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”

With joy,
Nan

Faith Notes with Kass Fogle: Is God Still God When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned?

Today’s guest on Faith Notes is Kass Fogle. I recently met Kass on Twitter and followed the prompting of the Holy Spirit to invite her to share her story with you. I am so glad I did! As it turns out, Kass is a woman after my own heart. She has a fiery, authentic faith where she often starts her prayer with, “OK, so I’m not doing so well right now and I need you to just hug me, like now….” Oh my goodness! See what I mean? Don’t you know the Lord takes delight in this little woman? She has learned how to do life with God. I can’t wait to share her with you.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ When Tiny Black Globes Stare Directly Into Mine

It’s said that the eyes are the window to our souls, and though I could not see into his eyes, I had the overwhelming feeling that those tiny black globes were staring directly into mine. Searching. Questioning.

He just hovered there, bobbing up and down, left and right. I gripped my coffee cup and dared not move lest the hummingbird became frightened and darted away from the window. #FindingGodsPresence

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer to Know the Fullness of God’s Love

How great is Your Love! It reaches to the highest heavens and it flows like a giant waterfall into the lowest valleys of our hearts. We cannot grasp its height, or width, or depth, but I want to Lord. I want to know the fullness of Your love. Thank You for giving me a glimpse. Even a glimpse is almost too glorious to fathom.

I ask that You touch those who are hurting today — touch them and make them whole once again. Many lives lay shattered among broken dreams. That’s a frightening place to b

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Faith Notes: Wendy Macdonald. Where is God When Infertility Wants to Defeat You?

#FaithNotes Wendy Macdonald delights my heart with her sweet spirit and intuitiveness to the things of God. Wendy lives in Canada in the middle of God’s creation where she and her family find solace in a sometimes weary world. Today she shares how she found the nearness and faithfulness of God during her heartache of infertility. I know you’re going to love her as much as I do. Be sure to follow all the way to the end where Wendy is offering a giveaway.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Blaring Alarm, A Cardinal’s Morning Song, and A Groan

Of course, the alarm sounded all bright and happy. I promptly reached over and shut it off. Rolling over, a cardinal’s morning song outside my window tried to tempt me towards praise, but it wasn’t happening. Not today. I groaned and pulled the covers over my head.

My heart was not happy.

My attitude was terrible.

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Faith Notes: With God, Guinn Nexsen Finds Her Happy Place in a Deadly Diagnosis

Guinn Nexsen began her journey with cancer in October 2014 when she was given a deadly diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma; she had no risk factors — was only 46 years old and had never smoked or indulged in alcohol. In January 2015, she had an 18 hour surgery to remove the floor of her mouth, most of her tongue, and create a tissue transplant from her back to replace the floor of her mouth.

And then the beast returned.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer When You’re Clinging to The Cross

Thank You for Your abiding presence. I don’t know what I would do without You, Lord. When I am overwhelmed, I find myself clinging to You. When I am afraid, I run to You and find safety. When I have no peace, I remember that You Yourself, are my peace, and You open my eyes to see You.

I know many who are afflicted — who are clinging desperately to the Cross …

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