Category Archives: thoughts by Alisha Ritchie

God Makes a Way

“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 … Continue reading

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Messy Scribble

God thinks of the mistakes and magic marker scribbles of my life as valuable as He uses them to teach and form me into the beautiful masterpiece I was created to be. Continue reading

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Waiting on the Moth

“Be still, and know that I am God…”  Psalm 46:10 “Abby, come quickly to the garage.”  I knew she would be so excited to see the chunky caterpillar crawling on the floor.  As predicted, she was thrilled by my discovery … Continue reading

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Treasure Pearls

Treasure Pearls – Confidence in Christ. By Alishia Ritchie. Offer the gems within you to someone today. Draw confidence from knowing God. Continue reading

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Beautiful, Broken Jar of Clay

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not … Continue reading

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Power in the Calm

“…Be still, and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10 NIV The lights in the den flicker on and off twice, then total darkness settles over my house.  The alarm system makes the familiar fading beeping noise signaling power is … Continue reading

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Saturated Heart

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and will all your mind and with all your strength.”  Mark 12:30 (NIV) Over summer vacation, my daughter loves tie-dying tee shirts.   We anticipate this activity … Continue reading

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Homey Hiding Place

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”  Psalm 32:7 NIV My heart feels like it is breaking into a million pieces.  I fight back tears as I load my … Continue reading

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Eating Machine

“‘ …Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law.  They are not just idle words for you- they … Continue reading

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The Tapestry of Life

“For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb…My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.”      … Continue reading

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Hearing Impaired

“Listen and hear my voice; pay attention to what I say.” Isaiah 28:23 For as long as I can remember, Mom’s always had a hearing impairment. It’s so debilitating she got a hearing aid many years ago. While the aid … Continue reading

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