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Lost in Translation

The reflection of letters and words are easily distorted by a mirrored reflection. I didn’t really consider that until I started doing zoom and other video recording to teach people concepts. Thank goodness there are settings that help correct that problem. It is so easy for things to get lost in translation.   I’m so thankful […]

Reflections of Life Reflective Encouragement

Fill in the Blank

Fill in the blank questions can be intimidating on a test. Have you ever thought about everyday we are given as a fill in the blank? Each new day is a day for us to fill and because of the freedom we have in Christ we get to choose how we will fill it. I’m […]

Reflections of Life Reflective Encouragement

More Than Words

Words often come easier than following through with action. Especially when it comes to trusting God in the area of our finances. But truth be told money is another chariot that we might be putting greater trust in. Our challenge is to sit this week with the question; are money and my finances a chariot […]

Reflections of Life

Steady Trust Despite

Despite what our ears are hearing and our eyes are seeing we are called to trust.   We are called to stand steady in trusting prayer. I don’t think it a coincidence that our theme this week is leaders.   Today is definitely a day that we need to be taking our leaders at all levels and […]

Reflections of Life Reflective Encouragement Tuesday Tidbits

Grounded in God’s Word

Accept or Deny the Mission: A nation with hope is grounded in God’s word.   All throughout scripture the Lord points us to the provision He provides for nations who follow after Him and put their trust and hope in Him above all the things of this earth. But the nations who don’t are taken down […]

Connection Opportunities Personal Growth

Ready for a Restart?

I keep on having conversations about how 2022 didn’t start off how women expected it to.   Is the same true for you? Many women I talked with at my last event, Clear Vision Conference 2022 said they were, “ready for a restart”.   If you are shaking your head as you read this then my […]

Tuesday Tidbits

“Don’t Trip, Uplift”

The wind was the exclamation point on the chilly day.   I hadn’t packed a jacket so I was thankful for my sweatshirt to help block the wind and the sun that randomly broke through the clouds to provide some warmth.   My temporary discomfort and chill became insignificant as we drove up to the first stop […]

Reflective Encouragement Tuesday Tidbits

Clean up Aisle 7

“Clean up in aisle 7!” blares over the stores intercom system to alert the clean up crew they are needed.   As a shopper what do you instinctively do? Go to aisle 7 or avoid it?   The clean up crew probably wishes they could avoid it with the avoiders but it’s there job. My college […]

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Alter Ego’s are Revealing

Altering our ego can give us a new perspective and in many cases new found confidence.   Halloween in America is a time when people do just that they alter their ego by taking on a masked personality through a costume that gives them a temporary new identity.   It can be fun, empowering, and enlightening all […]

Reflective Encouragement

Navigate the Minefield

How are you doing today? I really want to know. Just the other day I told a friend that I feel like I’m walking through a minefield. Maybe you can relate.  Navigating conversations that used to be so simple can blow up unexpectedly. I think now more than ever we need to be dressed and […]

Personal Growth Reflective Encouragement Tuesday Tidbits

You Deserve it!

When is the last time you flew on an airplane?   I just returned from a quick trip to Sitka Alaska.   So often we just mentally check out when the Flight Attendants start their required safety brief about seat belts, emergency exits, flotation devices, and oxygen masks.   (You might even heard the little monologue in […]

Tuesday Tidbits

Rules Are Just Suggestions

Rules are just suggestions.   Depending on your unique personality make up that statement will either have you shaking your head in agreement or cringing at the thought.  Which one are you, a rule follower or a rule breaker? I like to keep both rule followers like me and rule breakers in my life.   Why?  […]

Reflections of Life Reflective Encouragement

BREATHE!

Revisiting the essentials for life: “Oxygen is essential to life!” Just like redemption is essential for eternal life.  Both Breathing and and redemption call us to a place of surrender and release. How is your spiritual breathing? Have you been holding your breath too long? Take a deep breath. Hold it…..keep holding it….okay BREATHE. I […]

Personal Growth Reflections of Life Reflective Encouragement Tuesday Tidbits

No to Quitting.

WINNERS NEVER QUIT Our greatest wins are accompanied by an inner battle cry of “YES! I can. YES! I will.”   Winners never quit. Quitting on a process means quitting on the result. This is not an attribute of an achiever. For high achievers, the demand or difficulty doesn’t matter as much as accomplishing the goal. […]

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Empowered in Weakness

Which will leave us with regret? — the things we have done or left undone????  Often we put off or avoid doing things because we don’t think we are good enough and we are afraid of failing.  Mark Twain’s insight about regrets— “twenty years from now you will be more disappointed with the things you […]

Reflective Encouragement Tuesday Tidbits

What’s Your Perspective?

