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Archive for February, 2013

Hard Hearts and a Hero – February 19 Devos


The following is a devotional email I sent out to our small group. 

Greetings gorgeous gals!

I hope you’re having a good week! I am excited that many of you are coming to the Women’s Retreat this coming weekend. God is going to do some amazing things there.

Whether you are going, or are unable to, this is a good week for all of us to examine our hearts. Two Sundays ago, Brad’s sermon focused on how when God touches the life of any person playing ‘god’, hardness of heart is always a certain reaction. (If you missed the sermon, you can watch it here: http://www.tworiverschurch.org/702479.ihtml.)

At the end of the sermon, Brad challenged us with two truths to apply to our lives:

  1. Certain sensations are given to us as a gift from God.
  2. Ask God to free you from your hardness of heart.  (more…)

My Story of Healing: Encouraged by Sarah’s Story


This is a continuation of the story of the healing journey the Lord has me on. You can read about The Need, The Past 6 Months, Quiet Waters, 6 Weeks Since QW, and Christmas

I listen to K-LOVE radio in the mornings when I’m getting ready for work.k-love I love listening to the Morning Show – the three DJs are very encouraging and entertaining.

On Monday, February 4th, they received a call from a listener with an amazing story. Her name was Sarah, and she shared about her life with severe scoliosis – so much so, that her ribs touched her hips. But only days before calling, the Lord had miraculously healed her and she grew 4 inches! The DJs kept her on the phone for a while to hear more of her incredible story.  (more…)

5 Years – I Miss…


Today marks fives years since my dad left this world and went on to be with Jesus. In many ways each passing year gets easier.

Our last picture together.

Our last picture together.

But there are some things I miss…

Lately, I’ve been missing his corny jokes. He told the worst ones… the ones that would just make you groan and roll your eyes. But his eyes would light up and he would laugh at himself. I wish I could remember more of those corny jokes.  (more…)

Patience and Details – February 5 Devos


The following is an email I sent out the ladies of our growth group. 

Hey ladies!

I hope your week is off to a great start! Mine sure has been. Thanks for all of the birthday love today!

I have really been enjoying going through Eat This Book with the church. I love studying specific portions of Scripture, but getting acquainted with the big story is good to do every so often. And even if you aren’t reading along with us, there are still so many things we can learn together!

There were a few things that stuck out to me as I read through Genesis and Exodus. First was the patience of those early saints. Remember, they didn’t have the Holy Spirit to guide them and encourage them. The heard a word from the Lord, acted on it… and then sometimes didn’t hear from Him again in a long time. Can you imagine being Abraham, leaving his home, traveling to where God told him to go, but probably not getting confirmation along the way?  (more…)

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