A warm welcome to you! Thank you for stopping by. As you read through my pages, I believe you will find that I am just like you—a woman who loves the Lord and cherishes His grace. And, like you, I sometimes grow weary from the journey. I have experienced many difficult places in my life—a brother’s suicide, my mom’s young death, cancer, a prodigal child, extensive unemployment. There have been times when I thought I couldn’t go on. But, God…don’t you love that? But God carried me through and opened my eyes to see Him in my midst. He opened my ears to hear His sweet whispers of love.
Take hope in the knowledge that you are cherished by the One who made you—you are sheltered in the shadow of His wing, close to His heart. It is my prayer that as we get to know one another you, too, will see beyond the veil and will learn to say, “Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord”
Lord, You are my Lord and King! You orchestrate the days in my life, putting all the pieces together. Everything, when placed in Your hands, work together for my good because I love You and I have been called according to Your purposes.
I am clinging to You with everything I have. Please help me endure these trials.read more
Like a song drifting through the darkness of night, His voice, a whisper, called to me, Come to Me, Nan. Come to Me. Gentle. Persuasive — a voice overflowing with a love that softens the rough edges of difficult places …
… a love that soothes and comforts, restores and renews.
Come to Me, and I will give you rest.read more
O Lord, You alone are worthy of my praise. I desire to sing Your praise always. You are the One True God, the Maker of heaven and earth. You know the number of hairs on my head; You know my anxious thoughts.
And You care — You care about everything that concerns me. I’m thankful for that. Really, I am.read more
The sun rises outside my window dispelling the darkness of night, awakening the songbirds living in our ancient juniper. I thought about the goodness of God — His goodness regardless of my circumstances, and turned the pages of my Bible to Hebrews:
“He has said, ‘I will never leave you, nor forsake you.’ So that we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear. What can man do to me?'” ~ Hebrews 13:5-6read more
Lord, what would I do without You? When everything around me falls apart, You are steadfast. When fear slinks out of the darkness to taunt me, You give me courage and remind me that You are with me.
When despair consumes me and anxiety grips me, You are my Peace — not as the world gives, but perfect peace found only in You.
Life has taken some crazy, painful turns lately — most of them I don’t even understand and one-hundred percent of them I don’t like …read more
The periwinkle blue of a late spring sky created a canopy of reassurance above me as I walked along our country road. The intense blue bathed me in thoughts of God’s Spirit, causing me to consider the One True God, Maker of heaven and earth.
I thought of God’s dwelling place — His throne of grace high above me in the heavenly places. I listened to His Holy Spirit within me offering comfort and resolution to pass through these troubled waters.
God’s promises rang out through my weary spirit.read more
Lord, many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You have promised to deliver us out of them all. Thank You, Father.
I depend upon Your promises. You are not a man that You should lie.
Only You can settle my restless heart.read more
Out of the darkened chamber of night, the new day dawns. Ebony turns to shades of apricot and lavender, washing over the earth, reflecting God’s glory in the rivers, lakes, puddles, dew drops — shades of grace light up the morning.
God’s glory cannot be halted — it will always be revealed, no matter the depth of night’s darkness.
His light of morning grows and spreads and permeates the earth with the hope of a new day …
No matter the deprivation of the soul.read more