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let go

In the cold, damp, dreary cell, after the dinner hour had passed and the quiet of evening slowly and silently settled in, I wonder – as Joseph processed the happenings of the day – what thoughts and feelings, emotions and curiosities wandered through his mind as the sun sank its way into the night. Once [...]

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too much

“Too much” goes two ways.
There is the too much over-working, too much over-doing, taking too much on, too much killing ourselves for more, too much self-reliance, living in a hyperactive, micro-managing mindset that the world depends on us doing too much. And then there is the other “too much”. The too much hiding, too much [...]

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“I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:13,14
Where is our confidence?
Is our confidence in a system? A government? A leader? A friend?
When our confidence hangs upon the shoulders [...]

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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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