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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. Deidra,
    This is beautiful…and looking forward to reading more in your new book! I love the idea of offering up the ordinary, because let’s face it, most of our days are often just ordinary. But, God can take whatever we offer up and perform miracles with it. We just aren’t given all the particulars. Thanks for the reminder, as I begin a busy week, to take time to breathe in and know that if I walk with Jesus…all is well. Thanks for an encouraging start to my week!
    Blessings,
    Bev

    • I sure do want the particulars, though! Your words are a great reminder to me that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. Thanks be to God!

  2. Thank you for this. I’m having a very difficult struggle this Monday morning with many things that lay on my heart and mind- kids, husband, outlook, future. I drove to work under the blanket of a heavy burden and just cried to God the whole way here. It is good to be reminded that even the heroes of my faith had heartache, and God was faithful to be with them.

  3. Breathing in the “all is well” air this morning.
    Thankful that all doesn’t have to feel well–to be well.
    Lovely words this morning. 🙂

    • I like what you said- all doesn’t have to feel well to be well. wow. I never thought of it like that before. A lot doesn’t feel well to me this morning, but maybe things are just the way they are supposed to be.

  4. Hi Deidra,

    So sweetly written. Offering up the ordinary. Take the good with the hard and be filled with the Holy Spirit. It’s a reminder of His goodness. Perfect focus with what is going on. Thank you for your encouragement.

    Blessings,

    Joanne

  5. What I love most about God using ordinary people is that it strips away all excuses. Anything I may offer as rebuttal against His call, He’s heard before…and has a solution at the ready. His power & ability to reshape ordinary us has never diminished.

    Looking forward to reading more of your words 🙂

  6. This calmed my spirit in the most timely way. Thank you for these beautiful and comforting words. You have encouraged me.

  7. Deidra,
    Life is not always rosy! Sometimes God allows U-turns, and sidesteps to our plans. He knows what’s best for us–I would love to know how it all turns out. Just have to breathing in the “all is well” air and trust God for the particulars. It is hard when, like Beth, you have worries on your mind–aging father, husband’s job, should I go back to work- part-time , full-time, what does the future hold?
    Trusting God today and doing my one thing–showing mercy and love to this world!

    Blessings 🙂