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Karina Allen is devoted to helping women live out their unique calling and building authentic community through the practical application of Scripture in an approachable, winsome manner.

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  1. Thanks, Karina, for your reminders. I am struggling to lose weight. I have accomplished my goals in this area in the past. And I know, with God’s help, I can do it again. But it is so hard this time! I need to do my part, and have faith that God will do His. I believe He will.

    • Irene, thank you for sharing! I understand your struggle.

      Father, You are faithful to lead and to provide grace for what we need. I pray that You fill Irene with a supernatural desire to be a good steward of her temple. Bless that desire. I pray that You will water the fruit of self-control in her, that there would be an ease in making good choices. Your joy is her strength. Give her a vision for the future You have for her. Bless her efforts.
      In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

  2. Thanks for the beautiful reminder. We definitely need to keep Jesus at the forefront of our hearts forever. I pray all is well.

  3. “I want to stand upon the firm foundation of His truth and promises. I want to learn, grow, and be refined. I want to see this past year through His viewpoint and with the hope that only Jesus brings”
    I want to stand in His faithfulness!
    Thank you Karina \0/

  4. This is a New year. I want to live for Jesus in word thought and deed. Do everything so the unsaved see Jesus in me. Want want I have that is to know Jesus for themselves. Pray for the things Jesus would have me pray for. As this God is the same God as Hebrews 13 v 8 yesterday today and forever. If you need to repent for something you done wrong in word thought or deed. You can know Jesus will forgive you if you pray and ask him. Karina thank you sso much for this wonderful word and remind us that our God is faithful God and he loves us. Is willing to forgive us of our sin if we ask him. Help change to the people that are saved that God wants us to be. Love today’s reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  5. My father went up to heaven 4 days before we celebrated Jesus coming down from heaven at Christmas. The loss is raw and more than ever I appreciate GOD’S FAITHFULNESS!

    • Lisa,

      Sweet sister- prayers for comfort & peace as you mourn your dad’s death. May you feel Him close to you giving you lots of hugs.

      Blessings 🙂

  6. Karina,

    From fall 2022 till just recently I have regrets. Mostly about my behavior at work. The job duties changed drastically one day from clerical to stocking rooms. I went from a happy December 2021 to a gloomy, depressed person September 2022. Usually I like a new year. It feels like a new beginning. A chance to start over & put the past behind me. For the past few years that hasn’t happened that is until God intervened. There was a new position within my unit (ICU). I told management that I would like to have it. December 22 they called & gave me the job-clerical for 2100 (an ICU & step down unit combined). Through that trial I clung to God as my anchor. I knew He was the one who gave me the job in the first place so wait & see what His plans are.

    My song for the year is Chris Tomin’s “Thank you Lord”. These two lines sum up how I feel: Thank You Lord for the hard times
    For lighting the way in the dark times For pulling me in, forgiving again The times that I took it too far,
    I Gotta thank You for keeping me humble For picking me up when I stumble And although I change, You stay the same
    And I don’t say thank You enough

    Blessings 🙂