Wednesday, August 15

a beautiful, beautiful woman
sent me a check. right from the
heart of God. right when i was
drowning. when anxiety consumed

i know Jesus tells us not
to worry; that He wants us to praise
Him and not be afraid but trust.

"oh, you afflicted one, tossed with
tempest, and not comforted, behold
I will lay your stones with colorful gems,
and lay your foundations with sapphires."
isaiah 54:11

i have a child in crisis.
no matter how hard i try, i keep
remembering the van suddenly in
my face, and the crush of impact, and
flipping over and over. jan is not
well. you, too, have your sorrows and
fears and concerns.

i run to Jesus. i run into His arms.
i cry in His shoulder. i dip into the cool
waters of His promises. wash us, Jesus.
cleanse us from our humanity. lift our
faces up. make a way for us, Lord.
make a way. and give us courage
to walk in thanksgiving and praise.

"whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe."
proverbs 29:25


  1. Sorry you have these pressures. Keep remembering.....He is all you need, He is all you need....Jesus is all you need. Love and prayers.

  2. When I was a teen-ager, I read the first book I ever had of yours. It was about Taylor and brock and their adoptions. Even then, before I was a mother, I had such a strong admiration for your and Will's commitment to raising your boys in a godly manner. I know you want to respect their privacy as adults, but do love these glimpses into their lives and will pray for the crisis.
    Thanks for the reminder, again, that we don't need to worry, just trust :).

  3. Nothing is impossible with GOD! Thank you for being there for us Ann! Now we are here for you! You are always in my prayers. This too shall pass!