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Valerie Riese

Grace & Truth for What You’re Not

July 24, 2020 |
Grace and Truth

Do you ever feel that you’re not enough? Have you ever felt inadequate?

I’m 4’9”, so I’m not tall enough. I can’t draw, so I’m not creative. I can’t cook, so I’m not a talented wife. I have memory and cognitive issues, so I’m not smart. I’m an introvert, so I’m not social or outgoing.

Basically, I’m a misfit, defined by what I’m not.

But God….  (my favorite phrase in the English language)

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Hope, Grace, and Truth

Hope, Grace & Truth

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The Truth About Philippians 4:13, Grace & Truth

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July 3, 2020

6 Promises of God for When You Feel Inadequate

Do you ever feel unworthy, incapable, or inadequate? Valerie shares 6 promises to lean on Jesus when you feel like you don't measure up, along with her special prayer and a song. …

July 1, 2020
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The Blessings in Shame, Grace & Truth

Can shame be a good thing? With God, all things can be used for good! Find out how shame can bring you closer to God and make you a better person.…

June 26, 2020
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Remembering His Goodness, Grace & Truth

He is good, even when life is annoying, and especially when life is just plain hard. And when you take a moment to remember what He has done, gratitude will fill your heart. …

June 19, 2020
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Life Lessons from the Birds and Grace & Truth

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June 5, 2020
Good Good Father

Our Good Good Father Revealed in the Lord’s Prayer

As a teenager, Valerie ignored her Dad's advice and got herself in trouble. But just like our Heavenly Father, her dad rescued her, forgave her, and never brought it up again. Find out what this experience taught her about the Lords Prayer and God's…

June 3, 2020
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Grace and Truth for Your Devotional Time

What does your devotion time look like? Are you seated by the water at sunrise sipping a fresh cup of coffee as you create intricate doodles in the margins of your Bible? Or is your time with Jesus a bit less picturesque? Join…

May 22, 2020
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Grace & Truth and The One True Rock

Are you an imperfect sinner married to another imperfect sinner? Well, then I'll meet you at Grace & Truth for the One True Rock on Candidly Christian so we can both find out How To Thrive in a Marriage That's Far From Perfect. …

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Cast Your Cares on Jesus

8 Tangible Ways to Cast Your Cares on Jesus

Jesus cares for you and He wants to take your burden. But do you know how to cast your cares upon Jesus? If the command to cast your cares is a bit obscure for you too, I hope sharing my search for knowledge will…

May 4, 2020
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Grace & Truth to Strengthen Your Trust Muscles

God will either rescue you from a trial or walk with your through it. But either way, He always was, is, and always will be faithful and true. Find out one way to strengthen your trust muscles in today's grace & truth link-up... …

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Grace and Truth to Cling to the Cross

Do you know how to cling to Someone you can't see or touch? Find 7 Practical Ways to Focus Daily on the Cross of Christ in today's Grace & Truth.…

April 10, 2020
Our Comforter In Every Crisis

Our Comforter In Every Crisis

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Good Friday

What Good Friday Means to Me

I swung the hammer while you held the nail... Find out how Jesus sacrifice came to life for one entitled Candid Gal during an unusual Good Friday service 20 years ago.…

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