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Important Soul Talk … How are you speaking to yourself?

Reading through Psalms 42 and 43 caused me to wrap up my quiet time with a thought and a question. I love the way David spoke to his soul. So I wondered, what did David tell his soul to do, and perhaps others? I also asked myself, what am I speaking to my own soul? I think mostly I…
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Another Full Circle Brings Healing to My Heart

Jesus said, “If you come to me but will not leave your family, you cannot be my follower. You must love me more than your father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters—even more than your own life!” (Luke 14:26) This verse along with many others were used out of context during my 13 years of spiritual abuse…
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If you stumble make it part of the dance

I was wrong …

The twists and turns of life bring us to places that demand a response and sometimes our reaction is more like a stumble than a graceful waltz. My dance through life has been met by betrayal, many times leading to a fall, but most recently the fall was mine. Have you ever felt betrayed or…
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When God Breaks Through

When God Breaks Through!

After almost a year-long battle with Ross’s youngest son, the Holy Spirit busted through all the deception and addictions and made an amazing about turn in his life. The bondage was broken and the light has returned to his eyes. I thought about how we’d prayed, and called on others to pray, while releasing him…
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My Weight Loss Journey

I haven’t said much about my weight loss, but …

I haven’t said much about my weight loss, but since mid-February, I’ve lost 25 pounds as a result of Christine Trimpe’s 21 Day SugarFreed Bootcamp. I feel better than I have in many years and I’m growing in my pursuit of the fruit of Spirit: self-control. I was looking back at some of my notes…
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When Anxiety and Distractions Rage

When Anxiety and Distractions Rage

“If you aren’t experiencing spiritual warfare, then you’re no threat to the enemy.” -Lee Nienhuis Coming off the spiritual high from having 200 women participating in our three-day challenge on devotional writing, the Scriptures I read in my quiet time left me in awe! These verses led me to clearly see the push-back we experienced leading…
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Athena Dean Holtz
Welcome, I'm Athena!

I start each day by tithing the first hour to the Lord in prayer, reading the word, doing word studies of the Text, and asking God how I can live out what I am reading. This time is usually met with meditation on devotionals that are usually written by dead guys like Oswald Chambers, CS Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, AW Tozer, and Andrew Murray.

Right now, I’m reading a daily devotional with a friend called Tozer on the Almighty God for my focus for the day. It's fun to see individually what pulls us in to spur one another on to good deeds!

The Bible is filled with action steps to walk out in practical and intentional ways. This sets my day in motion to walk it out! I hope this is your heart, too.

Consider this a personal invitation to join me in this journey!

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Welcome, I'm Athena!

I start each day by tithing the first hour to the Lord in prayer, reading the word, doing word studies of the Text, and asking God how I can live out what I am reading. This time is usually met with meditation on devotionals that are usually written by dead guys like Oswald Chambers, CS Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, AW Tozer, and Andrew Murray.

Right now, I’m reading a daily devotional with a friend called Tozer on the Almighty God for my focus for the day. It's fun to see individually what pulls us in to spur one another on to good deeds!

The Bible is filled with action steps to walk out in practical and intentional ways. This sets my day in motion to walk it out! I hope this is your heart, too.

Consider this a personal invitation to join me in this journey!

When worry and fear overwhelm...

When worry and fear overwhelm…

It had been a difficult week. First came Ross’s unexpected resignation from the work of the last 36 years of his life. That brought with it the fear that came with realizing we have no clue how we will replace that income. What is God’s plan in this? Then the news of a huge hit…
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HE will hold me fast... Hang on TIGHT!

HE will hold me fast… Hang on TIGHT!

He Will Hold Me Fast. I’ve been listening to this Selah song a lot lately as we have continued to struggle with direction of the ministry Ross has stepped into at the church He planted over 35 years ago. On top of that I’ve had a rash of different challenges that have taken so much…
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If it could go wrong ... it did ...

If it could go wrong … it did …

After a few days on the boat, we headed out in our RV, first to the RV park at the Port Townsend marina. The Lord, as I mentioned last week, had been showing me about contentment and challenging me on allowing it to be scarce. “Athena, go check the toilet. The pump is making a…
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Finding contentment in sacred rest...

Finding contentment in sacred rest…

I was a few days into my travel-journaling on social media when my friend commented on my post, “Make the most of your sacred rest, hint, hint!” Oh, how my soul needed to find rest, yet, I was doing anything but resting … posting all our travels and all my pics of our discoveries. But…
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