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I am so glad you stopped by stop by for a heart hug! 
Grab a cup of coffee & come on in!

While you're here, I hope you find... 
 refreshment, connection & encouragement

 It's no coincidence you are here. 
BUT GOD!!!
For such a Time as These!
This is Where Faith Is.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 
2 Cor 4:16-18















Have we met yet?!? 



Hi! I'm Michele Dickerson, the Shy-ish Introvert. You're gonna see a lot of hearts around here. Feel free to read more over on my Hearts From God page.

Here's who I am in 1 sentence:

I am all about Jesus, Coffee, Sisterhood, Chocolate and Grace, lots of Grace, 
and a little bit of goofy!

If you are too, let's hang out! 
This is a Space for Grace.
But he said to me,  "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Cor 12:9
Nervous to share your Testimony or Personal Story?!
  I GOT YOU!!!  
Do you struggle with shyness and insecurity? 
Not sure where to start when it comes to sharing?

I did too! And if I am honest, even in new seasons of life I do too!

I didn't know where to start or how much to say...
and that's what kept me from sharing my heart with others, 
especially my testimony...until I made an outline!

I made this for ME but I know YOU might need it too! I know this simple FILL IN THE BLANK worksheet will help YOU TOO! Then it comes down to courage and practice!!! I have resources for you for the too!!

You've Got This because God's Got You!! (me too!!)

I asked the Lord to keep His promise to always be my Breath and never let go of me. He has been my 
faithful Daily Bread and Living Water, 
my Peace in the Chaos, 
my Joy in Despair, 
My Rock in shifting sands 
and a Shield about Me!
I didn't arrive here easily, though. 
It's been a journey of many miles. 

(It didn't help that I am a little stubborn too.)



Here's Where You Can Find Some of My Heart Hugs for You...
 




Need a Reset in the New Year?
If you have tried all the things and are still frustrated with your mind & body...I Got You!! If you haven't heard about the 11 Day Jumpstart, I blogged about my ONE YEAR REVIEW here!
Oh and GUESS WHAT?!? We are taking about bugs in our body next month....it's TRUE!!!

Here's the Linktr.ee connection piece if you like trees too!

 




"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" 
Psalm 46:10 ESV
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"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:11-13

What I Believe:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth,and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: 
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
The third day He arose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and He sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
where He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. 
I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator, your King.” This is what the LORD says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."
Isaiah 43:2-3b, 15-19 NIV

And Romans 8:
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set youfree from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh,
4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.
8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.
10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.
11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.
13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.
15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory
18 I CONSIDER THAT OUR PRESENT SUFFERINGS ARE NOT WORTH COMPARING WITH
19 Waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope
21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.
24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?
25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.





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