About Our Doubts
Click here to complete my mini-survey and for a chance to win a book!You are blessings me to pieces with all your comments and surveys. I'm going to leave this up through the weekend and make some big announcements on Monday. Have a great weekend my faithful and wonderful friends!!

Welcome
to those linking over from my P31 devotion.
As I shared, my heart needs lots of repairs and Jesus is always there offering to do them. But sometimes it's to doubt it's possible. Or we doubt ourselves and our futures when our lives feel broken; our dreams shattered. For years I allowed the pain of my past to keep me from believing God had hope for my future. I let insecurities and doubts keep me from living in the assurance of God’s promises and the confidence of God’s love.

Give-away and Mini-Survey
Now I sense God calling me to help other women walk out of the shadows of their doubts and live in the confidence of who God has created and called them to be. I'm writing a book on the topic of a woman's doubts. I know that publishers want to hear what a woman is thinking and feeling, and needing for encouragement. So, I created a mini-survey (6 questions) that will help determine the focus of each chapter.

Pretty please, would you take two minutes to
complete the short survey and then come back to let me know you did. As my thanks to you, I’ll be giving away 4 autographed copies of Who Holds the Key to Your Heart? So, please take the survey and leave a comment below this post telling me you did it. I'm praying for 500+ responses!!! You can help by telling friends and sending a link. If you get others to complete it, tell me and you'll have two chances to win. I'll do the drawing Monday! THANK YOU so much!!!

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More encouragement for today...

When God Takes Broken and Makes it Beautiful


My dearest friend’s husband, one of my favorite pastors, had been told his position was being eliminated. She would be moving - hours away. This was the woman who had believed in me. Invested in me. Encouraged me. Prayed for me, and stood beside me as I walked through my fears and doubts to follow God's calling to write and speak.

This was my women's ministry leader. The one I was going to serve alongside until we both shriveled up and went to be with Jesus. This was the woman had built one of the most amazing women's ministries in the country. And now it was broken!

My heart was broken, too. I didn't know how to process my pain.

I thought yard work might be a good distraction for my despair. As I walked into our backyard, I noticed a rose bush the previous homeowner had planted in the center of our split rail fence. It was in full bloom, expressing her glory through the display of gorgeous pink blossoms across the center of the fence.

How did that happen? I wondered.

Although I'd never used it, I knew we had rose food in our shed so I decided to fertilize the bush to help her sustain her blossoms.

As I pulled the weeds back, clearing the way for plant food to sink into the soil, I noticed the root ball divided into four sections. Then a thought ran through my mind. Should I leave them all together, or pull them apart and place them at different posts on the fence? If I separated them and planted the sections in fertile soil at separate posts, their vines would eventually connect and create a blanket of pink draped across the whole fence.

I knelt before the blossoming beauty and pressed my hands into the dirt, trying to find the right places to separate the root ball. That's when I felt God whisper to my heart.

Renee, do you see this plant? It's what I see when I look at you and the women's ministry you love. Each of you serving on the ministry team has been carefully planted in your giftedness, nurtured and encouraged through prayer, equipped through training, fertilized by opportunities to serve and you have produced fruit...fruit that will last!

But, like this plant, you have reached the fullness of My glory in your current soil. You and the rest of the team are ready to divided into separate plants so that my glory in each of you will be more fully displayed as you are uniquely and individually planted in new places of ministry.

What? Surely MaryAnn leaving wasn't the only uprooting I was about to experience? I couldn't bear the thought. More pruning? More breaking up of what has taken years to establish?

I had just gotten to where I was comfortable and felt courage to step and do more in ministry. I was surrounded by women who loved me. We were a team and I just couldn't do it without them. Yet, as I imagined God's glory like that of the rose bush being more fully displayed, my heart settled into a place that felt very right. It wasn’t my plan, but if it was for His glory, wasn’t that what I wanted? Would I trust Him to heal the brokenness and pain and bring something good from it?

That day I knelt on Holy ground in front of my rose bush and surrendered the broken dreams in my heart. Even if it meant letting go of what I loved so deeply, it would be worth it if others would see HIM more clearly. Somehow I knew that with God's care, our vines would cross again in the Kingdom, and His beauty would be more gloriously seen in these new places where He was about to plant each of us.

