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Suffering Honors Jesus & Denies The Flesh

The last few months have been an opportunity to learn a lot about suffering for Jesus and denying myself. If you know the Bible, you know that, in Luke 9:23, Jesus lays out that to follow Him means “you must … Continue reading

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Spiritual Opposition Always Follows Spiritual Progress

This principle shifted my thinking! Spiritual opposition always follows spiritual progress; my pastor, at the time, said this in one of his sermons, and I had never really thought about it before. Some of that was my the time and … Continue reading

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I Don’t Matter…Truly!

The other night, I was quite irritated with one of my children because of an attitude issue. As I took a moment to calm down and clear my mind, it dawned on me that “I don’t matter!” Now, initially, this … Continue reading

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When God is Silent, Listen All The More!

Sometimes, I find that God goes silent. Usually, it coincides with my own fears mounting and me shouting for answers. But even when I’ve quieted myself and submitted my fears before Him, I find that I sometimes still do not … Continue reading

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Sometimes, Pain Moves Us Onward

I must admit, I’m a pretty classic human; I don’t like pain, and I prefer comfort. But over the last few years, it’s become clearer and clearer to me that I need to flip that around, and learn to not … Continue reading

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Loving While It Hurts

Hollywood lied to me! That’s likely no surprise to anyone! However, it is a regular event for me to realize that I bought some Hollywood lie! And it’s annoying to find I did so! In this case, I bought the … Continue reading

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Discouraged by Challenges

I’m told my Nana had a saying that went something like this, “Discouragement is an opportunity for His Encouragement!” Smart lady! In fact, having never met her, I can still say that my Nana was quite a smart lady due … Continue reading

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5 Years Later…Still Sacrificing!

It’s been nearly 5 years since I closed out the Heartfelt Mind-Meld. Truthfully, I didn’t feel like I had much more to share. When something did come to mind, it seemed to leave before I could get it down. And … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: Confessions…

You know, the Bible says we are to confess our sins, one to another.  But this is a bit of a different confession.  I started this blog as a place where all my nerdy observations of life, things God placed … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: Are you willing to be broken? … Again?

“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5b, from Proverbs 3:34 “God, how long will you torture me?!? Have I not endured enough? Have You not taken enough? What more must I do before You … Continue reading

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