Tag Archives: Growth

Growth Process

For the past two decades I have been journaling during my quiet time.  Recently I started to feel like I should go back and review those journals and type out the lessons. There are many things that I have learned … Continue reading

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Obedience

Obedience is better than sacrifice.  This portion of scripture found in I Samuel 14:22 kept playing through my head as I thought about the sacrifice I was feeling, being out in cold rainy weather.  I would have preferred to stay … Continue reading

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Wheat vs Straw

I had to look up the differences between wheat and straw. I read that wheat is a grain, used to replant or to make foods. Straw is used to keep animals warm. It is the waste product. Christ gathers the … Continue reading

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Prepared for Presence

“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and … Continue reading

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Met by Attitude

I was struck with the attitude in responses I heard in this passage this morning during my quiet time. One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to … Continue reading

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I am

I am a native of my community. I was born and raised in the same local place. Then so moved away and spent a little more than a decade out of state before finding my way back home. That also … Continue reading

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Time to…

The hills of Santa Maria are teaming with rolling acres of farmland.  Even in June, there were fields in different stages of harvest.  It was far from what I expected, but as I listened to the stories from my aunt … Continue reading

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Stalled

The word leaped from the reading that I was listening to this morning, Christine Caine’s new book Unexpected   “Stalled.”  I don’t remember if the word following was faith or hope, listening while I get ready for work often means … Continue reading

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POD #11: The breakthrough story

Tell the story of any breakthrough, comeback or turnaround you’ve ever had, witnessed or dreamed of. Keep in mind that every story has these things: a beginning, middle and an end a setup, a struggle and a wrap-up a hero, … Continue reading

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Democratic Kingdom

I have been a believer for the majority of my life. Yet if I am honest with myself, I haven’t really let God be the King in my life. I have preferred to allow Him to be more of a … Continue reading

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