That was five years ago. I honestly don't think I'd be who I am today if God had not uprooted my plans and redefined my dreams.

It's hard when God allows our hopes to be shattered, our hearts to be broken, our relationships to be fractured, our fears to be realized. I really doubted any good could come from such loss. I doubted that I could make it through the pain.

Like the uprooting of that rose bush some of my leaves wilted, some stems were cut back, petals fell to the ground and some branches had more thorns than blossoms for a while. It took time for me to get re-established in new soil. But God plan for His glory became evident each day that I surrendered to His power and trusted His plans more than mine.

I didn’t think I could make it but God took my doubts and created absolute dependence on Him. I pray that somehow today you see His glory more fully in me and in yourself as we depend more fully on Him, to take our broken and make something beautiful.

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If you haven't yet, please complete my short survey and then leave a comment below so I can enter you for a chance in the give-away! My hope and prayer is to have 500 surveys for my book research. THANK YOU!!!


341 Comments:

Blogger faithWalker said...

Survey is done! Praying for you, Renee, as you write.

Deb

Blogger Judy. said...

Thanks for your timely message. I have completed the survey and a bit surprised by my answers.

Judy.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have completed the survey. Thanks to you and all the P31 women who help to keep me encouraged everyday!!

Pamela

Blogger Pamela said...

Guess I can't win a book by signing anonymously huh:) Pamela

Anonymous Terry tammons at triad dot rr dot com said...

Survey complete! Looking forward to reading the book you are writing. Thank you!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your faithfulness and wanting to share your encouragement with others. Have a great day!
Mindy (melindar@cox.net)

Blogger Cafe Mocha Momma said...

Survey complete! Renee, just wanted to let you know that both your devotional at Crosswalk and this post have truly blessed me today. They were fresh manna for me! Thank you for allowing God to use you in this precious way!

Anonymous Jennifer (iteachmykids@comcast.net) said...

I took the survey. Things are in a bit of upheaval around here leading to lots of unknowns and stress. Which leads to, of course, self-doubt. Your survey was just what I needed to realize we need to face some things head on. Thank you!

Blogger Danielle said...

Completed the survey. Kind of scary to have so many questions answered the way I did. Praise God He is patient and loving!!
Blessings on your book!

Blogger candice said...

With all of the knowledge that God has made me for a purpose, I still have difficulty with doubting what and why I'm here. I would just like to have peace.
I will be praying for you as you are putting together the pieces of your book.
Candice

Blogger Kristen said...

I completed the survey and look forward to reading about what doubts other women have and how it affects them.

Kristen

Blogger Janell said...

Thank you for your survey! It opened my eyes to a few things.

Janell.

Anonymous Janet said...

I have completed the survey. It was probing and enlightening at the same time. Thank you for your commitment to serve the Lord. Janet

Blogger Cyndi said...

Just finished the survey. I absolutely love your devotionals!
Today's was particularly timely. God's blessings as you write.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your devotional, and I finished the suvery! :) THanks.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooo....the questions seemed to be strongly pointing at me.....guess it's a book that I need to read!

Hephzibah

Anonymous Betsy said...

I completed the survey. Thanks for the encouragement always.

Betsy
tiedema2@msu.edu

Anonymous Kim said...

I finished the survey. Wow, I didn't realize how much self-doubt I really had. I think I need the book more than I knew...May God bless you and strengthen you as you write your book. In Him...
Kim

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took the survey. It really makes you think. Makes you realize how much doubt is there and how many things can be affected by that doubt!

Erica Miller

Anonymous Tammy Placr said...

I completed your survey. I am appreciative for Proverbs 31 in so many ways.

Anonymous Kelly said...

Survey is finished! Thank you for sharing how God took your broken dreams and is using you and others for His purposes and glory. God's past faithfulness is a reminder to keep on trusting in the midst of today's troubles.

Anonymous mary lynn said...

Completed the survey. Doubting self in parenting, ministry leadership, in walk with God - it affects all areas of life. Thanks for your encouragement.
ml4estsmom@yahoo.com

Blogger Deb said...

