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”
God’s love is like that. As His children, we are sealed in His covenant love — a covenant which can never be broken.
And like the river that courses across the mountain valleys or laps at the marsh along our coastal plains, God’s love is endless, swirling around our boulders of difficulty and carving out beautiful monuments of His faithfulness.read more
But You are teaching me to focus — to see You with me always, in all circumstances, in all of my difficult places. You are awakening my heart to see that out of brokenness, lavish grace is released and beauty can sincerely rise from the ashes.read more
“Now is the time for my Son.”
“For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring; They will spring up among the grass like willows by the watercourses.” ~ Isaiah 44:3-4
God recognized the parched spirits, the thirst of those longing to know Him. He felt their hopelessness. He wept over their brokenness.read more
Teach us how to seek You with our whole heart. You promise that when we seek You, we will find You. When You tell us to seek Your face, stir within us obedience to respond, “Your face Lord, will I seek.” We want to know You more. Reveal Yourself to us fully. Open our eyes to see You in our midst.read more
I thought of my own winter season. Evidence of fruit and God’s faithfulness abounds, yet at times the fruit seems to be leftover, rather than fresh and new. Could it be that as I lift my hands to heaven like the limbs of the apple tree, the Light of the One I love will break through the canopy of shadows and illuminate His beauty within me?read more
For me, especially right now, your grace sustains me. Maybe for someone else it is courage or peace or hope. Maybe it’s joy. All of these things are the perfect gift from You waiting to be unwrapped to meet a need.
But it’s up to us to unwrap them.read more
I realized that I was the one Isaiah was referring to: I love the Lord, I do my best to walk in obedience to Him, and yet I find myself walking in darkness at times, living with a very dim heart. God, through Isaiah, exhorted me to rely upon His Name — that which speaks to the very essence of who He is.read more
Ashes lay scattered all about me. Disappointments taunt and accuse me. Confusion swirls while Your perfect peace knocks at my door. Help me reach out and take Your peace once again. You are a God of peace, not of confusion. You promise to bring beauty from my ashes as I offer my pain to You. Thank You Lord. I’m trusting You to do just that because You are Truth and You are good.read more
Do I live my life with arms outstretched and heart thrust forward for those around me who need to know the Savior’s love and grace? Am I willing to lay down my life — my wants, my desires, and my dreams — because the Lord God of heaven and earth has asked me to?
Some days I struggle.read more