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Like all you lovely folks, I’ve got a dream

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If you have any sort of knowledge of Disney, you might recognize that line from Tangled (one of my favorites).

In my years of publishing words, train tracks have been made in the form of two Bible verses:

1 Peter 2:9-10, which says, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

and Psalm 73:28, “But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.”

Christianity is a faith that revels in the sharing, writing, expressing, and creating of words.

Everything we see and experience is a result of our creative God’s words. He gifted us His written Word, that we would pitch our tent in it, it being “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:15–17)

I am a longtime journaler. Writing helps me process my experiences, about God, about marriage, about life. It helps lay bricks of foundational truth, and is a sweet climate for the adventurous nature of communicating with God. It helps me uncover lies I’m believing, or small joys to be thankful for. As I write, the Holy Spirit irons out thoughts and feelings, always prompting me to apply the Bible’s counsel.

In the early years, my blog was a mixture of documenting memories, sharing inspirational quotes, talking about God and books, and other random creative things. Only a handful of people knew it even existed. This year is my 8th year maintaining a personal blog, but like most hobbies it has evolved as I have grown.

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Have you ever had a dream and found yourself [maybe somewhat timidly] asking God to multiply it, to make it meaningful and useful for His kingdom? Me too.

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truth + iPhone lock screens

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Sometimes when I need a break from work, I choose a verse or phrase currently challenging me and create a new iPhone background.

I figure, if I must look at my phone, it might as well direct my thoughts toward God.

Below are a few that I have sent to friends and family, in an effort to encourage them also… maybe they can refresh you!

 

Psalm 62:7-8 from The Message

Live the Gospel. Display Christ.

“Live a life for the Father’s smile.” -Melissa Helser

Even if Jesus is all you have, He is enough

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