Tag Archives: heavenly father

Feathered Leaves

Dear Heavenly Father, You delight me in the early morning as I stare at barren trees. The dead leaves barely hanging onto wintry, sleeping branches suddenly come alive at the noise of the garbage trucks arriving. Not dead leaves at all, but resting birds, warming themselves in your rising sun, watching the mountain turn from […]

Heart Condition

New Beginnings, A New Season After a few anxious weeks and struggle with doubt, I am once again settled, learning my lesson for the 297th time that I am not in charge. Even after faithfully praying the Lord’s prayer every day for 8 weeks: “Thy will be done,” I still am surprised when it is. […]

Heart Condition

An Overwhelming Love Sometimes, the love of God overwhelms me. When I think back on my life before I loved Him in return, it was empty. I couldn’t see Him. I didn’t recognize His daily miracles. I wasn’t aware of His grace and mercy. I was unable to comprehend the deep peace He offers – […]

Heart Condition

Finding Hope School shootings. Divisiveness over unjust courtroom verdicts. Deadly fires and earthquakes. White supremacist groups on the rise. How can we find hope in the fear, in the separation, in the unpredictable, in the ugly? When my heart is sagging, I find hope in His Word. Let the Scriptures speak for themselves: Deuteronomy 31:6 […]