UNLOCKING SECRETS

~WELCOME TO MY JOURNAL~

My journal — my hidden place with the Lord — holds so many secrets, unlocking so many places that have freed my heart. It’s my holy hope that opening these pages together, we will unlock places where we wrestle, be tackled with answers, opened to the truth and left immersed in God’s perfect love, grace and mercy.
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Make A Move

We’ve moved so many times in our marriage. Last count was five. We’ve always bought the fixer-upper, moved in and given it a whole new look, settling into our new home. Our last move proved a little different. Before pulling the trigger we actually paused to think on why we were moving and it really … Continue readingMake A Move

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Amazing Grace in Full Color

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. We are familiar with the song, but do we rest in this word? A wretch? Whoa! Do we realize what we’re admitting? We are saying we are messy miserable rascals apart from Jesus. This song goes far, deep and wide. I am captivated … Continue readingAmazing Grace in Full Color

Footnotes

I have so many notes; throughout my journal, on notecards, necklaces, framed, typed, taped up, on chalkboards, you name it. Think on all the notes you post as motivators. They are reminders, positive suggestions, words of comfort. All of them, an effort to lift you up and keep you going. Right? Today I hear the … Continue readingFootnotes

Breathtaking Barrier

I found this nugget in scripture that covered my heart with such comfort. I can’t help but share the goodness. Do you love the beach? Well, travel with me to the shores and see if you leave refreshed like I did upon hearing this! Grab your beach chair for a front row seat with your … Continue readingBreathtaking Barrier

Competing Concerns

Do you have concerns that try to win, to gain ground and take over? My concerns can cause competition. The competition for my heart. Will my heart win or will my concerns consume me and take me down? We all have concerns, “Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34) Some concerns are … Continue readingCompeting Concerns

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It Was All I Had

I arrived late to class at the gym. My friend knew I had arrived, but not because I had said anything. He had only seen me. Walking up to me, he said these words; “You announced your presence with a groan.” Wait, what did you say? (pause…..) His words fell like living water and my … Continue readingIt Was All I Had

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No Nametag Needed

It was the exchange of peace during our church service, a time to pretty much say hi to the people around you. We always sat near the same people, in our unspoken assigned seats. I reached my hand out to a very familiar face I’d met before, one I saw on a weekly basis. He … Continue readingNo Nametag Needed

Be Still

To be still is to be motionless and unmoving, it’s a picture of a place of deep silence as I see it ~ and this was the kind I was seeking the other day. But me, be still? If you know me, you would know I go a mile a minute, it’s no joke. Yet, … Continue readingBe Still

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Come as a child

Before our first child arrived, we prepared in advance by researching the best equipment to travel safely, the softest sheets to sleep soundly and the precautions to ensure his well-being. We were embarking on new territory and prepared as best we could, but honestly, we had to learn as we went along. We really took … Continue readingCome as a child

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Going Without Knowing

It’s morning and I’m looking out over my back yard at the frost covering the blades of grass and I feel the need to share that I have cold feet. Cold feet ~ These are the kind that question, they back out, hesitate and lose their nerve to walk forward. The image depicts an absence … Continue readingGoing Without Knowing

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Hi, I’m Lori

Behind any of my words is a girl who has not always walked the straight and narrow. One who has hit some dead ends, sharp turns, heartaches of regret and challenges. Behind any of my words is a heart that desires to share the windy road; for us to know and discover God’s ultimate desire. That whatever path we find ourselves on, it’ll stir us and lead us home to His safe embrace.

Life is better when we travel together. 

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