Author: Tammy L. Mashburn

Spiritual Growth: Establishing A Daily Quiet Time

Growth happens when we nurture, fertilize, water, and allow the soil to rest. Dearest Reader, In my last post, I shared with you how and why writing in a journal transforms me. This week, I want to expand on that and share how and why we should implement a daily quiet time with God. This post is not meant to make you feel guilty in any way, but to point you to grace. There are different seasons of life and quiet time will look different in each season. Journaling revives and rejuvenates my relationship with the Word and transformation...

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Why Writing In A Journal Transforms Me

“Writing in my journal is where I have the sweetest time with God. His Word open, my journal, my favorite pen. It’s where we communicate, where I pray, cry out, and give Him praise. It is also a resource I often refer back to when I am doubting where He is, who He is, and where God is working in my life.” Tammy L. Mashburn from Mornings In The Word Dearest Readers, I wrote a book, Mornings In The Word. A small devotional, birthed from my quiet time with God. My time in the mornings, alone with God, is...

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Coffee and Reflections: Saying Goodbye to February

“Remember And Rest In The Secret And The Sacred” Kristin Hill from Go and Tell No One Dearest Readers, Coffee and Reflections is a newish monthly post that will come near the end of each month. Sort of a catch-all of the grace in my ordinary moments living well with Chronic Illness. I do hope you will join me. February is one of those months that teases us with thoughts of spring and then reminds us it is still winter. After days of sunshine and warmth, a cold winter rain has settled over The Wilderness Place. In the distance, Bradford...

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Florida School Shootings: What are we missing?

As we search for answers in senseless shootings, I cannot help but wonder, what are we missing? Dearest Readers, On Valentine’s Day and the first day of Lent, and we were wailing, “Why God, why?”  This time last week we sat in shock at the horror happening before our eyes, on television, social media, and radio. A shooter opens fire on students in Parkland, Florida. A young man, who stated, “He wanted to be a school shooter.” What have we done? Or better yet, what have we not done? Valentine’s Day and the first day of Lent, and we...

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A New Heart: Valentines and Birthdays

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 (CSB) Dearest Reader, It’s Valentine’s Day; we are on the back side of winter, birds are gathering near our feeder and singing their song of hope, hope that spring is near! I was almost a Valentine; my birthday falls on Friday, two days beyond it. I will be celebrating fifty-eight years of life. Thoughts of this milestone birthday have been on my heart since the day I turned fifty....

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