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