Turn Toward

Welcome to Poetry Tuesday. I pray these simple words bless you today.   Birthing Oh there are days I turn away Believing your love It’s too painful To bear. Days the weight Of love breaks And my cries And sighs Long for days Of old. Days of striving free Of numbing Of no pain I … More Turn Toward

Hem: Covering Us

Welcome to Poetry Tuesday. Today, I’m sharing my poem in a video. Below are the Scriptures this poem was inspired by. I wrote it several months ago, but am only just beginning to understand what the LORD was revealing to me: the stunning miracle of being covered by His hem, the living, saving and transforming … More Hem: Covering Us

Hear – The Voice Preparing the Way

Deuteronomy 6: 4 NLT “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.[a] 6:4 Or The Lord our God is one Lord; or The Lord our God, the Lord is one; or The Lord is our God, the Lord is one. Welcome to Devouring the Light Thursday, where we pray through a Promise from God’s Word. Before you read my reflections from the Word above, coming from my own prayerful seeking, take a moment … More Hear – The Voice Preparing the Way

Give Thanks – for the LORD has been good to you

Welcome to Devouring the Light Thursday, where we gather to pray through a Promise from God’s Word. Psalm 84:11 New International Version (NIV) For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Before you read my reflections, take a moment to sit with … More Give Thanks – for the LORD has been good to you

Release

Today’s Five Minute Friday prompt comes the week of Kate’s release of her book A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging. I have ordered my copy and can’t wait for it to arrive! Congratulations, Kate! Here goes my response to the prompt . . . This year, I see God teaching me to release … More Release

Forever Stays

Matthew 18: 3 (NIV) And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.   Forever Stays A Poem by Anna Louise Smit Ashamed, I walk Clothed of dark, Despair And yet, I know My living Hope. I know The blessings Before … More Forever Stays

Arms Outstretched

Welcome to Devouring the Light Thursday, where we pray Scripture into our week, asking God to speak. May God bless you with sweet revelations of His love this Easter. And may His hope take the loss and suffering residing in your heart captive. May He gift you beautiful visions of heaven, bringing tears of expectant … More Arms Outstretched

Rain of Promise

Welcome to Poetry Tuesday! I have a surprise for you today 😊. Come listen: If you’re interested in the Scriptures that led to these words, have a look at: Isaiah 44: 3 – 4 John 12:24 Luke 12: 15 Joel 2: 24 – 26 Joel 3: 18 Jeremiah 31:12 Matthew 9: 17 And this worship … More Rain of Promise

Free to Sing and Dance

Hebrews 13:5 (NIV) [. . . ] be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you;     never will I forsake you.”[a] Footnotes: Hebrews 13:5Deut. 31:6 Welcome to Thursday’s Devouring the Light, where we pray a Promise from God’s Word each week. Before you read the revelations God brought me, take a … More Free to Sing and Dance

In Worship Raise

In Worship Raise I choose Behold My Joy And my Delight. It’s at Your feet, I rest A garden closed A spring yet locked A fountain sealed. Living streams Within me flow Gurgling strong I wait. I know You here Even as my shame And pain now beckon, call I hear Your Voice there still. … More In Worship Raise

Tired

Are there days you get so tired? So tired from the weight you carry to the Lord in prayer each day? The weight of loved ones heavy on your heart? Days there just don’t seem to be any words left to pray? Then, I pray these words penned from that place of weariness are a … More Tired

Oh the Joy!

Ecclesiastes 3: 13 (KJB) And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. Today, let’s come before the LORD in prayer. Let’s pray this Scripture aloud and listen for His Word to us. What invitation is He holding out to you? Before you … More Oh the Joy!

Freshly Squeezed

Jude 1: 24 – 25 24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. … More Freshly Squeezed

My Heart’s Delight

Today, as we gather to Devour the Light of God’s Word let’s sit with this Scripture. Let’s pray it aloud over ourselves and wait for what God wants to speak to us in our unique situation: Jeremiah 15: 16 (NIV) When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, … More My Heart’s Delight

Weaving to Life

  Exodus 35: 25 All the skilled women spun with their hands, and brought what they had spun, in blue and purple and scarlet material and in fine linen. Exodus 36: 35 (ESV) He made the veil of blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen; with cherubim skillfully worked into it he … More Weaving to Life

Praise His Holy Name

This is for all the Mamas of Prodigals. The Mamas losing faith. For the ones weary of praying and not seeing a breakthrough. This is for the Mamas doing battle on their knees. For all the Mamas who see their kids’ awful sin and just don’t understand. For all the Mamas who have raised their … More Praise His Holy Name

Welcome! Let’s Gather to Praise our God!

http://wp.me/p97J6K-4 Come visit my new blog – BelovedProdigal.com  Let’s unite in faith, hope and love to see God call His children – our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, in-laws and friends – Home. Our Prodigals are BELOVED of Christ and this is our gathering place to boldly declare and witness the unfolding of … More Welcome! Let’s Gather to Praise our God!

Listen … and Grow

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Romans 10:17 | NIV Faith comes from the listening. Hearing the Word spoken to us. And that’s not just a one-time affair, but a relationship of listening, acting and growing in our faith. A few weeks ago, I … More Listen … and Grow

Go and see!

My last two posts – Daring Questions and The Invitation of Challenging Questions – both came in response to a little whisper that I heard late one night, in my bed, past midnight. I was praying for a friend and I distinctly heard: go read the story of me feeding the five thousand. When you … More Go and see!

Daring Questions

Do we always dare to both receive and ask the anguished, heartbreaking and deeply disturbing questions? The question in the Bible that has perhaps the biggest potential to grow and challenge us is Jesus’ question to Peter: Mark 8: 29 NIV “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” And I’m … More Daring Questions