Monday, February 6, 2017
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Sunday, January 1, 2017
Every year I take some time to reflect on the previous year, and this year is no exception. Two-thousand sixteen was a decent year and I want to take some time to remember the good things about the 12 months of this past year as well as the challenges that came my way.
Posted by Rikki Hester at 11:25 PM
Saturday, September 24, 2016
A dear friend of mine texted me this week and told me to listen to this new song by Casting Crowns - who I adore!!!! This is just a great song!!! I am posting the lyrics because they are awesome and I cannot find a link to the video yet, but everyone needs to download this song! My favorite line in the song is
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
I started my very first Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study this morning. I was very excited about this study because it is based on the new book by one of my favorite authors - Lysa Terkeurst. The Bible study is about living loved when you feel left out, lonely, and less than. The book is Uninvited. I have had the book for awhile but have hesitated getting started with reading it because I knew that it would hit hard and somewhere very deep. I don't want that to sound like a "oh, poor pitiful me" statement because I am not wanting anyone to feel sorry for me. I don't often feel uninvited or left out but it is the feeling loved part that I struggle with. I have really really been battling this for about 2 years or so and even more so in the past year.
Posted by Rikki Hester at 10:07 PM
Sunday, July 31, 2016
You're my defender
You're my refuge in the storm
Through these trials
You've always been faithful
You bring healing to my soul
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Friday, July 22, 2016
What I have learned this week is a lot of things that I likely already knew but I was reminded of from real life circumstances. I learned that life is hard. I learned that letting go of things can be uncomfortable and tricky but necessary. I learned that when your figurative plate is full, you have a tendency to drop it and break it, shattering everything on it in the floor. I was reminded that those that love you the most can hurt you the most. I learned that the closer you get to God, the more satan attacks where you are most vulnerable. I've learned that just when you think you have passed through the valley and are on the upward swing, another dark cloud can come. Perception is key and pride can destroy almost anything. People feel loved and give love in different ways and it is important to know the difference. I've learned....well, I've admitted that social media is a major source of anxiety for me. I've learned that I CAN live without social media. When things were really tough at times, I ran to Jesus instead of my friends. That's the right thing to do. Jesus wants me to run to him. My friends wish I did less running to them. That's what I learned this week. I learned that sometimes I get too sensitive. That drives people away. It's a miracle I still have any friends. I learned that I am loud and obnoxious...a friend told me that today. I learned that sometimes it feels good to sit in the closet floor and cry...a lot. Sometimes it feels good to yell...really loud. And I learned that I am much more of an introvert than I once realized.
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