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Pressed

Her walk changed to a swim in the ocean. As she stepped into the surf again and let the waters surround her on all sides, joy filled her heart. She thought, I almost missed all this beauty. The greatest gift you can bring to the world is becoming the woman God created you to be. [...]

October 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Courageous Love

You were not meant to stay on the shore. I am calling you out into the deep waters. Those words dropped into her heart as she continued her beach walk. As a child she had enjoyed swimming in the ocean. But over time she learned that while those waters were God’s treasure, they also carried [...]

October 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Harmony

Her walk on the beach continued. She slowed her pace to keep a careful eye on the sand for special shells to collect. A moving shell caught her eye and she paused to look closer. Reaching out of its conch house to stretch its legs for a walk, the hermit crab and the shell moved [...]

October 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Christ the Cornerstone

Her greatest fear was rejection. And when ugly words came from her church family, the hurt was greater because her expectation of them was higher. Ugly words from others were like stones, chipping away at her confidence one syllable at a time. She worked very hard to avoid them, sometimes pleasing others at the cost [...]

October 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Rise Up

As she walked further on the beach and her eyes found action out in the water again. A boy and his father were cheering together as they reeled in a fish captured by just the right bait. Great news for the father and son, not so much for the fish. The fish had reacted to [...]

October 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Riding Waves

The waves roared, carrying the energy of the wind and currents before eventually folding upon the sand. The surf ran swiftly to the end of its journey to say a quick hello where she stood at the edge of the shore. Circling around her toes and then her ankles, the wave kissed her feet before [...]

September 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Perspective Shift

Hi Treasured One, What was your favorite memory from this past summer? With fall close at our heels, I am ready to wave goodbye to Summer and welcome pumpkins and butternut squash soup. While happy to see my bathing suits head to the summer clothes storage bin (anyone else but me?!?), I will gladly hold [...]

September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Opportunity of Offense

God never let go of Joseph. God was with Joseph in the pit, the prison, and finally the palace, all the while building his dream. Wise Joseph prepared and guided Egypt through a severe famine, but his greatest test was yet to come: forgiving his family. Offenses from those closest to us hit our hearts [...]

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Soul Source of Courage

Young Joseph caught the eye of Potiphar’s wife, and she sought after the handsome young servant. Instead of using her influence for good purposes, she wielded her power to satisfy her own desires. How long had Joseph served in Potiphar’s house before she decided to seduce him? Was there intimidation in the inflection of her [...]

September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

True Validation

The Dream Builder builds the dreamer and the dream. Other people cannot validate your purpose. But often we look to people we can see to validate us and find ourselves on an endless, meaningless quest. But you are God’s chosen treasure, designed for a unique purpose. Daily embrace this truth in the core of your [...]

August 27th, 2018|0 Comments