Monday, March 3, 2014


This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Look I am going to put breath into you and make you live again!
~ Ezekiel 37:5

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Isaiah 58:11

The Lord will guide you continually,
  giving you water when you are dry
  and restoring your strength.

I didn't realize I had posted this previously. But I guess it bears repeating. I am so encouraged by verses that point to the reality of being dry and not having it all together.  It helps me know it's ok to be less than perfect.  Still expecting The Lord. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength.
~ Isaiah 58:11a, NLT

I'm not sure if I've ever seen this verse before.  If I have, maybe it just hit me in a different way today.  I have felt peaceful for several months now.  Nothing has been solved in my relationship with God.  But, I have felt peace instead of anxiety about my need to fix it.  Maybe that is the water I needed after being so bone dry.  Perhaps restored strength is right around the corner?  I love that it says he will guide me continually.  I believe that.  Even though I haven't felt God as closely as I once did through the past few years, I've always felt he was still at the helm.  Guiding me through every season and dark path.  Continually.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I don't have it on my own

It's so interesting that this verse says God is giving me the desire and power.  He knows I don't have it on my own, so He gives it.  I'll take it.  I need it.  

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

- Philippians 2:13, NLT

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

More words for the "missing"...

I'm not sure why, but I've held on to these words that appeared in my inbox to post here for all of the "missing" people.  (The people missing God, that is.)

Until... today!

I picked out a few of the words I focused on when I read them.  Maybe they will resonate with you as well?


You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life.

~ Deuteronomy 30:20, NLT

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

~ Psalm 23:6, NLT

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again rejoice!

~ Philippians 4:4, NLT

Friday, March 23, 2012

By the hand

Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.

~ Psalm 37:24, NLT

Monday, February 6, 2012

I Miss God- Endurance

I've recently begun training for my first ever 5k. I've never been a runner, so I'm surprised at how easily I seem to be tolerating the training... walk a little run a little... By the end of the week I'm supposed to run 20 minutes straight. I don't see how that will be possible, but I'm guessing since it's part of the training somehow my body is going to cooperate. I was pondering all of that this morning and wouldn't you know this verse was forwarded to my inbox:

For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

~ James 1:3

I thought for sure by now (four years in) God would have reset the way he speaks to me. I desperately wish things were different but for today... I'm chalking it up to my growing endurance.