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Dorina is an author, speaker, teacher, foodie, and trail runner. She helps people chase God's glory down unexpected trails and flourish in their callings. Her books include Breathing Through Grief, Kailani's Gift and Chasing God's Glory. Dorina and her hubby Shawn are raising three courageous daughters in Central California.

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  1. As someone who was always picked last thank you for your mercy heart and exemplifying ‘the last shall be first and the first shall be last’, especially at such a vulnerably young age.

    • Oh Cathy, thank you for sharing here! It’s good to hear that from your perspective. We get to participate in little acts of mercy every day if we look for them. I didn’t know that then but I see it now as an adult.

  2. Can you tell me what translation the 1 Peter 2:9-10 verse was from? I love it! Drenched with mercy… So beautiful!

  3. Thank you Dorina for fabulous message as always. God is good he does drench us at all times in his love and mercy. Because he loves us so much. He is God that loves us. Loves us to go him in prayer and spend time reading his word every day. So we can as followers of his hear from him from his Holy Spirit. If we read his word it tell us in lots of verses how special we are to him. That God knows us even before we were born. If we read Psalm 139 verse 13-16. If we go on line type into YouTube the word the Father’s Love Letter. It will tell us all about how much our Heavenly Father Loves us how special we are all to him. We as God saved are to go on to show God’s love to the world out there especially with the unsaved of all ages from kids to adults. Like Jesus did when alive on earth and living as he did. Showing that love at all times. We can do that by being kind and caring and loving to them. Like God is to us at all time. Love today’s reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx keeping you all in prayer incourage

    • I’m so glad this one resonated with you, Dawn. I loved hearing how you are thinking more deeply about God’ mercy and multiplying it. This is what the new Bible study is all about too!

  4. God has indeed drenched me in His mercy this past year after the unexpected death of my husband. The Lord has been with me every step of the way and I am so very thankful and grateful! He is good!!

  5. Dorina,

    Mercy is the compassionate treatment of those in distress, especially when it is within one’s power to punish or harm them. God could have easily punished each of us for our sins. But in His infinite love He gave His only son to die for us. I try to be merciful to others often. Each Friday I volunteer with Loaves & Fishes food bank. We hand out food boxes & meals. No qualifications to receive a meal. I do my best to love on those receiving the food. You never know their story. Sounds like an interesting study.

    Blessings 🙂

  6. I cried when I read this. As someone who was always picked last, you made my heart sing when I read how you were compassionate and chose people like me.