Completed the survey. Thanks for the rosebush lesson!!

Blogger Wrinkled Shirts said...

Hey Renee,
I took your survey. I pray you're productive today and God floods you with the words He wants you to write.
Paula G. <><

Blogger Rosanne said...

Completed the survey. Thanks!

Blogger lbraun70 said...

Did survey, sounds like a great book.
Lisa

Anonymous Katie Miller said...

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the survey. Bless you as you write. Katie

Blogger shyman510 said...

Survey is complete!

Thanks!

Blogger Beverly said...

Beverly - There are so many things I know in my head, but still doubt inmy heart. I often have trouble making the "transfer." As soon as I have a little extra cash, I will be getting your book!
Thank you!

I completed the survey and can't wait for the book!
Monica mcanestr@columbus.rr.com

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completed and was a little surprise by the answers. I think this book will help my sister who is struggling severly with doubt and everything covered in the survey.although I have doubts at times I know I have the Lord, but does she not realy know Him.

Sherry
sherbear1266@yahoo.com

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finished the survey...I love to garden. Wish I could be as strong as the rose bush when I feel I'm being divided. Thanks!

Rhonda

Blogger maryw said...

I haven't been to your site in awhile. You wrote just what I needed. Survey is done. God is amazing.

beth

Anonymous Lynn said...

Thank you so much I have completed your survey and until you actualy write something down like that you do not realize how many doubts you do have
Bless you
Lynn
clynpnt@charter.net

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your devotional today! Completed the survey, too. Some of my responses made me think about how God is even present in my self-doubt, waiting for me to look to Him for the Truth of who I am. Thank you for that.
God bless your ministry!
Jennifer

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Renee, Took your survey - Looking forward to your book!
God bless,
Pam Owens
bprowens@bellsouth.net

Blogger HL0517 said...

I completed and thanks for the devotion today.

Anonymous Kaye said...

Survey completed. Looking forward to then new book! Kaye

Blogger Angie said...

What a wonderful message. I completed the survery. God Bless you as you continue to minister to other women.

Anonymous Brenda Mullis said...

I have filled out your survey and thank you for sending that today..I lost my job yesterday and I am floundering as to what I do now.  I had talked to God and told him I wanted to "retire" in May 2009.  That was before the financial mess.  Apparently, he has decided that this is a good time for me to retire, but I do not know what path to take.  Ironically, I just filled out an application for a business license for selling jewelry I make.  Part of the jewelry is God focused but not all.  It seems frivial but I figure that women love to adorn themselves with things that are not expensive.  I am just in major doubt about where to head.  I need to bring in some money at least.  At any rate, your questions hit my heart as did your devotional.  Thank you!  God bless you!!

Blogger Jill said...

HI Renee, Thank you for the wonderful illustration today. I can relate! God does know what He is doing, oh why do I doubt?!? I tried the survey, but it wasn't working. I'll check again.

Blogger LaurieC said...

I have completed the survey! Thank you for sharing your heart--your "Encouragement for Today" posting on Crosswalk spoke to me this morning. I look forward to learning about the issues other women have with doubt.

Blessings Abundant!
Laurie

I could not find the survey, thanks for your words this morning. I realize I need to open my heart to some healing from my Lord. God bless you. JLynn

Blogger Tammy Nischan said...

Renee,

The survey is "closed." Maybe I missed it. :(

Let me know if it reopens!

Love you,
Tammy

Looking forward to seeing you in August!

Anonymous Amber Swagger said...

Survey complete. Thanks so much for you devotional it is such a vlessing to me.

Blogger Dawn said...

Survey is done. I had no idea just how much doubt I had until I searched myself for the answers. I look forward to reading your book in hopes of resolving issues and becoming a more confident, stronger woman of God. Thank you.
Dawn

Anonymous Stephanie said...

Completed the survey and didn't even realize I had so many doubts. Thank you for allowing God to use you to talk to me so many times thru your daily devotions!

Blogger Enger Adventures said...

I completed the survey. Thanks for today's devotion and I look forward to reading the book.

Debra

Anonymous Soaring Eagle said...

