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    A Love Letter to Christmas

    Merry Christmas Divas! Man, I prayed all fall and December for words or meaning or a theme from God to share with you all here on Devotional Diva. I always do something special on Devotional Diva for Christmas, because it’s my favorite holiday, of course. But nothing came. No guidance, no whispers, no inspiration, no creativity. Not until today, in my shower of all places. And now I’m proud to say I wrote this special little diddy just in the NICK of time. (No pun intended Saint Nick.) When I was a kid, we always spent Christmas Eve at my grandmother‘s house. It was magical. My grandmother was and is…

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    Coming to Terms with San Diego

    Coming to Terms with San Diego I loved Chicago. I lived in North Chicago with my husband for 11 months and it was truly the best 11 months of my life. I grew so much as person. Although I have written about that experience on Devotional Diva before, I’ll explain a bit. We moved to Chicago for my husband’s naval training and that was the farthest I’d ever lived from my family – around 5 hours away. I’d never lived out of town before! Chicago is where I found myself. I was pretty depressed for a while, but I got the help I needed. I was even able to really…

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    The Fear of Vulnerability #onmyheart

    The Fear of Vulnerability I believe that God is always at work in our lives and in our hearts, bettering us. I always think about this scripture from John 15. Here is The Message interpretation:  “I am the Real Vine and my Father is the Farmer. He cuts off every branch of me that doesn’t bear grapes. And every branch that is grape-bearing he prunes back so it will bear even more. You are already pruned back by the message I have spoken. “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but…