Living Intentionally-On earth as it is in heaven

The kingdom is now.  It is our responsibility to bring heaven to earth.  What does heaven look like?  Are there churches set on fire just because the congregation is black?  Are there people wrongly accused because of their race?  Are there children starving?  Is there unforgiveness and judgment? Are there diseases and cancer that take lives too…

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Living Intentionally-Encouragement

Truth. Love. Grace.  I feel like as women we are so often hard on ourselves.  We so often allow lies to be spoken over us rather than truth.  We need to speak honest, uplifting words to ourselves and each other every. single. day.  Words that Jesus would speak to us.       You are…

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Living Intentionally-Simple Life

I took on this 31 day writing challenge having no idea what I was getting myself into.  This is hard.  I don’t have words to say every day for 31 days.  I just don’t have good content ready for each day.  I press on and I told my oldest daughter that I wasn’t going to…

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Living Intentionally-Being Authentic

Authentic.  Genuine. Real. Honest. Vulnerable.  Do you ever feel like because you go to church or say you believe in Jesus or write words about Jesus on a blog that you have to act a certain way?  That you have to be super holy?  That you can’t fail because people will think less of you?…

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Living Intentionally-Adoption

Adoption is a big word that encompasses so much.  It is about the adoption of children who need families.  It is about God adopting us into his family through his son.  It is also about redemption and loving beyond yourself.  Adoption takes something broken and makes it beautiful.  I am just an ugly sinner and…

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Living Intentionally-Dealing with the crazy

Wild and crazy.  Over the top.  Brutal.  Sometimes life just hands it to us.  Sometimes there are months that are just harder than others.  Where you are just plain exhausted all of the time.  You are struggling to keep your head above water.  It takes discernment to know whether or not this is God’s plan…

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Living Intentionally-Interrupted

Stopping the flow of what we are used to.  Change.  Tension.  I don’t think many of us like to be interrrupted.  It’s not comfortable.  It’s hard.  It requires a lot of us.  I like living my comfy life doing my own thing, just hanging out.  But I have found that God uses those seasons to…

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Living Intentionally-Perspective

Perspective.  A way of regarding something. This one word can change how we see the world.  Education and awareness are key to having the right perspective of life situations.  As we step out and learn about other cultures, other ways of being, we are changed.  Learn and understand.  I feel like God has put these…

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Living Intentionally-Time

TIME.  Our greatest commodity.  Our biggest decision each day; what we will do with our time.  How do we spend it well, enjoy it well.  I am constantly fighting against time.  There is NEVER enough time in a day for the to do list.  The wants and the needs.  Our time is so precious.  It…

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Living Intentionally-Finding Beautiful Things

Beauty.  Goodness. Redemption.  Love.  It’s all around us.  It can be found in our children, the outdoors, the couple walking down the street.  It is found in forgiveness and restoration.  It is found in the sick person healed, the orphan in a family.  It is found in the blue of the sky and the green…

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