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

The Grace of God and Threatening-Kind-of-Dark Clouds

The Grace of God and Threatening-Kind-of-Dark Clouds

I watched a dark cloud on the horizon — the deep charcoal threatening-kind-of-dark cloud. A storm was coming with significant rain and fierce winds. My life was facing a fierce storm, too. As I searched the sky, my heart searched for the grace of God.

A gray veil settled over our mountain hollar as the clouds rolled in, dimming the fresh greens of early summer. I sipped my coffee as I watched the sultry clouds deepen over the ridge.

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Prayer When Your Wings of Eagles Won’t Flap

Prayer When Your Wings of Eagles Won’t Flap

Lord, I hear You calling me. I know Your voice, I recognize Your presence, and I am confident of Your assignment before me. I want to obey — I want to mount up with wings of eagles and soar for Your glory … but my wings won’t flap.

It’s like they are paralyzed. Stuck in time. Why Lord? Why am I afraid to totally trust You? Actually, I think I do trust You, but I don’t trust ME.

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When Life Doesn’t Make Sense, Look Up!

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense, Look Up!

I relaxed on the gentle slope alongside the river flowing through the mountain valley. Life had been difficult. Do you know that season? When life doesn’t make sense? It was one of those days.

The silken ribbon streaming in front of me captured my gaze — its beginning and end I knew not.

However, its Creator I know well.

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How  to Know the Magnificence of God and His Voice

How to Know the Magnificence of God and His Voice

I sat on the knoll beneath our apple tree. A stiff breeze showered me with apple blossoms while I peeked through the limbs at a thunderhead brewing on the edge of a periwinkle sky. My mind drifted. How is it that I can know the magnificence of God? His majesty. His holiness … His awesome power.

I thought of the day when He said, “I will be your God and You will be My child” — that wondrous day of my salvation when I entered into a covenant love with my Maker.

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Prayer to Make Space for Grace When Life is Screaming Loud

Prayer to Make Space for Grace When Life is Screaming Loud

Lord, life is hard — often! Without You, I don’t think I could have made it. I know Your grace is sufficient, but I must learn to consistently make space for grace.

In my mind’s eye I can see You pouring living water from a golden pitcher onto the parched earth. As it falls, I watch it transform into manna — morsels of grace — provided from Your hand.

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God is Greater Than the Roar of the Raging Water

God is Greater Than the Roar of the Raging Water

As I walked along the country road enjoying the gentle breeze of an approaching storm, I recalled a quote from F.B. Meyer, “Never fear the rough waters ahead which through their proud contempt impede your progress. God is greater than the roar of raging water and the mighty waves of the sea. ‘The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever’ (Psalm 29:10). A storm is simply the hem of His robe, the sign of His coming, and the evidence of His Presence.”

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