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”
Wounds of the heart can grow bitterness. Ugliness. Anguish, or distress.
Or … wounds of the heart can grow good seeds of grain, crushed to produce life-giving bread to feed others. Deep faith can grow with roots steady and strong. Eyes can open to see abounding grace and the abiding presence of the Lord.read more
O God, You are my God! When I seek You, I will find You. When I call on Your Name, You will answer. When I bear my heart before You in prayer, You respond before the words leave my lips. Bless you Lord.
Stir up a hunger and thirst for Your Word in each of us who long to know You more. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Your Word holds the answers, for You alone are our hope.read more
Like a flash flood roaring through a mountain canyon, anxiety came out of nowhere to overtake me. I was caught by surprise and taken down by its destructive power. I quickly found myself submerged in turbulent waters filled with debris from a broken heart — debris that I thought had been removed from my spirit. Debris that blocks the flow of Living Water, the well from which I find my peace.read more
Lord, You are the Holy One, the Almighty God, who sanctifies us … You have called us to be holy, just as You are holy, not in and of ourselves, but through the precious blood of Jesus — the Lord our Righteousness …
But then life happens and it becomes hard to be holy as You are holy and we fail You miserably Lord. Please forgive us. Please help us realize this “becoming holy as You are holy” is a journey, a process … a hard fought battle between flesh and spirit.read more
And I thought of the day when He said, “I will be your God and You will be My child” — that wondrous day of my salvation when I entered into covenant love with my Maker. That day I asked Him to be my first love. Can you remember the day You met the Almighty God through the shed blood of Jesus? For some it was a quiet knowing, for others a miraculous day of exuberant shouting, but for all of us, I believe it was a day of wonder.read more
… But then You meet me in the quiet place and my soul begins to awaken to Your Spirit. A song rises within, sometimes through tears, sometimes with rejoicing, but always through thankfulness. I am blessed by Your sweet communion and I believe You are too. Is that when my praise speaks most clearly of my adoration for You? Is it in the quiet place — just You and me away from the hoopla of a frenzied life — that my heart beats with Yours? …read more
The child dangled from a large tree limb, legs flailing, tongue wailing. She was terrified of dangling so far above the ground, yet terrified even more of letting go to slip into her father’s arms flung outstretched beneath her. Her saga on the limb, though dangerous, was a sure thing, even if she didn’t like it — though she dangled, her grasp was strong and the limb sturdy.
But she was stuck and afraid.
Afraid to let go.
The child was me.read more
God makes all things beautiful in His time — His appointed time. Lord, I stand amazed at Your goodness and Your glory. You are who You say You are. You do what You say You will do …read more
Lord of mercy and grace, You are so wonderful. You alone are worthy of our praise, especially when our circumstances are difficult. We can always praise You for who You are. You are good. You are faithful. You are our Redeemer, Deliverer. You are our fount of Living...read more