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When in doubt…LOVE MORE

When in doubt…LOVE MORE

Just sayin’  

Doodle 101 / the Dove

Doodle 101 / the Dove

After many years of physical pain, my best friend & Mother has left her broken body to be fully restored. It is a great comfort to know that this place we dwell is not our home, and that our Loving King has gone before us […]

Doodle 101 / All Circuits are Busy

Doodle 101 / All Circuits are Busy

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“The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches, and pleasures, and they do not mature.”

-Luke 8:14 (NIV)

“Some other seeds fell where thorn bushes grew up and choked the plants”

-Luke 8:7 (CEV)

If we are always “listening” to something else, when God “calls” the circuits are going to be busy.

We all get distracted by the LOUD noise of the world.  It’s a constant fight to stay focused.  The enemy uses this tactic to keep us too busy to even think about the Lord. If you’ve never read C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you do!

It paints a very real picture of this daily battle that catches us off guard and unaware and prevents our ears from being open to hear the Holy Spirit guide us.

What are some practical ways we can keep our circuits open?

-Limit time on the computer each day with intentional alternatives to pursue God instead

-Family Bible Journaling time!

-Before dinner…try collecting all phones in a basket until family time is over, use this time to practice family prayer and devotions

-Instead of giving kids under 18 a “smart phone” get them a flip phone…no internet:)

( I know a dad who did this himself, in order to be more present with his family!)

-Exchange 1 hr. of TV with “quiet time”

-Get rid of some “channels” by getting rid of cable or satellite

-Remember the 3 P’s…Pause, Pray & then Proceed:)

Make God your “first call”

How do you keep your circuits open?

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Blessings,

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Doodle101/ Wise Owl

Doodle101/ Wise Owl

  I LOVE Solomon’s prayer…His heart was motivated by the “I’M THIRD” principal:) 1. God  2.Others  3.Myself I have “adopted” his prayer, daily asking the Lord for wisdom, in order to better love and serve others.  As we see in this example, God was pleased […]

Doodle 101 / Coffee 2nd, Jesus First:)

Doodle 101 / Coffee 2nd, Jesus First:)

What if we CRAVED time with our God as much as we crave our coffee? (or coke, or tea, or ___) Let’s pray that the Lord causes a stirring in our hearts that draws us to Him FIRST…before we even set our feet on the […]

Doodle 101 / Weeds

Doodle 101 / Weeds

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Just sharing a Doodle, courtesy of Winnie the Pooh.

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Doodle 101 / RISEN

Doodle 101 / RISEN

JOHN 17 20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, […]

Doodle 101 / Mountains

Doodle 101 / Mountains

Every year we take our kids skiing out west to Park City, Utah. Now we are taking our grandchildren…where did the time go? I am never more awed by God’s Glory, than when I look out over these mountains. It is a place that makes […]

Doodle 101 / Throne

Doodle 101 / Throne

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Inspiration for this doodle came from a new song our Church Worship Band wrote and performed this morning.  What a sweet time we had with the Lord today…

Thank you Rivers Crossing Worship Team!

Incredible worship…

-these lyrics pierced our hearts with God’s overwhelming LOVE for us!

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All I can say is AMEN.

Blessings,

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Doodle 101 /Wave

Doodle 101 /Wave

I get excited when someone asks me for help with a particular image they want to draw.  Often, it’s something I haven’t done as a Doodle 101, and it’s a fun challenge! In our Women’s Bible Study group at my church we are currently doing […]


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