Hope For The Broken

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    I decided to start posting these “Thankful Thursdays” again. See, it is easy to get out of the habit of practicing thanksgiving, and I need little reminders from time to time. Maybe you do as well. While doing one of my morning daily devotions, One Thousand Gifts Devotional by Ann Voskamp, I just …

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       1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ~ Be joyful always; Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.   It’s been raining..raining…and raining some more in our “neck of the woods”. 🙂 Puddles everywhere. As we were getting ready to leave one of the buildings at the women’s retreat …

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    Colossians 4:2 ~ Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.    Why is it, that we tend to look at prayer as a last resort? Oh…come on..don’t tell me you always think “let me pray first.” We like to think of ourselves this way. We like for others to think of us …

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        Like a lot of others, as this year comes to an end, I am reflecting. Reflecting on the past year. The choices made. The changes that need to be made in the coming year. There is always room to grow. Room for improvement. We have never “arrived”. We have to keep …

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The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. (Psalms 34:18 NLT) There are things in this world that happen, that I’ll never understand. I won’t claim to understand. This I know, My Savior.. My Redeemer, is GOOD. The truth is that this world that we live in is broken …

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There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to …

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Nahum 1:7 (NIV) ~ The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him. This past week has been one of those weeks that made me thankful & tired all at the same. If ya know what I mean… We all have times of trouble. Times when …

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I must admit, some weeks are more challenging than others. Some days it is more challenging to find the joy in the yuck. Those moments when we choose to find the joy in the yuck..those moments define us. Earlier in the week, I had a day of inconveniences and little aggravations. I caught myself feeling …

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Do I have some things to share with you!! 🙂 You know that book that I was telling you about last Thursday? One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp… Well, it has truly inspired me to be even more thankful. Thankful..Grateful..for even the not so good things. It’s becoming a habit..a positive change by choice, to …

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It’s that time again! I have been looking forward to Thursday all week!   I wonder…did you think more about what you were thankful for? I did! I loved the comments.. Loved hearing what YOU were thankful for!    Colossians 4:2 ~ Devote yourselves to prayer  with an alert mindand a thankful heart.   Not …

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