Sherry Stahl

  • A Real Chip Off The Old Block

    Have you ever heard the saying…
    She or he’s a real chip off the old block?

    Soul H2O Devotion

    A Real Chip off The Old BlockA Real Chip Off The Old Block

    I can look at my kids and see their gifts and misgivings. Most often I recognize how the way they are, seems to be a lot like me. Brandon has always cared about the underdog and never been good at sleeping because he hates to miss out on things. Shelby’s a geek with excel like me, she’s fun-loving like her momma and inherited the clutzy gene too. 

    Their chips, are often chunks off the old block.

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    “Chip Off The Old Block”

    That phrase a chip off the old block makes me think of Isaiah 51:1 that challenges us to inquire about things, to ask the deeper questions when it says:

    “Listen to me, all who hope for deliverance— all who seek the LORD! Consider the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined.                       
    Isaiah 51:1 NLT

    Do you realize what this verse is getting you to ask? 

    Who’s the block you’ve been chopped off?

    The Block & Chip Maker

    Psalm 139:13-14 confirms that God created and formed you in your mother’s womb and Genesis 1:27 makes clear that God made you in His image, are you starting to see that Isaiah 51:1 is hinting that you’re a chip off the old block from the one who made you in HIS image?

    Graphic from Soul H2O Show Episode 120

    No matter if you’re short, tall, skinny, curvy, shy, bold, dark skinned, freckled or fair… how you’ve been made is wonderful. You’re a real chip off the old block and your creator is so happy with his work! Don’t let the enemy of your soul cause you to feel less than.

    Live in the confidence that God made you and He loves you! You are A Real Chip Off The Old Block, made in the image of God, how can you be anything, but good?

    Prayer

    Father… Thank You God for recording truth in Your Word that tells me what You think about me. Help me combat the lies I’ve believed about myself and help this new revelation sink deep into my soul. I am a chip off Your block, created in Your image. I am good! In Jesus Name…Amen

    Wanna go a little deeper?

    In Episode 120 on the Soul H2O Show I go a little deeper with this devotion and share some more insights to help build confidence in WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE!

    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. Isaiah 51:1-2
    2. 2. Psalm 139:13-14
    3. 3. Genesis 1:27
    4. 4. Romans 8:1

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    Soul H2O Show A Real Chip Off The Old Block with Kathi Lipp
    A Real Chip Off The Old Block EP #120

    Kathi Lipp vulnerably shares about her struggles with host Sherry Stahl, as they talk about how your most difficult issues can actually be a tool for connection with others.   http://www.soulh2o.com/120

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    Overcome by Elevation Worship

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  • Gather The Girls Together!

    Right from the heart of God… a call to Gather The Girls Together!

    Soul H2O Devotion

    The Lord said, Gather The People Together
    and I will give them water.
    Numbers 21:16

    REFRESH CONFERENCE GET THE GIRLS TOGETHERGather The Girls Together

    I read this verse and was blown away that I’d never noticed it before. It was a timely word the Lord brought to my attention earlier this week. I feel it was just another confirmation that we’re doing the right thing by putting the Refresh Conference on next Saturday. Answering an ancient call to gather God’s people together, so they can be refreshed by Him!

    Where The People Were At

    In the portion of Scripture where this verse comes from, the people of God were tired and worn out. They’d been fighting battle after battle. One of their favourite leaders; Aaron, the brother of Moses had just died. They wandered around the desert, thirsty for water to feed their bodies and souls.

    The struggle was so intense it says in verses 4-5 of this chapter that they began to grumble and complain about how difficult their circumstances were and God got fed up with their bad attitude.

    I know you’d never be like that, but me… 
    I might be a little #guilty of it!

    I Don’t Have It All Figured Out

    I don’t write this to you as someone who’s gotten this right all the time, but someone who keeps picking herself off the floor whenever she falls. God sees your human frailty and loves you in spite of it. 

    This verse is so amazing to me because right after the people failed their test of faith, God still gives them a promise and brings them to the water. 

    I believe God has something great for you at the Refresh Conference. It’s no mistake you bought a ticket, or someone bought it for you. 

    Get Yourself Ready

    I encourage you to start spending time in prayer today, asking God to prepare your heart for what He’s about to do in you! I know He wants to build you UP!

    We’ve been gathering HIS girls online for the past couple of years and now *live* an in-person! If you’re one of the girls who’s answered the call and is coming the Refresh  💧 Conference next Saturday… I can’t wait to see you! 