I finished "your survey". I truly enjoy your blog and devotions. My e-mail: jernita52@yahoo.com

Thank you!
Anita

Anonymous Shirley Smedley-Theiss said...

I have completed your mini-survey. May the Lord bless you as you address a very important issue that overcomes many people today. Shirley

Blogger Lisa said...

I've completed the survey. The questions led me to reflect on how I have felt in the past and how I feel today. I came to realize that the more time I spend with my Father the fewer doubts I have. It was encouraging!

Blogger Lynn said...

I completed the survey! Thank you for your encouraging words! I can't wait for the book. Boy, do I need it!
Lynn
mmmom7@yahoo.com

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some deep questions. Thanks for probing me to answer them and think about them! LOVED your devotion today.
junglegym@hotmail.com

Blogger Sheila said...

Survey is done, let's you see where you really are. Thanks!

Blogger DeeDee said...

completed the survey....
Look forward to reading the book.
Sweet Blessings1

OpenID GodsSthrnGrl said...

Thanks so much for your kind words. I pray that God gives you the words for your book and also pray that it helps and encourages many women. God bless you as you are His vessel. I have completed the survey. Thank you again for your ministry. Terra at GodsSthrnGrl@aol.com

Blogger Lindsey said...

Survey completed.

Praying for you today!

Thanks for allowing God to use you to minister to so many!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did the survey and was surprised that I had so many feeling of doubt. It's been a crazy last few months at work so not completely shocking but I hadn't really thought about it. Thanks.

Rebecca

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the survey, and for your wise words.

-Richelle (richelle.maciej@gmail.com)

Anonymous Yvonne said...

I completed the survey and I'm looking forward to reading the book that God has put in your heart. Thank you.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've completed the survey. Thanks!
Jules
Julielkid@aol.com

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for allowing me to contribute to your book by doing your survey. Every day I have doubts about something; what will people think, am I doing a good job at work, established friendships dwendling and new ones beginning. I am a people pleaser and want everyone to be happy so doubt seems to always be present. I'm sure your book will help someone like me improve my life and bring me closer to God. Thank you for all you do, it is appreciated !!!!

Blogger Wendy said...

Thanks for the inspiration that you give to soo many. I have completed the survey.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi.. I did finished the survey. The book would be really helpful, thanks for giving a few away.

God bless!

Deb

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did the survey! Thanks for so openly sharing your heart.

OpenID Rt66Kix said...

Your message was very timely. I'm going through a divorce that I do NOT want, but my husband is adamant. I'm devastated beyond words for many reasons. I've always been strong and able to pick myself up and go on, but now I just want to die. There are so many challenges I face with starting a new life and supporting myself and my beloved animals. I know God is good, and loves us, but right now I just can't see it happening to me.

Anonymous s_b_weston@yahoo.com said...

Survey is complete!!!! Very interesting! Summer

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for todays devotional it really spoke to my heart. My husband who promised "till death do we part" just spoke the same words to another woman. God is in control and will work even this out for His honor and glory. I also took the survey. God bless your new book.
God bless you.
Kathy
Kathy.Nugent@bwpmlp.com

Anonymous Dorothy said...

Survey is done!Can't wait to read
your book.
Dorothy

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've completed the survey! Thank you for your encouragement.

Anonymous Deborah said...

Survey done. My thinking seems to be quite different than most women....always has been, so not sure how your book will relate to the issues I seem to have with doubt....(I don't have doubt in myself.....others around me as they never seem to end giving me reason to doubt them). Eg...home care person neighbor & friend of my Mothers boyfriend from church who stole her ID, stole valuables from the house & abused my Mother when she was dying of cancer (lucky I was there to protect her....but it still happened as it took time to figure out what was happening, eg2...ID stolen & truck broken into while driving back to California...eg3...friend suggested I use the same person he was using to put in heat pump....the guy ended up being totally incompetent...still after 6+ months don't have a working NEW system & ended up with a huge electric bill I can't pay....& this is not really the end...the list continues)....none of these situations has the law or anyone else been able to hold the people accountable.....I have had more than enough in my life to doubt everyone around me.....Know God has purposes for everything....but sure not really understanding all of this.

Blogger Deborah said...

