Word Nerd Wednesday – Perish

I’m excited to welcome AdelAlys back at My Messy Desk this week for Word Nerd Wednesday as she discusses this word that sounds scary, but shouldn’t be for believers. ********* Word Origin for PERISH mid-13c., from  Old French perir “perish, be lost, be shipwrecked” (12c.), from Latin perire literally “to go through,” from per- “through, […]

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Masterpiece Monday – Elicia Johnson

I’m excited to welcome Elicia Johnson to My Messy Desk as this month’s featured #MASTERPIECE! I think you’re really going to enjoy hearing about what she does with the skills and abilities God has given her. ********* 1) What special skills and abilities has God given you? How did you discover them? How are you […]

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Dare to Dream Again

My Messy Desk wasn’t my first big dream. I once dreamed of a lifetime of service to my country in the Army. My naive little girl heart imagined wearing General’s stars and commanding troops. I also dreamed of operating a bed and breakfast on a buffalo ranch. There wasn’t anything wrong with these dreams. They […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Repentance

I’m excited to introduce you to my new blogging buddy, Donna! I really think you’re going to appreciate how she redeems this often misunderstood word – repentance. ********* Resistance to Repentance I knew that my resistance to that moment of surrender was futile. I had long before professed my faith in Jesus Christ, but it was […]

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Living the Dream

I hope these words encourage you today, because when this realization washed over me, I was ecstatic. And just maybe together we can reframe the phrase “Living the Dream” with some more positive associations than the boredom and dissatisfaction those in the military have often used it to convey.  It seems this dream journey I’m on […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Condemnation

This week my dear friend and amazing designer joins us around My Messy Desk to talk about a word most of us view negatively. I love how she puts a positive spin on condemnation and I think you will, too! ********* For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of […]

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