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He is Risen!
This day is a gift like no other! God gave his son that we may have eternal life and He arose from the grave to prove He is our Savior! Thank you Lord!

We celebrated by going to our 9 am service and listening to a wonderful message by Andy Stanley - How Nich and Jo saved Easter. It was a great back story on Easter!

Then, Ryan and I came home, and I made a salad and asparagus for our family lunch at Nannie and Papa's! I made a Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad from Publix Apron Meals Recipes! So yummy! My asparagus had kosher salt and a sun-dried tomato seasoning with a little olive oil drizzled on it. This Easter our recipes all seemed a bit more healthy and I loved having so much green on our plate!

Mom made great food as always! My favorite this year was the deviled eggs! Nannie is an amazing cook as well and did a phenomenal job with her Meringues that we topped with vanilla ice cream and strawberries! Ryan said he needs the recipe...

We enjoyed spending time with family and friends. I hope each of you enjoyed this precious day and remembered our sweet Lord who gave it all for us even though we are so undeserving!

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I am absolutely loving the devotions on my phone each morning. Today's devotion is something that is very near and dear to my heart. It is a topic that a lot of my friends and family discuss often. While your experiences happen and effect you, they also have potential to bring about good. Why do so many of us let circumstances determine so much in life? Just because the most awful of all things happened to you doesn't mean you have to go around treating others or the rest of your life like a waste. Look around today... do you have things that you allow to use as a crutch, an excuse, or a reason to continue a certain behavior or feeling? Praise God for that, and ask him how you can use it to His advantage.

Here's what Joel and Victoria Osteen said:
"I know people who feel like they’ve wasted years of their lives because of poor choices. They spent years in a relationship that was toxic, years with an addiction, years at a job where they weren’t fulfilled. But you have to realize, nothing you have been through is ever wasted. Your past experiences, good and bad have deposited something on the inside of you. Those challenges have sharpened you to help make you who you are today.

When the enemy brings hardship into your life, God has a way of taking that experience and turning it around for your advantage. You may think you’ve hit a dead end, but if you’ll stay in faith, you will see God begin to open up a new route. He’ll put the right people in your path, the right opportunities, the right circumstances to move you forward toward your God-given destiny.

Today, don’t focus on what’s happened in your past, focus on what God will do in your future. He wants to restore your soul and revive your dreams. Keep believing, keep expecting, keep hoping because God has a new route for your future!"

He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies. (Psalm 103:4 NLT)

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God is in control! He knows just what we need!
I am reading a devotional by the Osteen's! It is so powerful when I start my day off with The Lord! This passage certainly spoke to me about more than one area in my life. I am hoping someone else is blessed by it!


Before the foundation of the world, God laid out a plan for your life. He created you with a purpose, for a purpose, and He created you to be successful! He has marked moments already laid out that are going to come across your path. These moments are not ordinary. They are destiny-altering moments. They are designed to thrust you years ahead.

Ecclesiastes tells us that time and chance come together for every person. That means you will have opportunities to meet the right people, opportunities to advance in your career, and opportunities to fulfill your dreams. God has already prearranged for you times of increase, promotion and blessing.

Today, open your eyes of faith and see the good things God has in store for your future. Thank Him for what He’s doing and what He’s about to do. Thank Him for divine connections and marked moments because He is ready and willing to fulfill every dream and desire He’s placed within your heart!

Heavenly Father, thank You for marked moments and divine opportunities in my life. I trust that You are working behind the scenes no matter what the circumstances look like. I choose today to keep my heart and mind focused on Your goodness, knowing that You are a rewarder of those who diligently seek after You in Jesus’ name. Amen."

Ecclesiastes 9:11
I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.

How perfect is His Word?

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Trials and Strength
I love you, LORD;
you are my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety. (Psalm 18:1, 2 NLT)

I know I am not the only one who could use a little strength these days, so I thought I would share my devotion this morning!

It is always comforting to know that God is with us and knows whatever we are going through!

"God can strengthen us to the point that we can make progress even during trouble. The psalmist said of God, "He makes my feet like hinds' feet [able to stand firmly or make progress on the dangerous heights of testing and trouble]. You have girded me with strength for the battle" (Psalm 18:33).

Trials and testing do not come to cause us to lose stability. They are opportunities to prove the strength of God. We don't have to waver in our confidence. Nothing will keep us from making progress today because God is our strength."

From the book Starting Your Day Right by Joyce Meyer. Copyright 2003 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.

Check out the video I posted on Sunday! It helps when you need that strength to stick with you! Praying that you are blessed by this message as much as I am today.

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Last week, I posted my story that I shared with my small group. It's my testimony. I always thought that others had such powerful testimonies and mine . . . wasn't. God let me know I should think again. I have been on the top of His mountain and down in the lowest valley. Even though we may think we are all alone, God is there. He is guiding our paths and allowing us to choose. 

We are always welcome to come back. 

Music has always been very strong in my life. It is the way I worship Him the best. Songwriters take their time and write lyrics from their heart, yet they can impact so many countless others!

One song that sums up my walk with the Lord is You Never Let Go by Matt Redman. Even when we are not having an intimate relationship with our Savior, God is ALWAYS there! He never lets go. Patsy Clairmont talked about turning up our hearing aids this weekend. These hearing aids are on all of our ears, but some of us choose to be deaf to God's calling. He is sharing great things daily, and we just have to listen for His voice.

Check out this video! What is He saying to you?

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