I always look forward to reading what the Lord has to say to me through your wonderful words!
Can't wait for the book!
Deborah
RejoiceNRLORD@gmail.com

Blogger Dana said...

I completed the survey. Your devotion today was something I really needed to hear. Girls, please pray for me. I'm trying so hard but don't know how much longer I can keep going. My life is crazy. I'm so tired.

In Christ,
Dana

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completed the survey, hope it helps in your research. I think this will be a great book and am excited to read it as this is definitly an area where I struggle and need help. Thank you for taking the time to research and write about it. I pray that your work will be a blessing for many women.

Katie (katiej@ksu.edu)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your encouraging words today! I have completed the survey and look forward to your book!

Wendy

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completed the survey. Love getting the devotions in my email every morning from everyone at P31.

Lorri (lwright@fpc.roacoxmail.com)

Anonymous Loretta said...

Thank you for your devotionals. I am reminded that though God's ways are not my ways, He is trustworthy and faithful. He has a plan in all of this. Your survey revealed to me areas I had taken back into my own hands rather than trusting Him. Thank you for allowing God to use you to bless so many women. I truly appreciate your dedication to God.
Loretta

Anonymous Tara DeMaris said...

REnee,
I went and did the survey. I didn't realize how much doubt effected me. I guess i have some things to work on in my heart and life. I will be adding this to my prayer list as well.
Thank you
Tara

Blogger Kim said...

I completed your survey. I'm sure all women experience some of the doubts described in your survey.

Thanks,
Kim

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completed the survey. Really got me to thinking honestly about the causes of my doubts. Thanks. Looking forward to your book.

-Gloria

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The survey is done. Thanks for sharing your devotionals with us.

Blogger Angeline said...

I appreciate your ministry. I receive your devotionals through Crosswalk.com and each that I've read has been encouraging. Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord and the ministry He's given you.
I also completed the survey, which I hope is helpful as you write your new book.

Anonymous Andrea said...

I have completed the survey. It really made me think.
Blessings,
Andrea

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Renee!
I completed the survey. May God richly bless your ministry.

Kyra

kyraebaker@windstream.net

Blogger irishgirl said...

I did it, Renee!! What a great subject for a book. I can not wait to read it! You are special! See you at She Speaks!

Lara O'Brien

Blogger Brandi said...

Survey complete...and I will be praying for you as you write this book that so many of us need! Brandi

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My survey is completed!!! But I "doubt" I'll win a book. :-) Thanks for the devotionals.
Gail

Anonymous Phyllis said...

Completed the survey and look forward to reading the book! Thanks so much for sharing your experiences with us. God bless you!

Blogger Michele said...

Survey is completed!
Michele

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completed the survey. I look so forward to your devotionals each morning. They often give me the encouragement I need to get the day started.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completed the survey. These Proverbs 31 devotionals are such an inspiration and encouragement to me on a daily basis! Thank you for this resource!

Pam

Blogger Kim said...

Thank you so much for your words of inspiration and encouragement! I have completed the survery

Anonymous Holly said...

completed survey!

Holly

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Renee,
Your devotional is always timely for me and I know your book will be a much sought after item. I finished the survey. God does want to take our doubts, fears and brokenness away. God bless.

Blogger Kathy Barr said...

Thank you for your devotional this morning. God ministered to my heart and the brokeness that I am feeling as I am undergoing a similiar change in ministry as your story.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is finished:)
Kelly~thecartertribe@yahoo.com

Blogger Carmen said...

Wow! I cannot wait until your book is finally published! It's coming!!! Thank you for your transperancy in your many testimonies...they realy do encourage me. GOD IS NOT DONE WITH YOU YET!!!

Warmly,
Carmen

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had no idea how many doubts i had until actually completing the survey! I think we can all benefit from this book about doubt and how we let it control us!

Thanks for your encouragement!

Blogger Carmen said...

Ooops.. I forgot to tell you that I did take the survey. Sorry :-(

Blogger Jekka said...

Thank you for your openess in writing your blog. I am a faithful reader of P31 but had not ventured over to any of the individual blogs. I read the blurb in regards to your survey and felt compelled to participate. I completed the survey and I wish you blessings in reaching your goal.

