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”
Lord, thank You for being so good. Goodness is innate within You. It is who You are. I hold fast to this truth in light of this world that is spinning out of control. As I think on who You are, I find reassurance that, indeed, Your children will see the goodness of God in this land in which we live.
Strengthen our hearts as we wait on You, Lord.
The rhythm of life … a grand old maple. God’s message stood stoic before me resting against the hands of time, its grace shadowing the meadow grass with outstretched arms reaching toward heaven.
Winter is coming. Barren landscapes. Cold, harsh winds. Brittle, dead leaves.
Oh Lord, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth! You are my Refuge and my strength. You are my light in the darkness, my Helper when I am poor in spirit and needy of heart. I know I can depend on You to be my Strong Tower against the enemy.
I know and believe these things, and yet here I am once again calling out to You.
I stood beneath the pine grove at the crest of the hill. Autumn leaves shimmied on the wings of the wind. Floating. Twirling. Submitting to the authority of the breeze.
Storm clouds pressed eastward leaving an October indigo sky in its wake.
O Lord, how restless are my thoughts, how troubled is my heart! I’m trying really hard to let the peace of God rule in my heart, but it’s hard.
So very hard.
My lips smacked together from the dryness of a voracious thirst. I had worked in the yard all afternoon beneath a blazing sun. Rivulets of sweat drenched me, adding to my thirst and need for water.
I came into the cool of the house, filled my glass with ice cubes and cold water, and gulped it down. The first glass made me want more — one glass was not enough. I quickly filled my glass again and practically inhaled the liquid refreshment. What joy as the cold water coursed through my lips and satisfied my thirst.
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.
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 …
Lord, how magnificent is Your Name in all the earth! You are beyond wonderful. Even when life is ridiculously hard, You remain faithful — the eyes of the Lord are always upon me.
Thank You for Your watch-care, for Your tender mercies new every morning.