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I remember the first Texas winter my friend from California weathered. When the temperatures dipped in the low 60’s, she bundled up and was always wearing a fuzzy scarf. Our seasons were completely foreign to this SoCal girl and to make matters worse, she firmly believed all the grass had d...
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Refreshing Rest

by Tonya Hamilton
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.Revelation 3:20 (ESV) Has a song ever played on repeat in your head? Me too. The other day a new one by Jere...
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His Desire

by Tonya Hamilton
And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. Matthew 14:28–29, ESV My olde...
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Step of Faith

by Tonya Hamilton
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 1 Corinthians 9:22 (ESV) I have the ability to adapt to most social situations. I’m like ...
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Chameleon

by Tonya Hamilton
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. (Psalms 139:14 NKJV) I enjoy crafting. Over the years, I've dabbled in all kinds of crafting and at any time my favorite is the kind I'm currently en...
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Our Crafty God

by Tonya Hamilton
"And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him." Luke 15:20 (ESV) Disillusioned. Disappointed. Hurt. Anger see...
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When I Ran from Him

by Tonya Hamilton
“Then Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the children of Israel, one man from every tribe; and Joshua said to them: “Cross over before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of the Jordan, and each one of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number...
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Remedy for Doubt

by Tonya Hamilton
I wait for The Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. Psalm 130:5 (NKJV) I'm a people person. My theme song could be the same one Ariel sings in The Little Mermaid, "I want to be where the people are..." My sweet husband knows that exiting the building after s...
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Learning to Linger

by Tonya Hamilton
There's a particular weed I grew up calling "wild onion." Most likely, you know the weed. With its clean stems and tiny white flowers, it is a favorite among those picked by children for their mamas. Years ago, our neighbor had a patch in his yard, and he decided the best way to get rid of ...
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Weeds in Your Garden

by Tonya Hamilton
There's a particular weed I grew up calling "wild onion." Most likely, you know the weed. With its clean stems and tiny white flowers, it is a favorite among those picked by children for their mamas. Years ago, our neighbor had a patch in his yard, and he decided the best way to get rid of ...
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Weeds in Your Garden

by Tonya Hamilton
The other day I read a post by a friend struggling with sadness. She mentioned that she felt like it was a slap in the face to God to struggle with depression. Shouldn’t she be a joy-filled believer all the time? I mean, with all Jesus did for her, did she have the right to be upset? ...
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Emotional Me

by Tonya Hamilton
The other day, I asked my husband to hang a bird feeder outside our kitchen window. Realizing that my view would be hindered because our window was so dirty, he researched online the best ways to get rid of years worth of water spots and dirt. He then proceeded to scrub and rinse and then k...
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Don’t Settle

by Tonya Hamilton
A little scream escaped as I read the words on the tiny screen of my phone. How could this be? Someone, no not just someone, the founder of the organization wanted to include me in future plans for her ministry. The founder! Me! Maybe I should re-read...
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Risking Yes

by Tonya Hamilton