Finding Your Passion

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I recently went on vacation with my family as most people do during the summer months. We spent a week at the beach swimming in the ocean, playing with the dolphins, and visiting the Kennedy Space and Rocket Center. It…

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

Finding The Light

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I hate to sleep in total darkness. There are reasons behind this fear—things that have happened in my past that cause me to seek the light if I wake up in the middle of the night. A few years ago,…

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

Struggles

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I woke up a few weeks ago and got on the scale. To my horror, I had gained back all the weight I’d lost last year. I sat and cried . . .and cried some more, and when I thought…

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

One Step Forward . . . Twenty Steps Back

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I know we’ve all been there. You’re going great, and things seem like they are totally going your way. Then . . . SMACK! You hit a wall or trip over an obstacle and fall face first into the concrete….

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

Broken Roads

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I made a difficult decision at the end of last year. It broke my heart to leave my classroom kids, but my spirit had been torn to shreds by the administration. I had prayed and pleaded for God to make…

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

The Ultimate Love

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Single people (myself included) can sometimes make Valentine’s Day out to be the enemy. While everyone around us is getting chocolate hearts and teddy bears that say “I Love You,” we’re stuck grabbing a handful of M&Ms from our secret…

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

Change Is Good

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There are two types of people in this world: those that accept change with an open heart, and those that fight it tooth and nail. I used to be the second type of person. I loved my routines and knowing…

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

Finishing Strong

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During the holiday season, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the tasks on our plates. I love the winter months, but this year has been a hard one for me. I started out strong, and then somewhere along the…

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

The Desires of My Heart

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All my life, I have thought that God’s will or plan for my life has to be laid out in front of me. That’s the only way I’ll be able to follow it. It didn’t matter what I felt about…

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

A Work In Progress

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You know, I thought that once I got saved a magic wand would be waved, and everything in my life would fall into place. I would transform overnight to this devoted Christian that helps other new Christians with their faith….

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

Finding My Path

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Have you ever tried to take on something God never meant for you? I know I have. In the back of your mind, you know it’s not your task, burden, weight to bear, but you pick it up anyways and…

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

Divine Appointments

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I’ve heard of divine appointments, but it wasn’t until recently that I experienced one for myself. Others have told me about the feeling of awe in God’s power, but feeling it firsthand is something entirely different. I recently attended a…

Janie Winsell

Janie Winsell

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”