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Kaitlyn Bouchillon

This week, I’m so excited to celebrate with our dear sister, Kaitlyn Bouchillon, on the release of her book, Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the In Between

I just adore Kaitlyn’s heart, and am blown away by her wisdom and grace. You won’t want to miss all she has to offer in this brand new release. While you’re at it, go ahead and subscribe to Kaitlyn’s blog, where she’ll be sharing portions of her book in the coming weeks.

 

Even If Not

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Even If Not: Living, Loving and Learning in the in Between

 

Even If Not

Even If Not

Even If Not

 

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chalkboard mug

 

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Perfect for this week’s prompt, hey?

Morning Mug - Dayspring

 

The Five Minute Friday prompt this week is: 

 

morning

 

 

Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO. 

 

I’ve told you before that I’m not exactly a morning person. I’d much rather stay up late at night and sleep late in the morning.

But every time I’m forced to leave the house early for an appointment, I’m struck by the beauty of mornings. There’s a certain newness about them. A freshness that invigorates.

I turn to the Psalms, and there I find mornings are laden with hope. Anticipation. Promise.

I want to be like the psalmist who writes,

“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
    and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
    more than watchmen wait for the morning,
    more than watchmen wait for the morning.” ~ Psalm 130:5-7

Like the one who writes,

But I will sing of your strength,
    in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
    my refuge in times of trouble.” ~ Psalm 59:16

 

new mercies

 

And this:

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
    that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” ~ Psalm 90:14

Words pregnant with hope.

A new opportunity to bring glory to the One who gives me life.

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” ~ Lamentations 3:22-23

 

STOP.

 

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Are you looking for a boost for your mornings? I’ve benefited so much from the devotional below.

Recommended resource: New Morning Merciesby Paul David Tripp

 

New Morning Mercies

 

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