8 posts tagged #walkingwithgod

God’s Purpose or Mine?

"He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side…" Mark 6:45 I subscribe to a daily email from Oswald Chambers ministry. It's based on one of my all-time favorite writings by Chambers - My Utmost for His Highest. What floored me was the alignment in His message below with the blog I posted just a day prior. Then again, God works that way with me. He reminds me of HIS nature and the direction He has for me at the moment. As I struggle with the reality of this ...

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Control Is An Illusion

Trying to make this life work on my own terms is just down-right futile. If you’ve been paying any attention to my latest musings on the EBM blog, Instagram, or FB, you’ve seen a pattern begin to develop. For instance, deciding our life is manageable without Him, to resist the temptation to check out, to facing the unknown, to the concept of divine control, to understanding the value of rest and to the requirements of waiting on God. It all seems a bit surreal to me. God’s been showing ...

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The Meaning of Life

I love summertime. It has this renewed spirit about it. I also get to celebrate our 4th of July wedding anniversary with the whole nation. Fireworks just for us. I look for the little rescues that come from a vacation or a weekend trip to the beach. It's a way for me to connect with the heart of God and do a reset from the "drudgery" of life. Or so it seems. I was reminded of how God really feels about me and how intentional His purposes are for me when John Eldredge sent out his monthly ...

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Freedom From My Mistakes

“To truly obtain freedom from our mistakes, we must own them. These mistakes must be dragged, kicking and screaming, to the forefront of our consciousness and expelled into the clear air. Mistakes can take many forms, ranging from the smallest error to the most unconscionable failure. In two of the most important segments of our lives -- work and relationships --, a single mistake is sometimes all it takes to wind up on the scrap heap of failure.” Dr. Henry Cloud Allow me the freedom to ...

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A Heart Shaped Pebble – With A Heart Shaped Message

This was a tough week. . . Steve and I were on vacation at the Jersey shore. It was a getaway planned for some time but needed even more following the death of my Father the week before. Add to that, the third anniversary of a time where I had mourned the death of four significant people in my life - including my first husband. Re-living the recent past makes this time of year extremely difficult. Adding my Father’s passing to the list had overwhelmed me with grief. The sadness was like a ...

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Disappointed With God

I had a few choice words to share with God this morning. As if He didn’t already know what I was thinking! Nothing is adding up lately. 2016 was an amazing year. I got married to a beautiful woman, both inside and out. I witnessed God move in ways I didn’t realize were possible - making leaps and bounds in my healing journey. I had a new career trajectory highlighted by the launch of an international food export business that showed tremendous promise. There was absolutely no doubt ...

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The Rewards of Obedience

I love how God chooses to teach us, especially when we’re willing to listen. We have this propensity to misinterpret our circumstances and the world around us. Understandably so - since the lens through which we view that world is comprised of our experiences (good and bad), our sin, others sin against us, and the unique relational qualities we each carry. It is fun to learn from God. This is not to say that comparing notes with others and learning from others is not an important part of ...

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I Stayed at The Ritz-Carlton and Didn’t Hear a Thing

At the height of my career, I was fortunate enough (depending on your perspective) to have experienced some of the finer things in life. Luxury cars, a boat in the Chesapeake, condo in Antigua, oceanfront vacation home in North Carolina, and at-will travel to some of the most amazing places in this hemisphere. Staying at some of the finest hotels including The Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, a place in Philly that was once called the Bellevue Stratford, and even a few boutique hotels ...

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