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#tuesdaytruth #heartnotes

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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#perfectlove

Love can be a tricky word these days... it's discarded as quickly as it's proclaimed in many cases. This has made love a fearful thing in many ways, which is the opposite of what perfect love is. As humans we will always fall short in offering and receiving perfect love, but at least we need to know what we are aiming for. I realized in the past few years that in many ways I received love and responded to God a lot like I did with the people in my life.  In some cases that was a positive... but, mostly not. I'm still learning, that it's only when I am in His perfect love that I can truly love myself...

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#GoodFriday

As I've scrolled through social media feeds this morning my heart has been touched by the images of my Savior on the cross... by scripture beautifully portraying this ultimate picture of love. I've already "reposted" one I especially liked. As I set aside my phone to start on something else, my mind was still on all that this day represents.  And as a Christ following, social media lover I felt a responsibility to share something that expressed my heart today. It was as if everything I thought of posting felt shallow compared to the depth of all the truth that this day holds. I started having flashbacks to Valentines Day and the struggle to buy a card that says words...

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I LOVE it when this happens!

So most of you know I got a thing for coffee... I LOVE coffee shops and of course my local Starbucks (local meaning the one I am closest to at that moment.) And some of you know that I LOVE lemon and  I REALLY LOVE chocolate! Most of you also know I LOVE babies, and some of you know I'm going to Guatemala to be part of Operation Baby Rescue. So I LOVE WHEN THIS HAPPENS!!!  I walk into my local Starbucks just days after committing to the Baby Rescue project in Guatemala and what do I see... Seriously?!? ... the featured coffee has notes of LEMON and DARK CHOCOLATE (which got my attention) AND it's grown in GUATEMALA!!! I...

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