    Refresh Conference Gather The Girls TogetherIf you know of anyone sitting on the fence about coming or God has brought them to your mind as you’re reading, why not contact them and see if they might join you… but don’t delay, today is the last day to buy tickets (details below).

    Hope to cya soon!

    In His Grip,
    Sherry
    xoxo

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    Refresh Conference
    GRAB A GIRLFRIEND & JOIN US! Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 10am – 4pm EST LakePoint Family Church – Leamington, ON
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    💧 Sherry Stahl is the keynote speaker 

    💧 Brianne Danter is the worship leader 

    💧 6 Breakout Session Options 

    💧 Lunch & Snacks served 

    ⏰ Tickets on sale *ONLY* until Fri. Oct. 14, 2022 ⏰

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    Overcome by Elevation Worship

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    Tuning In God’s Voice | EP #69

    Tuning In God’s Voice is Part 4 in the Hearing God’s Voice Series on the Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show Episode #69. You can find the  Show Notes at http://www.soulh2o.com/69

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  • Inspiration For Your Season of Thanksgiving

    ISPIRATION FOR YOUR SEASON OF THANKSGIVINGThanksgiving is a special time of year. It’s a great reminder of the blessings surrounding us all. Choosing to take time and focus our attention to the goodness of God in our lives helps us to put the problems in perspective. This practise helps your brain chemistry to bring about a state of peace and solace but also hope for the future. As you recognize the blessings and express gratitude towards God for them, your life is enhanced in wonderful ways. 

    I’ve compiled a post full of Thanksgiving inspiration for you. There are:

    • ~Soul H2O Devotions
    • ~Soul H2O Podcast Episodes
    • ~Downloadable Scripture Graphics
    • ~#musicpic Song Suggestions
    • ~#paperbackpic Book Suggestions
    • ~Links to Post-Thanksgiving sales

    Everything listed below is related to Thanksgving or Thankfulness.  I hope it fills your heart to OVERflowing!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    In His Grip,
    Sherry
      xoxo

    *THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED EACH YEAR WITH NEW INSPIRATION*

    INSPIRATION FOR YOUR

    SEASON OF THANKSGIVING

    Thanksgiving Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show Episodes

    Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Episodes will be added each year as I record more Thanksgiving Themed Shows.

    Ruth Thorogood Radio Expanding Your Borders
    Episode #6 Letting God Expand Your Borders
    Episode #41 Thanksgiving Prompts
    Jennifer Clark radio Thanksgiving
    Episode #82 Thanksgiving For Breakthrough

    Thanksgiving Themed Soul H2O Devotions & Blog Posts

    Soul H2O Devotions and blog posts will be added each year as I write more Thanksgiving Themed posts.

    Count Your Blessings Anxiety
    #206 Defeating Anxiety By Counting Your Blessingss
    amazing people
    #159 Amazing People
    thank you card in the mail
    #217 I Got a Thank You Card In The Mail!
    every time i think of ypou
    #7 Everytime I Think of You...
    thankful for trees
    #165 Thankful For The Trees
    COLOURING SHEET THANKFUL FOR THE TREES
    Free Colouring Page - Thankful For The Trees

    Thanksgiving #musicpic Songs

    Songs Will Be Added Here. If you have any suggestions, put them in the comments.

    Thanksgiving #paperbackpic Books

    Book Suggestions Will Be Added Here. If you have any suggestions, put them in the comments.

    Thanksgiving Scripture Graphics

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    Pink Thanksgiving Scripture-Philippians 4_6
    Thanksgiving Scripture-Luke 17_15-16
    Thanksgiving Scripture-Genesis 1_11-12 _2_9
    Philippians 4: 6-8
    Thanksgiving Scripture-Philippians 4_6
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    Blue Thanksgiving Scripture-Philippians 4_6
    Thanksgiving Scripture-Genesis 1_11-12 _2_9
    Thanksgiving Scripture-Philippians 4_6

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  • Refresh Conference 2022

    Have you heard about the Soul H2O Sisterhood Refresh Conference 2022?

    It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

    Watch the video to learn more.

    Soul H2O Sisterhood

    It’s time for us to get together *LIVE*

    Check out all the details on the Refresh Page.

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    Hope you’ll be there!

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  • Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable is a Deeper Waters post, kind of like a mini-Bible Study and I know it will really challenge your faith and inspire you to trust God with more of your life. I really encourage you to download and use a Soul H2O Journal Page to help you get the most out of this post and draw from the MANY Scripture references in the Drawing From The Well section at the bottom.

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    Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    Last weekend Todd and I both spoke at a Pechakucha Night put on by his amazing friend, Andy Vasily.

