I’m about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.
Isaiah 43:19 The Message
Welcome to the Heart of My Heart…
From the title you might think that this blog is just another bunch of sledge-hammering, religious noise, but you would be wrong. Although I had grown up a Christian, that is, going to Sunday School, active in my church, when I got to college I took an abrupt detour from God.
By 2002, I had been stumbling through a life half-spent with longing for more than a quarter of a century. The mess I had made of my life during those prodigal years had left me fragile and torn to the core by the reckless road I had taken—trying and failing to fill the void I felt inside.
The Black of an April Night
I was face down on my bedroom floor when I finally surrendered my will to God’s. The earth did not shake, the sky did not fall, but I knew deep, deep down, that my life as I had known it was destined for a long-overdue change.
I thought, How can this happen? I didn’t know, but in my desperation I opened the Bible. There, I discovered scripture after scripture assuring me that the new life God had prepared for me was brimming with the desire of my heart—great adventure.
Jesus took me as I was, broken and bruised, and brought me into a new life of faith, hope and love in Him. It didn’t happen overnight. It was gradual—a process like no other. Now, sixteen years down the line I am a woman committed to God—strong, with a gentle heart; wise, not in my own eyes, but in the wisdom I have gained as a result of seeking the One who is all-wise
I am reaching out to you with the love and joy I have found for they are sorely lacking it this me-me-me, rush-around world. I will share what God has taught me about living with and for Him—using the gifts He has graciously given to me.
Although far from perfect, thankfully I know that God is not done with me. Perfection remains a mystery reserved for those in eternity. I pray these entries will reflect how very grateful I am to have God right where He belongs: in the heart of my heart. Please come in. You are welcome here!