Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

Finding the Joy-Way

I have Peace I have Joy “How is that even possible?” My youngest asked. Because I know – I can rest assured, God is out for my good today, each day, even in “this” -whatever is happening. How did I … Continue reading

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God weeps?

I’ve been reading through Jeremiah -“the weeping prophet”- and realized from various commentaries that it is ambiguous at best regarding who exactly is weeping! What if it is God who’s doing the crying (like a high-pitched flute, Jeremiah 48:36) and … Continue reading

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Even there

Wherever I go… wherever I am… He is there, with me. Waiting to hang out and catch up. Hear my thoughts, ideas, concerns. Speak to my heart. I love that! “If I take the wings of the morning and dwell … Continue reading

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Faithful & True

When my mom (40) made Jesus her personal Savior, she shared Him with me (11). She taught me John 3:16 and other verses with hand motions. I had a hard time reading and memorizing things because of dyslexia, but using … Continue reading

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Reaching, Spreading, Growing

I’ve been painting a big drippy scene with contorted tree in the center. I love the crags and twists and markings of age on the bark. I’ve always admired trees, especially big reaching, spread out monstrosities! As I was working … Continue reading

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Warriors in Tiaras

Do you pray continually for your children? Of course you do! As moms, we carried them, birthed them and kept them: fed, rested, safe. Our hearts are naturally tied to them. We know them- strengths and weaknesses. That’s why we … Continue reading

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Instant Connection

I long for connection with God. Its a real hunger. I reach for it – seek it every morning. Sometimes it comes quickly, easily. I can feel as if I hear His voice. Other times it’s like waiting for an … Continue reading

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Yes and Amen

?I love “yes!” Can we go?… Can we stay?… Want to eat that?… Invite everyone?… “Yeses” are the best and God gives the Best “Yeses” of all. Today, on Good Friday I’ve been thinking of the “yeses” He’s given me: … Continue reading

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God’s Masterpiece

I love to paint canvases big and small. It’s become an obsession to recreate something I see and love. The process can take me a few hours to several days. One painting I worked on for weeks! Just when I … Continue reading

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Grass and Flowers and Birds

Matthew 6:28-30                                                                             … Continue reading

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