Soul H2O Devotions

  • When Things Don’t Go As Planned

    Did your week go off,  just as you planned?

    Well… if yours did, I’m happy for you, but mine… not quite. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, things just don’t go as planned.

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    When Things Don't Go As Planned

    When Things Don’t Go As Planned

    I was so excited last Friday when I got my blog and email out to you. If you’ve been on my list for over a year, you know I was pretty quiet in 2021. That last lockdown from January to June seemed to knock the stuffing out of us all here in Canada. 

    In the email, I told you all about the new radio/podcast show I was releasing… but it didn’t release. Production was held up and there was another rerun, but what was a frustration for me, was God’s timing for others. I had people messaging me on all different platforms letting me know how that episode was just what they needed! 

    God Knows How To Get You Where You Need To Be

    It’s interesting how this all happened, but for me it really was an example of how God Knows How To Get You Where You Need To Be (the title of tomorrow’s episode). Lots of things didn’t happen as I planned them, but even what seemed like a problem to me, God used it for His good in other’s lives.

    The fact that I just received a book delivered to my doorstep as I’m writing this called, The Gift of the Unexpected by Jillian Benfield is evidence that God is up to something good! (Gonna have to have her on the show!)

    A verse I use in the show seems to fit the bill for the happenings of this past 7 days..

    Isaiah 30:21 Voice Behind youDon’t Fear When Things God Wrong

    Life happens and we get off track, things go awry, we start walking… or running the wrong way but God will just turn it around or tap you on the shoulder and help you find your way back on the path. Either way, He’ll work it out for your good as it says In Romans 8:28. Even when things don’t go as planned, God has a plan!

    Tomorrow’s Show

    I think tomorrow’s show will speak to your heart as God was really speaking the message to mine when I wrote and recorded it. Familiar passages, with a deepened understanding. (See details below)

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  • Catching A Vision For The Future

    It’s in taking the time to look back at last year that’s helping me catch a vision for the future and I can’t wait to start living it!

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    Catching A Vision For The Future

    It’s hard to believe that Christmas and New Year’s are behind us.

    This is the time when we tend to reflect on the past year, while envisioning our hopes for the new… and that’s the headspace I’m in right now. Reviewing the past, to catch a vision for the future.

    God Knows You Need A Vision of The Future

    You might have heard Proverbs 29:18 quoted from the King James Version, Where there is no vision, the people perish” but I think the ESV is closer to the original language as it translates this verse to read: Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,” or how the NLT says, When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild.” And I think my favourite translation of the verse is from the CSB,

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    Wait For The Vision

    When we’re making plans for the next year or trying to set a 5-year plan, it’s imperative that we spend time waiting on God to hear His direction; and then follow it. When I don’t, I feel like I’m running wild, taking shots in the air… and mostly missing. I don’t want to do that this year, and I’m guessing you don’t either. I want to live on purpose, on mission.

    There’s a sense that this year is critical, a pivotal time in the history of the world. I want to make sure you and I are following God’s lead to make the greatest impact.

    Review & Envision

    I challenge you to take some time, like I did, to write out key life events from 2022 and prayerfully envision this year. If you need an example, you can see mine HERE. Then, get moving to make those dreams reality!

    Prayer

    Father, I thank You for giving me dreams and visions for the future. Your Word assures me that you speak to Your people, so I can be confident that you will guide me. Help me to wait for Your Word, hear it, and follow through to completion. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Sherry’s 2022 Year In Review & Vision for 2023

    Check out the plans for Soul H2O Ministries that you can be a part of this year HERE.

    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. Proverbs 29:18
      2. Psalm 19:11
      3. Exodus 32:25 (in NIV if you can)
      3. Psalm 85:8

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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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  • Advent Inspiration For Your Christmas Season

    Advent Inspiration For Your Christmas Season

    To me, Christmas is the second most important holiday season on the calendar, next only to Easter… and Easter couldn’t have happened without Christmas. This post was created to be some Advent inspiration for your Christmas season.

