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Refiner's Fire

Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction Isaiah 48:10 ** I hear how desperate you are. I see how desperate things have become. And if I could, I would change everything for you, so you could have everything you need in an instant. I’ve encouraged you to hang on a l…

Without Ceasing

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us . Romans 8:37 (NIV) ** ** The last time that you prayed, did you pray for strength to overcome the challenges you face, or did you ask that they be removed from you?  I was reminded today to think about the prayers that I pray. I h…

In Hindsight

"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builder builds in vain." |Psalm 127:1| ** When I look back, I see how I was running aimlessly, pulled in various directions by what others thought was the perfect plan for me. But I was being pulled towards the gilded life that would satisfy others, and bring glory to a…

How Kind

When you sit on this lyric and reflect, what are the things in you that pain has changed? How has going through painful moments transformed your life?  I am beginning to fully comprehend that I have my own race set before me, my own lane unique to me even if it may look similar to another’s. I have my own cross to b…


This month, find the confidence to start. To continue.    Find the confidence to believe that no matter what is going on, you are going to be ok.   No matter how difficult life is going to get, you are going to make it.   Find the confidence to believe in yourself.  It is your responsibility to encourage yourself an…


Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk across the waters wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wonder, and my faith will be made stronger, in the presence of my saviour . |Oceans|HillsongUnited| You are stretching me. You are pushing me in a way that I didn’t antic…

Come Back

But I have this against you: you have abandoned your first love  – Revelations 2:4   You have forgotten me. You have forgotten all that I did for you. Often, you called on me for help and I came for you. Remember how stressed, unhappy, & uncertain you were, and I opened my arms to you, and I gave you peace. I gave…


** For the next little while, I’ll be writing about the past. I think I write about the past a lot, but this is more purposeful reflection through various quotations written by myself, lessons found in scripture, and quotes from books and other writers, etc. The purpose?   In my lowest moments I’ve looked at my past…


Although feelings of inadequacy may arise, do not give them a permanent home.   How are you supposed to get better, to be at the level that you want to be if you don’t try, if you don’t make the effort towards getting better? Better comes with thousands upon thousands of attempts. No one is born being the best. Ever…


Abraham was certain [fully persuaded] that God could do what He had promised. Romans 4:21  ** Happy New Month! I have been reflecting over the past 7 months, and I began thinking about things I can do differently and what I have learned in the first half of the year.  I like things that makes me think about ways that …