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 […]

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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 […]

Weekly Wellspring

Week #50 Ephesians 6:10-11

Ephesians 6:10-11 “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?  ~ Be strong in the Lord? How do we build strength in the Lord? […]

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Week #38 Isaiah 40:31

Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”   Do you have hope?   Lives lived without hope are marked by weariness.  The first sign of weakening hope is an […]

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Week #34 Joshua 1:7

Joshua 1:7 “Be strong and very courageous.  Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; Do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.” I often wonder, am I the only one who has said, “well that didn’t work out […]

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Week # 19 James 1: 2-3

James 1: 2-3 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” Life + Trials = Pure Joy How does that add up?  According to the world we live in it doesn’t.  Why would the writer of James even […]

Tuesday Tidbits

Walls or Bridges?

Walls or Bridges? I was leading a Bible study group through Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer when this “tidbit” rocked my world. I hope you are encouraged. In this study, at the end of each study day, she asks us to write down our “Actionable Intel”(a personal take a way). This particular day we […]

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ADORE Series: Eternal Peace!

Welcome to the final post in the ADORE Series: Eternal Peace— The reflections of Advent are the gentle melodies that play in our hearts and are often drown out by the clamoring of the season demanding our attention.   It is the goodness of God that meets us in our moments of reflection to remind us that […]

ADORE Series Devotion Series Reflections of Life Tuesday Tidbits

ADORE Series: Outrageous Joy

Welcome to the third post in the ADORE Series: Outrageous Joy— What comes to mind when you hear “Outrageous Joy”? Is it a loud memory or a quiet gentle one?   Is it a memory of a time experienced with others or a personal moment? I have experienced joy in so many ways it is […]

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Cooking on the Wrong Burner

Have you ever started preparing a meal and discovered you have had your pan on the wrong burner? Once again I found myself wondering how in the world I didn’t notice sooner that nothing was happening in my pot that should be boiling any moment. As I reached for the handle it was very hot […]