Friends & What Really Matters

“For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.” Philemon 1:7, NASB We visited around the breakfast table, enjoying each other’s company. My husband and I hadn’t spent time with these friends for over a year because we reside in North Carolina and they live far away in a rugged, mountainous area. Why? They’re missionaries. They’ve devoted their lives to sharing Christ with many who’ve never heard of Jesus. […]

His Song in the Night

“The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night.” Ps. 42:8, NASB Stirring in my sleep, part of a song’s chorus repeated through my mind: You are beloved… Over and over and over. When I fully awoke, I recalled this occurrence and tucked it into my heart. I sensed God’s tender activity—His song in the night. It had been an intense period. Multiple family events, though truly wonderful, had placed demands on me that left me […]

Drawing Near: Love Is…

Dear Reader, I pray you’ll join me in speaking these words, which are based on 1 Corinthians 13, to our heavenly Father. Let’s worship Him together, knowing His love makes all the difference in each of our lives ❤️. In Christ’s Love, Abba! Father, Love is patient. Love is You, patiently working in us and making us more like Christ. Love is kind, those actions that tenderly touch us. Love bears all things. It covers the heartaches and heartbreaks, the sufferings and sorrow, the inconceiveable. Love […]

Drawing Near: As If You Sat Right Beside Me

Abba! Father! You caught me off guard. Like a wave that drenches me unexpectedly… Refreshingly Delightfully! You washed over me in a love so warm and personal… As if You sat right beside me, embracing me with a joyous smile stretched across Your holy face. And I’m still in awe. Thank You for Your love that tenderly grips me. Holds me. Assures me. You’re with me—I can feel it. But sometimes, I feel Your presence more strongly. I don’t remember anything like this ever happening […]

Discovering God’s Names: El Roi

photo credit: 0239 via photopin (license)   “Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, ‘Thou art a God who sees’; for she said, ‘Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?’” Genesis 16:13, Nasb After being used and mistreated, she ran away. I can’t blame her. Hagar must have felt so helpless when Sarai gave her to Abram as his wife. No one asked for her opinion. No one considered her feelings. They just did what they wanted for their […]