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”
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 …
Lord, I know You as El Elyon, the Most High God and I know You as Abba, Father, my Daddy God. The breadth of who You are is beyond my comprehension.
Oh, that we could grasp the depth of Your love!
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.
Lord, Your love amazes me, Your goodness bathes me in Your grace and mercy. You are my shelter, my refuge, my anchor in the storm.
I trust You because You are who You say You are.
The tumultuous day ended with a quiet hush. I was weary and worn, and in desperate need of rest. God had been by my side throughout the day, working everything together for my good. This I know. This I believe.
And it wasn’t that bad things were happening.
Lord, strengthen me with endurance to withstand this fiery trial, and the passion to dwell in joy without frustration and tears.
Sin entangles me. I slip and fall into Satan’s manipulative ways. It isn’t blatant-everyone-can-see kind of sin, but it is sin, nevertheless — sin that hurts Your heart and distracts me from You.
Lord, You are Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, my Prince of Peace. The magnitude of the gifts of Your grace and salvation overwhelm me at times as I follow You on this path of righteousness. Help me be steadfast and secure in my walk of faith.
I believe my spirit is strong and secure in Your love. Unwavering, even. But sometimes my walk is not steadfast and secure — it grows wobbly as the fierce winds blow and the lies of the enemy howl in my ears.
Lord, I cannot believe it’s time once again to celebrate Your birth — to rejoice in the moment You came to earth so we could know You. How can it be? Miracle of miracles! Immanuel. God with us.
Though weary of life’s struggles, I want to rejoice in You — I choose to rejoice in You — for You are my God and I love You.
Lord, Your wondrous love — how can I understand its depth, its all-encompassing reality? Your love is beyond human comprehension and knows no bounds. Oh! How great is Your love!
Even when we don’t deserve it.