Coming Home

13 08 2019

But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him Luke 15:20a

Wild Flowers

I’m so thankful that you can always come home and return to the place where you are connected to the Creator. It’s a familiar place of strength and centeredness that brings peace and vibrancy to the soul. At home, you can shed the layers of weariness of a long journey and rediscover the blessings of peace, rest and rejuvenation that were always just a prayer away.

Along life’s path, it is so easy to become distracted and then disconnected. It’s a blessing that we can always return our attention and our hearts to the Savior and come home.

Renewal Comes

8 01 2018



Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 NLV

We thank God for renewed mind and spirit today. Jesus can bring a fresh wind in our hearts and minds that give us a renewed sense of purpose and the energy to move in His direction. It comes with a refreshed mind and eyes that can see with a grateful heart of His goodness, His grace and His mercy. We are so thankful that God is our Heavenly Father that can turn our difficult situations into opportunities to grow and to expand and to become the individuals that He is calling us to be. We may be going through a situation that seems long and arduous but there is an end that will come. The hurt will soften and heal, the answer will become clear and God will provide the grace and mercy for you to be able to move forward. We thank God for being the source of renewal and revival in our lives.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 NLVcrocus snow

Love and Kindness

6 12 2017

“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.  Jeremiah  31:3

With an open heart I can receive the goodness that surrounds me.  The blessings of family, faith and community can shape my days and bring joy.  I am open to each gift from God, the work of my hands, the kindness of a neighbor or the courtesy of an open door from a complete stranger.  It is easy to focus on what’s not right in the world around us.  But if we look closer to what is near us, we can see all is not lost.  God’s love is still present.  It resides in me and in you.  It emanates from our everyday actions.  Our actions help the world to see Jesus’ love more clearly.  We can open our heart to Him and to gift of His people all around us.

Rome Moving Forward

All Things

21 09 2017

Romans 8_28

Be Strong and Courageous

20 09 2017

Joshua 1-9

Confident Hope

14 09 2017


I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

The Lord is my source of hope.

His plan for me is full of hope as I trust in Him.

I can trust Him with my whole life.

Every concern….

Even in the bright and dark places,

I can put my whole life in His loving hands.

He can transform the struggle into strength

He can transform the worry into peace

In Him, my life becomes beautiful

The Lord is my source of hope.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

My Help

13 09 2017

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2


Dear God –

My help comes from the Lord. You are my source of strength and power. I thank You God for all that You do for me. You sustain me with Your goodness and love. My confidence is in You to continue to provide for my needs. I thank You God for Your faithfulness to my life. Your promises never fail and Your love is everlasting. I give You honor and praise for Your many blessings. My help comes from the Lord.


God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.

Psalm 46:1-7



4 08 2017


With all your heart

27 07 2017

Proverbs 3 5_6

With Me

2 05 2017

But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength… II Timothy 4:17

We are never alone.  On good days and bad days, the Lord is near.  Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us.  We can have confidence that God is standing with us and in us as we face the challenges of the day.  In this shared space, we experience God’s peace, God’s strength and God’s love.  We can be thankful for this blessing; we are never alone. 

2 Timothy 4_17