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Trust in the Lord...

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit The following post was written by Aimee. She is a very precious woman that is part of the life group I facilitate. She wrote to me this beautiful prayer revealing scripture and a brief testimony of what she has seen come forth when it all seemed dead and gone. May this encourage you as it truly encouraged me. Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the my sister ______ who trusts in the Lord , And whose hope is the Lord . For she shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit. Teresa, one of my pride and joys is my garden! But during these past two years it has been neglected due to lack of money, sickness, severe anxiety from the brokenness of my marriage, pregnancy and of course this summer's drought. It is overgrown w/ weeds, and many

Burdened and Weary?

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "Then Jesus said, " Come to Me all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest "." ~ Matthew 11:28 ~ Photograph from Google Images Are you tired? Weary? Do you feel like the weight of the world is upon your shoulders? Are you experiencing frustration that if one more situation occurs it will 'be the straw that breaks the camel's back '? In spite of me, I am getting through this season because of God's faithfulness even in the midst of my 'faithlessness'. Perhaps you may be the one that is going through this season and you're hoping there is a triumphant ending soon. Well, the fact is, we do get weary and tired after attempting to handle the things of this life on our own. Yet, the truth is, in God's Excellency, He knows He is able to obliterate impossibilities into possibilities. With this truth that is known, we ne

Happy Love Day!

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell The doorbell rang. Although Julia was not expecting anyone, she ran and leaned on the door, raising up on her toes, looking through the peephole. Looking to see who was on the other side of her door, she saw it was someone, someone she did not recognize. Her toes lowered her feet flat on the ground and although she had not anticipated anyone, you could see the let down, as her shoulders hunched down and her head lowered that she had hopes for someone that she knew would surprise her this Valentine's Day. She slowly grabbed the handle to open the door as her eyes widened in shock, she saw standing on her front porch, a tall, burly, broad-shouldered man holding onto none other than a large vase of vibrantly, colorful bouquet of flowers. She stood still. She wasn't expecting a delivery. She thought,"Who could this be from? Does he have the wrong house?" Interrupting the awkw

Accessories...Wear it well!

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will gain a good reputation." ~ Proverbs 3:3-4, New Living Translation (Tyndale)~ I answered the phone. It was my dear friend Caitlin and one whom I have the privilege to mentor. With great excitement she proclaimed, "Mama, God is so good all the time." It's very rare that she screams, but today she screamed with joy as she took a quick break to call, she told me of the beauty of God's favor along with man's as she has seen in the past year the unfolding story of God's grace upon her life. The praise report I received over the phone of MAJOR breakthrough as she has put into practice Proverbs 3:3-4. Of course she struggled at times, as we all do, but it is simply excellent and amazing t