Blogger cupcake said...

Oh boy, do I need to read this book!

Renee, I took the survey this am. Enjoyed the blog post here but I REALLY enjoyed your devotional. Our fourth child went to Heaven in october after only 6 1/2 months here with us. I miss him SO much and wonder every day (almost every moment) what exactly God is trying to accomplish.. I KNOW he has a bigger purpose..

I LOVED your rosebush illustration!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completed the survey- looking forward to hearing more about your journey to completing the book! Thanks for "keeping it real" in your posts, too- I always head to your blog after reading your P31 devotions.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a beautiful message of how God can work in any and every situation to bring about HIS glory! I completed the survey and I'm looking forward to the book. You are in my prayers!

Lynn Bowman, SC

Blogger Julie Gillies said...

Hi Renee,
I just completed your survey. May God grant you 500+ responses.

Blogger Edie said...

I have completed the survey! Thanks so much Renee!

Rich blessings to you!!

Blogger Lori said...

I completed the survey... thanks for your devotional...

Blogger Amy said...

I completed the survey and sent the link to some friends.

Blogger Carol said...

I completed the survey!

Carol.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've taken your survey and have really enjoyed your devotionals. I always look forward to reading the Proverbs 31 email each morning before I begin my day at work. Thanks to all of you for taking the time to encourage each of us.

Anonymous gcc2020 said...

I'm new to the site...this is the first day I received P31; I saw where you asked for volunteers to take the survey and I did. I'm hopful your new book will not only help me overcome my doubts in different areas of my relationship with God but others also.

Anonymous Chris said...

Survey is completed. Loved today's rose illustration and story. Isn't it great to know that God confirms His plans when we are on our kness? Be blessed!

Anonymous Lorrie said...

I completed the survey. Thank you and P31 for daily blessings.

Lorrie (msdunaway@hotmail.com)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did the survey. I look forward to your book.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completed the survey. May God bless you as you endeavor into writing your book.

Jodi
(larkfam@bellsouth.net)

Anonymous Chris S. said...

Thanks for the fabulous insirations in today's note---sometimes He splits us to further His kingdom. Survey is completed!

asargent@indy.rr.com

Anonymous Monique said...

Hi Renee,

I completed the survey and it's made me realize..I doubt more than I thought!

Thanks for the encouraging words!

Monique

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completed the survey.

Blogger Traci said...

Completed survey! Love your blog!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completed my survey...really made me look at what makes me doubt and who that affects!

Thanks!
Lori F.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took the survey...such a simple task and yet it revealed so much!
Thank you and Proverbs31 for all the encouragement!
In Christ,
Kristi Kertesz
kkertesz@tx.rr.com

Blogger Janie M. said...

I completed the survey. Thanks Renee.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the encouraging message today. I completed the survey. Blessings to all of you at proverbs 31!

Blogger tam said...

I took the survey this morning! :) Looking forward to what the Lord is going to do through your life!! :)
Tammi

Anonymous Anonymous said...

An area I need to work on by putting my confidence totally in Christ. Thank you for this enlightening devotion! Survery is completed. God Bless! ceddins965@yahoo.com

Anonymous gardeningladee said...

I'v e completed the survey. I experienced a rose bush lesson myself this past year when my best friend and her family committed to being full time missionaries to South Africa. I do miss her dearly but I know He is at work in both of our lives. Keep writing!

Anonymous Sue said...

I finished the survey. Your devotionals are a real encouragement.

Sue

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Renee,

I just took your survey and really enjoy reading your devotionals. I look forward to your book coming out! Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Blogger Dori said...

Just did the survey. Love your blog!

Blessings,
Dori

Anonymous Norma said...

Survey complete! Thanks for what are you doing, hearing His voice:)
Norma

Anonymous Claressa N. said...

I'm right in the middle experiencing "shattered dreams" with all the doubt and self questioning that comes along with it. Thank you for what you are doing! And I did complete the survey.

Blogger Kathy said...

I completed the survey. :)

Anonymous Sherry said...

Survey is complete. It really hit me right where I've been living.

Took the survey! Praying for you!!

Anonymous Jodi said...

