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May 20, 2023 | No Sound or Words + An Update

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"The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.  They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world." - Excerpt from Psalm 19 - The LORD's goodness is declared in numerously countless ways.  As I read the entire 19th Psalm - I am wow'ed. Wow GOD!  Describing my awe and wonder of God will seem incredibly minuscule; but let me attempt to do so in this way...God utilized this specific Psalm to minister to my soul as my spirit applauded. Think on this, part of the Psalm reveals day after day the heavens and skies continue to speak; night after night they make Him known...yet they speak without a sound or word. Think about this...their pure, majestic display points to Almighty God without a sound or word.  Really ponder this truth...Just the display alone of the heavens and s

February 8, 2004 | Chosen By The One Who Calls Us To Himself

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And later Isaiah spoke boldly for God, saying,  "I was found by people who were not looking for Me.  I showed Myself to those who were not asking for Me." - Romans 10:20 While on the phone with my daughter; she ended the call with an intriguing question. I laugh to myself as she ended the conversation on a cliffhanger note to say the least. She said, " Mom, before we end this call, I have an interesting question to ask you. Don't answer now. Go to the Lord and ask Him."   Curiosity perked as I eagerly said, "Okay." She then replied, "How do you know you have been chosen by God?" It was like I got hit up the side the head, while getting kissed on the cheek at the same time. I said, "Ummm. Uh...Wow! What a great question to go to the Lord about." She then said, "Okay. I love you mom. I'll talk to you later." Immediately after our call ended...Tristin's question was definitely of the Holy Spirit. He was wooing me to

February 1, 2004 | Delightful Exchange

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"Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noon day sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for Him to act. Don't worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper - it only leads to harm." - Psalm 37:4-8 - Wow! The mercy of God woke us up this morning to become more like Jesus.  What a truth that stirs within us to great awe and wonder of God. Our amazing Father God sent His only Son Jesus to restore us back to the glorious image of God’s love.  Today’s Triumphant Victorious Reminder is this: In God and who He is as love, we become unoffendable. In Him we no longer are hurt by people; we hurt for them. We cry tears of rescue over them. In Christ is the safest place

December 25, 2022 | The Invitation to Seek

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InterVINED Art Doodle  (Part of Triumphant Victorious Reminders) "Those who look to Him are radiant with joy;  their faces are never covered in shame." - Psalm 34:5 - It's amazing how God truly invites us to seek Him in the midst of the good, bad and the uncertainties of life.  Something I have come to learn is how the most reliable people in our lives, if we are not careful, we cling to them more than God. Or perhaps in the greatest of times, some don't see why God is needed in their moments. Then there are the moments in life where we ask God where He is when we have felt forsaken.  There are so many scenarios.  And yet God is right there.  Those incredible moments of life, where things seem so wonderful, even those moments have now become my alerts or  notifiers to remember how I must cling to The Lord even more. The importance of  clinging to Him and His grace for the purpose of properly carrying those beautiful moments with Jesus as He is our true perspective. 

November 16, 2022 | Entitled to Humbled

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"While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. "I tell you the truth," Jesus said, "This poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has."  - Luke 21:1-4 NLT -  Have you ever felt like you deserved something because it's what you believe you would do for someone else?  I've learned that this thought process is another form of false expectations. Unrealistic expectations placed on people. When we unintentionally place those things on others; we set them up to fail. We set ourselves up to be offended and then convince ourselves they are a disappointment. It's a needless recipe for disaster.  Recently I was lovingly convicted by my own self-righteous thoughts and doings. Audaciously bragging in my head of what I would do for others

September 14, 2022 | To Truly Lend

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After reading Proverbs 19:17, a thought came… "How did we get the lending of the world and the lending of God so twisted up?” God's kind of lending has no selfish agendas. He helps those who have fallen and gets them to rise again. He doesn't help while saying, "You owe me." The lending of the world is of course necessary; but not when helping others who are down. The lending of the world says, “I know you’re down; but you still owe me (with interest).” As believers in Christ, what an incredible gift we can give. The gift of giving to others without expecting anything in return from them; truly fixing our giving on God while others benefit. In whatever way we are able to give; it's an honor to do so from God’s magnificent love. Giving from God's love allows us to continually sow seeds of blessings to others whether we deem a person is deserving or undeserving. The greatest investment we can make besides following after Jesus, is investing in people! Follo

September 3, 2022 | Back To The Beginning

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders  Instagram @TriumphantVictorious_Reminders "I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and your patient endurance. I know you don't tolerate evil people...You have patiently suffered for me without quitting. But I have this one complaint against you. You don't love Me or each other as you did at first! Look how far you have fallen. Turn back to Me and do the works you did at first..."  - Revelation 2:2-4 (NLT) Doing all the good things... Praying for people. Seeking opportunities to be hospitable. Writing books testifying of the greatness of God. Posting encouraging social media content.  Gathering with other Christ-like minded women. Yet all the while, truly forgetting the WHY .  So often I would do, do, do because that's what you do as a Christian. This is how you're recognized as one of His own. Yet God in His mercy and patience, woos us to Himself to respond to His goodness first so we can truly do from a p