    Pechakucha-20 x 20 slideIf you’ve never heard of Pechakucha, it’s a gathering of friends designed by renowned architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham where presenters share a 6 minute, 40 speech with 20 slides that change automatically every 20 seconds.

    Let me just say, It’s a challenge. Even though I love presenting and even get paid for speaking, I saw this as a challenge. Believe it or not, speaking longer is actually easier than speaking for such a short time, trying to memorize so your words match the image on the screen was a challenge for me, especially when I was a month past due for my B12 shot!

    Both Todd and I had an incredible time at the event and heard some amazing speeches. We both got a little lost in our slides at times (like many people did), but at the end felt better for the experience and know we could improve next time.

    Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

    Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is a good thing and, if you want to follow God, you’ve got to get comfortable being uncomfortable.

    Taking a look how Jesus discipled his followers should be our big tip-off to reveal this about Christ’s character. Take the disciples’ experience in Matthew 14 for example.

    From Feeding To Floating To Sinking—Then Walking on Water

    Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, while he dispersed the crowds. 
    Matthew 14:22-33 ESV

    Peter and the boys had been helping Jesus run a missional event where they got to take part in the miraculous feeding of 5000 people! Even before the crowd was gone, Jesus directed the disciples to get to the other side, making them go by way of the water, in a boat. Soon after, the wind and waves began to batter the boat and they feared for their lives.

    Now before you start that Oh, Jesus wouldn’t have been so pushy and made them go into a potentially life-threatening circumstance, let me help you understand the original wording of this verse in Greek. Anagkazó is what many many Bible versions translate as “made, insisted, compelled, constrained, or directed” could just as easily been translated as “forced” since Strong’s Concordance and other Bible Dictionaries say the word means “to force, compel, constrain, urge”.

    Jesus didn’t come to make you comfortable; He came to make you a brave witness.

    Jesus isn’t concerned with your comfort level and is completely comfortable, making you uncomfortable.

    Once Jesus led them to a place where their faith could be tested, this is the place where Peter’s faith rose to the level of confidence in God’s strength where he was able to walk on water. Ya, he did allow fear to creep back in and started to sink again but this faith-building exercise is what I believe God used to help construct a foundation of faith in Peter that would one-day grow so strong that he pushed through and preached, leading thousands upon thousands to faith in Christ.

    Jesus Is Totally Fine With You Feeling Uncomfortable

    The reality is, if you don’t get stretched, you don’t grow. When God allows your circumstances to push you beyond your natural limits, that’s when His ‘super’natural kicks into gear. You can trust you have what it takes to pass through these troubled waters, just like the disciples did because God clearly believes you can!

    Philippians 4:13

    I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

    You don’t have to walk in your own strength, God’s offering His to you each day. Be like Peter, step out of the boat and get comfortable being uncomfortable, the water’s just fine!

    Prayer

    Father… Thank you for all the examples in the Bible of flawed people, just like me, overcoming difficulties and reaching their destiny. Help me to get get comfortable being uncomfortable, so I don’t miss out on watching your strength displayed in my life, leading others to put their faith in you when times get tough.
    In Jesus Name…Amen

    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    This post has a deep well and I hope you’ll keep drawing up the refreshing until you’re OVERflowing!

    1. 1. Matthew 14:22-33
      2. Acts 10:34
      3. Joshua 1:9
      4. Job 1:6-12
      5. Exodus 13:17-18
      6. Deuteronomy 1:7
      7. 2 Timothy 1:7
      8. John 15:16
      9. Proverbs 3:5-6
      10. Philippians 4:13
      11. Jeremiah 29:11
      12. James 1:22
      13. Mark 16:15
      14. Isaiah 42:16
      15. Matthew 16:24
      16. Deuteronomy 33:25

    Soul H2O Resources

    Seasons Of Growth In Adversity | EP #28

    Seasons of Growth In Adversity features a powerful teaching and three interviews with my hubby Todd, daughter Shelby and mentor Peggy Kennedy, sharing about their seasons of growth.seasons of growth in adversity episode 28 todd shelby peggy kennedy

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    This week I’m gonna suggest two songs out of my normal contemporary music style but both hit home the message and I’m a bit eclectic at times! 

     

    #musicpic SONG #1 (Gospel Flava)Comfort Zone by Marvin Sapp YouTube Video | Spotify Link

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     #musicpic SONG #2 (An Oldie) Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns YouTube Video | Spotify Link

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  • I was Shortlisted In 3 Categories!

