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God Will Replenish and Fill You Up!

Joelle Povolni

December 27, 2019

Let Peace Rule

I can be stubborn and strong willed. You? Maybe that is why I like the scriptures that talk about God doing what he wants. Well, I’m not God and when I do things that I want it’s not necessarily always the best choice. When God does what he pleases, he has His purpose and our

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Will You Trust Me?

If you are wrestling I get it. What we see and hear can throw us off balance. We believe and pray and yet, we are disappointed in what we see. If you have been caught off guard by the news, maybe recognizing it as news—not necessarily truth—will help you move forward today. “Truth is what

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When You Know That You Know

There are instances in life where you know that you know. When I met Paul, at 18 years old, I knew that I knew somehow, someway I would marry this man. I told my mom this exact thing. Three years later I walked down the aisle and he was waiting for me there. When my

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Faith Over The Impossible

Breathe deep. If you need a word of encouragement go ahead and read these scriptures out loud in your mind. You know what I mean – Ha, ha. Place an emphasis where needed. Visualize what God can do with your finite abilities and resources or lack there of. That thing that is impossible in your

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I’m Still Here! Life in The Storm.

No one ever wants a word from God Like this. Actually three words written on yellow sticky note by a trusted spiritual mentor. Three words predicting a life storm that was not only brewing, but clearly coming straight for me. Dating it I put the sticky note in the BACK of my Bible. The back,

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Are You Tired Of Feeling Defeated?

Ok, warning!! ♨️ I’m a little on fire and worked up! Read if you can handle a little straight talk and war strategy from a girl who’s tired of seeing the enemy win in our lives! From one who is tired of see so many of us feeling defeated. From a person who used to

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There's a note on the red door, "Joelle Lives Here!" You are welcome!

You Are Welcome Here

You are at the right place. Welcome home friend! Our son, who was seven at the time, put a note on the outside of our front door that read: Jaden lives here. He was simply making a statement. He was making certain that our first time guests knew that they had arrived at the right

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You And I Can’t Make People Change

Oh, I have tried and failed at this. You and I can’t make people change. Not our friends, our parents, our spouses, or our children. This can feel scary and overwhelming at times. We can’t make people have a change of heart. We can’t control their decisions. We can’t “preach” at them enough to change

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When You Look At Others & Wonder Why

If you look at others and wonder why, I have too. Why everything they touch turns to gold. Why their children do not struggle. Why their marriage seems effortless and mine is hard work. Why they can go and do and I feel stuck. Why they are married and I am not. Why they have

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How To Grow With God

In the quiet of the morning before everyone is up it’s easier to hear God’s voice. It’s easier to read His Word and let it direct my thoughts and my day. This is good and oh, how I need it. Then later happens… Does this happen to you? Road blocks like people and their thoughts,

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Do You Want The Real Thing

I love that first cup of hot coffee in the morning that is freshly brewed with a little milk, honey and pumpkin pie spice (tis the season). There is nothing appetizing about coffee that is old, half cold, or roasted burnt (in my opinion). We all have our preferences. Preferences are one of the things

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Your Pain Has A Purpose

This morning I am walking a little off kilter as my right foot has a small abrasion. Without a bit of pain, I may not have known it was even there. We don’t like pain for the most part. We’d rather avoid it, at least I would, and yet pain is often our alert system

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He Knows Where You Are

My husband often takes the scenic route. It may take longer. That does not make a difference to him when there is wild beauty to be found or when he has a hunch that an adventure awaits or let’s be honest, when he takes a wrong turn and we don’t have a clue where we

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No Room For Shame

The day the electric outlet box for our dryer was repaired I felt free again. It’s so wild how such a small thing can change the way you live. No more last-minute loads of laundry to run through the dryer, just in time for an event or a trip. Everything had to be washed in

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He Knows Our Hearts and Summer Time

The house gets messier. Food disappears quicker. Bedtime routines get later and a little crazier. Friends are spending the night. Kids are coming and going and asking what we are doing today for the second and third time. Lord, help all the mama’s! It’s summertime! My heart feels shuffled around without routine and all the

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How To Not Let Stress Take Over!

I went there. I dove all in. I let the emotion, the frustrations, the doubts, and yes, even the anger tumble right out. I told God, then I told my husband. I guess some of us need to say it twice just to make sure we are heard loud and clear. The thoughts and emotions

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A Simple Touch Can Speak Volumes To The Heart!

She covered my hand in hers. This beautiful woman who I was sitting next to, did not know me. We had only shared a few words, yet somehow she knew. She sensed the welling up of emotion and I’m sure she saw the tears slipping down my cheek, as the message on brokenness was spoken

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It’s Easy To Get Our Eyes Set On People Instead of God

Looking to others is not something we necessarily set out to do. Most of us are aware that God is control and it’s really all up to Him, not them, right? Life happens and somehow if we are not careful, it sneaks up on us. Someone brags on us or believes in us and before

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Unraveled and Looking For Rest

I untied the knots and begin pulling the yarn which caused my crochet project to unravel. The navy yarn piled up in my lap and looked like a messy bowl of yarn spaghetti, as I kept undoing what I had once put together. I thought to myself, yup, life feels a bit like this right

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