Based in Frederick, Maryland, Digital Ink & Parchment is a blog by Alexandria Pallat. Her posts explore the integration of faith in every day life.

Surprised

Surprised

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Have you ever talked to someone and you had that moment of "oh my gosh, they get it!"? They have walked, or are walking, through your struggle, and you can finally accept you're not alone. I am surprised at how many times I have said that just in the three days of this Bible study. Lysa talks about living between two gardens--Eden and the world that will be when Jesus returns. As I was reading it, I was finally able to put words to how I've been feeling: like I am between two gardens. I don't know what will come next, but I remind myself every day that God has plans for me (Jeremiah 29:11).

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, he is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. - Deuteronomy 31:6

These first few days of the study have already felt like God is speaking to me. It's exciting, but also a little emotionally exhausting.

He knows I get excited for good things in the future, so why would He torment me with these promises? The truth is, I'm tormenting myself because I'm losing track of what the promise really is.

Has that ever happened to you?

The promise is really that He will not leave me, and He has good things in store for me. That shouldn't be a surprise, but my days in this season don't always feel good. This is the promise I need to cling to.

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What promise do you need to cling to today?

Do you sometimes have to remind yourself God is good? How do you do that?

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Between Spaces

Between Spaces

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