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Are YOU Ready?

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Today I share this idea of "getting ready" for Jesus's return and "Waking Up" through a story and prayer. Below are also links to a devotion and poem. https://youtu.be/AOoG19_86ns If you have questions, prayer requests, or want to connect further, please do not hesitate to reach out via email (contact@alishascroggins.com), Social Media, YouTube (Mess 2 … Continue reading Are YOU Ready?

The War for Our Souls: Week 5

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The Helmet and Sword Growing up, my brother and I loved playing dress up. The costumes and jumpsuits morphed over the years from firemen and princesses to cowboys and Star Wars characters. Though, our masks/helmets and weapons always remained most important. We did our best to hold tight to these parts of our armor. Still … Continue reading The War for Our Souls: Week 5

In the Waiting- Purpose

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2Jm5n-KUTM&list=PLS7f7bvA_jbfcPa_Ktx_chOYrXEOJbGzs ~~~ In the waiting seasons, our identity is often shaken and we wonder about our PURPOSE. I experienced this personally when I lost my job as a teacher and became very sick as I shared in the video. Although when all is stripped away, we are reminded of what is really important and making … Continue reading In the Waiting- Purpose

Singleness is a GIFT

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Relationship… Just those letters may drip with pure thrill or temptation to run away and hurl... Trust me, I understand.   Most people my age have popped the question and ring with wedding ceremony planning of homemade decor, catering and picturesque scenery underway. Others are chasing their toddlers or coming up with precious baby announcements and names- Truly … Continue reading Singleness is a GIFT

Building Your TRUST Muscle

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https://youtu.be/PA9FWztSIqg Today's theme is TRUST. In what areas of your life do you need surrender to God and TRUST Him with the outcome? Maybe your job? Finances? Future? Family? Health? Often times, it starts with the trusting Him with the small moments and decisions. Yet as people who desire control, it can be difficult. Although, … Continue reading Building Your TRUST Muscle

Love far deeper than biological blood at Mountain Mission ❤️

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This week, I have the honor of sharing of a place near and dear to my heart: Mountain Mission  School. Today they are celebrating 100 YEARS of God’s goodness. Nestled in the hills of Grundy, Virginia, its mission is: Rescuing Kids, Raising Leaders and Reaching the Nations with the Lord at the center of all.  I … Continue reading Love far deeper than biological blood at Mountain Mission ❤️

The Masterpiece Within: Series Wrap Up

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Wow… What an incredible series we have been in these past eight weeks looking at the “Masterpiece Within: The World of our Emotions”.  As we discussed in the very beginning, emotions can be messy and scary. There isn’t a set protocol for how we will experience each, let alone a formula to deal with them. … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: Series Wrap Up

The Masterpiece Within: JOY

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https://youtu.be/M6W1kGQF-J0 Check out this weeks blog on the emotion: JOY! If you are in need of prayer or would like to further connect, please feel free to comment below, email me at contact@alishascroggins.com, find my page on Facebook @scrogginsalisha, YouTube: Mess 2 Masterpiece, or Instagram @mess_2_masterpiece. Also be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my blog so … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: JOY

The Masterpiece Within: JEALOUSY

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https://youtu.be/bvfo1zsqiag Check out this weeks blog on the emotion: JEALOUSY! If you are in need of prayer or would like to further connect, please feel free to comment below, email me at contact@alishascroggins.com, find my page on Facebook @scrogginsalisha, YouTube: Mess 2 Masterpiece, or Instagram @mess_2_masterpiece. Also be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my blog so … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: JEALOUSY

The Masterpiece Within: SHAME

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ViNP64saM&feature=youtu.be Check out this weeks blog on the emotion: SHAME! If you are in need of prayer or would like to further connect, please feel free to comment below, email me at contact@alishascroggins.com, find my page on Facebook @scrogginsalisha, YouTube: Mess 2 Masterpiece, or Instagram @mess_2_masterpiece. Also be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my blog so … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: SHAME

The Masterpiece Within: GRIEF

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw9uWB1ycb8&feature=youtu.be Check out this weeks blog on the emotion: GRIEF! Here is a link to the poem, "Messy Grief": https://alishascroggins.com/2020/10/22/messy-grief/ If you are in need of prayer or would like to further connect, please feel free to comment below, email me at contact@alishascroggins.com, find my page on Facebook @scrogginsalisha, YouTube: Mess 2 Masterpiece, or Instagram … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: GRIEF

The Masterpiece Within: ANGER

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwph-QXEPZA&feature=youtu.be Check out this weeks blog on the emotion: ANGER! If you are in need of prayer or would like to further connect, please feel free to comment below, email me at contact@alishascroggins.com, find my page on Facebook @scrogginsalisha, YouTube: Mess 2 Masterpiece, or Instagram @mess_2_masterpiece. Also be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my blog so … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: ANGER

The Masterpiece Within: A Closer Look into the World of Emotions

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“You want me to splatter the paint??”  Puzzled by my counselors’ instructions as I sat in my recliner on the other side of the screen, I contemplated her suggestion. Though it wasn’t long before my perfectionist and OCD spirit immediately bounced back in protest.  “But it won’t look nice and neat. And I won’t be … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: A Closer Look into the World of Emotions

Refusing to Run From Rest

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Rest. Four familiar letters forming such a simple instruction, though commonly forgotten or pushed to the side by procrastination, especially by those of us who need it most. Even mentioning such, you might be squirming in your seat, tempted to keep on scrolling, believing, “Oh no. You don't know my schedule. That’s not for me.”  … Continue reading Refusing to Run From Rest

The Best Gift Not Found Under the Tree

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Growing up, Christmas morning was always filled with such extravagance. In the darkness of those early morning hours, my brother and I bounded down the stairs expectant for all Santa had brought. The lights on the tree bounced like dancers as bows and wrapping paper were flung every direction with the sweet aroma of Cinnamon … Continue reading The Best Gift Not Found Under the Tree

For whom or what are you THANKFUL?

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Thanksgiving… The huge holiday celebrated by millions here in America filled with sweet memories of food, friends, family and football often followed by the hustle and bustle of Black Friday is quickly approaching. As we neared this annual festivity two years ago, my middle school students and I were discussing the topic. For many, it … Continue reading For whom or what are you THANKFUL?

In the Field of Friendship

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Woody and Buzz, Timon and Pumba, Han Solo and Chewbacca, Marlin and Dory, Lilo and Stitch… Merely five of the dynamic Disney duos representing the beautiful, yet abstract concept of friendship for children and adults alike. While friendship has morphed over the years, especially as technology has evolved and the most recent COVID pandemic, key … Continue reading In the Field of Friendship