I completed your survey and thank you for taking the time to address what most of us deal with on a daily basis...doubt!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did the survey! Praying God gives you the words to write.

Darla

Blogger LA said...

Survey complete! I've really been struggling with self-doubt the last year or so. I had to close a small business and I wish to tackle a new endeavor but find myself so fearful (near paralyzed) of moving forward.

Best of luck, Renee.

Anonymous Kathryn said...

Hello Renee,

I just took the short quiz and it made me really think about my doubts. I am heading to college and questions about God's plan for my life have been plaguing me for the past couple of months. Recently I have come to the realization that God is guiding me and that I need to trust him.

Sincerely,
Coming Back

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Survey is done! Sounds like a great book and I can't wait to read it! Thank you!

Leslie
leslie.clancy@bxs.com

Blogger Latryce said...

I completed the survey Renee.

Latryce

Blogger Latryce said...

I cant wait to read it!!!!!

Anonymous Geralynn Baxter said...

I did the survey. Thanks!

Blogger Smile said...

Survey is finished. Thanks

Blogger Ms Pinky said...

I completed the survey and based on the questions I look forward to the book!

Blogger DeenafromIowa said...

I completed your survey and it made me really stop and think.
Deena
deenakramer@msn.com

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Survey is complete. My greatest doubt is in knowing what the purpose of my life truly is. What is God's purpose for me.
Gwen

Blogger ConnieH said...

I completed your survey Renee. Like many others, it's sad to see how many of those questions I related to and answered the way I did.

Blessings to you on writing this book. It looks as though many of us need it!

Connie

Blogger Treva said...

I completed the survey...It really made me think. I didn't realize some of the things that "bothered me" was doubt! Very big eye opener! Thanks!
Treva

Blogger SandraAnn827 said...

Thank you for the opportunity. May the Lord see all our hearts opened up and mend our brokenness to do His good works mightily.

Be Blessed,
Sandy Clark

Blogger KGarcia said...

I completed the survey! Thanks!

Blogger natalie said...

Just finished your survey. Wow, it really got me to thinking. Can't wait for the book.

I'll be praying for you as you are writing.

natalie

Blogger Wendy Mueller said...

Survey done. Thank you once again for your authenticity and encouragement. You are always a great reminder to keep it real and to keep moving forward.

Anonymous Toni said...

Survey is done - thank you for your ministry at P31. It inspires me each day!

Blogger Sue Gilmore said...

Done. Thanks, Renee, for following God's promptings to write.

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Blogger Sherry said...

Renee - I did your survey. Amazing that I am blogging (dealing) with the very topic" "doubt". I am an unpublished writer, and am faithfully doing the things God keeps asking. But sometimes it feels discouraging when I'm paralized in getting the ball rolling on proposals, publishing, increasing presences, etc...
I would love if you visited me :)
www.sherrymeneley.com

Blogger Angel77 said...

I took the survey. Thanks for fixing it!

Blogger Renee Swope said...

WOW!!! I am so blown away by your faithful friendship and encouragement. Your words are cheering me on today as I write my sample chapters.

Thanks for your valuable time and input! I am praying for God to remove the shadows of doubt from your lives as you walk in His truth!!!

Hugs and blessings to each of you.
Renee

Anonymous Jo Ann said...

Survey is complete. I desperately
need to read your book.
Thanks,
JoAnn

Blogger lailani said...

Clicked over from P31, completed the survey and came read your post on the rose bush.

"It's hard when God allows our hopes to be shattered, our hearts to be broken, our relationships to be fractured, our fears to be realized. I really doubted any good could come from such loss. I doubted that I could make it through the pain."

Wow!! Through tears, thank you, very appropriate for me at this time.

Blogger Stacey said...

Thank you for your encouragement. Also, for the opportunity to do your survey. I was surprised, and dismayed (?) by my answers! Also, I am planted in new soil... in a whole new country. But I know God is working. Great things are coming!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I finished the survey and would love to be entered to win the book.
Geralyn

Blogger Paula (SweetPea) said...

I sincerely hope you get your 500 survey results. I typically don't take the time but my heart was compelled for you.

