Category: Finding God’s Presence

A Prayer When You Don’t Know What to Do

Lord, many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You have promised to deliver us out of them all. When I don’t know what to do, teach me to place my eyes on You — the Savior of my soul, the Almighty God, and my good, good Father.

I choose to trust You. I stand on the promises of Your Word — the promise to hear me when I cry out to You, the promise that You have plans and a future of hope for me … the promise that what was meant for evil against my loved one will be used for good.

The promise that You are our peace in the chaos and our Light in the darkness.

Read More

My Father’s Name is I Am. Can You Imagine?

I curled my bare toes into the freshly mowed grass. Stretched out, resting on my elbows, I thought about the Lord on this early fall day. So many needs. So many fears. Such despair from all corners of the earth. I would surely lose hope, but I remembered — I remembered my Father’s name is I AM.

I AM anything you have need of: protection, provision, strength, peace, healing …

Read More

A Prayer When Heavy-Laden is Your Heart

Lord, I am so heavy-laden. My heart is overwhelmed. I’m drowning in fear and sorrow — slipping quickly into the pit of despair.

But I see Your hand reaching toward me. You have been a strong tower to me, O Lord. Do not leave me in my despair. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I!

Read More

A Quest for Understanding Through a Frothy Veil of Fog

In my quest for understanding, I observed marshmallow clouds melting into a frothy veil of fog coming over the mountain ridge. The thick white blanket settled softly, blurring the line between heaven and earth. Dandelion wisps of cool foggy air moved in and out of the forest’s edge — the contrast of light and darkness exaggerated, spotlighted.

Indeed, there is a contrast.
This mystery of Light and darkness.

Read More

Troubled and Weary? Live Within the Realm of God’s Love

My gaze landed on the mountaintop in the distance. Blue-purple ribbons of rolling hills surrounded the giant dome. Why are you troubled and weary, Nan? I asked myself. Why so downcast? Put your hope in God, Maker of heaven and earth.

I often lecture myself. I suppose King David did the same. Throughout the psalms his dialogue addresses the battle of spirit and flesh, faith and despair. Mountaintops reminded David of God, just like they do for me.

Read More

Grasping the Wonder of God in Times of Uncertainty

The porch swing rocked in peaceful rhythm. My spirit stirred as I looked up from my Bible, raising it to my breast and grasping the wonder of God its pages contained. I had just read these words, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You” (Job 42:5).

I looked toward the ridge where the sun began its evening descent. Magenta began rising above the trees.

Read More
Loading

I’m Nan!

Connect with Nan

Subscribe to the blog

Chosen By You!

What an honor!

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

Looking for a Speaker?

The Peril’s of a Pastor’s Wife, 2016 Selah Finalist

Archives

Hosted by Fistbump Media