Category Archives: Seeds for Your Soul

Speaking and Believing Truth

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It seems like everyday we battle with lies the adversary tries to make us believe. Between comparison and hurtful comments we hear, it’s easy to think the battle is lost. Our hearts are captivated by thoughts like;

You’re not smart enough.
You can’t do it. 
You’re not loved.
You’re not good enough

Don’t believe it. It is so important to listen to God and allow Him to speak truth into the lies that the adversary tries to fill you with. Guess what?

You are wanted (Romans 5:8).
You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
You are enough (Ephesians 2:10).

God knitted you together and he lovingly made you for a reason. In whatever messy, confused, and hurting place you may be in, God sees a purpose in you and He know’s it’s good.

Believe it.
Read it.
Most importantly…. please, please know it deep within your precious heart.

You are not the things people say. You are not what you have done in the past. You are not defined by the situation you are in right now. What you are my friend, is loved.

~ Lovelle ❤


What it Means to Be Thankful


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I had been up since 4:40am and was in the midst of a ten and a half hour work day. My legs felt like they were on fire and, because of the craziness at work, I hadn’t even had a chance to take a break for lunch.

As I walked out to head home I felt irritated. My legs hurt and I was exhausted. Being thankful was the last thing that was on my mind in that current moment.

I started to complain to myself and in a matter of seconds I managed to completely forget how God had blessed me with this unexpected internship at a company that I absolutely love and can see myself working with long term.

I had lost sight of the fact I had a group of amazing bosses that cared about me and took good care of me as an employee.

God commands us to be thankful in all circumstances {1 Thes. 5:18}

I don’t deserve have the job, I am blessed with one.

I don’t deserve to be alive, God gave me another day on earth.

Being thankful means doing more than simply posting our thanks for thirty days on Facebook. Being thankful means praising God in all circumstances, all the time.

Yes, we should rejoice in our creator when we feel confusion, loss, and pain. In hard times and the good times we should lift our hands high to our God because no matter what this life brings, we are blessed to be in community with the one who is in control and who’s love is never out of reach.

What does being thankful in all circumstances mean to you? From my family to yours, happy thanksgiving!

~ Lovelle ❤

Embracing the Mountain


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On May 29, 1953 Edmund Percival Hillary did the unthinkable. After a long hard climb he became the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Personally, I think that’s awesome. I can hardly go up a hill without running out of breath let alone the highest mountain in the world without complaining and feeling like I am going to pass out. Here is how he described his hobby of climbing huge giant mountains:

“When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them.”

I feel like life is a mountain. It is full of curves and at times, we can feel like we are about to fall off. The adversary will do everything in his power to stop us from reaching the prize God has for us and this doesn’t make our “climb” any easier..

God has been teaching me lately that sometimes, I need to embrace the challenges life throws at me. Instead of doubting my abilities, complaining about what’s happening, or praying for God to take my situation away, I need to take my challenges head on because I am more than a conqueror through Christ {Rom. 8:37}.

Throughout the bible I find stories that talk about people who took on challenges and “climbed” their way to success with the help of God. What challenges are you resisting today? What struggles are you facing? Remember that it’s when we reach the top of the mountain that we will truly be able to take a step back, understand the big picture, and admire the view.

~ Lovelle ❤

More Dependence and Less Independence

When my husband and I first got our dog Buford, he was as independent as could be. The neglect he received from his previous owners had put him in survival mode. He wouldn’t really play, and often we would find him in another room.

He didn’t seem at ease or happy, either. In order to get him to stay in the room we were in we would have to bring out his bed because that was his safety net.

We have had Buford a couple months, and boy has he changed! His sadness has turned into a smile and he is a total attention hog. If he doesn’t get enough attention we know because he will be in our face with his cute little doggie grin.

Our dog sees us as his safety net. He knows that as long as he has us he will never be hurt again. He has learned that he can ask us for anything and we will give it to him, even if it means taking a pretty inconvenient  potty break at 3am.

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The funny thing is that our loving God works the same way. Imagine how much better things would be if we let God take control of everything in our lives?!? The bible says that you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven unless you are like a little child {Matt. 18:3}

What if we just seek God out to meet all our needs? What if we were like little children {or my dog} and completely dependent on Him as if he were our owners???

You see, The world says that growing up means you are more independent. My father says that growing up means I become more dependent.

This last sunday my pastor made an amazing statement that really cut deep. He said, “our hearts are meant to be ruled but when ruled by things other than God, it leaves room for sin.” 

God isn’t a convenience. He is a necessity but unfortunately this life can get pretty busy which causes us to lose sight of where exactly God is supposed to be in our life. Lately God has put me in a position where I am forced to depend on Him.

He opened my eyes to some things that took precedence and He took them off of my hands. I can control all I want but the end result will get me nowhere good.

Giving up control means letting God have responsibility and saying good-bye to worries.

Is there anything in your life that is currently taking precedence before God? Are you like me, struggling with giving over control? Take heart because God is still there. His arms are open wide. His yoke is easy to bear and his burden is light {Matt 11:30}.

~ Lovelle ❤