Category: beyond the veil

A Prayer for God Holding Me Close Like He Promised

Lord, Your tender watch-care brings me such comfort and security. I am safe in Your arms. Thank You for holding me close.

Thank You for teaching me to recognize Your presence and to rely on Your promises. For in Your promises You assure me You will be near — You will be holding me close in my time of struggle.

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MessY Beneath Your Tapestry? His Grace is Enough

I pulled the hood on my jacket closer to ward off the chill in the air. Like the pattern in a tapestry repeated over and over, my footsteps trudged along our mountain road … over and over … my daily walk with Jesus consistent, predictable, and beautiful.

And usually beneath each step, a tangled mess of heartbreak and often frustration — just like the underside of a tapestry.

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Clouds Hung Heavy in the Troubled Sky Pointing Me To Jesus

I rounded the curve along the row of hemlocks and pulled my hood over my head. The drizzle was changing to rain. Clouds hung heavy in the troubled sky as step-by-step I made my trek along the dirt road.

Frustration shrouded my thoughts because I had fallen asleep during my quiet time. Yes, I was worn out and needed rest. But my quiet time with Jesus is where I garner strength. I don’t want to ever take His love for granted.

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God’s Treasure. Out of All Creation That is Who We Are

Our country road (my personal treasure) meanders up and around the mountainside making its way to the ridge where wind sweeps across the pastures on either side. Pavement changes to gravel as it passes by the white clapboard church; rocks and stones crunch underfoot.

I curled into myself, hunching down inside my oversize coat to ward off the cold wind. My gaze met the gravel at my feet. There in some dry, brittle grass of the road’s edge a rock caught my attention. Heart-shaped, it quickly stole mine.

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A Prayer to Hear the Powerful, Yet Tranquil Voice of God

Lord, You are Almighty God — our Father. You are powerful, yet gentle, fully in control of our lives and what comes our way.

Teach us of Your Sovereignty. You are not a puppet that we should tell You what to do. You are the Maker of heaven and earth! You tell the oceans how far to come, the sun when to bring forth the dawn.

You are everything to me.

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When Gentle Snowfall is Born From the Harsh Winds of Night

After a brutally cold night howling with harsh winds, the morning woke with peace. Snowflakes peppered down, covering the barren earth of winter with a soft blanket of white.

Tucking my legs beneath me, I nestled into the corner of the couch, gripped a warm cup of coffee and watched out the window as morning broke through the darkness …

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God’s Message in A Million Patches of Dappled Gray

The cold wind swirled around me, sudden gusts pushing me along the gravel road. Dry meadow grass swayed and bowed at the wind’s command. Dappled light flickered beneath the forest’s canopy up ahead.

I had been walking a while, thinking perhaps too much, questioning the ways of the Lord — not with accusations, but with heartfelt desire to understand.

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