Arise and Shine: Beloved, You are Mine, Intro

For the past 4 years now, I have been writing and creating a book with my dear friend, Anna Smit. This week we are beginning the process of releasing these words, as the Lord guides us, step by step on Anna’s site: Shalom Aleh. I would be so honored if you would join me there today, for the opening intro. As the chapters are released, I hope to re-blog them here, to share God’s precious ways that He has moved upon our hearts

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Arise & Shine

Life is hard, so very hard. Oh yes, we know the truths of God’s beautiful Word, don’t we? But there are days the darkness presses in. Days our hearts, our minds, our souls struggle to breathe, to believe.

Where do we go on those days? When waves of crashing grief pull us under? When triggers of our past rip open deep wounds and leave us gasping for air? When it feels as if someone has strapped us into a frightening rollercoaster and our screams cannot escape?

Is there a place for us, for us wounded and broken, for us who have been told if we’d “just trust God at His Word” our storms would subside? For us, who run to hide behind closed doors, ashamed, weeping and fearful?

These are questions Bettie Gilbert, Anna Smit and their friends have wrestled through, lashed by the winds and waves of physical…

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Sharing: The Comfort of Christ

Isaiah 40:1 NIV When the glorious sunshine fell across my face, I felt the comfort of Christ flowing over me. And when the excruciating head pains began to lift, again I felt the comfort of God so near. I longed to share that comfort with my loved ones, so I sent them notes of praise … Continue reading Sharing: The Comfort of Christ

Hiding In His With-ness

You are my hiding place, you always fill my heart with songs of deliverance. Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.Psalm 32:7 NIV https://youtu.be/iukRJ9Wnr6A The song fills my heart as it echoes through my memories. Decades have passed since it first lodged there, rote words to speak aloud to the dark. But do … Continue reading Hiding In His With-ness

The Longings of God

    As my days have been stilled, often I am set to thinking of the days gone before. The days were so different than now, overflowing with fullness and schedules and laughter and work.   So many comings and goings. . . intense relationships begun and then pulled away, for reasons too numerous to … Continue reading The Longings of God