    Back in 2017, I won The Word Awards – Article Devotional/Inspirational Category for my post on “The Teenager” in my Celebrating The Women of The Christmas Series

    This year, I was shortlisted in three categories!!!! 

    2022 shortlisted The Word Awards

    So exciting! I hope you cheer me on for…

    The 2022 Word Awards Celebration

    Hosted by Tara K. Ross and Murray Pura

    Watch the Recorded Show on TWA Facebook Page & The Word Guild YouTube Channel

    DOWNLOAD THE SHORT LIST –>The Word Awards Shortlist

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  • Making The Most Of Your Influence

    I was walking into a coffee shop when I saw a mom with a stroller and a kindergarten-aged son making the most of her influence.

    197 Making The Most Of Your Influence

    The mother walked up to a homeless man sitting near another door and asked if he would like a gift card she had for a local pharmacy.  She had $15.00 left on it and felt to give the card to him.  He was very thankful, stood up to receive it and left.

    Making the Most of Your Influence

    I spun around, walked right back out the door and told her how impressed I was by her kindness and generosity.  When I let her know I thought it was powerful she did this for her son to see, they both smiled big!

    Parenting Well Isn’t For The Weak

    There’s a famous poem called “Children Learn What They Live”.1  It has been both an encouragement and a wake-up call for me in years past.  As a parent, you influence daily.  Children watch your every move…even following you into the washroom at times…but you don’t have to be a parent to be a daily influencer.

    “And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.”
    Titus 2:7   NLT

    If you work in an office, on a farm, in a factory, as an officer of the law…wherever you work, the people around you are watching.  Titus reminds us we need to “be an example to people by doing good works of every kind.” That means we’re expected to do a lot of good stuff!

    So, give people around you some inspiration for greatness today.  Lead the way by example, making the most of your influence!

    Prayer

    Father…Thank you for leading by example.  There’s nothing you ask me to do that you haven’t shown the way.  I’m amazed that you want me to influence others for You.  Help me to look for opportunities to do good and live in a way that will reflect Your love.  In Jesus Name…Amen

    Drawing From The Well

    1. Titus 2:7
    2. 1 Timothy 4:12
    3. 1 Peter 5:3
    4. 2 Thessalonians 3:9

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    WHERE YOU CAN OFTEN FIND ME LINKING UP MY BLOG WITH OR PLACES WHERE MY WRITING HAS BEEN FEATURED

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  • Desires of Your Heart

    In this crazy world of ours, what we might consider as desires of the heart often are so very far from what that really means.

    Soul H2O Devotion

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    Desires Of Your Heart

    Years ago, my friend Marcy Wurch left me a note under the windshield wiper of my car. This timely message encouraged me to look up Psalm 37:4 “in my little pink Bible”. What Marcy didn’t know is that I was in the middle of writing my first book, Water In The Desert and about to quit.

    Delight yourself in the LORD,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart

    Psalm 37:4 ESV

    Psalm 37:4 desires Devo 315

    Misquoted & Misunderstood

    I feel this verse and others like it have been misquoted and misunderstood by many, but as I read the verse and all those surrounding it, I heard loud and clear the message God was trying to speak to my heart.

    I remember thinking, “Who am I to write a book”. I mean, I was a fairly recently divorced and remarried woman with a depressed child. That’s the part the enemy kept reminding me about but he was leaving out the part of how I had been overcoming the difficulties life had brought my way with strength in God and a renewed passion for His calling on my life.

    Reading this verse reminded me how the desires of my heart to write books actually were from Him, given at a Woman’s Day Apart in my mid-twenties.

    The True Meaning

    The very word desire hints to the fact that some desires are truly God-given, as the verse says! 

    The word desire comes from the Old French word desire, which is made up of two root words: ‘de’ meaning ‘of’ and ‘sire’ meaning ‘father’. Quite literally, ‘of the father’.

    {If you want to geek out,
    you can check the Endnotes
    at the bottom for my research
    into the etymology of the word.}

    The Desires of Your Heart

    The enemy may want you to discredit your desires, but if you’ve had a longing that languishes, a wish that won’t leave, a dream that doesn’t die, maybe it’s time to ask if it’s ‘of the father’. When the answer’s ‘yes’, follow the psalmist’s advice in the next verses…

    “Commit your future to the LORD! Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf. He will vindicate you in broad daylight, and publicly defend your just cause.” (Psalm 37:5-6 NET Bible)

    Prayer

    Father… Thank You for giving me the desires of my heart. Help me to discern which are from you and what ones aren’t. Let your plans for me flourish as I seek to diminish mine to line up with yours.  In Jesus Name…Amen

