Category Perseverance

Sustaining Grace

The alarm hasn’t gone off yet. Eyes remain unopened. Movement begins in the mind. Oh no, it’s morning already. I’m not ready for this day. I am so worn out. I can’t handle what may be ahead. Please not yet. No more twists or turns or setbacks or disappointments. This is just so hard. Eyes […]

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What I Need To Hear Today

You are a beautiful treasure! You are a precious gift! Please don’t turn away. Please don’t brush this off. Please don’t glaze over this quickly. Let these words mist upon you and soak in deep to those dry places. These words don’t come from a place of perfection or mountain of accumulated attainment of great […]

Move Forward by Remembering

This morning brought a thick fog for the school drop off drive.  The clear crisp morning air had been replaced by condensed and compacted cotton, so damp with dew, that it felt like my minivan was plowing through it. Slowly and steadily we crept through making our way past familiar landmarks.  Pausing a bit longer […]

Prayer for the Grieving

Beloved Lord,  Thank You so much for Your love, mercy, grace, goodness, and faithfulness that goes with us all every breath, every step, every moment of every day.  Your holiness and righteousness hem us in before, beside, behind.  There is never a tear that runs uncounted by Your eyes nor sob released that isn’t captured […]

Broken Path, Beautiful Colors

This morning I was snuggled up against the shoulder of my husband on our couch, curtains pulled wide so that I could watch the sun rise over the horizon out our picture window. I didn’t do it because I had already seen something wonderful out the windows.  What I saw was a muddy brown field […]