#write365 | 2016 – A Year of Expectation

#write365 | 2016 – A Year of Expectation

“My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him.” – Psalm 62:5 (AMP)  As this week has passed with reflection, thanksgiving and anticipation I have heard the Lord speaking to my heart that th...

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Writing | Goals & Being Intentional 2016

Writing | Goals & Being Intentional 2016

 I’ve been praying and asking the Lord to reveal to me a word I  am to hang onto for 2016. I heard the next word just the way I  am going to type it: “plan-T.” I’m going to be in a  planning/planting season. Over the weekend a frien...

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Purpose | Dormant Seasons

Purpose | Dormant Seasons

 I feel I’ve been quiet a number of days because He has been settling my soul. A dormant season, like the winter months give way to spring, planting and new life. So this season has been a winter to my soul. Reading by firelight, wrapped in the comfort ...

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Calling | Life More abundantly

Calling | Life More abundantly

I accepted Christ as my Savior in October 1982 as a young pre-teen recognizing myself a sinner in need of God’s grace. Still, it would be another 18 years before I began to realize that a relationship with God bursts with life and rests on so much more t...

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Grief | Amy’s Song & Days of Remebrance

Grief | Amy’s Song & Days of Remebrance

On March 11, 2015 I marked the 27th remembrance of the day my first child – Justin Brant Newsom, the fair haired boy of my youth – entered my world. That little baby came into my life a squawking mess of pink flesh and a bundle of energy that often...

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Healing | A Heart Condition

Healing | A Heart Condition

Above all else, watch over your heart; diligently guard it because from a sincere and pure heart come the good and noble things of life. ~ Proverbs 4:23 (VOICE)  The past week has been emotionally challenging for a number of reasons, none more pressing than...

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Relationships | Betrayal

Relationships | Betrayal

“One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though … betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope.” – Steve Deitz Betrayal hurts. No two ways about it. If you are livi...

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Identity | Wildflower

Identity | Wildflower

  “It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another c...

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Freedom | That Little Dutch Boy

Freedom | That Little Dutch Boy

“I’m not going to be that Little Dutch Boy with my finger stuck in the dam no more.” – June Carter, Walk the Line How many of us out there feel like we are responsible for holding our finger in a bursting dam trying to keep those around...

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Freedom | Thankful In All Circumstances

Freedom | Thankful In All Circumstances

This Thanksgiving morning as the turkey continues to soak up its own juices, the macaroni begins to boil, the gravy is simmering on low heat, and the rolls are tucked away in a nest of dishtowels to stay warm I am drawn to thoughts of what brings freedom, peac...

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