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”
Fibromyalgia has connected many of us, drawing us close in search of a listening ear and understanding heart. Nancy Alexander is one of these friends. Her newly released book, My Journey Through Fibromyalgia describes in detail the destructive force fibromyalgia can be, but she doesn’t leave her reader there. Nancy shares the faithfulness of God to carry her through these turbulent waters and gives hope to others who are coming to terms with their own battles. She has learned to find the nearness of God when she needed Him the most.read more
The windswept branches snaked around the body of the tree, curling, grasping. Weather-beaten, the tree defied all odds. It stood its ground. Roots dug deep, clinching their fists into the rocky soil of the mountain ridge, challenging the gale-force winds in battle after battle.
And stood it did.read more
Lord, You amaze me. When I cry out to You, You hear me. When I seek You, I find You. When I sit still and listen — really listen for your delicate whisper — I hear You and You remind me that You are God. I can’t understand it all — these things of faith, but I know beyond any shadow of doubt that they are true just like You. You are Faithful and True. You are the embodiment of Truth and we can rely upon Your Word. Bless You Lord. Bless Your Holy Name — the Name above all Names.read more
Rosemarie is a dear sister-of-the-heart who has encouraged me with the Word of the Lord and undergirded me with prayer time and time again. We met on Twitter a couple of years ago because she read my book, The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife, and contacted me so that I would know she had been touched by its words and testimony of God’s faithfulness. From there a very special friendship grew.
Rosemarie, like many of us, has endured severe seasons of heartache and trial, but through it all God has remained steadfast and faithful to her. Rosemarie describes herself this way, “There are some ministers who teach the masses like Jesus with the Sermon On The Mount, but I am like Jesus who meets the Samaritan woman at the well when there is no one around.” To that I say, “Yes and amen!” Rosemarie lives to love, serve, and encourage others.read more
I heard a noise — a rustling — along the forest’s edge. Turning to my right, I saw a squirrel scamper up the old oak tree, cheeks bulging with goodies found on the forest floor. I stood still and watched for a moment and then my gaze drifted to what the Lord wanted me to see all along …read more
Lord, thank You for loving me. Thank You for Your abiding Presence that enfolds me when I’m overwhelmed. You comfort me when I’m sad and wash over me with waves of peace when anxiety torments me. I’m so grateful for Your tender care.
Help me focus on You, Lord — to see Your beautiful face, Your gentle eyes meeting mine. I’m safe there.read more
From time to time I am going to share some of my story with you on Faith Notes. I have lived through many painful experiences in my life where the Lord faithfully revealed Himself to me, but I had to learn to open my eyes to see Him and I had to learn to literally be still and remember that He is my God and I am His child. Hard lessons. Eternal lessons. Lessons for which I am grateful.
Today I am sharing the very first time the Lord revealed Himself to me in an extraordinary way.read more
I was SO upset. Words flew from my unguarded tongue like poisonous arrows from a bow. Was I justified? Yes! Was I being taken advantage of? Yes. Did my manner of handling this problem exemplify the Lord? No. And neither did it magnify His Name.
I left the mechanic with a dirty heart. I was very glad I had been assertive and stood my ground about the wrong-doing — we are not called to be doormats. But we are called to be like Jesus…read more
You are my King, O God, Ruler of my heart. My soul longs for You in this dry and thirsty land. My flesh wrestles with my spirit, fighting for authority when I want only for YOU to be the Ruler of my heart.
The things I want to do, I don’t.
The things I don’t want to do, I do
The struggle is real Lord …read more