Soothing for my Soul – Another Praise-Fest

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in practical, Praise, quiet time, transformation, trial, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Having a praise-fest from the things I added to my God List today in Isaiah 57 and Psalm 57. Highlighting my favorites: – You are my refuge. – You are the High and lofty One – You live forever and Your name is Holy – You live in a high and holy place – You also live with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit – You revive the spirit of the lowly and the heart of the contrite. – You see us...

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Saturday Song Special – Shackles (Praise You) by Mary Mary

Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in music, Praise, transformation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a very different selection for the from Trial to Triumph play list than previous songs. Psalm 30:11 says: You have turned my mourning into dancing… I still remember the first time I heard this and the impact it had on me. Yes! I needed to DANCE! Sometimes we just need to proclaim the truth…God HAS broken the shackles off our feet and we CAN dance. The question is: Will I choose to dance? “Shackles (Praise...

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Stopped Dead

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in confession, forgiveness, suffering, transformation, trial, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Careening down a steep hill on inline skates, hair flowing behind like the mane of a wild mustang, cerulean blue sky overhead, with my faithful dog loping at my side, life felt like it couldn’t get any better. I am not sure just when I realized that managing the curve of the cul-de-sac at the bottom of the steep hill at top speed like I anticipated would require that I “take out” my dog who was loping in a straight trajectory...

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Saturday’s Song Special – Whom Shall I Fear with Lincoln Brewster and Kari Jobe

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in music, practical, Praise, technology, transformation, trial, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  This song has meant to much to me during the past two and a half years. It is a “must have” addition for the From Trial to Triumph playlist. Let the words wash over you. I love how it speaks of “I won’t believe the lie…” Doing our trials well begins by choosing to think differently. We have to reject lies we have believed.  This song has so much wonderful truth that is prefect for renewing our minds...

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Quiet Time “Smorgasbord”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in devotion, gratitude, music, practical, Praise, quiet time, Scripture, transformation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

smor·gas·bord [smawr-guhs-bawrd, -bohrd or, often, shmawr-] noun 1. a buffet meal of various hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, salads, casserole dishes, meats, cheeses, etc. extensive array or variety: The company has a smorgasbord of employee benefits. Don’t you love a good smorgasbord? Buffets are always so much fun! Although we typically mean FOOD when we consider a buffet or smorgasbord, I want to offer you a Quiet...

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Step 13a – Forgive Yourself

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in forgiveness, practical, transformation, Uncategorized | 2 comments

If I could share only one piece of advice that will transform a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victor, inspire dancing where only mourning has been previously, it would be: “Be willing to forgive. Early. Often. Always.” There is no other single piece of wisdom that will be as transformative as we go through trials of life as… …forgiveness. I have found that forgiveness needs to happen in four different areas...

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