A Place To Belong ...
on May 11th, 2021
Many of us have probably felt unnoticed, alone, or overlooked in one way or another, and even found ourselves seeking alternative places or situations to fit in.  Belonging is such a deep need inside us.  Satan has been lying to us since the fall of Adam and Eve and as a result, we are constantly being influenced into thinking that we belong only when we measure up.  The truth is, we find our belo...  Read More
Fear Not ...
on May 4th, 2021
God commanded us not to fear.  I read that the phrase 'fear not' is used 365 times in the Bible, which is one 'fear not' for every day of the year.  This just shows us how the enemy loves to use fear to decrease our hope and to limit us. When I walk my dog, he pulls me hard like a freight train.  Despite his small size, I still have to maintain a strong resistance against the motion of his inclina...  Read More
Feeling Overwhelmed?
on April 29th, 2021
In the summer, I often find myself relaxing on my deck where I'm listening to the singing of birds or the flowing of water down a stream in the background.  I allow these sounds to capture my attention to the point where they become familiar to me.In a similar way, some of us experience depression at some point in our lives where it can gradually creep in and become familiar to us so that we conti...  Read More
Don't Compare Yourself ...
on April 20th, 2021
How many of us struggle with comparing ourselves to others, whether it's in how we look, what we have, what we do, or maybe how we behave?I read that the average person can complain between 15 to 30 times a day, and since jealousy is a spirit of complaint, we can see how we can become susceptible to the enemy's trap by seeing life in a negative or discontented way.'Jealousy' is mentioned in 26 ver...  Read More
Goodbye, Negativity ...
on April 13th, 2021
April 13, 2021 How many of us struggle through disappointments, expectations or circumstances that derail us with negative thoughts or emotions? This past week, I had a cosmetic facial procedure called Dermaplaning that removed the top layer of my skin.  The benefit of this was to promote healthier skin to grow.  To my understanding, dead skin cells build up on the surface over time, and if they a...  Read More
Let Go and Let God ...
on April 7th, 2021
April 7, 2021 It's easy to go through life holding onto things that weigh us down.  These things can be worry, fear, doubt, guilt, rejection, regret, and the list could go on.  When we allow these negative emotions to take over, it pushes out our joy, peace, confidence and strength.  Everyday, we need to empty out anything negative from our past.  If we don't let painful things go, they can and wi...  Read More
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