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Heather is a brain cancer survivor who lives life on the edge. She loves her family, her bald head and, most of all, her Savior’s grace. She lives in the sunny yet very humid state of Florida with her husband, three children and 2 dogs, a miniature schnauzer named Bailey...

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
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  1. This is just what I needed today. How often I rely on other people to lift me up or love me or encourage me and if they let me down then it brings me down big time. They are human. God and His love is always there. ALways consistent. We’re the ones that change. Not Him! I’m so glad He’s there with an outstretched hand everytime I need Him and even when I don’t ackowledge Him He’s still there waiting.

  2. We are so blessed, aren’t we…just to be chosen by God in itself is the ultimate blessing. You are right, often times it is difficult to stay focused on the purpose God has called us to…the world always wants more. Thank you for your beautiful post.


  3. I just love this verse. I have a bottle of sand from Clearwater Beach, FL with this verse attached, just to remind me how numerous are God’s thoughts of me =)

  4. Love this post and the timing is perfect as I was feeling particularly invisible last night. I knew it was wrong thinking but I wouldn’t allow myself to let go of it. Thank you!

  5. Dear Heather,

    Thank you so much for this blog. Oh how we can allow ourselves to focus on what we don’t have instead of what we do. We do have the Best Friend we can ask for right by our side whenever we want him. Any time of day or night, he will not harm us, and he Loves more than anyone else does. Even our parents and spouses and siblings. It is such a gift as you said and we don’t see it at the times we need to see it the most.

    You are a blessing and an inspiration to so many. The Lord definitely shines and speaks through you.

    I will be keeping you in my prayers.

    In Christ’s love & prayers
    Sis in Christ

  6. Thanks for this post Heather! I had one of those moments yesterday, where it just hit me that God REALLY loves it. Lately, my days have been blurring into weeks. I am just feeling exhausted. Yesterday, I was reading Isaiah 43, and verse 4 really sank in.
    “Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
    and because I love you”
    I re-read it. Since I am precious and honored in the sight of the God of the universe. He love me. It sank in deep. The enormity of the meaning made me burst in tears.
    It is so very true that God loves us, really really loves us.

  7. Great to hear from you Heather. It has been awhile. Our new year of Bible study started this past Tuesday and our director always leaves us with a thought for the coming year. This year we are on “The Journey” studying the book of Acts. She asked us to be intentional on our journey – not just knowing who we are but who we are in Jesus and what He wants us to do for Him. We have a great group of ladies who love to encourage one another on this journey called LIFE. May it always be so. I take heart that you are doing this and bringing us with you. May God bless you as you shine your light for others to follow. In Christ’s love, Elaine Wiley Grass Valley, California

  8. LOVE THIS. What a dose of encouragement and hope for today. This post is everything that reminds me why I love to visit (in)courage. Thanks, sister!