Just Breathe

Breathe in:
Father, you love and accept me,


Breathe out:
All the time, no matter what.


Dear friends, I hope this anchors your souls and lifts your spirits.

~Romans 8~



I Need You

Father, it is so easy for me to drift from you – to forget that you are all I need, that You are the One who will satisfy all those empty spaces I clamor to fill. …….Thank you for your faithful and patient presence in my life – always drawing me back with your comforting staff. .

I need you. I really need You.

Lead me to those green truths my soul is lacking, so I can feast and lay hold of You that much more. May You increase, and may what I think โ€œIโ€ need become less important.
To You be the glory.


When You Feel Alone


He made us in His image

So we could understand

A measure of His Pearson

Thus, more closely to Him stand.


When walls came down to separate,

He came in and tore the veil

And with it also tearing fear –

His furious love wonโ€™t fail.


The Word gave spoken language,

And through itโ€™s threads the written letter

So we could read His heart and mind

And get to know Him better.


He was not content with just our move

From Hell to Heaven only;

He placed us in Him and He in us,

True intimacy- never lonely.


What can we say to such great Love!

Could anything be better?

Humankind has many longings,

Which He meets perfectly to each letter.


When You Think Youโ€™re Not Worthy

I think we have all felt that way – like God is distant. But really, it is we who move, shift, and drift – and He understands. He just wants our companionship and loves to hear us. So, may I encourage you with this:

What is the most important part of prayer?


โ€œTherefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our times of need.โ€


#hebrews416 #itssimple #talktohim

It is Hard to Be a Mother

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What is hard for me right now is that push/pull in my mind and heart. My kids are both on the edge of the nest – and I have all the assortment of emotions that go along with that precarious place. I find that I want to pull them back in and yet also I want to give them a push…..and in a whole other assortment of ways I do both – mostly in my own head with worry. …..and I guess I just realized that all those fears are exactly why I am finding it โ€œhard.โ€

๐ŸƒHow about you? What are you struggling with or how have you dealt with my situation? Would love to hear about you ๐Ÿƒ

#leavingthenest #momstruggles #freedomfromfear #castyourcares #takeflight #flockofbirds

With All My Senses


“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death” Phil 3:10

The Fellowship of Suffering ~ A Divine Exchange

Open my eyes to clearly see;
the path You took of humility.

Bend my ears to every sound;
Your silence cried out when beaten down.

Enhance my taste to every good
that joy in pain You understood.

Train my scent and oil my prayer –
a sweet smelling savor to break that snare.

Then full my arms to Thee embrace
as I fellowship in sufferings face to face.


“Consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest you be weary and faint in Your mind.” ~Hebrews 12:3




Lord Jesus, thank You that You have made it possible for us to fully know You. We *want* to fully know you as you have fully known us – help us to take advantage of this gift. .

Help us, amidst all the distrations we have, to sit at Your feet and allow Your Spirit to show us wondrous things from Your words – things that our *own* eyes and ears cannot perceive. There, may Your glory transform us like the sun transforms the spring bud – opening it’s purpose. While open, move us, dear Lord, to spill all of value and “waste” it at Your feet, wiping it with our hair. .

May this fill the broken world with the fragrance of Your glory, and leave our fellow man with a wonder and a thirst that You are very ready to fill.

Because……….of You, and through You, and to You, are all things. And to You be the glory for ever. Amen.


Phil. 3:12; Luke 10:39-42; 1 Corinthians 2:9,10; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 12:3; John 17:22, 23;Romans 11:36