The world we live in is desperate for us to see it’s point of view.  When is the last time you sat back to think about your perspective and how it affects your daily life? How much do you think our perspective influences our life? Our perspective shapes our life. We develop our view of […]

Devotion Series Reflections of Life

Looking for an “easy” button.

Overwhelmed by the circumstances of life? Caught in a trap and looking for a way out? Wondering if prayers are even heard? Most of us, if we are honest, have an area in our life that we really want changed. We might even feel trapped and almost enslaved like the Israelite’s in Egypt. There is […]

Personal Growth Reflective Encouragement Tuesday Tidbits

Engaged in Prayer

Engaged in prayer.    What does it look like to be engaged in prayer?   What does it mean for us to be engaged in prayer?   Does that statement describe our prayer life? I was challenged with a new way of looking at prayer engagement in the current Bible Study I’m doing Prayer Warrior by Stormie Omartian. […]

Tuesday Tidbits

Tuesday Tidbit- Growing in Prayer

I have the privilege of leading a weekly woman’s Bible study.  We are currently going through Stormie Omartian’s book and study guide “Prayer Warrior”.    I don’t think many people regularly put these two words together, so it might seem like a strange book title to you.  Either way  I hope you will grow in […]

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Accountability is the Key to success!

Are you ready to start the year off believing in your success?   Who wouldn’t be!   Let’s take this motivation and opportunity and put it to work for us. When is the last time you were successful in accomplishing your goal without telling anyone what you were doing?   For me the key to […]

Weekly Wellspring

Week #53 Proverbs 16:3

Proverbs 16:3Proverbs 16:3English: World English Bible – WEB301 Moved Permanently Moved Permanently The document has moved .WP-Bible plugin “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Happy New Year’s Week! Can you believe another year is coming to a close!  The end of the year also means this is our final weekly […]

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Week #50 Ephesians 6:10-11

Ephesians 6:10-11Ephesians 6:10-11English: World English Bible – WEB301 Moved Permanently Moved Permanently The document has moved .WP-Bible plugin “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” What does it look like to~ Be prepared for anything? […]

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Week #36 Psalm 20:7

Psalm 20:7Psalm 20:7English: World English Bible – WEB301 Moved Permanently Moved Permanently The document has moved .WP-Bible plugin “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”   What are the chariots and horses of our modern day life that our world trusts in more than God? […]

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Week # 26 Proverbs 29:25

Proverbs 29:25Proverbs 29:25English: World English Bible – WEB301 Moved Permanently Moved Permanently The document has moved .WP-Bible plugin “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” The quote from Lecrae says it all!  Trust in the Lord and live free and safe rather than living for people’s […]

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Week #23 2 Peter 1: 3-4

The low power flashes across the screen on our electronics,  the change oil light, low fuel, and check engine light flash and chime on our vehicle dashboard, and the low water light flashes on our coffee maker.  All of these signs are built in to help us maintain the effective and uninterrupted performance of, in some […]

Reflections of Life Reflective Encouragement

The Journey Continues…

What are you doing with the heartbeats you have been given?  Where is your life journey taking you?   Some of us are enjoying the ride and maintaining a steady heartbeat.  While others are holding on wondering what is around the next corner, with hearts beating out of their chest.  Wherever you’re at along this […]

Reflections of Life Reflective Encouragement Tuesday Tidbits

Warrior~Princess Reflections

Everywhere we turn from social media, TV, to magazines, and ads we find headlines aimed at self-improvement: “try the latest…”, “how to…”, “you just need ….”.  I’m sure you can add more to the list. We live in a world that bombards us with messages that speak to our desire for more. Do you think we would […]

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The Power of Self

Can you walk in a straight line? How about with your eyes closed? With our eyes open and something to focus on, yes, most of us are able to walk in a straight line. But when the ability to see and focus on our destination is removed or interrupted we will end up off course. […]

Tuesday Tidbits

Worthiness Misplaced

We all need to be reminded that we are loved, we are important to someone, and we are needed.   If you haven’t been reminded lately I’m glad you found this today because the Lord put this on my heart for you. He wants all of His daughters and sons to be reminded that it isn’t […]

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Pause for Pain

Dec 12th Lord do I really have to pause for the pain? focus outrageous Joy—- Moose visitation— derailed from assessment— move downstairs then upstairs to avoid distractions just to discover a poem and prayer written in Mom’s handwriting—– so sad that I missed the pain my parents felt but knew the joy my brother and […]