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“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17, New King James Version). Some people enjoy taking an old item, sometimes someone else’s castoff, and repurposing it into a lovely item with a new use. Although I’m not the most skilled in doing such things, at times I enjoy the challenge of making an old piece into something more attractive. And so began my project to update an old, scarred buffet. The finish was worn, and there were numerous scratches and dings. Some of…

“O my son, give me your heart. May your eyes take delight in following my ways.” Proverbs 23:26 Sometimes we over-complicate things. Okay, most of the time we over-complicate things. We as women tend to overthink things, and our imaginations can sometimes get the best of us. I always struggled with “what does God want from me?” I was always searching for this deep, profound answer. Boy, was I off base. I always thought He wanted me at my best,  slaying giants and conquering mountains. In reality, I was setting myself up for failure because I have experienced the valley…

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.” II Chronicles 16:9a As I read this story, I pondered over what God was looking for in a heart that was perfect toward Him.   In his early years as King, Asa had trusted God, sought Him for direction and made many changes that helped Judah.  Because if that. God had given him victory over his enemies.  But at this time, instead of seeking God’s help, he had turned to Syria…