Prayer, Fasting, Homework, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Dreams of Lemon Cake

Say what? Yes, this is how my mind works. I will explain. Well, I can try to explain… Last night I was relaxing after four days of company, reading a retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The heroine was hiding in the cave with her cohorts, waiting to spy on the thieves, when …

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The Upside of Down

I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me,Lord! You saw who you created me to be before I became me!Psalms‬ ‭139:14, 16‬a TPT‬‬ I was thinking the other day about being me. Would I …

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The Deceitfulness of Thoughts

My husband and I are reading a Bible plan together: Joy over Stress. This statement caught my eye: In my research on joy, I discovered that our circumstances are not inherently stressful; it’s our thoughts about a circumstance that make it stressful.Neal and Carly Samudre It made me think about the anxiety I feel in …

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Anticipation

Today my spirit is vacillating between anticipation and anxiety, as I wait on some of my writing being critiqued and an online writers’ retreat today. My mind racing to the what ifs while excited for the what’s nexts. So what’s the difference? Anticipation is founded on hopeful expectations, whereas anxiety stems from fear (often expressed …

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