Our Compassionate Father

When I heard God whisper the word "compassion" during the closing months of last year, I knew that a surrender was being called forth.  I had remembered that the root words for compassion mean to "suffer with." And so I sat down with His Spirit to ask what He meant . . . Well, actually … Continue reading Our Compassionate Father

Questions & Answers, Poetry Prompt

  "A Wisdom Higher" what can I say when questions cover the pain and answers elude me   who carries me then over roads marred by shame with questions not answered   a wisdom higher answers dark with shining as my questions unfurl   His mercy answers speaks a question to my heart will you … Continue reading Questions & Answers, Poetry Prompt

SimpleWoman’s Daybook For January

It's been a while since I've joined in for The Simple Woman's Daybook, so you are invited today to come along with me! (This template is offered in participation with TheSimplewoman.blogspot.com) For today January 14, 2019: Looking out my window: Even though we had a smaller accumulation than most of the Midwest in this latest … Continue reading SimpleWoman’s Daybook For January

Advent Blessings

I have been so very blessed by all of the prayers, Scriptures, songs, and words of encouragement that have been shared with me this last week. God overwhelmed me in the middle of hard places. Jesus met me with Spirit-led gifts, and they were perfect examples of what Advent is really all about.     … Continue reading Advent Blessings

A Gift of Joy

The disappointment flooded over me, as I heard God calling me to stay put for the day: rest was the name of the game for me. My yearly physical had left my body depleted, and the pain in my hands as they stiffened and tightened into their familiar "paddle" shape, only served to emphasize my … Continue reading A Gift of Joy

Endless Lack or Holy Fullness, Part 2

   This post is not one of my normal writings. This last week has been extremely rough, with trials knocking me flat. And yet, this week has been one of the most beautiful times for me, as moments of GRACE from the hand of my Jesus have slipped in around me all unaware. And I would … Continue reading Endless Lack or Holy Fullness, Part 2