Author Archives: Shana Hensley

Praise through the Pain

The last few weeks have been hard. Like the kind of hard that leaves you unsure of what life will look like in the coming months. It’s an unsettling sitting on the edge of your seat, hands over your eyes, while looking through your fingers. Know what I mean, anyone? It would be easier to […]

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The Smile Button

Psalm 118:14-16 The LORD is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!” The LORD’s right hand is lifted high; the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things! As I read these passages […]

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Fight the Good Fight

My sons are gamers. They have played video games since they were old enough to hold remotes in their little toddler hands. I have watched them over the last 20+ years beat game after game. If you were to ask one of them how they do that, they would tell you they begin with learning […]

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2018, Here We Come!

As I write this post, it is the first morning of 2018. The Lord is here with me in my little writing nook. He is showing me the blessings of 2017 as I close out my Prayer Journal. My new 2018 Prayer Journal is filled with blank pages. They wait for my pen to fill them […]

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The Journey

The last 17 years of my journey with Christ has not been easy. I am a Mama to six, Mimi to three, working from home, and we are a homeschool family. It seems like I am always racing against the clock. Setting aside time daily to pray and study God’s Word is super hard but […]

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2017 Week of Prayer for International Missions

December 3rd-10th is the 2017 Week of Prayer for International Missions. I was given a pamphlet in our church bulletin yesterday filled with 8 days of ways to be in prayer and how to support our missionaries by giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Our prayers and donations for these missionaries helps them to […]

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Thankfulness Lost in Busyness

Life is so fast, right? When I turned 40 last summer it was like my life light turned yellow. It was a divine signal to yield, slow down and enjoy life. I am a goal getter and for me slowing down caused me to have anxiety about hitting the brakes and saying, “No”, when I […]

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Jesus is in the Storm

What does the storm look like to you today? Is it physical, relational, emotional, financial, environmental, circumstantial? You fill in the _______________________. No matter what the ‘thing’ is, Christ is in the storm. You may be thinking, “What do you know? My __________ is so big, so rooted, that even Christ isn’t in that!” Let’s […]

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A Study of Psalm 51:1-7

Scripture: Psalm 51:1-7 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done […]

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Go Boldly

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (NKJV)   Even as I type these words, my hands shake and my heart is in pieces. I wonder if yours is too… What has you coming boldly to […]

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