my favorite statements made by Jesus in the [...]

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your joy is coming

“The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter.” Psalm 30:5, The Message

Your joy is coming.
Most of us have journeyed through what might be called a wilderness season, or personal desert, a time of grieving, or a period of brokenness. There are a lot of various terms for personal/internal suffering.
While the [...]

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“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me-watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on [...]

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