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

Pinpoints of Truth on a Starry Night

It was January 20, 2019.

Total lunar eclipse on a clear, starry night.

We sat on the front stoop with heads tilted back and eyes gazing upward, overtaken by wonder and awe. The earth’s shadow had totally eclipsed the moon leaving a globe the color of bittersweet hanging high in the heavens by the Master’s hand.

The sight was mind-boggling.

But then, in that ethereal moment that mesmerized the earth, God spoke into my difficult places.

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A Prayer When You’re Waiting for Help to Come

Lord, You promise to go before us. The light of Your Presence and the truth of Your Word are the lamp to our footsteps, leading us forward, even through the shadows of difficult places.

You are with us always. You never leave us. You never forsake us. Bless You, Lord!

You call us to come — to sit with You in Your dwelling place. When our stubborn self-sufficiency finally surrenders, we find You again — we hear Your delicate whisper bidding us to come.

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A Prayer When You Need to Be Revived From the Desert Place

Lord, when I am weary, You are my strength. When I am overwhelmed and anxious, You are my peace. You are mighty,
Lord!

You are compassionate and kind, faithful and true. You are my Beloved, and in that I find my heart’s desire.

Sometimes the busyness, the responsibilities, the struggles, and the broken places of life wear us down. We become parched — weary and disillusioned.

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When We Run Out, the Miracle Begins

When we run out, the miracle begins …

I heard that phrase in a sermon Sunday morning as I attended church in my pajamas and sipped on some hot coffee.

It was spoken in reference to John 2, the story of the wedding in Cana where Jesus turned water into wine … because the wine had run out.

Jesus was not taken by surprise. This need — this miracle — was meant to reveal the power and glory of Jesus.

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A Longing to Know Him … Just Because

The longer I walk with the Lord, the more I gain an understanding of Who He is and who I am not. I’m very thankful for this insight –- I see it as a gift from the One I seek.

The Lord exhorts us in Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

Seeking Him with a deep longing of the heart …

A longing to know Him …

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A Prayer When Life’s Path Gets Muddy

Lord, great is Your faithfulness! You are high and lifted up, exalted above the earth. You alone are worthy of praise.

May I never praise You only for the good things, but may I always praise You for who You are and because You deserve all praise. May I always have a thankful heart that is not contingent on circumstances, but is always grateful for Your love and abiding presence.

You’re stretching me, growing me and I know many who feel the same. You have created us for such a time as this and it is our desire to serve You well.

But it’s hard.

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Quietly Following the Shepherd, One Step At a Time

Blue is getting older. He’s not quite as rambunctious or hard-headed, and rarely needs a leash as we trek up our mountain road.
He stays close to me.

Quite often Blue will pick up a scent and stop to investigate on the edge of our road, nose scrunching rapidly up and down.

I’ll continue to walk on ahead.

Then I’ll stop, turn, pat my leg, and say, “Come, on, Blue. Let’s go.”

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A Prayer When the Consequences of Obedience are Hard

Lord, You are beautiful in holiness, magnificent beyond comprehension. If I should go to the highest heaven You are there; or to the depths of hell, You are there also.

You carry me to the mountaintops and comfort me in the valleys deep.

Your love astounds me.

The more and more I desire to make You Lord, the harder it is — sweeter than anything imaginable — but hard.

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