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Our natural response to pain and heart break is to put up walls to prevent further hurt. These walls just isolate and harden our hearts, when we were created to give and receive love. "I'll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I'll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that's God-willed, not self-willed..." Ezekiel 36  

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my late summer retreat (4)

  I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say on the Lord! Psalm 27:13,14 Whatever it is you are believing for today... don't lose heart... wait... stand... Be STRONG and BRAVE and  BELIEVE!

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A little over 15 years ago I was in a spiritually intense season. Even though I had been a Christian since childhood and was involved in full-time ministry at the time, it was such a time of growth for me. I can remember reading the Bible constantly and it was as if I was reading it for the first time. The words were so alive and powerful. My faith was so stirred as I read the stories in the Bible. My desire was stronger than ever to follow Christ and His purpose for my life. I was on my bed one morning reading my Bible and journaling.  The TV was on in the background and I looked up at one...

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