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Once Upon a Time…


Once upon a time…. That’s how all of the good stories start. The ones where the main character is about to have a significant part of their story told. One where there are trials and challenges for them to overcome, and they learn more about themselves and the strength that resides in them.

So I guess that I could start this new season of writing that way – “Once upon a time…” – since that’s when the new chapter of my journey began. Two years isn’t that long, but in some ways it can be an eternity.  (more…)

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Released


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on here, huh? I guess that you could say that life has been busy – but I know that’s not the main reason. really, it has been because I’ve been in an intense season of growth, change, and learning. And sometimes you can’t put into words the things that you need to express while in the midst of that time. Though I pray that I will always have a heart that is willing to grow, change, and learn. But I feel like now I am coming out of that concentrated season and that God has released me to begin writing again.  (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…)

Worship Postures


Our women’s small group has regrouped for the semester after taking a little winter break. It was so good to be back amongst my girls!

Part of our evening always includes worshiping together. And we felt that God was leading us to learn more about being physically engaged in worship. So I put together a little handout lesson for the group about some of the postures of worship that are in the Bible. Most of us are comfortable with a few of these, but some may be just outside our bubble of comfortably. I challenged them to ask the Lord how He wanted them to worship. Here’s what we learned:

Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations. (more…)

Vision – November 20 Devos


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

Hello sweet sisters!

I so loved what Laura shared with us last week through her testimony and the things her father has taught her. If you would like copies of the handouts she gave us, check your email from me last week, or check the Facebook page under “Files.”

We all have our dreams and hopes for the future, don’t we? Sometimes they come to fruition… and sometimes they don’t work out exactly like we planned. And this can be a good thing, or a not as good thing, depending on how you look at it. But in all things we have confidence in these promises:

  • For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)  (more…)

Thankful Thursdays


This week I am thankful for these three things:

1. My church. Two Rivers is a special place where God’s Spirit dwells. I love the people, the pastors, the worship, the preaching, the focus on prayer. I have grown so much in my few short years in this body of believers.  (more…)

Fix Our Eyes – October 23 Devos


(Here are the devos for our small group this week.)

Hola mis amigas!

I hope you all had a good, restful weekend!

Have you been practicing the Meeting Place this week? What has He been saying to you? I would suggest that you keep a journal and write down the things that the Lord says to you. It can often be very encouraging to go back and re-read the things the Lord has spoken to you and over you. Especially when you find yourself in the midst of the battle or the storm.

I know many of us are walking through places of difficulty or battles right now. Some days we feel like we have a big target on our backs.  (more…)

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