Faith, Link Up Posts, Ordinary Life

#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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#write31days: Day 9 – Plan

Jo / October 9, 2017

I’m a planner. I like to look ahead and get an idea of what my next steps should be to get to a certain place or goal. I understand that those steps may change between here and there, but at least I can have some sort of roadmap. I live with a free spirit, though. He’s not a planner. He…

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#write31days: Day 8 – Truth

Jo / October 8, 2017

I couldn’t think of anything to write on this topic today so I thought I’d find some Scriptures to meditate on instead. “Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.” (Ps 51:6) “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to…

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#write31days: Day 7 – Hold

Jo / October 7, 2017

Do you ever feel like your life is on hold? Like, there’s something more waiting for you? Maybe you can identify the more, maybe you cannot. Maybe you know what it is that has you “stuck” and maybe you do not. But, regardless of being able to articulate the whys and whats behind it all, you know there’s more. And…

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#write31days: Day 6 – Story

Jo / October 6, 2017

I witnessed an event once where new members of a group wrote hurtful, hateful, mean or discouraging words, phrases and thoughts that had been said about them, to them or that they thought about themselves onto shirts with Sharpies. Then they were blindfolded and older members of the group came around with duct tape, covered what was written and wrote…

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#write31days: Day 5 – Trust

Jo / October 5, 2017

I have trust issues. My trust issues are not with man, though. They are with God. That’s hard to admit but it’s true nonetheless. I don’t trust Him. Not fully. Instead, I’ve realized that I trust God with the “big stuff” in my life (you know, those crises moments and seasons) but don’t trust Him an inch with the small…

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