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

A Name Beyond Comprehension

Jesus … Jesus … Jesus. There’s just something about that Name.

Master, Savior, Jesus … like the fragrance after the rain …

The words flowed easily from my lips as Blue and I trudged along the country road, faces to the wind. This powerful song has ministered to me in astounding ways over the years because of the simple Truth it holds.

There really is something about that Name.

And now, here’s the nugget of gold the Lord helped me dig up …

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A Prayer When You Need to Hear From God

Lord, it is such a privilege to know You — a miracle, really. May we never take it for granted. You are Almighty God, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, and You are our friend.

You have promised that we will know Your voice, so why is it so hard? Why do we make it so hard? You pursue us with Your love. You delight in making Yourself known to us. You have trained us up as a child teaching us spiritual discernment, imparting to us Your wisdom — You have been a good Father.

And You have taught us to recognize Your voice. Help us to trust that voice, Lord.

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Pinpoints of Truth on a Starry Night

It was January 20, 2019.

Total lunar eclipse on a clear, starry night.

We sat on the front stoop with heads tilted back and eyes gazing upward, overtaken by wonder and awe. The earth’s shadow had totally eclipsed the moon leaving a globe the color of bittersweet hanging high in the heavens by the Master’s hand.

The sight was mind-boggling.

But then, in that ethereal moment that mesmerized the earth, God spoke into my difficult places.

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A Prayer When You’re Waiting for Help to Come

Lord, You promise to go before us. The light of Your Presence and the truth of Your Word are the lamp to our footsteps, leading us forward, even through the shadows of difficult places.

You are with us always. You never leave us. You never forsake us. Bless You, Lord!

You call us to come — to sit with You in Your dwelling place. When our stubborn self-sufficiency finally surrenders, we find You again — we hear Your delicate whisper bidding us to come.

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A Prayer When You Need to Be Revived From the Desert Place

Lord, when I am weary, You are my strength. When I am overwhelmed and anxious, You are my peace. You are mighty,
Lord!

You are compassionate and kind, faithful and true. You are my Beloved, and in that I find my heart’s desire.

Sometimes the busyness, the responsibilities, the struggles, and the broken places of life wear us down. We become parched — weary and disillusioned.

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When We Run Out, the Miracle Begins

When we run out, the miracle begins …

I heard that phrase in a sermon Sunday morning as I attended church in my pajamas and sipped on some hot coffee.

It was spoken in reference to John 2, the story of the wedding in Cana where Jesus turned water into wine … because the wine had run out.

Jesus was not taken by surprise. This need — this miracle — was meant to reveal the power and glory of Jesus.

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A Longing to Know Him … Just Because

The longer I walk with the Lord, the more I gain an understanding of Who He is and who I am not. I’m very thankful for this insight –- I see it as a gift from the One I seek.

The Lord exhorts us in Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

Seeking Him with a deep longing of the heart …

A longing to know Him …

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A Prayer When Life’s Path Gets Muddy

Lord, great is Your faithfulness! You are high and lifted up, exalted above the earth. You alone are worthy of praise.

May I never praise You only for the good things, but may I always praise You for who You are and because You deserve all praise. May I always have a thankful heart that is not contingent on circumstances, but is always grateful for Your love and abiding presence.

You’re stretching me, growing me and I know many who feel the same. You have created us for such a time as this and it is our desire to serve You well.

But it’s hard.

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