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Prepare for Something New

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Prepare for Something New

The way we live our lives is changing. Who would have guessed that toilet paper would be such a hot topic?  (check out my alternative suggestions here) The world we lived in January of 2020 will not be the same in December of 2020.  What is happening now was beyond our imagination, and what's coming is too.   It can be a struggle to stay in peace and trust the Lord.  But as we get beyond the fear that is saturating the atmosphere right now, we can sense God is doing something new.  As we take refuge under His wings, there...

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Finding Protection from the coronavirus

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Finding Protection from the coronavirus

Wherever you are, and everywhere you go, the coronavirus is being talked about. Fear is running rampant throughout the world, and coronavirus had been declared a global pandemic. It would appear that Satan is winning this round, when, in truth, he is not. We need to keep in mind God always wins.  Romans 8:28. The Amplified Bible says: "And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose."   So how could...

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5 ways to Beat the Winter Blues

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5 ways to Beat the Winter Blues

It's snowing again this morning.  While the snow is beautiful, I'm ready for spring sunshine instead of gray skies and so is Steve.  Winter blues have been having a definite effect at our house.   I just want to curl up beside the fireplace with a good book and cup of coffee and stay there until spring.   And so that's what I do.   Then guilt sets in. I should be doing something not just wasting all this time.  And that make the blues bluer.   Scientists say that unless you have SAD (seasonal affect disorder) the weather has little...

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Kisses from Heaven

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Kisses from Heaven

  Last weekend, my daughter and I were walking as the snow was gently falling around us. As the snowflakes fell and stuck in her hair, I was awestruck by the beauty of the little white flakes against her red hair. This was what the Lord had been talking to me about. He is showering little kisses from heaven on us each day. In that quiet moment, each snowflake felt like a kiss of love landing on us. It would have been so easy to miss those kisses or explain them away as just another snowfall.    The dictionary defines...

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3 Steps to Choosing Your Word for the Year

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3 Steps to Choosing Your Word for the Year

2020 is almost here, a new year and a new decade.  It is a time of anticipation and excitement for everything new that God is doing and has planned.  Several years ago, I started the practice of choosing a Word of the Year.   What is a Word for the Year?  It is one word that helps focus your thinking, unify your goals and keep them in front of you.  A theme for the year, a word that you go back to for every decision, and every situation.  One word that sums up who you want to be or how you...

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