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Deidra is a national speaker and the author of Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are, and One: Unity in a Divided World. Follow Deidra on Instagram @deidrariggs

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  1. “Knowing we’re right where He wants us makes even the toughest days more bearable.”

    Yessss. Thank you for sharing your heart today. 🙂

  2. Having those “margins” in the trapper keeper of life enables us to see what “the teacher” writes in red about our work. Be it encouragement and a smiley face or correction through suggestion…we are served best to have those comments to ensure us we are writing something in life worth reading.

  3. Deidra,
    I can’t count the number of times I have talked to my children about “coloring inside God’s lines”. The closer we get to the boundary lines, the more likely we are to step over them, but if we stay within the margins we are much more likely to remain in the center of God’s will for our lives. Will definitely be sharing your post today! Well said…
    Blessings,
    Bev

  4. I’m dab smack in the middle of God’s will …..

    🙂

    Thank YOU LORD JESUS and I’m so happy about it.

    🙂

  5. Margins or “boundaries” are so essential in remaining in God’s will. When we venture beyond the safety margin, peace and joy flee and we find we are becoming targets for the enemy of our soul. May each day start with a prayer in my spirit and a song in my heart to keep me refreshed in my spirit and strong to resist the pull of the world and Satan. Wonderful post and so important to keep me on track with Jesus.

  6. Great post and fun read, I appreciate your mention of and ministry to women on all areas of the spectrum, thankfully, God lovingly scooches us all back in the center 🙂

  7. Deidra, you always manage to bring me inspiration while making me feel at home with your words. You had me at “trapper keeper.” Thank you for the reminder about the margins. I’m currently praying to be smack dab in God’s will for my life!

  8. Oh friend. This is just what I needed to read today as we I head into a new season. A season of writing and listening for me. A season of changes for our kids schools and schedules. A season of less YES and more time to “be still” and fully present in the yes’es already said.

    Love the way God speaks through your beautiful “yes” to Him!

  9. You inspired me so very much this morning after reading “SMACK DAB IN THE CENTER”- that’s just exactly what God had planned for me me to do ….read on more & more. We can never learn enough, we always must keep an open mind & eyes wide open. Thanks for sharing ~ so gratefully blessed !

  10. Deidre,

    Yes and AMEN! I read a blog post from Bonnie Gray earlier this year on Spiritual Whitespace. I continually read and hear posts on margins and space. God must be trying to tell me something!

    This has been a tough year for me as I moved my dad into assisted living, he then had medication issues that landed him in hospital and rehab, back at assisted living and now finally content. Through all this I worked a job I hated and dreaded going to. Also hubby had iffy job news–fortunately it turned out ok–not great! I’m going to take some spiritual white space/margins and start saying no a little more often so I can rest, Sit and listen to God for our next move!

    Blessings 🙂