Breaking Free, Faith

Break Free: Prayerfully

Jo / November 19, 2017

The heart of man plans his way,     but the Lord establishes his steps. Pr. 16:9 Over the last few months, I’ve been aware of a shift in my attitude toward breaking free from the 8-5 work life. There’s a fire that’s been lit within to quit piddling around and actually make strides toward success. I feel like it’s closer to being a real…

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#write31days: Day 30 – Refine

Jo / October 30, 2017

I like efficiency. Like, for real. I would almost go so far as to say that I crave efficiency. It drives me nuts when things feel chaotic or messy and when processes are clunky and slow. As such, I’m constantly refining how things work. Especially in my job where there are many moving pieces and all of them are important…

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#write31days: Day 29 – Follow

Jo / October 30, 2017

Today, I was buddy riding on the back trails with another student at Gray’s. Our two horses are not particularly fond of each other and, yet, Koal was happy to follow Penny. Maybe it was because the humans riding them are still learning to lead them or maybe it was just because he had no better options, but it was interesting…

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#write31days: Day 27 – Overcome

Jo / October 28, 2017

“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage, but wait for the Lord.” -Ps. 27:13-14 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome…

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#write31days: Day 17 – Grow

Jo / October 17, 2017

I wish I were better at growing things. Whether it’s flowers, plants or herbs, sometimes it seems as if all I am cable of is killing things. I keep trying but I haven’t yet found the “knack” of keeping them alive, much less helping them flourish. Usually, it seems to happen as a result of replanting which, as I understand,…

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#write31days: Day 15 – Remain

Jo / October 15, 2017

I love praise and worship music. It helps me relax, remember and refocus when I listen and, when I play, I am able to experience worship in a different way. If I can be a little facetious, though, not all worship songs are created equally.  The song below, for example, feels kind of old to me. It’s never been a favorite…

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#write31days: Day 11 – Remember

Jo / October 11, 2017

“But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.”( Ge 8:1) I love this Scripture. It’s a reminder that God remembers us. In those times of struggle and despair and utter dependance on His grace, He remembers…

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#write31days: Day 10 – Listen

Jo / October 10, 2017

That small voice inside of you telling you there’s more to life than what you’re experiencing now? Listen to it. It’s speaking for a reason. And that reason likely has something to do with how, who or what you were created to be, do or say. Creators create with a purpose. There’s a point to the creation. That point can manifest…

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