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A reminder from September 28, 2009

TRIUMPHANT VICTORIOUS REMINDERS Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written By: Teresa Criswell This post was written on September 28, 2009...as I re-read this reminder, I knew that I needed to be reminded of the motives of my heart. I pray you are blessed and encouraged as you read...encouraging each of us to be moved to transforming power by the Word of God! "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my Strength and my Redeemer." ~ Psalm 19:14 ~ "Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my mind and my heart." ~ Psalm 26:2 ~ "My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God." ~ Psalm 84:2 ~ Have you ever craved a type of food so badly that you didn't care what time of night it was or what you were doing? I know for me that has happened, and I went out of my way to satisfy that food craving. In the same way, I am at this place in my own life where

September 23, 2010, "Desperation revealing the great need for Hope"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, know that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” ~ Romans 5:1-5 ~ Two hands on the wheel, the windshield blurred with pouring rain as she drives with caution. Her mind divided; overwhelmed with thoughts of tomorrow, next month, next year. Questions annihilate her mind, "How could I have done a better job being a wife, mom, and friend?" Regrets perpetuate the sound of hopelessness. Suddenly, the interruption of being kicked from behind, jolts her to
Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” ~ Romans 12:14 ~ My shift was over. Getting ready to leave, I went into the office area to retrieve my check. As I approached the glass window of the door, I began to knock, but stopped suddenly, when I realized that my manager was on the phone. She turned around to give me a look that revealed frustration and yelled, “What do you want?!” Taken back by her reaction from her body language, face, and words, I stumbled over my words, as the ‘jab’ of her words took me by surprise. I finally said, “I apologize, I didn’t realize you were on the phone. I wanted to pick up my check.” Suddenly, with great power this petite, thin woman violently opened the heavy door, which ricocheted off the wall, slammed, and opened again. Frustrated, she had her phone resting between her shoulder and face, as she held the door open with her foot, picking up the

Testimony of God through our story...

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written By: Teresa Criswell "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and My ways are not your ways", saith the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts " ~ Isaiah 55:8, 9~ Where do I begin, but first thanking our Awesome God for Who He is; and for each of you who are in our lives! First let me tell you our story from the past couple of days, as God's testimony is revealed: A few days ago, I wrote in my journal to the Lord, "Lord, I trust you." And I heard, "Do you really trust Me?" My reply was paused as the question sunk in. As I awoke into sober humbleness, I slowly said, "I hope so." When the question was asked, "Do you really trust Me?" Who would have known what was going to happen next. The evening was like any other; but yet it wasn't, does that make sense? LOL

Excerpt from Chapter Two, "God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty"

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell Here is a small excerpt from chapter two of God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty . As mentioned in several posts before, I am placing excerpts of the book I was led to write onto my blog. I would encourage you to read chapter one so that you can better understand chapter two's excerpt. I pray you are blessed and that as you read you are led to rise up on behalf of girls and women alike who must be delivered and celebrated into God's glorious love. Some of these women we are called to celebrate, have rejected us. However, remember they have not only rejected you, but they reject freedom from insecurity and shame. With and in God's love, we are more than able to overflow with abundant, powerful freedom that saturates their lives, so that they and we will never be the same! There are two excerpts from chapter two (The whole chapter itself is not posted)... “Blessed (Happy, fortunate, to