deliverance

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I lived most of my life to please others.  I was the person they needed and wanted me to be.  It did not matter who I really was inside; if I didn’t fit their mold, I changed myself to make them happy.  So many years buried under so many masks, it’s no wonder I lost […]

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Everything we see, everything we hear, everything we feel ~ it can all tell us that it’s time to quit trying, to give up our dream and our calling, to give into despair. Sometimes, it would be easier to slide right into believing all of these things that are right in front of us.  It […]

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His love is not a human love, it is a God-sized love that has no conditions or boundaries.  In fact He crosses human boundaries to get to me every day.  There was a time in my life when I walked away like the prodigal, thinking I knew how best to live my life.  He waited […]

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Over the last few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about Jesus.  Since we’ve been talking about how God is our King ~ our creator, provider, Lord of all ~ it awes me even more to think about how Jesus was willing to leave His heavenly throne to walk among us.  I love reading about […]

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“Thanksgiving for the past, rededication for the present, and expectation for the future were the all-embracing components of Israel’s worship as voiced in the Psalms ~ a worship rooted in the healing, compelling, and hopeful revelation of God in their history.”[1] “The Psalms train us to pray with others who have prayed and are praying: […]

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Father God, Today is one of those times I trust You to hold my hand and make me strong in every circumstance.  My faith feels strong now, but yesterday it seemed weak.  It’s not that I don’t know who You are and what You can do, it’s my own human frailty that keeps me from […]

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