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shaping: growing into all we are becoming by God’s grace

During seasons of rest and stillness, it’s tempting to think nothing much happens. However, God uses these times as periods for growth, honing our souls, shaping us into greater Christ-likeness. Although we may not yet be fully fledged works of art, we are works in progress, not left gathering dust on the shelf. Even as …

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whispers: God’s gentle invitation to deeper soul rest

God doesn’t usually shout to get our attention. Rather, He whispers softly to our hearts, longing for us to hear and respond to His voice. Although those whispers can become more urgent over time, especially when we’ve grown hard-hearted or temporarily deaf to His calling. As I’ve been reading Bonnie Gray’s latest release, ‘Whispers of …

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fruit: believing for better things while living with barren ground

I was beating myself up for falling behind with everything, making unfair comparisons with others, (feeling a tad jealous) and wondering just when my writing/life dreams might bear fruit. Maybe you can relate? Here’s what God whispered back…. “Do not fear lack, My giving to another will never take away from all I desire to …

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Pain: why it helps to acknowledge and name your pain

Pain was present but I’d been pretending to myself, and to God, denying its reality as I pushed feelings aside, stuffed them down in a misguided attempt to seem okay, to negate the negative clawing away within. Maybe you can relate? I didn’t want to admit that this new ‘normal’ didn’t sit well with me, …

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Want: when our desires meet with God’s plans for us

We know what we want and we want it now. Or preferably, yesterday, please? Wishing rarely gets us anywhere. Consuming desires are fuel to a fire of impatience burning in our souls, a heat ray of longing. A spark ignited each time we reflect on our perceived lack instead of being thankful for what we …

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