Presence: God with Us

Dear Lord, You are Emmanuel, God with us. And Your presence makes all the difference in my daily life. Today contained challenge after challenge, pushing me to the edge of exasperation. Yet just as You reminded me in the pre-dawn hours, You are with me. I draw strength from knowing You’re near. By my side. Within […]

Poured Out Himself

“Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.” Isaiah 53:12, NASB I just had to write today because my […]

Dream Come True

“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory.” 1 Peter 1:8, NASB Whirling in circles under fairy dust sprinkles, Cinderella smiled. Every twirl transformed her torn dress into a gorgeous gown until it […]

Marvel with Me

“These things Jesus spoke; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son, that the Son may glorify Thee.’” John 17:1, NASB “Only two months away,” she happily commented. Anticipation brimming, my sweet friend referred to her upcoming wedding. Excited? Yes. Joyful? Indeed. Her dreams of being […]

Prayer Partners: Envision the Eternal

  Precious, Exquisite Lord Jesus, how BEAUTIFUL You are! Exceeding imagination, Your character’s loveliness eternally exists. Humble and gentle yet mighty and victorious, You sit in splendor and power at Your Father’s right hand.   I gaze upward at You. Momentarily undistracted, I focus … and adore.   I can’t comprehend the depths of Your […]

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