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”
It is said, “The darkest hours of night are just before the dawn.”
Perhaps that’s because of the contrast between dark and light. The contrast emboldens the darkness yet welcomes the inevitable light. That fine line between despair and hope. The bridge of reassurance across the abyss of brokenness.
And in that moment of darkest night the soul wrestles with simply giving up. Giving in. And the forces of hell come against the child of God because the enemy knows the breakthrough is coming.read more
Thank You for going before me into all of my tomorrows. You lift me up when I struggle to stand. You carry me with Your strength when I’m too weak to go on. You shelter me in the shadow of Your wing and lift up Your banner of war against my enemy. I praise You for Your love.read more
As I peered out the window toward the setting sun, the wall of clouds darkened, shadowed by the twilight. The wind began to rise. There was a surging now — an urgency — like dust billowing and swirling around stampeding hooves.
I could sense God’s Presence. His protective watchcare. Even with trepidation building in my heart, I knew I was not alone. God was with me just as He has been with me through the storms of brokenness that swirl and billow across my weary spirit.read more
Lord, I hear You calling me to cast — to toss … throw — my burdens on You because You care for me and will sustain me during these difficult days. Thank You Lord. I believe You. Help me with my unbelief. My stubbornness. My pride. Help me to completely surrender to Your voice & run to You in my time of need.read more
Does your life feel like a tangled mess? Is it hard to breathe with the turmoil in your heart and mind? Then I ask you to close your eyes and picture the One who loves you, Who seeks you out to encourage you, to give you strength, and comfort. Awaken your heart to give Him praise and thank Him for His faithfulness.read more
I pray for those who feel stagnant in their purposes — weary in their well-doings. Empower them with a fresh anointing of Your sweet Holy Spirit. Unleash Your power and strength within them. Give them boldness to serve, courage to follow You, and compassion to love those who we think least deserve it.
Help us love with unconditional and complete love. Regardless. Help us love like Jesus — sacrificially, purely, and consistently from a place of total abandon to You. We want to represent You well — to be Your hands and feet, Your voice. We want to be a giver of Your love.read more
Life began to stir. Slow at first. Gentle. An awakening — a response to the appointed time. An embryo of wheat began its growth and pressed against the seed wall, breaking it and bursting through. The seed yielded to heavenly purpose and fell away, dying to self so the embryo might live and grow and produce multiple grains with the fragrance of life.
It is in the dying that new life emerges.read more
Christmas. Can we fathom the wonder of His love? Can we grasp the magnitude of Who this baby lying in a manger was? God so loved the world that He sent His only Son, Jesus, that we might know Him, and love Him, and understand the essence of who He is. He sent His Son with the hope that we would believe in Him and dwell with Him throughout all eternity.read more
Lord, You came to shine Your glorious light into our darkness, to fill up our empty places with Your love, and to heal our broken places. Thank You. You are full of wonder and might. You are faithful and true. You are my God.read more