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

Where is God When I Need a Solid Rock on Which to Stand?

You are my anchor that keeps me from drifting into turbulent waters where I will surely drown. You keep my feet from slipping on the shifting sand that blows beneath me from shores I don’t recognize — from painful memories and personal places of struggle. You are faithful, Lord. And good — so good to Your children. Thank you.

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Elijah, Orb-Weaver Spiders, and Tenacity With a Little Chutzpah Thrown In

Did you realize Elijah is just like us? In spite of his greatness and the miracles that followed his walk with God, he was still subject to the same feelings and weaknesses as us. In fact, right after this remarkable miracle of defeating 450 of Baal’s prophets and then praying for rain to end a three year drought, this mighty man of faith ran for his life because Jezebel threatened to kill him! In fact, he ran into the wilderness for a day and collapsed beneath a juniper tree and told the Lord “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life!”

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Why Would God Bring Our Soul to a Place of Captivity?

Isn’t this the very basis of trust? Determining to be at peace in the place — the season the Lord has placed us in? Regardless? And then to determine to flourish there — to make a difference in the lives of others, to magnify the Lord in all things, to bear fruit even if it must grow and thrive through the chain-links wrapped around our very soul.

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Where is God When I Need His Faithfulness?

Life is very hard right now, but You are with me — You have never failed me. You meet my needs. You wipe my tears. You remind me that I am not alone … I ask that You reveal Yourself to those who are overwhelmed and distraught. Open their eyes to see You in the beauty of Your holiness, in the tenderness of Your care.

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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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