God Speaks

We gather, the six of us.
We've done this unintentionally, for years.

We lean in, lean on one other.
We support each other, fully.
We stand for Him, and He ignites the fire.
That fire brings us now, 


My little guy invites me to be five everyday. 

He shows me how to never worry about the big things.
He teaches me how to throw my head back and laugh at the little things.
He reminds me how good it feels to believe we are safe.


In the years of waiting, I dreamed of this.
When it would not happen, I prayed for it.

Though my kitchen sink then faced a solid wall, 
I envisioned the day I would do dishes & look out the window in front of me
to see my own child running, playing outside in our yard. 

I never imagined it would feel so good.

God is so good.



  1. what a great post... and a reminder to me! beautiful!

  2. Awesome post. I love the scripture on your window sill, one of my favorites. I hope your Easter was truly blessed.
    God Bless,

  3. The picture from your kitchen window is amazing. Great post, thanks for sharing!

  4. Such a heartfelt post.

  5. Great post...so agree on the five year old, we learn so much from little ones.

  6. I came upon your blog from katie's... minivandiva. Your post is just lovely and the scriptures were so true, as scripture always is. what a lovely blog. I'll be back.

  7. Ooooh! I LOVE the photo of the camp fire, or what's left of it. After Sunday services my family goes into the mountains and we have a camp fire and roast hot dogs and marshmellows and it's a blast! But I have yet to take a good picture of it.

  8. I am sorry to be a little late to the party, Lora! I love these little glimpses of prayers answered--bits of blessings. Some day I would love to sit around that fire with you!

    We have been visiting with family for a few days--trying to stretch the time and squeeze in just one last thing before returning to the daily grind when spring break is over. What a blessing to come home and find your words waiting :).

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this post with all of us. What a blessing!
    I am your newest follower through Google Friend Connect.
    Have a blessed day!

  10. I love how you say your son invites you to be five everyday. Great scriptures and thoughts! Thank you.

  11. What an incredible BLESSING this post is! I love it all...you have shared the Word in image and spirit....love this! So glad you joined us! What a blessing this has been!


  12. Beautiful photos!! what a lovely blog - so glad I found you!!

  13. It is through my children that I have learned the greatest lessons...

    Thank you for sharing,


  14. So true. Just yesterday I was struggling to embrace my son and the joy he brings, so I sat down and began journaling all the ways he helps me be childlike. Children are a true joy!!!

  15. What a wonderful post! Definitely need to delight more with my children in doing what they want to do. :)


Your kind words are a blessing to me. Thank you for taking the time to share your heart.