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Holly Smith

I love Him so! He speaks and I so want to hear Him and not miss His Words to me.

I'm so thankful and glad and joyful and Asher and just plain happy that you listened to Him today. I am blessed. And really, I couldn't say another word...but thank you! I love you, friend. And am praying for His blessing on your life to be rich and best.
Holly

Sher's Creative Expressions

We're doing this same Beth Moore Bible Study right now in our Ladies Bible Study at church. It's great. . . as is all of Beth's studies. Just love Beth.

Blessings,

Sher

Melissa @ Breath of Life

See...Jesus math! You gotta' love it!

miss chris

Jesus math. Love that. There *is* time.

Helen at A Work of Heart

(((((Joanne)))) \0/ \0/ \0/

Kim Davis

I've never commented before but have been reading your blog for awhile now, (since Fall Fest). I just wanted to thank you for the last couple of days, I feel very often like this, just the busyness of life cutting into my desire for peace, simplicity and time with the Lord. I even went as far last year to move to another state into the "country" where I thought I would find that simplicty and peace. What a mistake. I've realized it's not in where you physically are (which I should have already known)but in where you spiritually are. Since we've been back,I've found myself in that busy place again and just so thankful for reminders like yours of where my peace and answers for my life really are. Kim Davis

Barbie

Thanks for this wonderful reminder. I too have been feeling a bit overwhelmed with some things lately and this is just what I needed to hear...to listen for that still small voice!

nannykim

Yes, isn't God good. I love the way He can give direct answers like that---it is amazing how intimate he is with us. Sometimes I have seen quick answers and other times He has led me bit by bit in a process---but both ways His glory and intimacy is seen. AMEN

Amy @ By His Grace

Thank you for this, my friend and thanks for your prayers the other day. Husband and I are climbing out of the valley slowly but surely, but only by the grace of God are we doing this. The power of prayer has been amazing and my ears are open to His voice each day. Have a blessed weekend.

Megan

Hi Joanne,
I just came to check in on you and read your last few posts. I just want to thank you for using your blog in this way--to share where you're really at, in your heart, and to share what the Lord is doing in your life. It's so amazing to receive such encouragment (and to feel like I can so easily identify) with someone I've never met. It's so cool that even the internet and blogging which so much of the time can just be a silly waste of time (for me) can be used so richly by the Lord.

Diane

Hi. As usual, I always enjoy your blog. But the last two paragraphs really spoke to me. To remember to ask him ... I have things going on right now and I have to remember to ask him to help me and listen. Thank you for always writing so eloquently! You have a way with words no matter what your post is about.

Kristine

hi, I enjoy reading your blog. Admire your close relationship with God. Oh, if only I have that closeness.. Your blog has inspired me to get closer to Him and to dedicate much more time to grow in Him. Thanks for sharing your story. I has lots for me.. Have wonderful and blessed day!

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