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Day 31 of #100daysoflesshustle

Have you ever been in an environment where you felt that you weren’t good enough?  Maybe you didn’t have the academic credentials or weren’t part of a sorority or fraternity.  Maybe you are part of a writing group and everyone is published except you and a few others.  Whatever the circumstance there are times when we feel that we don’t quite measure up. For years I worked at a job…

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Day 29 of #100daysoflesshustle

There are times when we remain in our comfort zones because of fear.  A dread of not being good enough or fearing failure.  Oddly enough there are some who fear succeeding in life.  The thought of being ostracized by those close to them and accused of being “too good for us now.” I often wonder how successful people handle their inner circle once they’ve obtained a certain level of success. …

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Day 25 of #100daysoflesshustle

Today’s reading of Proverbs 16 reminded me of my propensity to create lists.  I do this for every aspect of my life and quite frequently without thinking.  It’s become that much of a habit.  What began as a means of creating structure for each day has evolved into something I had not anticipated. After being blessed with the ability to leave (not fully retired) from my job after nearly three…

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Day 17 of #100daysoflesshustle

Walking by faith is often a challenge.  When God impressed it upon my heart that it was “time to leave” the neighborhood I where I currently am my first thought was whether I could afford a house in a different area or not. I’m sure that I am not the only woman (or man) who in the words of my mother has “champagne taste and Kool-Aid money.”  I’d always aspired…

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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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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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