I hear your commericials (and Lysa's) on my local Klove dial. It's so cool to hear them and say "I know them." Well, I don't KNOW you two but know of you, and visit your blogs periodically and read your P31 email devos.

Good luck!

Anonymous Diana said...

Completed the survey... It was surprising how many times I clicked "always" and "yes". Looks like I have some work to do :)

Diana (d.dpike@shaw.ca)

Anonymous Donna said...

Survey is done. I enjoy your blog and P31 everyday.
Thanks
Donna

Blogger gunningfam05 said...

Hi Renee
I decided that I would take your doubt survey.
Wow- did I suprise myself.
I guess I never realized how much my doubts affected so much in my life.
And this is something that I need Gods help with to overcome.

Thankyou!!

Chrissy Gunning

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completed the survey and I look forward to the book. Thank you it sounds wonderful and timely!! Sherry (sherryhallauer@neb.rr.com)

Blogger Stressatprogress said...

I am really looking forward to your book. I took the survey. Thanks for the chance to participate.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Survey complete. very thought provoking. looking forward to your book!

Anonymous Susan said...

I have completed the survey. I look forward to reading your book.

Susan

Anonymous Alice said...

survey done. looking forward to a book dealing with this situation.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took the survey and pray that God will continue to bless you and this wonderful ministry as it blesses me daily.

Kathie

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completed the survey. I will pray that God will continue to bless you and your ministry as it blesses me on a daily basis. Thank you!

Kathie

Anonymous Missy said...

Just completed the survey! Love reading your blog, thank you for sharing your thoughts!!!

Missy

Blogger Diane said...

Survey is complete. I know I would of had more doubts early in my Christian life but by the grace of God and His Holy Spirit working in my life I have worked through alot of the doubts I had.
Diane

Blogger Beth said...

Finished the survey for you. The topic sounds like it will be a good one. Praying that you receive all the answers that you need!

Anonymous Leianne said...

The survey is done. Thank you for the devotional you wrote today. Leianne

Anonymous Anonymous said...

survey complete! Very thankful for women like you who continue to see the needs of women. you are a blessing for me today :)

Blogger JeanneB610 said...

I completed the survey as I cried after reading about being uprooted. Thank you for sharing your gifts!

Blogger lorie said...

I've finished the survey. Thanks so much for your hard work and allowing God to work through you!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your devotion, survey and offer. Have a blessed day! Kari

Blogger The Lyle Fyle said...

I look forward to reading your book!
--Lisa

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This message is just what I needed to hear today. Thank you!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completed the survey. Thank you for the devotional. It really spoke to me.

Kari
kari_anne5780@yahoo.com

Blogger Happy N GA said...

Wonderful questions! I love things that make me think. I really enjoy your blog,it's one of two that I read daily. Keep up the inspiring work!

Happy W.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Survey completed--thank you for the chance to see myself in a new light--HIS light!! Blessings to you!!

Anonymous Deborah said...

I completed the survey! Interesting.

Deborah
dluetkewhite@hotmail.com

Blogger Shaye said...

I completed the survey and "oh boy" I need help. LOL
Thanks
Shaye

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took your survey today. God Luck on your book. I would buy it.

Blogger busymom said...

I've completed your survey and it was an eye opener. Thanks for your insight.

God Bless!
Carole

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Renee,
I have completed my survey and actually found this to be very encouraging. Thank you.

Phyllis

Anonymous Dawn P said...

I completed the survey, and I'm looking forward to the book!

Anonymous Debbie said...

Completed the survey. Looking forward to reading your book. I am blessed each time I read your devotions. They always seem to be something I need to hear or be reminded of.

Debbie

Blogger Tonya Ingram said...

I completed my survey... I can't wait until the book does come out! :)

Anonymous rogs770903@gmail.com said...

I completed your mini-survey. Thank you.

Blogger debbie said...

Finished the survey. Thanks Debbie

Anonymous Renee said...

Just completed the survey. Questions made me think.

Blogger alicia said...

Hi Renee, I took your survey on doubts. I will be praying for you as you serve our Lord and Savior.

Alicia

Anonymous Lillian said...

I have completed the survey. Thank you for today's devotion.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have completed the survey and was surprised at where my heart is is need of repairing.

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