    Birthdays during the Christmas Season

    In my family, we have three birthdays that take place during the month of December. Over the years, we’ve not always been able to get together to celebrate them on the exact day of their births but we honour their lives just the same. 

    The reality of this makes me totally fine with using December 25th, or January 7th if you’re an Orthodox Christian, to celebrate the birth of Jesus, even though He really was a Fall baby 🍁 👶🏼.

    Taking a whole season to reflect on why Jesus left heaven to come to earth and become our Emmanuel, “God with us” should make you feel so loved. Pondering on the fact that Jesus gave up the comforts of heaven for you should be the inspiration you need to celebrate.

    You’re that important to God! 

    Celebrating Jesus Birthday

    To provide you with some Advent inspiration for your Christmas season, I’ve compiled a post full of Christmas-themed, 🎄Advent-inspired 🕯resources to help you celebrate Jesus’ birthday. Each year, this post will be updated with more festive finds and Quick Links to help you maneuver through them. There are:

    • ~🎄Christmas themed Blog Posts
    • ~🎄Christmas themed Soul H2O Devotions,
    • ~🎄Christmas themed Messages,
    • ~🎄Christmas themed Recipes
    • ~🎄Christmas themed Soul H2O Podcast Episodes
    • ~🎄Christmas themed Scripture Graphics (Downloadable)
    • ~🎄Christmas themed Spotify Playlist #musicpic Songs 
    • ~🎄Christmas themed Books
    • ~🎄Christmas themed Holiday Sales (little gifts 🎁 from me to you)

    I hope the resources listed refresh your soul, put your heart ❤️ in the right Christmas spirit, and fill you to OVERflowing!

    Merry 🎄 Christmas,
    ❤️
    Sherry
      xoxo

    PS:

    Follow along on the blog, the show, on social media, and through your emails, to get more Christmas inspiration.

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    ADVENT INSPIRATION FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS SEASON

    QUICK LINKS

    Christmas Sales

    Here’s a link to our online shop with tons of Christmas Sales on!

    Christmas Themed Posts

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

    Christmas Soul H2O Devotions

    Last December, I ran an Advent Series all over on: the Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show, through the Soul H2O Devotions, and on Instagram Lives. I focussed on all the aspect of Advent and learned a lot! I didn’t grow up in a tradition that celebrated Advent so, it was super insightful and gave new depth to some of our Christmas traditions and why we do them. 

    Learn about the Advent Candle themes of Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, and Christ to put your heart in the right Christmas spirit!

    Soul H2O Devotions/Posts: What’s The Right Way To Celebrate Advent, Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, Advent Inspiration For Your Christmas Season

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    What Are You Asking For This Christmas?
    What Are You Asking For This Christmas?
    309 Right Way To Celebrate Advent
    What's The Right Way To Celebrate Advent?
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    What's love got to do with it?
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    Why The Gospel Is Good News That Brings Joy
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    Peace… Lost in Translation
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    You Best Christmas Gift
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    How To Face An Imperfect, Change-Charged Christmas
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    How They Missed The Christ in CHRISTmas!
    How They Missed The Christ in CHRISTmas!
    Christmas-Wonderful and Woeful
    Christmas-Wonderful and Woeful
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    Celebrating Christmas with Kevin Pauls and Seeing Dreams Fulfilled
    Go Tell It...In Your Living Room
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    Joy to The World
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    Christmas Giving
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    God of The Living
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    How Will This Be?
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    Looking For The Wrong Messiah
    Christmas Women - Middle-Aged
    Celebrating The Christmas Women | A Middle-Aged Woman
    Christmas Women - The Teenager
    Celebrating The Women Of The Christmas Story - The Teenager
    The Senior Citizen
    Celebrating The Women of The Christmas Story - The Senior Citizen

    Christmas Messages

    Hungry in Turkana
    Hungry in Turkana
    Twas The Night Before Christmas
    Twas The Night Before Christmas… {Sherry’s Sermon Notes Series}
    Merry Christmas 2015!
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    Christmas Message 2016
    My Christmas Message For You
    My Christmas Message For You

    Christmas Recipes

    Christmas Veggie Recipe
    Christmas Veggie Recipe
    Grandma's Christmas Cookies

    Christmas Themed Soul H2O Podcast Episodes

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

    Radio Show Advent SeriesLast December, I ran an Advent Series all over on: the Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show, through the Soul H2O Devotions, and on Instagram Lives. I focussed on all the aspect of Advent and learned a lot! I didn’t grow up in a tradition that celebrated Advent so, it was super insightful and gave new depth to some of our Christmas traditions and why we do them. 

