What I heard when I just listened…

These words below are what I felt like God said to me this morning. I just put myself before Him, pen and paper in hand, and this is what I heard. If you choose to read on, read slowly, and allow yourself time to absorb whatever God may have for you. Continue reading

The Lord knows those who are His

I began my morning soaking in Rest in the Shadow. An amazing new song written by our worship leader and his wife.

As the lyrics washed over me, I was reminded of my responsibility to dwell, hold fast, rest, call on Him – and His return promise of refuge and deliverance.

Still listening, another voice joined the chorus – an evil one. The enemy twisted these beautiful words and began using them against me: Continue reading

A Mother’s Perspective

If you look in the dictionary under the word worrier, it would simply have a picture of my mom.

She spent the entirety of her 75 years on earth in fear and worry, if not for herself, then for those she loved. And that’s truly not an exaggeration.

Three months before she died, she said yes to Jesus. She became His daughter, and He took her home to be with Him forever.

This morning I was thinking about her and saw a picture in my mind of her up in heaven, sitting on a cloud of course (sans harp though). She was looking down on her family and she was, as I’ve always known her to be, filled with worry for our safety.

And then I saw her look at Jesus. He was also looking down at our family. Continue reading

oops from Rest in the Shadow post

If you don’t click over to the blog directly, you won’t be able to view the song in Vimeo. Sorry, I didn’t know it wouldn’t go into your inboxes directly.

Here’s a link you can try if you are taking the shelter in place seriously and don’t want to travel over to my site.

Rest in the Shadow





Rest in the Shadow

Get in your comfy spot, settle in, and get ready to rest.

Real rest.    Rest in the Shadow

Written for New Hope Church during the COVID-19 Pandemic | San Diego, CA

I will dwell – in the shelter – of the Most High
I will rest – in the shadow – of the Almighty God
I will say of the Lord – You are my refuge
My fortress, my God – In whom I trust

I will hold fast to Your steadfast love
Your faithfulness will be my shield
You rescue me in the day of trouble
Fear has no hold on me
Your name Is my victory

I call on you and You answer me
You’ll always be more than enough
You satisfy and You deliver
Fear has no hold on me
Your name is my victory

Fear has no hold on me
Your name is my victory

Fear has no hold on me
Your name, my victory
Fear has no hold on me
Your name is victory

Words and music by Ronnie Freeman, Sam Atherton, Leslie Freeman © 2020 Paradies Musik





I’m baaaack…

I'm Baaack!

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

I read the following verse this morning and felt like it was God encouraging me to start posting what He’s been showing me lately. Continue reading

Happy 4th of July – turn on the Christmas music!

Happy Independence Day America!

What goes better with July 4th celebrations than Christmas music?


Well duh – probably everything else you can think of other than Christmas music.

Now before you think I’ve hit the Founder’s Day punch a little early, there’s actually a method to my madness (this time). Continue reading

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Ahhhh, the fun of the pun!


Thanks again Nina!

Feed My sheep – or birds

Working from home has its fair share of perks. Jammies all day and a fully stocked ‘breakroom’ are just a few – not to mention the commute.

But one of my favorite things is having my desk near the window which overlooks my backyard. The view is spectacular. We sit on a hill and overlook our community.

We also have a variety of bird feeders, which draws in quite a diverse crowd. Add in a bird bath and voila! Birdie paradise for all.

Putting things off is an art form of mine. Continue reading

Who, What, When, Where, Why, & How

I think that about covers it. Don’t you?

Recently I have been impacted by three books, each answering one or more of those questions. Two of the authors I know personally, giving me the benefit of seeing behind the curtain. I promise you, what is written on the pages is on display in real life.

My hope is to whet your appetite, so you can grab these books for yourself and be nourished as I have been.

Who – The Who is Continue reading