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Making Yourself Aware

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:6-7 ~ Upon my focus during the walk to my planned destination, I ignored my surroundings. Yet a question came to mind, "Have you considered making yourself aware to God's creation?" As soon as that question came to mind, I 'snapped' out of the mundane and into the extraordinary as I made myself aware to my surroundings compelling me to the point of awe. Maybe you are unintentionally ignoring your surroundings? Perhaps you are planning for the future but ignoring your present moment with those you love? If it is possible, for a moment, pa

Subtle reminders

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell Photograph taken by Teresa Criswell "So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life ~ whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to Him than they are. Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not. And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't He more surely care for you? You have so little faith...seek first the kingdom of God and all His righteousness and all these things (mentioned) will be added unto you.&qu

Challenged to Live in the NOW!

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself." ~ Matthew 6:34 ~ Have you been challenged to live in the time of 'now' and in the space of 'here'? On Saturday, many of us were as we were able to attend a LIVE taping of XMOglobal.com with Terry Pruett and Steve Koening. Let me share a glimpse of the 'now': The door opens and closes revealing the sound of the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Feet shuffling. Zippers zipping. Computers chiming. Sniffles. Sighs. My 'now' moment brings me to the attention of a little boy talking, enamored by what is before him. An older woman speaking kindly to the little ones. The sound of an object falling on the ground. Voices fill the room. More feet shuffle coming in and going out. Now I can hear the undertones of someone reading to themselves. In this momen

The Legacy We Are Called To Leave Behind

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "Love will last forever...There are three things that will endure - faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love...For God is love." ~ I Corinthians 13:8a, 13, I John 4:8b NLT ~ The word 'legacy' has been surfacing around me as though I were wading in the waters of life. This profound word which leads to a common human definition as a gift by will, especially of money or personal property, an inheritance or something acquired without compensation or payment is not the legacy that I have been provoked to think upon. Instead, I have been asking, "What legacy or imprint will I leave behind upon this earth?" Realizing the answer to this question is not just about leaving behind a part of me but the One who rescued me, leaving an imprint of God's love through me which lasts forever. I am continually learning that living out in this legacy of love is rev