Coming Out of The Shadowlands

Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 It is a dangerous day, the day God’s delight and your desires converge on DESTINY. For that is the day you decide, that to delight God’s heart, is all that matters to you anymore. On that day—you are absolutely wrecked…

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Throughout The Night

This is why I wait upon you, expecting your breakthrough, for your word brings me hope. I long for you more than any watchman would long for the morning light. I will watch and wait for you, O God, throughout the night. Psalm 130: 5-6 TPT C. S. Lewis wrote, “The time when there is…

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Song For Natalie

My way forward is always about going deeper into God’s love for me. Deeper into God’s heart, deeper into union and communion with Him. I’m walking the road to claiming my identity as the Beloved of God. —Sharon Garlough Brown, Sensible Shoes “Wash me…” from the dust of dreams, Of sorrow’s song with iron bars…

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Broken Prayers for Tidal Waves

There is just no preparation for sudden loss. It feels like a tidal wave engulfs you. And while I was thankful, for all the cards and books I received from friends, there was one book, that literally saved me. Riches Stored In Secret Places, by Verdell Davis, reached down into that ocean of darkness, and…

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Waterfall

“…the sweetness of grace and freedom comes hand in hand with the uncomfortable, bitter-rawness of honest emotions and grief.” ― Natalie Brenner Grief often comes like a waterfall. It can bury us in torrents of emotions, so powerful, so outside ourselves and beyond our control, that those torrents threaten to wash us out into a sea…

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Your Heavy Heart Made Light by Dorothy Valcercal Transformation Garden

This post by Dorothy Valcercal, Your Heavy Heart Made Light written for and posted on her website Transformation Garden, is one of the finest I have ever read on “the dark night of the soul.” Thank you Dorothy for reaching back with honesty and transparency to pull others into the Light.  —woundresser [the photos have been added by…

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A Closer Walk: Looking At Loss Realistically

I am trying to become more pragmatic about loss; trying to see it more realistically. In our part of the world loss is treated with shock-n-awe headlines—fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, all banner headline-makers. But are we seeing loss realistically? And, more importantly, are we seeing it Biblically? I am beginning to wonder. Learning to let…

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A Closer Walk: In My Suffering Just Give Me Jesus

The God-given-value of suffering is not a very popular subject, is it? I remember once, when I was the editor of the newsletter for my church’s Women’s Ministry, I submitted some samples for a series of articles on the subject of suffering. I wanted to use much of Isaiah and Jeremiah’s writing as an encouragement…

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A Closer Walk: Redeeming Lamentations and Grief

I have tread the stony paths of grief more than once in my life. Can I confess, again? I never saw any redeeming value in these paths until very recently. Grief to me was always something to be avoided at best, or impatiently endured; gutting it out at it’s worst. I wanted to move swiftly through…

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