Author: Jodi Aiken

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

A word of encouragement for you. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in ALL circumstances. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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Find Joy In The Stillness

Sitting in my white rocking chair on my front porch is one of my favorite places to meet with God. It’s the simple things that bring me joy in God while sitting still before Him. Such things as hearing birds chirp, watching my tiny green hummingbird perch on his feeder sipping from its long beak, following the yellow butterfly as it dances around the open air, and feeling the gentle breeze whisper upon me as if it were the breath of God. God has taught me to be still no matter my circumstances so I can be reminded He...

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At A Loss For Words

I have friends and family members that are struggling. It seems like before they can get through one trial another has encroached. Some of their circumstances are so crazy you can’t make them up if you tried! My flesh rises demanding a resolution because it’s my nature to want to fix things for them. I find it frustrating when there seems to be no way to relieve them from their pain, uncertainty, and anxiety. Sometimes, I’m just at a loss for words. I recognize that when I am in their shoes and the struggles seem to come in waves,...

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Failure Does Not Define Us

  When you fail at something do you automatically label yourself as a failure? I believe that’s been much of my life’s story. Many years ago, I stopped setting goals for myself because I adopted the attitude of “Why bother when I will just fail?”.  It was as if the word, “FAILURE” was stamped on my forehead and I just needed to accept it. I delayed pursuing many of my dreams, becoming the person I wanted to be, and experiencing the fulfillment it would bring, because I believed I was less than. Do you relate? Feeling: Less than able...

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My Longing Heart

  Have you been longing to see someone? I’ve craved to be face-to-face once again with my son and daughter-in-love. The endurance it takes to patiently wait for the reunion is challenging. Since they moved out of state our visits are few throughout the year. Therefore, it’s necessary to guard my heart from becoming depressed and fixated on the life I miss out on, due to the miles that separate us. I covet the phone calls and technology that allows us to see one another. It is sufficient for a while, however, there comes a strong yearning to be...

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