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Mother of the Year So, I have a confession. I thought this post was for you. I knew God
laid it on my heart and I bathed it in prayer. Yet, it did not flow eloquently
or effortlessly. I struggled with it. It consumed me. I wrote and I revised and
I wrote an...
Mother of the Year So, I have a confession. I thought this post was for you. I knew God laid it on my heart and I bathed it in prayer. Yet, it did not flow eloquently or effortlessly. I struggled with it. It consumed me. I w...
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Salve ragazzi come và? Salute a voi mamma e quel simpaticone di papà. Salutoni anche a zio antonio e moglie i ragazzi studiano un abbraccio a tutti. Pino e Rosalba
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February 13, 2014 My very first post -this is very intimidating. There is an
expectation of greatness which I am sure is completely self-imposed. In the
past, this thought has hindered me from getting started, but not today.   There will probably not be gre...
February 13, 2014 My very first post -this is very intimidating. There is an expectation of greatness which I am sure is completely self-imposed. In the past, this thought has hindered me from getting started, but not today...
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So very proud of you for stepping out and being obediant! God is going to use you far more than you can imagine! Love you
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February 15, 2014 Why, O LORD, do you stand far away?   Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?"
Ps 10:1 Some days it seems as though sorrow is a permanent fixture.
It welcomes you as you rise, hangs on your walls, and follows you through your
day. So...
February 15, 2014 Why, O LORD, do you stand far away?  Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?" Ps 10:1 Some days it seems as though sorrow is a permanent fixture. It welcomes you as you rise, hangs on your walls, an...
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Circling A Dream - Living the Life God intended and designed for me.
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I have been feeling God leading me to write for as long as I can remember and the truth is I love to write. But as soon as I picked up a pencil or sat at my keyboard, my words escaped me. Yet, the call was loud and clear and compelling, so I would try again and again and again. I was so sure of the calling, felt His nudge and encouragement yet I would find myself staring at a white screen wordless and powerless.  Suddenly doubt would immobilize my fingers and lack of faith would cloud my mind. The enemy whispered the words he knew would incapacitate me. “You are not capable, or interesting, or wise. You are not a writer and if you try, you will not succeed.”  These words would easily undermine my resolve and I suddenly felt like Moses when he said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” (Exodus 4:10) And like God did with Moses, He brought me my Aaron and although she did not speak for me, she spoke into me.  Her words and encouragement reminded me that, “It is the Lord who gives human beings their mouths.  It is the Lord who makes them deaf or mute. It is the Lord who gives them sight or makes them blind. It is the Lord who will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” (from Exodus 4:11-12) It still has taken me far too long to receive and respond to His call, but today, I am taking that first step of faith and from there I will allow Him to orchestrate the next ones. Thank you for joining me on this journey. Every Moses needs an Aaron and a Hur. Thank you for holding up my arms!

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