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

Where are You, Lord, in My Difficult Season?

Where are You, Lord, in My Difficult Season?

The morning light felt gentle and warm against my troubled spirit. I sat on the porch sipping my coffee, Bible in lap, birds offering praise from the old Juniper tree. Peace settled over me — contentment that had been missing for quite some time as I had prayed, “Where are You, Lord in my difficult season?”

“Speak to me through Your Word, Lord. I’m listening.”

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How Does God Use the Flames of Affliction in our Lives?

How Does God Use the Flames of Affliction in our Lives?

Some seasons of life are harder than others — they all come with purpose, but the difficult places can be very hard to overcome. How does God use the flames of affliction in our lives? Why does He choose this method?

I considered the ways of God as I struck the match and pressed its flame against the candle wick. Within moments, a globe of fire consumed the string and burned bright. I watched as the flame grew stronger, melting the aromatic candle.

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Trust With LongSuffering, But a Tantrum is Brewing: A Prayer

Trust With LongSuffering, But a Tantrum is Brewing: A Prayer

Lord, You are my light and my salvation. Your mercy is everlasting and Your truth endures to all generations. I trust You — I really do. I’m learning to trust with longsuffering, but honestly, I feel a tantrum brewing.

Lord, You are my light and my salvation. Your mercy is everlasting and Your truth endures to all generations. I trust You — I really do. I’m learning to trust with longsuffering, but honestly, I feel a tantrum brewing.

I’m growing impatient.

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Where is God When Life is Hard & Faith Wrestles With Soul?

Where is God When Life is Hard & Faith Wrestles With Soul?

I grabbed a fresh cup of coffee, it’s hefty aroma calling to me from an ocean of deep thoughts. The question, Where is God when life is hard? tormented me. I couldn’t find peace.

Settling onto the porch swing, I tried to relax in the presence of the tall, graceful day-lilies swaying rhythmically in the breeze.

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Prayer to Dance in the Rain But You’re Slipping in Mud

Prayer to Dance in the Rain But You’re Slipping in Mud

Lord, I know that I know You are my source of joy. There is absolutely nothing better than being in Your Presence where joy is unspeakable and cherished. Your joy makes me want to dance in the rain as I rejoice in Your love, but … there’s always a but, isn’t there, Lord?

But life is muddy sometimes and my happy feet slip in the mud and down I go — back into the pit, stuck in the miry clay.

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