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May 7

Good morning, Father. Well, you will have to sustain me as the only Husband with me for a little time again. Within 12 to 26 hours I will be getting on a bus and leaving my heart behind in Texas. Back to my sister’s in Iowa I go. I trust you with my Mate, Lord. […]

May 3

Hello, Father. Thank you for blessed relief, no matter how temporary. Thank you for giving me a characteristically positive outlook, so that my “norm” is optimism and only rare days are depressing. Thank you for making me simple, yet with a vast array of interests, so that I am perpetually interested in something, except during […]

Apr 15

Hello, Father! Thank you for the awesome progress on my pet project, and thank you for the balance achieved between working and giving. Please help me to know when I need to take a break, and please help me understand better all the time how to refresh my brain, body, spirit, and emotional stability. Teach […]

Mar 28

Good morning, Lord. I am low on hope today, and I wonder just how much it is due to incessant rain and being trapped inside a tiny popup camper for three days straight. I thought it was going well enough when I went to bed last night, but while trying to wake myself this morning, […]

Mar 27

Hello, Father! Thank you for this nice rain, even the torentuous blowing and thundering and pounding rain of last night and early this morning. Thank you that all my things stayed more-or-less dry, and that it is warm this time instead of icy cold! Thank you for the break in the rain, the peaceful drippings […]

Feb 17

Hello, Lord! Thank you again for consistent internet (wifi)!! I actually almost forgot to post, seeing as I am not used to being able to do so two days in a row, lol. Thank you for my new level of organization, and thank you for motivation and learning and forward progress! Thank you for THREE […]

Dec 8

Hello, Father! Thank you so much for the healing and growth and encouragement this day. Thank you for helping me sleep for nine hours pretty straight right through the coldest night, down into the low twenties, sleeping in the popup camper. Thank you for helping me prepare with layers of clothing and blankets and hoodie […]

Dec 6

Hello, Father. Thank you for being near me, guiding me through each step of each day. Thank you for tender moments shared with your Spirit, sometimes with my Mate as well. Thank you for challenges and growth, and opportunities to serve you and your people. Father, please help us through the next couple days with […]

Nov 30

Thank you, Lord, for bringing a bit of deliverance and hope. Thank you for fellowship and growth today. Thank you for caring for me all night long while I struggled with sleep and despair, and thank you for the comforting sound of the two owls communicating nearby.

  Psalm 32:7‭-‬10 AMPC

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Nov 12

Good morning, Father. Thank you again for my love of learning and exploration, often the only things besides my love for you and my Mate and my children, which keeps me striving forward. Lord, I am feeling a bit discouraged, but I also feel the encouragement of your Spirit inside me, and I choose to […]

Nov 9

Lord, please help me not to fall into the trap of anguish and concern over things I really cannot contol. In fact, there seems to be very little I CAN control right now, and we are spiralling toward the Unknown at break-neck speed. Things seem to be getting worse instead of better right now, and […]

Aug 31

Hello, Lord. Thank you for my joy and excitement lately, and thank you for giving me somewhat of a direction for my work this day. Thank you for the boldness of my husband, and thank you for leading him to a possible free camper for us to fix up right here a few miles away! […]

Jul 9

Lord, I am fixing to leave Texas in a couple hours, first time out of this state in about 6 or 7 years… and to be honest, I’m feeling pretty nervous. I really don’t understand why. I could guess, and I can be lenient on myself and self-compassionate and make all kinds of understanding and […]

Jul 8

Lord, please help my broken little heart. I am so very, very grateful for your miraculous provision, for making a way for me to go visit my sister, who actually sees it as a blessing for me to come, so that I’m not just a burden AND I can even help her with some things […]

Jun 22

Hello, Father! Thank you, my Shepherd, for answered prayer. Sometimes we pray particularly for one thing with our mind and tongue, and yet you bless us with something that is even closer to our hearts, something we perhaps did not pray in words but within our heart’s desire. Or there might be a desire that […]

Jun 21

Hello, Lord! Thank you for the awesome restoration of peace and hope! Although we are no closer to getting our camper rebuilt so that we have a place to sleep, and although I am a little bit disappointed at the lack of response from all the emails I sent out yesterday, I am very grateful […]

Jun 19

Good morning, Father. Thank you for getting me through such a difficult day yesterday. Thank you for all the prayers of your people, which I am certain played a role in the peace restored between my husband and myself this morning, and the Hope of getting help from local agencies today. Please go before us, […]

Jun 10

Hello, Father. Thank you for hope, of the kind that is independent of circumstances. Thank you for fellowship with your Spirit, something I have enjoyed since I was such a small child who had more connection with nature and its Creator than with people and their world which seemed so cruel and dirty. Thank you […]

Jun 3

Hello, Father. Thank you for the awesome blessings of the last 20 hours, your amazing mercy and grace! Thank you for the solid anchor of seeing the Big Picture, perhaps as close as a human can come to knowing their beginning from the end, and our end from this new beginning. Thank you for security, […]

May 30

Lord, my heart is weary. I long for a compassionate, understanding hug and reassuring words. I wish someone besides you had a clue what I am going through, how strong and resilient and trusting I’ve been. But instead I feel like I am supposed to do everything perfectly, and not have any needs or weaknesses. […]