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

Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer When You Need to Praise Him in The Storm

Bless the Lord, O my soul! And all that is within me, bless Your holy Name! I choose to praise You in the storm, for You are so good. You are full of wonder and might. You light up our darkness with the glory of Your Presence, ever faithful, ever true. I’m thankful You are my Abba Father and I am a Daddy’s girl. You amaze me Lord.

Thank You for being my sure place to which I can cling so that when the waters wash over me, I will not drown. When the fire kindles upon me, I will not be burned. Yes Lord, You are my sure place and I give You praise.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer to Be Held by The All-Sufficient God

O Lord, You are the All-Sufficient God. No matter my need, You are able and, in Your mercy, You come to my aid when I cry out to You. You hold me as Your child, bringing comfort and security in my time of need. You are a good Father who knows the road we travel — the trials, the heartache, our joys and our victories…

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Finding God’s Presence ~ Darkness Faded Into His Consuming Fire

Amber flames — cloud wisps in the morning sky — cast a golden hue upon the earth. Like the consuming fire of our God, the sky was ablaze with His glory. Darkness faded, consumed by the light.

My darkness is fading, consumed by the Light. His light. The Dayspring from on high — the Sun of Righteousness — has visited me. In His tender mercies He has shone His light into the darkened corners of my heart, restoring the broken places, resurrecting where the death of dreams left its sting.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ A Prayer to Know His Resurrection Power

Thank You for Your resurrection power that You imparted to us. This is beyond comprehension. Please cause the blinders to fall from our eyes so that we might see Truth — this Truth — that the same power that raised You from the dead dwells in us because of Your sweet Holy Spirit. You have made a way for us to rise from the ruins. Within us is Your power to be transformed from glory to glory into Your likeness. We can experience the resurrection power of forgiveness that breaks the chains keeping us bound.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ What Happens When We Draw Near to God?

Lord, I long to be near You. Draw me ever nearer. Hide me beneath the shadow of Your wings until these calamities pass me by.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You O Lord promise to deliver us out of them all. You are faithful and true, merciful and kind. Because You are for us, who can dare to be against us? You have made us the head and not the tail. You have made us overcomers, Your special treasure. You have called us as Your own. Bless You Lor

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Finding God’s Presence ~ When Praise Flows From a Jumbled Pile of Brokenness

I strolled along our country road needing a few moments alone with the Lord. You know … clear my mind, roll some burdens over on Him. I wanted to remind myself of His faithfulness. I needed to press in — let the praise flow once again.

I experienced a lot of brokenness over the past few years. Often I felt like a jumbled pile of brokenness left for dead. I know I am not alone. Many of my Christian brothers and sisters are facing desperate situations.

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Finding God’s Presence ~ Never Forget the Difficulty of the Climb. It’s Worth It After All

My son Matthew and I walked along the river’s edge. The dirt road meandered through the forest, green with spring’s new birth. This was one of Matthew’s favorite spots to hike — a favorite spot to climb the mountain.

We approached a large boulder laced with moss. It jutted out from the steep mountain slope where trees clung with strong roots in the face of mountain adversities. “Come on Momma. I want to show you the view from the top.”

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