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”
Lord, there is no god beside You — none can compare! And the amazing thing is that, even though You are magnificent, awesome, and the Most High God, You call us precious in Your sight. You loved us so much that You sent Jesus so we could know You and grasp the depth of Your love.
Help us take hold of that Truth, for it is phenomenal.
Your love gives me hope.
Your love gives me courage. And peace.read more
Lord, O Lord, You are Jehovah tsidkenu — the Lord my righteousness. Without You, there is no righteousness. Without You there is no redemption, no cleansing of the heart to prepare room for Your indwelling Holy Spirit.
Be born in me. Make my heart Your Bethlehem.** Help me in my pursuit of holiness that, in You, the transformation into Your likeness becomes complete and Your light shines with abandon into a darkened world.read more
Lord, show me Your truths. I want to know You in Your fullness — all that You are. I want to walk in the light of Your glory all the days of my life — to behold Your beauty, to recognize Your majesty, to know Your touch. I want my heart to be a welcoming dwelling place for you.
Steady my heart, Lord.
I feel frenzied so often.read more
Shining the Light of Christ into shadows that hide rock-hard places of my heart can be painful, but necessary, as I long to yield to Him and make Him my Lord.
The Lord is calling to me as deep calls unto deep. He is calling me to dig deeper this Christmas season — to behold the miracle of His birth and to walk in the beauty of His holiness, the mercy of His grace. He is asking me to focus on HIM.
Do you hear His delicate whisper too?
O Lord my God, how great Thou art ... I mean this sincerely Lord, how great You are! I yearn for more of You. I long to dwell in Your Presence. [Tweet "I mean this sincerely Lord, how great You are! I #yearn for more of You. @NanJonesAuthor #HowGreatThouArt"]...read more
I seriously love this woman named Sam Evans. I don’t know her. We have barely developed an online friendship, but I love her. She is full of spunk. Love. And faithfulness to her Lord. Her childhood was difficult enough due to cerebral palsy, but now, just in the past few weeks, she has learned that her young and precious husband has been diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer. And yet she praises God. She trusts Him. She crawls desperately into His presence and dwells there. Thank you Sam. Thank you for your authentic, raw, and messy faith. You are a blessing.read more
I am so very thankful for each of you, my readers. I want you to know that you are the Beloved of God, and you are loved by me also. How can I ever thank you enough for your support, encouragement, prayers, and faithfulness to me? I think it is impossible, but I trust the Lord will impart my gratitude to you.read more
The ladies walked in silence through the doors and circled the fire. All was quiet on this mountaintop — all except the delicate whisper of the Holy Spirit deep within each of us. As we prepared our hearts to let go and trust God with the desires of our hearts, each lady in her own time dropped the folded paper into the hungry flames.read more
Lord, my heart is flowing with gratitude for Your love, Your faithfulness, and Your grace ... Your amazing grace. It really is sufficient, meeting the needs of our hearts, calming the fearful minds, and strengthening weary bodies. You are a shield about me protecting...read more