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The world I see is God indeed

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  As I woke to the gentle sound of the rain this morning, I was thinking about the wonders of God. Scientists have attempted to prove God's existence with science, but they are missing the proof right before their eyes on a daily basis.   As I pondered that fact, I thought about the things God created all around us and FOR us and how His creation alone explains His thoughts about us.   God could have made butterflies drab and uninvited pests. Rather he created them to be a marvelous wonder reminding us that we can have the same transformation from a leaf eating worm to a beautiful butterfly. We are not meant to be drab or ineffective, we are meant to fly with purpose. To spread God’s word (pollinate), and have authority over Satan’s pesky pests around us.   God could have made all trees keep their leaves or created them without color. Rather he made some of them change colors after a long hot summer. Beautiful golds, reds, yellows and purples. They fall during the

Conversation changer podcast

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Go and listen to my podcast - Conversation Changers.  Why do we continue to talk about subjects that leave us feeling angry, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Listen to find out which topics have dominated the majority of people's conversations over the last few years. Find out why we continue to talk about them and how you can be a conversation changer!  Conversation Changers Podbean

God WINS what He's IN

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“I think I made a mistake.” My husband confessed while scrolling thru his phone. “What do you mean…mistake?” I thought he had deleted something, or wasn’t able to open an app. It’s not like it was the first time he has had trouble with his phone or technology for that matter. “I shouldn’t have put in my resignation at work. We shouldn’t have put the house up for sale. It’s been too long, and we don’t have anyone interested in the house. Maybe we aren’t supposed to move to Tennessee.” Wait…what? Half of the house is packed up, we are under contract for a house in Tennessee, plans are being made and now you have cold feet? The issue is, our move to Tennessee wasn’t our plan, it was God’s plan, and we knew it. We received several confirmations that this was what the Lord wanted us to do, plus when it’s God’s will you just know. I don’t know how to explain how you know but deep down within your soul you know that you know. There is a peace and a newfound excitement when God orchest

Yearning for Joy

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J oy is   different than happiness.  Joy is internal, joy is everlasting, joy is present through the good times and the bad times.  Joy doesn't come automatically, and it's not something we achieve through habits, performance, or application.  Joy is experienced only through a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ, that means we continue to advance in our personal relationship with Christ.  Joy in Christ provides us with the highest motivation and strength to contribute to society as we exemplify Christ in action, speech, and reaction; serving God and fulfilling His purpose for our lives as a witness of hope to those around us. The book of Philippians is a letter written by the apostle Paul. He begins by expressing his love and joy for the church at Philippi. This church was considered to be a sincere church, which is why they held a special place in Paul's heart. During my study today, I began to focus on this verse: "For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all w

My Desire vs. God's Will

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  Have you ever struggled with knowing God's will through your desire? He just found out, and needless to say, he was perplexed. “Why didn’t she share this with me?” “Why am I just now finding out?” “Aren’t we supposed to be partners in life?” “Was she keeping a secret from me?” “I don’t like secrets!” He had questions, lots of questions but I believe the most prominent one was, “Why am I finding this out after reading your Facebook post?!” “Tell me all about it,” He asked me “I want to know all the details.” I wasn’t trying to keep a secret, not at all. My husband is my best friend, my partner, and a highly trusted friend. I want nothing more than to share all my life with him but with this issue, I was searching for God’s will and not my own desire, it’s as simple as that. Don’t get me wrong with what I am about to say, women don’t have that much power with influencing our men… wellll maybe we do…but I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t influencing my husband’s desires

Unmasked

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Simply Sincere

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  'For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.' 2 Corinthians 1:12 ESV   My husband and I found ourselves in the emergency room several days into our long-awaited summer vacation. It had been five days since my husband noticed a sore on his leg, he cleaned it out and did his best to take care of the sore, but it quickly evolved into a severe bacterial infection. Had we not sought medical attention, the infection could’ve caused permanent damage to his joints or even worse traveled through his circulatory system causing life threatening sepsis. Four days before leaving for a vacation we planned a year in advance, my husband, Joe, was installing a small sprinkler system. The weeds were quite tall in some places, but he still managed to get it installed prior to our departure. The next day at work he noticed his leg was so