The Broken Way Giveaway

The Lord is near the brokenhearted; He saves those crushed in spirit.”
Psalm 34:18

In October, sweetheart and I went to Israel. It was a life changing trip, filled with all the emotions one would expect from a trip to the land where Jesus was born, lived, died, and rose again to save us all. From the moment we landed to the last tearful goodbyes, it was such a time of sweet surrender and open hearted conversations.

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American Woman’s Bible – Review

20160702_01aWe, as women, often times find ourselves feeling alone against the tide. We think that we are the only ones who have lived the hard story, walked the broken paths. But God, in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to show us that we are just one small piece of a larger picture by giving us the stories of the brave and bold women of the Bible to inspire us during our struggles.

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I Need A Silent Night

A reposted article by BOL Team

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
Galatians 6:9 (NLT)

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Amy Grant sings a beautiful song called “I Need A Silent Night”.

Below are the lyrics which I think is all that needs to be said about the hustle and bustle before Christmas.

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Quotable Thanksgiving Quotes

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“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!”
~~ Steve Maraboli

“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude.

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Take Time For Encouragement

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11

It is so easy to become discouraged in our everyday lives. We are surrounded by hundreds yet often feel alone in our daily walk. God has called us to encourage each other. Through that encouragement we will also BECOME encouraged ourselves. Recently Michelle wrote an article for Single Matters magazine that talked about the importance of encouraging those around us.

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Prayer Request

Dear friends, We are stepping outside of our normal posting schedule for a very specific prayer request. As some of you know, Mark Hall of Casting Crowns will be undergoing surgery today (March 11) to remove what is most probably a cancerous mass on his kidney. As believers we all have witnessed the power of prayer. We ask that you please lift up Mark and his family today for peace during this difficult journey.

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Freedom In The Spirit

Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

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Happy New Year

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
Psalm 96:1-3 (NIV)

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As we say good-bye to 2014 and welcome the new year, we pray that each of us will remember that our strength lies at the feet of our Lord and Savior.

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Hidden Treasures

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Colossians 2:2-3 (NIV)

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Never forget ~ You are loved and treasured. Have a blessed Monday!

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