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An Awesome God


With my voice I cry out to the Lordwith my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him. When my spirit faints within me, you know my way! 142:1-3a

I’ve wanted to get on my puter to give you all an update as to why your Encouraging Words have not been forthcoming.  

I’ve not had the strength nor emotional ability to do so.

Almost four weeks ago, quite unexpectedly, I went into cardiac arrest due to a series of bizarre events. 

Encouragement to Keep Climbing

I’ve a wonderful friend who never fails to encourage me greatly when things are tough.  She is a gem.  Her encouragements often take the form of YouTube videos and after I posted Facing the Mountain, she sent me this. 

It is so fitting that I just have to share.

Thank you, Lynne.  

Up to the Mountain by Patty Griffin

Facing the Mountain

And He went up on the mountain and summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him.  Mark 3:13

I’ve not written for a while.  Partly because I’m not been feeling well at all, and partly because I wonder what I can have to say that would encourage you.  

I’m realize that it is not me at all that encourages, but God using me as a vessel to pass on what I am learning.

So, what I believe I am learning right now:

Living in the Shadows


And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,  to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1: 16-18

I’ve been questioning a lot of things right now.  Life has plopped me back in my recliner almost full time.  …

The Me He Wants Me To Be

lipstick mirror

Once again, searching through my files brought this devotional, previously posted on Rest Ministries, to the surface.  Written two years ago, I find I am still on the same quest and still facing new challenges.  Somehow, during the past weeks, I have forgotten to look for the gifts.  What a great reminder for me.  I hope it might be useful to you as well.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. …

Lessons Still to be Learned


I’m struggling a lot right now. Physically, emotionally, spiritually.  Once again God has brought almost to a complete stop. It’s challenging to say the least.

I’ve written little, questioned more, and have been back in ‘seeker’ mode. I was trying to find a mission statement I had written for myself years ago … I felt it was something I needed to find. Part of the “why I am here” thing.

I couldn’t find it.

But, I did find this devotional, written three years ago, during my search. …

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