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Day 14 of #100daysoflesshustle

There are moments in my time with God when I am at a loss for words.  This is one such time.  Having utilized the NASB and Message Bible during my devotions has opened my eyes in such a wonderous way.  I’m in awe of how expansive the word of God can be. The simplicity of #100days brings a newness to my time with the Lord.  I am forever grateful.  As…

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Day 13 of #100daysoflesshustle

“Every good action and every perfect gift is from God. These good gifts come down from the Creator of the sun, moon, and stars, who does not change like their shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NCV Does this include good health I wonder?  Especially after a night of emotional eating and comparing myself to someone much smaller than I am.  I believe so.  I must, because it’s the only hope I…

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Day 11 #100daysoflesshustle

Breathe… This is what I must constantly tell myself whenever I become anxious.  After overcoming years of Job-like trials I’ve found myself consistently in a heightened state of awareness.  Constantly looking over my shoulder expecting a problem to surface.  Thankfully nothing has, however, I feel completely justified over the smallest of occurrences. Breathe… “1,2,3,4,5.”  It’s become a routine of sorts.  Air expanding in and out of my lungs reminding me…

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God’s Love #100daysoflesshustle

“Oh, how I love your word my God and my King.”  These were the words I exclaimed in writing and to the Lord during my quiet time.  Knowing that the God of the universe loves me as he does causes me to be overcome with emotion.  Not only does he know my name, but he knows just where I am in life.  He loves me enough to give direction and…

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Starting Again #100daysoflesshustle

How lovely that I had my devotional time this afternoon rather than this morning.  The NASB entitles Psalm 4 the “evening prayer of trust in God.”  I’m already excited with anticipation prior to reading… For several days I’ve had trouble sleeping and while nothing is wrong, I’ve found myself wide awake at 4:30 am.  Yes, I prayed to see if the Spirit was leading me to go and read my…

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Our Journey #100daysoflesshustle

In my time with God today I received a much-needed reminder.  Our journey is not the end.  It’s merely a place in between two points.  The beginning of our walk with him is filled with wonder and excitement of a new life.  One in which our sins have been forgiven and minds become renewed through the word of God. As believers in Christ death isn’t the end.  We have the…

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Not Good Enough #100daysoflesshustle

I have completed seven days in my new devotional journal by Shanna Noel and I’ve yet to write inside.  In fact, I haven’t even written my name on the inside cover.  Aside from almost daily blog postings I’ve written my thoughts of a would-be journal entry on a scrap of paper.   Going so far as to tell myself that I’d rewrite it later.  A move which has yet to transpire.…

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Forgiveness vs. Love #100daysoflesshustle

Can I be transparent?  Forgiving someone is one thing but having to love them is an entirely different creature.  Today’s reading on Christ’s love has deeply convicted me.  During my job-like trial over the past 7 1/2 years I have found myself quite the angry woman.  And while I’ve sought to spend time almost daily with the Lord it didn’t stop the wounds from forming. I have been ostracized by…

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