Have Mercy on me Oh God

From the middle of the storm, a poem was birthed. The words are few but given for any who wonder at the waves they face. His compassion pours forth, and OH! His love comes rushing when each child calls.   Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great … Continue reading Have Mercy on me Oh God

You Have Need of Patience

  I had started this post a week ago, the thoughts echoing through my mind, thinking I understood what the lesson was all about. . . . Patience . . . it was a "hard word" that I heard from the Lord almost a year ago. On that day at the Doctor's office, the Rheumatologist … Continue reading You Have Need of Patience

A Love that Lasts

This past week my friend Meghan Weyerbacher published her first book, a contemporary romance that tells the story of how love grows in the heart. It's available by clicking here to go to Amazon, or you can copy the link in the photo below to go to Meghan's landing page on her blog. Meghan manages to draw … Continue reading A Love that Lasts

Being Led

  Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV The text came early on Sunday morning that our dear friend, my husband's best friend from early childhood, had stepped over into eternity. He, who was a farmer for all of his life, understood what it meant to lead and to be led. So, as the cancer had ravaged his body, … Continue reading Being Led

The Blessing of Life After Death

A little over a year ago, my dear friend Anna Smit asked me to pray with her about a website that she felt the Lord was asking her to open. It would be a space where those who had traveled a prodigal path, and those who were praying for loved ones on a prodigal path, … Continue reading The Blessing of Life After Death

A Dream of God’s Heart for Us

I have been so honored to be part of the team at Beloved Prodigal over this last year, and I have been amazed at the opening of my heart that God has brought through the connections given there. The ways that we have prayed for each other in the midst of our trials have been … Continue reading A Dream of God’s Heart for Us

Drops of Creativity

Are you a creative person?  I have some friends who are unbelievably creative, and they find such beautiful expressions for the deep heart that lies within them.  I also have some friends who say that they don't have a creative bone in them.  But I don't believe it. I think that sometimes we look around … Continue reading Drops of Creativity

Oil From the Flinty Crag

The garden center had called to let us know that they would deliver our garden bushes early the next morning. In order to help with lowering the risk of transplant shock, they recommended that we have the holes prepared for the bushes, so they could help us plant them quickly and safely. So my strong, … Continue reading Oil From the Flinty Crag

When the Creator Steps In

"Mom, will you clean off this rock for me?"  My young son had rushed inside from playing with his friends, and plopped another rock on the counter as I finished washing up the dishes.  He was off again, before I could ask him why he was unable to wash his own rock. "Oh why not," … Continue reading When the Creator Steps In