Words are a funny thing. You can have a million of them running through your mind all at once, all dressed up with no place to go. So many words, all lacking any logical form or coherence, so that, if you did try to form some of them together in an attempt to answer all the questions you’re being asked, people would likely look at you a little cockeyed, like you’d lost your ever-lovin’ mind.


That’s been my story for these past eight weeks. Lots of words swirling through my mind, but no ability to make them fall into place and exit my lips or fingertips with any fluidity or eloquence.

So today’s blog post is going to be a little different.

Back in late January/early February I was invited to speak at our church’s year-end ladies night event. We take a break during the summer months from all mid-week classes (except for the youth group) so the first Wednesday night in June is a big, fun send-off kind of event known as the Ladies Summer Sampler. There’s fellowship, food and drinks, door prizes and always a special speaker, which, this year was to be yours truly. After Corey passed away, our Women’s Ministries director, Cheri, graciously offered to find another speaker and, to be honest, I thought about it for a couple of days. But I felt that the Lord wanted me to share with the ladies of our church some of what He’d been showing me of Himself over the past weeks, so I did my best to corral all those words and share my heart.

So today, rather than re-corral all those words and send them through my fingertips into a new blog post, I’m just going to post a video of what I shared last week with our ladies and allow you to listen to all my words, rather than read them, if you’re so inclined.

I’m learning the dialect of this new road I’ve found myself on and its most oft-used words include grace and time and simplicity.Β Its themes include Carpe Diem and trust and obedience.

I’ll post as I find the words in the coming weeks but, in the meantime, know that the Lord continues to be ever before me and at my right hand, helping keep me UNSHAKEN as I lead my family down this new road. One I’m still learning how to navigate but am confident that, with HIS help, I will learn to navigate well.

15 thoughts on “Words

  1. My daughter and I just watched this. You speak truthfully about who God is. We had this conversation about how God never leaves nor forsakes us .. regardless the road we are traveling on. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, heart and story, and as you witnessed God in ways you never knew. Your right!
    Our Lord and Savior is much deeper; therefore the depth of His grace, mercy and everlasting love is bottomless. We can’t begin to understand His ways. May God be all you need and depend upon as you look ahead. πŸ’“πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈπŸ™

    Truly, O God of Israel, our Savior, you work in mysterious ways.
    Isaiah 45:15

    No one is able to make discovery of His decisions, and his ways may not be searched out. Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways. Roman 11:33


  2. Already up passed my bedtime so going to have to watch this later. I want to continue to be here daily for you, sharing comforting Scriptures as you continue on this journey without Corey.
    Any time you’re afraid, turn to the Lord! Lifting you up to Him in prayer!
    Psalms 56:3-4, 13 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me…For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?


  3. I was glued to every word you said thank you so much for sharing !!! And so understand that restoring the soul and time alone with him !!! And that he sees me … I was a widow at 36 and raised 3 boys that was now 21 years ago. I understand .


  4. The Lord is always with you! Always here lifting you up in prayer!
    Psalms 3:3-5 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.


  5. Our Savior Himself is our shield! Praying for you right now!
    Psalms 5:11-12 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.


  6. Know that I’m always here praying!
    Psalms 71:1-2 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.


  7. The Lord is a place of safety and comfort. Praying!
    Psalms 71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.


  8. He’s holding you in His loving arms right now! Know that I’m lifting up prayers right now!
    Psalms 91:1-2 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.


  9. There’s no safer place to be than underneath His Almighy Wings. Praying for you right now!
    Psalms 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.


  10. No matter what you’re going through, the Lord will always be there with you wrapping His loving arms around you! Praying right now!
    Psalms 91:9-12 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.


  11. What amazing words of comfort and promise. Lifting up prayers right now!
    Psalms 91:14-15 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.


  12. The Lord is with you no matter what you have to face. Am praying for you right now!
    Psalms 118:4-6 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever. I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?


  13. The LORD is your strength! He’s always with you! Praying!
    Psalms 118:14-16 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.


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