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Whose path am I on? My heart check moment….

https://youtu.be/5IS-rp4RH8Y We all have those moments in our lives where we say “Ah-HA!!”, where all of a sudden it becomes almost crystal clear that God is speaking something into your life. He might be asking you to try something that you don’t think you can do. He might be asking you to give up something you love. Or He just might remind you that you are living wonderfully in His will for your life. And as wonderful as these seasons can be, we also find ourselves in seasons where we struggle to see God’s purpose for us. And while as

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Are you listening to what God is asking you?

⬆️ Love the cute graphic above? It’s from my friend Emily at Blue Chair Blessing. She’s my favorite resource for inspirational scripture art. Check her out ♥️ This morning in church, I could have sworn I felt myself getting the nervous sweats even though the air conditioning vents was pointed directly on me, leaving me shivering throughout the service. First I was uncomfortable because I was cold. Then once the pastor started preaching and I realized in that moment that the sermon he was preaching was 150% directed right at me! I became nervous and uncomfortable because I knew God was speaking

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Easter Challenge

This weekend in my facebook Bible study group, we did a little mini-Bible study challenge, and I wanted to give you the chance to learn what we all learned this weekend.  We started by reading about what Jesus commanded His followers to do right before He ascended back up to Heaven after the resurrection. (Matthew 28:16-20)  I chose this passage for Easter weekend on purpose, because I reminds us of a very important part of Easter. The day AFTER. I love this time of the year when we all take the time to remember what Jesus Christ did for us on

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An Easter Funeral

Earlier this week, I had the honor and privilege of celebrating the life of my Grandma’s sister Gertie. Over the past few years, I’ve grown closer to that part of my family through social media of all things. So when I heard the news of Gertie’s passing this past weekend, I made sure to clear my schedule so that I could be there to honor her memory and celebrate her life with those that knew and loved her. As I sat there in the beautiful church, staring at the ornate cross in front of me, I was touched by the

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Do you ever get Hangry for spiritual nourishment?

Last week Friday I was home alone as the orders for my brand new devotional began to pour in. I had prepared and worked for this day for more than a half a year. And while I was excited and relieved that this day was finally here, I had this chest-tightening sense of defeat and heaviness that I couldn’t shake. Things were going as planned, even better in many ways, but something didn’t feel right. Something was off and I couldn’t shake it. In the weeks leading up to launch day, I was super busy behind the scenes. Meetings with

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What happened when I doubted God.

I’m going to share my own secret doubts in God’s strength. It’s something none of us like to admit we have, but we all face at some time or another.  I don’t know if you heard, but this has been a HUGE week at Gathered & Sown. A number of years ago, God laid a message on my heart. He sparked a fire inside of me to study the book of Esther and share it with women. I’ve sort of sat on this for years, reading several studies about the book, joining some small groups about it. It’s just always

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