    Soul H2O Resources

    Soul H2O Show Joy Radio Original Sherry Stahl

    Find on your favourite Podcast Platform or on the episode Show Notes –>

    When The End Is Better Than The Beginning | EP #103

    Features an interview with author, and Women on The Frontlines Global Director, Wendy Peter. She’s talking about stepping with courage into God’s call for the next stage of your life. 

    http://www.soulh2o.com/103

    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. Psalm 37:4-6
    2. 2. Psalm 145:19
    3. 3. Psalm 20:5
    4. 4. 1 John 5:14-15

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  • How Do You Stay Growing In Your Faith?

    Is growing in your faith 🌱 important to you?

    Psalm 1:3 Amber Lia

    How do you stay growing in your faith?

    Cue the Confetti, cause’ tomorrow is my 100th Episode for the Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show!

    I’m talking about walking in the freedom Christ has for us as believers and the guest, author Amber Lia shares this verse from Psalm 1:3. 

    I’ve often used this verse as a prayer, but also a challenge. When it says, “Its leaf does not wither”, I get this picture of a yard with snow covering the ground and a tree in the center with green leaves on it. In the natural, this would never happen… but with God’s supernatural help, anything is possible!

    I don’t want to just keep growing in my faith when all the conditions are perfect because let’s be honest, how often are the conditions in your life perfect??? 

    LIKE, REALLLLLLLY NOT THAT OFTEN… if you’re anything like me. 

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    So, how do you stay growing when it’s still a winter season in your life? You have to make sure you’re planted in good soil, stay hydrated 💧 and get lots of sun. 🌞 

    To help you do that, I’m hoping you’ll take advantage of all the refreshing I have to offer. Check out the radio & podcast episodes, read some blog posts or watch a Bible Study from the Soul H2O Splash. Links are below, so you don’t have an excuse. 😂

    Don’t let your heart shrivel up, but grow 🌱 in this season.

    Love y’all,

    ~Sherry 
       xoxo

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  • Do You Have An Open Mind?

    We’re living in a contentious time. Opinions are opposing, sides being taken and it seems like no one has an open mind to the thoughts and concerns of others. I think it’s time we begin to ask ourselves…

    Soul H2O Devotion

    314 An Open MindDo You Have An Open Mind? 

    This past weekend, the eyes of the world were on my county of Canada; one of the nicest, most peaceful countries… normally filled with passive, non-confrontational, overly apologizing people.

    A new government ruling for Truck Driver vaccine mandates triggered an uncommon protest that spanned from sea-to-shining-sea. I have friends and family on both sides of the argument, and I’ve seen this divide since the pandemic began.

    There have been losses in relationships, jobs, and other areas of society because people aren’t taking, they’re telling… and I don’t think either side is listening well. I’ve never known a more divisive time in the history of our nation, in families, or friendships.

    I think we’ve become like the people in Paul’s day who when he wrote about them said,

    2 Corinthians 3:14

    but their minds were closed.
    For to this day, at the reading of the old covenant, the same veil remains; it is not lifted, because it is set aside only in Christ.

    2 Corinthians 3:14 HCSB

    What The Bible Has To Say

    The original word for closed in this verse can also be translated at “hardened, render callous, petrified”, its root is the word pōros which is the Greek word for a kind of marble or stone.

    The imagery is found in the root. The people’s minds have become as immovable as a slab of stone; rock solid and never changing… but this imagery isn’t being applauded, is spoken of in negative terms.

    Badges

    No one should wear the “closed-minded” badge like it’s a badge of honour… because it’s not. Jesus never encouraged this way of thinking but always challenged people to keep an open mind and ask questions, like He did. So often, people asked Jesus questions, wanting pat-answers but He mostly responded with a question to get the person to think through things.

    Today, I encourage you to ask God to show you where you’ve become closed to discussion, irritable, stubborn, and downright indignant. Then, let Holy Spirit soften your heart and transform you to hold an open mind.

    Prayer

    Father… I thank You for creating me with a body, soul, and spirit. I want my soul; my mind, will, and emotions to show evidence of Your love and leadership in my life. Help my mind to not be full of “rocks”, hardened by my views but soft and open to hear from you and consider the views of others, so I can love everyone like You do; no matter which side of an argument they land on.

    In Jesus Name…Amen

    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. 2 Corinthians 3:14
    2. 2. Psalm 133:1
    3. 3. Hebrews 13:1
    4. 4. Genesis 13:8

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