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Seven Years of September 3rd’s

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Seven Years of September 3rd’s

I need to tell you something. I’m coming to you vulnerable, emptying my heart in hopes that it will fill yours. When it (the thing I need to tell you) happened recently, I knew it was a hug from God that had to be shared. My hope is that this piece of my story that has been private for seven years of September 3rd’s will encourage you as you wait on the Lord even when He seems to be moving at a snail’s pace.

JJ Heller’s song, Braver Still, is playing as I hit “publish”. I know this is not a coincidence.

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Six Four-Word Prayers for When We Need to Release, Refocus and Reset

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Six Four-Word Prayers for When We Need to Release, Refocus and Reset

For several years now, I have worked my way through the book, A Clearing Season, by Sarah Parsons during Lent. I’ve never finished it. Maybe one day I will. But in one particular reading, in one particularly hard season of my life, I read this:

“’Thy will be done’. These may be the most revolutionary words we will ever say. Saying them can change our orientation to life: we put our little boats into a great stream and drop our oars. We lose a bit of our old control over things; we clear the space and allow God to fill it, agreeing to tend whatever growth God engenders.” ~Sarah Parsons, A Clearing Season

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Could you go through an entire day of saying “yes” to God?

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Could you go through an entire day of saying “yes” to God?

My daughter challenged me recently to go for a week without placing an Amazon order. I succeeded. She didn’t say anything about shopping and adding things to my cart for when the week was over. Haha!

A couple of summers ago, I attended a writer/speaker conference. I had never done anything like this. Only a few months before had I come to terms with calling myself an actual writer and not feeling like an imposter.

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What To Do When Someone Says You Can’t When You Know You Should

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What To Do When Someone Says You Can’t When You Know You Should

I’m a self-proclaimed rebel. Most people wouldn’t know that about me but I tend to furrow my brow at orders. I tend to go against the grain. Born smack in the middle of the Baby Boomers and the Generation X, I don’t fit in any generational category. I like to be in control. I can conform and obey even when I “know what’s good for me” but I don’t typically respond well when I’m told what to do… or what not to do. My mom can confirm this. My husband can too but he probably shouldn’t if he knows what’s good for him.

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