Embracing the Happy – A Devotional

August 25, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 1

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalm 145:3, NIV. — “I’m good.” It only took me one second to say, but as soon as the words rolled off my tongue, conviction hit my heart. I quickly shifted around in the Panera booth to get more comfortable,…

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Racism at the bank – A devotional

August 19, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 1

So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me. Genesis 16:13, ESV — I’ll never forget the day I watched a racist bank customer refuse to let a woman of color help him.…

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Proud of being afraid – A Devotional

August 11, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 2

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10, NKJV — I’ve been afraid of birds most of my life. A colorful parakeet didn’t stay on its perch in…

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How to Find Joy – A Devotional

August 4, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8, NIV — “I feel joy!” My friend Nicole was radiating, her outward smile hinted at the magnitude of gratitude she felt…

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The Boss of Loss – A Devotional

July 28, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:5, NIV — Several years ago, my friend Ashley nicknamed me “The Boss of Loss.” I was sitting across from a couple of my friends in a…

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Getting the anger out – A Devotional

July 21, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 4

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Colossians 3:8 NIV — I gripped a branch like a baseball bat and stared at the tree trunk to my right. It was a thin, yet tall, tree growing along my favorite…

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New Ground – A Devotional

July 14, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 2

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV — The overhead “ding” signaled it was time. Our plane was about to take off for Guatemala. Although I’d prepared for the trip…

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Oreos for Breakfast – A Devotional

May 5, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 0

“How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:4-5, NIV I…

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Missing the Starbucks Experience – A Devotional

April 29, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-2 “He didn’t even put my name on my cup,” I silently grumbled after walking away from the counter. Although I…

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Worth It – A Devotional

April 1, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship, Devotionals | 0

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” –…

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