    Learn about the Advent Candle themes of Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, and Christ to put your heart in the right Christmas spirit!

    hope for the holidays
    Episode #88. Advent Series: Hope For The Holidays
    Advent Series: love for the holidays
    Episode #89. Advent Series: Love For The Holidays
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    Episode #90. Advent Series: Joy For The Holidays
    Episode #91. Advent Series: Peace For The Holidays
    Soul H2O podcast Ep 92 Christmas Brooke Nichols
    Episode #92 Chirst Is Saviour of The World -Brooke Nicholls
    14. Life Is a Journey to your destiny
    Episode #14. Life Is A Journey To Your Destiny
    15. The Spirit of Christmas
    Episode #15. The Spirit of Christmas
    16. People of the Plan
    Episode #16. People of the Plan
    48. Brave Christmas & Christian Women -Part 1 The Brave Middle-Aged Woman & Brave Cheryl
    Episode #48. Brave Christmas & Christian Women -Part 1 Cheryl Nembhard
    49. The Brave Teen Mom & Brave Single Moms With Peggy Sue Wells
    Episode #49. The Brave Teen Mom & Brave Single Moms With Peggy Sue Wells
    Episode #50. The Brave Senior Citizen & Brave Cyndi Desjardins Wilkens

    Christmas Scripture Graphics

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    Christmas Videos

    Instagram Videos

    Last December, I ran an Advent Series all over on Instagram LivesLearn about the Advent Candle themes of Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, and Christ to put your heart in the right Christmas spirit!

    Instagram Lives: HOPE, LOVE, JOY, JESUS

    YouTube Videos

    Christmas #musicpic Songs

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

    Soul H2O Spotify Playlist: Online

    Christmas #paperbackpic Books

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

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  • A Real Chip Off The Old Block

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

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    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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    #musicpic SONG: 
    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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    #musicpic SONG: 
    Overcome by Elevation Worship

    Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/mvF9Hc5XZOo
    Soul H2O Spotify Playlist: Online | On App

    MUSICPIC SONGS SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS
    Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show Joy Radio Original Sherry Stahl
    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

    REPEATS

    Where it all began

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    Soul H2OIf you liked the refreshing in this #SoulH2O devotion, you’ll love my latest Soul H2O Devotional book: 40 Thirst Quenching Devotions for Women.


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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
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    #217 I Got a Thank You Card In The Mail!
    every time i think of ypou
    #7 Everytime I Think of You...
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    #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

    You can download these graphics easily.
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    To your computer: Right-Click on graphic and select save as picture

    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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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

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    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,
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    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

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    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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  • Looking For The New

    It’s January… time to let yourself reminisce about the past year while looking for the new God has for you! He’s up to something good!

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    Looking For The New

    My mom in her semi-retirement has become somewhat of a social media influencer! She’s normally pretty quiet but expressing herself a lot more through posts and people love the encouragement she’s bringing. 

    At the start of this week, she posted a gorgeous picture of a sunset on their farm, and who doesn’t love a good sunset pic? The very next day, things abruptly changed and since some of us in the family hadn’t listened to the news, we were shocked by the quick change in weather.

    Change Was In The Air

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    The Winds of Change

    In life, you can be taken by storm, like we were, if you’re not listening to God for his subtle cues that the winds of change are blowing. Thankfully, they don’t always blow in a storm but often the breeze of comfort, hope, help, or a new beginning… if you’ve got your eyes peeled.

    313 Looking For Something NewI love Isaiah 43:18-19 from the Good News Translation:

    Isaiah 43:18-19

    The Lord says:
    “Do not cling to events of the past
        or dwell on what happened long ago.
    Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.

