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,

Could the Fruit of God’s Presence Be Praise? The Story of the Maple Tree

Do I realize that God's glory comes from within and isn't contingent on my circumstances? The maple tree must know this because it is rejoicing with magnificent color, even though winter is coming. Do I walk in the knowledge that my life can give praise simply for who He is in the face of barren, bleak circumstances? Paganini, a famous Italian violinist said, "Music is not in the instrument, but in the soul." read more

Where is God in the Confusion Facing America?

I ask that You give us discernment between evil and good, truth and falsehood. I ask that You replace our fear with courage, our confusion with peace, for You are not a god of confusion, but a God of peace. I'm so thankful for that. Together, we bring America before Your throne of grace and plead for mercy for a land that once shouted Your Name to the world and now hides behind political correctness. Forgive us Lord. Forgive us for not becoming angry sooner and making our voices heard. read more

Lessons From a Fog Shrouded Night

Sweet friend, is your path veiled by fog also? Do you find yourself confused, afraid -- maybe disillusioned by this thing called faith? The Lord desires to make Himself known to you. Call out to Him. Dare to take Him at His Word. And allow Him to take your hand and lead you by the light of His love through the shroud of fog and the darkness from your past. read more

Where is God When I Need His Peace?

Lord, You are my strength when I am weak. You are my peace when my spirit is disturbed. You are my song when I am weary. What would I do without you? If I shouted my praise to the highest mountain -- it would not be enough. If I literally spent my life worshiping You from sunup to sundown -- it would not be enough. You alone are worthy of all praise. It is You, Lord, that I love. read more

What Happened on the River’s Edge?

Tears began to flow like the river below. Hands raised in sweet surrender, hearts yielding to the gentle whispers of the Holy Spirit bidding us to come. One by one rocks were released. I watched as mine hit the water. It broke the surface and then the water came up and over to symbolically consume the burden of my heart. read more

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. read more