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

Does Loving God Well Require Perfection?

Layer by layer, as we yield to Him, He digs into the soil of our hearts and unearths hidden wounds, sins, betrayals — those things that would keep us from loving Him well. With a gentle touch the Lord brushes the dirt away, rubs the imperfection with His thumb, and blows His breath on it to scatter any remaining dirt that would keep it from reflecting His light.

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The Contrast Between Oppression and God’s Refreshing

I had to endure the relentless tentacles of discouragement, at least for a time. I believe God waited so that I might experience the physical sensation of a spirit set free, refreshed by Him alone. My heart, heavy-laden with burdens and multiple sorrows, began to awaken — the crushing pain releasing the oil of the Holy Spirit.

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How is The Lord Our Sure Place? SUNDAY GLIMPSES

Show us how to make You our first love, for it is in that place of the heart that we flourish and become all that You have called us to be. It is in that place of the heart that faith grows and fear loses its grip. Insecurities slip away. Despair is no more. For it is in that place of the heart that You reign as Lord over our lives.

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Clinging to Hope From God’s Grace-filled Hands

The sound of many pages turning filled the sanctuary. I love that sound. Somehow it feels like glue — a connector piece binding my church family together as one, each of us on our own journey, with our own joys and sorrows, trials and difficulties, yet each of us grasping for Jesus, clinging to hope.

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Finding Hope Among the Heavy Burdens

As long as there is breath, there is hope for the child of God. For as far as the east is from the west, so is His great love for us. His eyes roam to and fro across the face of the earth seeking those who are devoted to Him who need to be encouraged. Our God is a god of impossibilities, for nothing is too difficult for Him. He is faithful. Merciful. And good.

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