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January 9, 2018

When You Feel Like Running

I wanted a white vase, so I spray painted white over my shiny Goodwill find. I must not have prepped well enough as the white paint began to chip off around the edges after a while. The chipping didn't look much like shabby chic or farmhouse decor or anything nice so the vase was relegated to the closet. Recently my husband got a hold of it. He sanded the vase down, added a little texture fixing where the chips were jagged and sealed it. Voila! I have an amazing vase now! We all want to be a conqueror, but we don’t want anything to conquer.” - Joyce Meyer That stings my heart a bit. Oh, how my actions, more often than not, reflect this statement. I want to learn, grow and conquer until I have to, then I grumble and fight it. I wanted a new vase until it became…
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Encouragement
January 17, 2016

Take Time to Recharge!

Feeling out of sorts like the snowman art hanging on the wall into the New Year. Remnants of white lights, a shiny candlestick red, and candy cane stripes left behind. Another tub of decorations to pack, can’t quite wrap Christmas up; decorated in stages, now the putting away in stages. Tired. The crush of busy, a list of to-do’s, and must-do’s. Longing for the quiet, the refreshing, the more of God that I desperately need. Reality nudges hard; juggling schedules, kids stressing and fussing, time escaping faster than I can slow it still, and the knowing that I’m not enough. Looking, longing for that deep, strengthening joy. Learning to find a heart of thankfulness in all things, even in the “not-enough’s” and my failures strong. Sharpening the skill of seeing the good, the lovely that only God can make out of all things. The end of the week, I take…
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