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Is God Enough in the Wilderness?

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The last week has felt a lot like what I imagine the wilderness felt like to Moses and the children of Israel.

I’ve ached for relief from the heat and unfamiliar surroundings that are, ironically, becoming achingly familiar (“Didn’t we pass that tree a few months ago?” “Is that the same hill I tripped over last year?” “Do you recognize that brown spot? We must have seen it before. Oh right, we have.”). For forty years they wandered, making lap after lap around the barren land, complaining about their manna and quail, and wishing for what God in His mercy saw fit to withhold.

Well, hello, insight to Sophie’s heart.  

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Sensitivity + Contentment = My Words for 2014

IMG_2862There are lots of areas in which I would like to grow this year (discipline, listening, humility and more), but the two areas God has laid on my heart the heaviest are being sensitive to Him and being content in whatever situation, location or season of life He has me.

You can read my definitions for the two words above, along with my verse for the year (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Who knows, maybe it will encourage you and we can help each other stay focused on what who really matters this year.

May 2014 be a monumental year for us in our walk with the Lord and may He be glorified and honored in our hearts and lives more than ever before.

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Valley of Vision — A Prayer for Contentment

“Heavenly Father, valley of vision
If I should suffer need, and go unclothed, and be in poverty,
make my heart prize Thy love, know it, be constrained by it,
though I be denied all blessings.
It is Thy mercy to afflict and try me with wants,
for by these trials I see my sins,
and desire severance from them.
Let me willingly accept misery, sorrows, temptations,
if I can thereby feel sin as the greatest evil,
and be delivered from it with gratitude to Thee,
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