Saturday, December 17, 2011

First Glance

I remember the first glance
I remember the first romance
I remember the first dance
When I fell in love with You..
When I fell in love
Deborah \0/
lyrics by Misty Edwards

Monday, November 21, 2011

Our Portion

What a friend we have in Jesus..
All our sins and griefs to bear,
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry 
everything to God in prayer.

I've been leaning into His bosom
and finding such solace there...
There's room for you as well
in His everlasting arms.

In His love,
Deborah \0/ 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Come with me

I'm quest-posting at

Hope Filled Living

on Wednesday, November 16th.

Come and meet Mary...
a dear friend.
I am so honoured to share
a Christmas post at her place.

In His Love,
Deborah \0/

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Spirits Fruit

"But the fruit of the Spirit is
against such things there is no law"
Galatians 5:22,23 (NASB)

Lord You are all of these..
be all of them in and through my life. 

Deborah \0/

Saturday, October 15, 2011


He's my constant companion
in every season of my life.
He holds my hand
and I realize
more and more,
how He's never left me,
never forsaken me,
yet longed and yearned
for a closer walk with me...

No greater love...
My Jesus I love Thee.

Deborah \0/

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Who cares?

Who among us notices if a single sparrow
falls to the ground?

Are not two sold for a penny?
Yet not one of them falls to the ground
apart from our Father.
God notices, cares and values even the one sparrow.

The littlest of birds does not come to the end of his life
and drop from the sky without the awareness and consent of God.

And if His eye is on the sparrow.
then I know
He watches

In His love,
Deborah \o/

Monday, July 25, 2011

Desiring You

I'm listening my King...
Give me ears to hear what Your Spirit is saying,
and an obedient heart to bow down to You...

Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear;

Forget your people and your father's house (Psalm 45:10).

Then the King will desire your beauty;

Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him. (Psalm 45:11).

Deborah \0/

Thursday, July 21, 2011

You lead me

You lead me to
quiet places,
and there my heart hears Your whispers...
No sweeter voice,
no greater peace,
than the peace found in You

In His love,
Deborah \0/

Thursday, July 14, 2011

In You

When you speak my name,
you whisper...

In Your Presence,
where I belong...

I draw near,
You run to me,
we dance, we sing..
joy unspeakable

Deborah \o/

Sunday, June 12, 2011

And my soul wells up...

I am my Beloveds
He is mine...  \0/


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Close to His heart

~Father's Love Letter~

As a shepherd carries a lamb,

I have carried you close to my heart.

Isaiah 40:11

He tends his flock like a shepherd:

He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;

he gently leads those that have young.

(NIV Bible)

There are many illustrations in the Bible that speak of God's desire for intimacy with mankind. This is one of my most favorite visual images! God uses an illustration of a loving shepherd to demonstrate how He feels about us.

Just for a moment, shut out the world around you and close your eyes. Try and visualize what God is saying through this picture with the eyes of your heart. Can you see the loving shepherd, gently picking up His little lambs in his big strong arms? Can you see the look on the shepherd's face as He lovingly gazes down into the eyes of each lamb held close to His breast? What a picture of intimacy and safety.

There is no other place that these lambs would rather be at that moment in time. Their shepherd cares for them and has vowed to lay his life down for their protection. He has truly won their hearts. God wants us to know, that this is how He wants to relate to you and I. He is our shepherd and He wants to pick us up in His big strong arms and hold us tightly to His breast that we might feel the beating of His heart.

Can you be a little lamb who needs to be picked up and held? If you can, you will find a place of safety and rest that is better than anything you have ever experienced.


Father, I ask that You would pick me up and gather me in Your big strong arms. I want to hear the beating of Your heart and to feel the warmth and safety of Your embrace. I know that You have made a special place in Your bosom reserved just for me. You are the Great Shepherd, and I am just a little lamb who needs to be held. Thank You for holding me close to Your heart. In the Name of Your beloved Son Jesus, I pray.  Amen.

~Father's Love Letter Devotional Series

   Deborah \0/

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Place of Renewal

Are you weary?

Come beloved...
your strength will return by His quiet streams
Hideaway in the love of Jesus...

In His love,
Deborah \0/

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Rest

My Presence w i l l go with you,
and I w i l l give you rest

Exodus 33:14

In His love,
Deborah \0/

Image~Layla Grayce

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friendship with God

I would rather pay the price to hear God’s voice personally, regardless of how difficult the circumstances may be, than to have to settle for always hearing from Him secondhand.

~Joy Dawson~

In His love,
Deborah xo

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

You Sing

~I'll hide in the shadow of Your wings

   and listen

   while You sing over me...~


Deborah \0/

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Cross

As you gaze upon the cross, and long for conformity to him, be not weary or fearful because you cannot express in words what you seek. Ask him to plant the cross in your heart. Believe in him, the crucified and now living one, to dwell within you, and breathe his own mind there

Andrew Murray

Deborah \0/

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I find my refuge in Your wounds..

In His love,
Deborah \0/

Friday, March 18, 2011

Our Stronghold

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
though the earth should change
and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.

The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Psalm 46:1-3,7

In His love,
Deborah \0/

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Place for us

I am a child..still

and in my childlike heart,
I see You,
and run into Your arms.

