Hope For The Broken

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  Maybe, just maybe, we look at closed doors all wrong. There’s a popular saying that goes something like this: ” when God closes one door he opens another.” We just tend to think that it is going to open immediately. Like, right when we want it. We pace and huff and get down in …

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Quiet. Unsettling. Different. I like it. One week into the social media break and it’s funny how it came after my 31 Days of Being Present in Real Life series. The one that I purposely did NOT complete. Yeah. God does have a sense of humor. So, here I am. Learning things about myself. Listening …

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Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. …

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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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What if you got a gift bag and you filled it with pretty tissue paper and put a beautiful bow on the outside?  BUT…you didn’t actually put a present inside the bag. It sure is pretty. Decorated just gorgeous. BUT..it’s empty. Pretty much a waste isn’t it? What’s the point of it? Would you want that …

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So…lately, a certain word keeps popping up. Like all the time. In my quiet time. In my “digging deeper” study time in HIS Word. In life in general. Have you ever had this happen? You probably have. Do you try to ignore it..just a little bit? I know that I do sometimes. Why? Because, that …

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   The other morning I was telling my husband about something that happened earlier that week. He immediately quoted John 10:27 to me. That is where this post began… 🙂    John 10:27 (NIV) ~ My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.      Our oldest daughter barrel races …

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The other night we were watching a documentary on TV and the man made a profound statement. In reference to his terrible childhood, he said: “You can’t live in two places at the same time.” Wow! I mean, that’s so true. You can’t be living in the present if you are still living in the …

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           We spend much of our time preparing for things that are going to happen. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Sporting Events, School and Work. Do we spend as much time preparing for Jesus ?    He IS coming. Are you prepared for Him? Do you know Him?    This fact is beyond …

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  I am not the most organized or structured person. I can’t stand the feeling that disorder gives me though. The busyness of life doesn’t help much with my lack of organizational skills.    I mean, I WANT to be organized and all perfectly scheduled out. That’s just not how I tend to roll though. …

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