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awesome word (week of April 16th)

awesome word (week of April 16th)

April 16, 2017

a beautiful process April 16th – 22nd Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.  -Proverbs 3:5-6 Sometimes the process of making (or being remade) is more revealing than any ‘finished’ product. This afternoon I taught my kids […]

light in the dark

light in the dark

November 13, 2016

No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.  – Luke 8:16 I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I was driving home this evening on I-85S with my two children, ages 6 and 3. […]

awesome word (October 30th)

October 31, 2016

Week of: October 30, 2016 trust Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God – Psalm 20:7 If we allow it, the noisy state of our current political, … Source: awesome word (October 30th)

“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become…”  – C.S. Lewis

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the testimony...

I am constantly fascinated in learning of how others have come to Faith. From the very dramatic, literally life saving last chance some experience to the quiet and humble ways others desire to draw closer to Christ and everything in between.

I invite you to share your story with the question being, "How has Jesus changed your life?"

dawn trimble, author of Novice Landscapes

Following Christ is not easy – at times it can seem overwhelming.  Luke 9 outlines very clearly the cost of following Him.  Because I fail regularly, I thank Jesus and ask for his grace regularly.  While I am growing deeper in learning His word and in my faith, there are plenty of days where it is two steps forward, four steps back!  This is the daily dance of dying to self.  It is practice.  Before Christ, I did not know true peace.  Sure, I could calm myself against the stresses of my job and marriage, but this wasn’t peace – it was a temporary fix.  I believe that true brokenness is Gods way of getting our attention.  Well, he got mine!  I finally surrendered two years ago and traded my will for his.  In doing so, I received His promised gift of beautiful, indescribable and permanent peace.  It is my prayer that everyone comes to know and dwell in His peace. see blog post: tired & broken


 

dawn trimble, author of Novice Landscapes
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