Deborah \0/

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

He will come

Say to those who are fearful hearted

 Do not be afraid

The Lord your God will come

And with His mighty arm

When you call on His Name

He will come and save you


He will come and save you

He will come and save you

Say to the weary one

Your God will surely come

He will come and save you

He will come and save you

Lift up your eyes to Him

You will arise again

He will come and save you


Say those who are broken hearted

Do not lose your faith

The Lord your God will come

And with His loving hand

When you call on His Name

He will surely come


He is our refuge in the day of trouble

He is our shelter in the time of storm

He is our tower in the day of sorrow

Our fortress in the time of war
Song written by Bob Fitts and sung by Pascal Nanlohy
In His love,
Deborah \0/

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Nature is the art of God.

 ~Thomas Browne

Deborah \0/

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thank You God

The moment we become grateful, we actually begin to ascend spiritually into the presence of God. The psalmist wrote,

"Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. . . . Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations" (Psalm 100:2, 4-5).

It does not matter what your circumstances are; the instant you begin to thank God, even though your situation has not changed, you begin to change. The key that unlocks the gates of heaven is a thankful heart. Entrance into the courts of God comes as you simply begin to praise the Lord."

— Francis Frangipane

Friday, February 25, 2011

Held Close

He Holds You

God never leaves you alone...

He never forgets about you...

He looks out for you and takes care of you.

You are more important than the birds

He feeds and provides for.

Trusting Him means to rest in Him

as your shield, your covering, your provider,

your defender and your friend.

It means freedom from worry, anxiety and fear.

It means peace to your mind and joy to your soul.

Come to Him; He is waiting...

Lean on Him; He is strong...

Talk to Him; He is listening...

Depend on Him; He will never let you down.

He holds you within the hollow of His hands

to keep you keep you safe...

to deliver you from all your fears.

Roy Lessin
from his book "From Gods heart to His hands"
Photo: My Momma and her great grand daughter Chloe

Deborah \0/

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

O How He Loves You and Me

He brought this song to my heart today
when asked to remember a sweet lady in prayer.
Isn't it wonderful when the Holy Spirit just brings
something thats just perfect ,
from Gods heart
in His perfect timing,
for the particular circumstance.

I hadn't heard or sung this song in years,
and the Spirit found this in me and brought it to the surface
to sing into her spirit through a prayer for her
though she is miles and miles away
and I've never met her personally.
He amazes me and His love overwhelms me...\0/

In His love & friendship,

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cleansing Grace

Our Saviour kneels down and gazes upon the darkest acts of our lives. But rather than recoil in horror, he reaches out in kindness and says, ‘I can clean that if you want.’ And from the basin of his grace, he scoops a palm full of mercy and washes our sin. – Max Lucado

~Thank you my Beloved~
Deborah \0/

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thank you...

I'm returning to give Him thanks...
Bill is back at his home and is
thankful to God and for your prayers..
God touched him.

And I am thankful too..
so very much...
Mercy found him.

I thank you too for your love, care and prayers
that rise like incense before His throne.

In His love,
Deborah  \0/

Amazing painting by the very gifted Don DiCianni ( the one of 10
 lepers that returned to thank Jesus)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Prayer for Bill

Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya

Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya

Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya

Oh Lord, kumbaya

Someone's crying, Lord, kumbaya

Someone's crying, Lord, kumbaya

Someone's crying, Lord, kumbaya

Oh Lord, kumbaya

Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya

Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya

Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya

Oh Lord, kumbaya

He needs you Lord...
His children need him Lord...
Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya

Deborah \0/

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

In Stormy Winter Days...

Thinking of you..
lifting you before our Lord.
Praying for protection,
and a drawing closer
to our Lord
and to one another
in these days...

With all my heart...Deborah \0/

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Still Standing


Walking, stumbling on these shadowfeet

Toward home, a land that I've never seen

I am changing

Less and less asleep

Made of different stuff than when I began

And I have sensed it all along

Fast approaching is the day

When the world has fallen out from under me

I'll be found in you, still standing

When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees

When time and space are through

I'll be found in you

There's distraction buzzing in my head

Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay

But I've heard rumours of true reality

Whispers of a well-lit way

When the world has fallen out from under me

I'll be found in you, still standing

When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees

When time and space are through

I'll be found in you

You make all things new

When the world has fallen out from under me

I'll be found in you, still standing

When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees

When time and space are through

I'll be found in you

When the world has fallen out from under me

I'll be found in you, still standing

Every fear and accusation under my feet

When time and space are through

I'll be found in you

When time and space are through

I'll be found in you

When time and space are through

I'll be found in you

With all my heart...Deborah \0/

Monday, January 24, 2011

~In Loving Memory of Your Handmaiden Miriam~

F o r e v e r
F a i t h f u l
a n d
T r u e...

Y o u  a r e,

Y o u
           a r e....\0/

With all my heart...Deborah \0/

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Unto Thee O Lord

"Unto Thee O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in Thee:
let me not be ashamed,
let not mine enemies triumph over me."

Psalm 25:1-2

"My head is high, God, held high;
I'm looking to you God;
No hangdog skulking for me"

Psalm 25:1-2
The Message

With all my heart...Deborah \0/

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mercy finds me in a new year

~ Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me~
Psalm 51:10

I am allowing God to wipe my slate clean
by confessing my sins and letting Him give me a brand new start.
1 John 1:9 reminds me "If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness"

Philippians 3:13-14 encourages me..
"Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal
for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus"

Thank you Lord for your great mercy..
which endures forever...
I can't live without Your love & mercy
nor would I ever want to...

Because of His mercy I press on,
Deborah \0/