Category: Finding God’s Presence

My Father’s Name is I Am. Can You Imagine?

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 …

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A Prayer When Heavy-Laden is Your Heart

Lord, I am so heavy-laden. My heart is overwhelmed. I’m drowning in fear and sorrow — slipping quickly into the pit of despair.

But I see Your hand reaching toward me. You have been a strong tower to me, O Lord. Do not leave me in my despair. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I!

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A Quest for Understanding Through a Frothy Veil of Fog

In my quest for understanding, I observed marshmallow clouds melting into a frothy veil of fog coming over the mountain ridge. The thick white blanket settled softly, blurring the line between heaven and earth. Dandelion wisps of cool foggy air moved in and out of the forest’s edge — the contrast of light and darkness exaggerated, spotlighted.

Indeed, there is a contrast.
This mystery of Light and darkness.

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Troubled and Weary? Live Within the Realm of God’s Love

My gaze landed on the mountaintop in the distance. Blue-purple ribbons of rolling hills surrounded the giant dome. Why are you troubled and weary, Nan? I asked myself. Why so downcast? Put your hope in God, Maker of heaven and earth.

I often lecture myself. I suppose King David did the same. Throughout the psalms his dialogue addresses the battle of spirit and flesh, faith and despair. Mountaintops reminded David of God, just like they do for me.

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Grasping the Wonder of God in Times of Uncertainty

The porch swing rocked in peaceful rhythm. My spirit stirred as I looked up from my Bible, raising it to my breast and grasping the wonder of God its pages contained. I had just read these words, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You” (Job 42:5).

I looked toward the ridge where the sun began its evening descent. Magenta began rising above the trees.

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Morning Dew Refreshes the Earth Like Grace Upon a Thirsty Soul

The morning dew lay heavy upon the grass, glimmering drops of refreshment clinging to each blade. In each tiny globe of moisture, the light of a new day reflected like glitter scattered across the field.

I thought of how the dew was formed — the warm air rising from the earth clashing with the cooler air of descending darkness …

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