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Holy Ground

by Aliene Thompson It was holy ground—the place where God’s spoken words revealed Moses’ purpose to him. The burning bush grabbed Moses’ attention . . . but it was God’s words that captured his heart. Every syllable was sacred. His words were living and active. They became reality. They shaped Moses’ identity. They changed his life [...]

January 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Guided by Grace

by Aliene Thompson Jesus’ yoke is easy and his burden is light. His boundaries keep you in his loving plan for your life (Psalm 16:6). His yoke is like a beautiful boundary around your heart, time, finances, and every area of your life.  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give [...]

January 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Divine Filter

by Aliene Thompson Prioritize and plan your day focusing on God’s unique direction for your life through the filter of prayer. You were not created to do it all, and Jesus does not expect you to do it all. Live with intention by living led by the Holy Spirit day by day.    Pause treasured one, and pray to [...]

January 7th, 2019|0 Comments

A New Year

Hi Treasured One,  A new year. A new beginning. I am always ready for fresh starts – how about you?   As you turn your eyes to 2019 and open your heart for all God has in store, find focus so that you choose the life you want to live instead of being carried away by the rushing currents [...]

December 31st, 2018|0 Comments

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