    On The Lookout

    Discerning when a feeling is God’s prompting for a new beginning and then learning how to navigate that change can be a tricky process, but God promises to never leave you and never forsake you. He’ll be with you through every twist and turn as you pivot where He leads, always looking for the new God has on the horizon.

    Prayer

    Father… I thank you for your continual guidance, grateful that you are always with me. Help me to not live in fear, but faith, so I don’t close my eyes to your plans and purposes. I pray you’ll find me to always be looking for the new that You’re doing. May by spiritual eyes be even more wide-open than my natural ones to see the new You’re working on today.  In Jesus Name…Amen

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    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. Isaiah 43:18-19
      2. 2 Corinthians 5:17
    2. 3. Isaiah 42:9
    3. 4. Isaiah 65:17-18 / Revelations 21:1 / 2 Pt 3:3

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  • Peace… Lost in Translation

    I didn’t grow up in a church that celebrated Advent. I’ve searched out What’s The Right Way To Celebrate Advent? and then did a post each week following the themes of Advent: HOPE, LOVE, JOY, PEACE, and then a special CHRISTMAS message from me.

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    Peace… Lost in Translation

    My friend Claudia Raymundo only moved to Canada when she was about eight. Claudia is a certified translator and has worked on government projects to put English documents into Spanish or vice-versa. Even with all her training, when we’re talking, it seems there will always come a time when she’ll say, “Oh, how do you say this in English?” and sometimes she says there’s really no way to translate this word or phrase in English, so she paints me a picture with her words as to what it means. 

    Sometimes it’s just difficult to translate words from one language to another. And the word for peace in Isaiah 9:6 is one of those words.

    peace

    Translating Peace

    The English word translated peace here is Shalom in the original Hebrew. It truly is one of those “lost in translation” words. All of our Bibles translate this word to say peace but there really isn’t just one word that aptly defines it. The original word includes all of these definitions: well, happy, friendly; welfare, health, prosperity, peace, (good) health, peace(peaceable, peaceably), prosper(prosperity, prosperous), quiet, tranquillity, contentment, rest, safe(safety), salute, welfare, well, wholly. ¹

    Do you see how translating shalom as “just” peace falls short of the original intent of what Isaiah was trying to convey? Jesus is the Prince of Peace but He came to bring much more than peace… much, much more. In our modern language I think holistically healthy and peaceful would be a better way to describe this little word Shalom

    Real Peace

    In Luke 2:8-14 the angels proclaim to the shepherds how the Messiah would bring Peace on earth for all men, when they said: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” it wasn’t just some airy-fairy beauty pageant wish for “World Peace”, but a boots-to-the-ground, reality-ready, peace. That doesn’t mean you won’t have difficult circumstances, but that God’s presence, Emmanuel, God with us would bring peace in the midst of chaos, loneliness, and hurt. 

    Jesus knew what it was like to go through times where he faced complete distress. In the garden of Eden, before His crucifixion, Jesus was under so much anguish that he sweated drops of blood, which we know now is medically possible when someone is that stressed out. The issue isn’t that Jesus stressed this much but that He didn’t stay there. 

    Through prayer, Jesus released this toxic stress and put His faith in the Father, amidst the most difficult of circumstances. As you read the account of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion, you don’t see a man in worry, fear, or distress… He seems unrealistically calm and peaceful, not allowing the difficulties of life to steal the peace in His heart and mind.

    Jesus got to the place of peace through struggle, so he could fully become your Prince of Peace. Now, it’s time for you to apply that peace to your life.

    Prayer

    Father… Thank You for understanding my need for peace and sending your son .Jesus, I thank You for being willing to come down to this earth and suffer, to be my peace. I ask for your holistically healthy and peaceful presence to invade my mind, emotions, and physical body. Let your true shalom bring peace to every area of my life. In Jesus Name…Amen

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    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. Isaiah 9:6
    2. 2. Luke 2:8-14
    3. 3. Ephesians 2:14
    4. 4. Colossians 1:20

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