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Come Out of Hiding

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Come Out of Hiding

  If you read my last blog, you know I took some time for a personal retreat. One of the things that the Lord said to me was it was time to come out of hiding. He showed me a picture of a person coaxing a puppy out from underneath a bed. I saw the puppy cautiously coming out and joyfully bouncing around, tail wagging, jumping, and licking that person. The puppy was so excited to no longer be afraid and hiding. I heard the Lord say, " I am coaxing the inner you out of hiding. You will bound with...

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Come Fly with Me!

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Come Fly with Me!

While recovering from hip replacement surgery, I have enjoyed many long coffee times with the Lord. During one morning, He showed me a hot air balloon rising and said,   "Come fly with me! Rise up with joy, freedom, fun, and adventure. Release the tethers holding you down and rise. You must release the cords of worry, fear, and doubts of the future to rise to new adventures with me.  Stoke the fire, release the flames, rise up and go with the flow!"   As I meditated on this, here are a few thoughts that Holy Spirit shared with me. You...

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Abundance is a Basket Full of Zucchini

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Abundance is a Basket Full of Zucchini

Abundance means plenty, or a very large quantity of something. It is the innate tendency of nature and of life to manifest, grow, and become more. It's zucchini season, and abundance is here.  As children of God, we are promised abundance not only in our gardens but in every area of our lives.   John 10:10 AMPC The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).     Abundance means having more than enough in every situation or circumstance you find yourself...

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God's Goodness: "the measure of faith"

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God's Goodness: "the measure of faith"

My focus this month has been on the goodness of God.  As believers, we must have faith in the goodness of God. The bible tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God. Without that faith, we can fall into fear and anxiety, doubting God's love and His plans for us living an abundant and delightful life. “The goodness of God is infinitely more wonderful than we will ever be able to comprehend.” A.W. Tozer   What is goodness? Goodness is the quality of the state of being good.  Just like God is love, God is good.  He...

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It's Time: Spring Cleaning 2021

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It's Time: Spring Cleaning 2021

Spring has officially arrived!  Yea!  Once again, I can sit on the porch to enjoy my coffee and the morning sunshine.  The birds are busy building nests and serenading us with their songs.  I watch the squirrels play as I imagine the beautiful front garden I will create this year; if the bunnies don't eat it.  As I sit here this morning, Mathew 10:29-31 plays over and over in my mind.   You can buy two sparrows for only a copper coin, yet not even one sparrow falls from its nest without the knowledge of your Father. Aren’t you worth much...

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