This page was updated on November 15, 2022.

Hey! I’m Michelle; I’m trusting that the LORD will be using me and this website to bring you a word of encouragement, challenge you, or speak to Who He is and/or how He is able and willing to move.

I’m madly in love with the LORD! I love sitting and listening for His voice, being moved by His Spirit, digging into the meaning of His Word, and learning whatever it is that He has for me. I’ve loved Him since I was 5, but He’s used different circumstances in my life, especially my health journey over the last 20+ years, to draw my eyes up and my heart closer to His. I have grown to seek Him and hear Him more clearly, as I desire to do His will above all else.

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People have been an important part of God’s plan for me. My hubby, who is my best human friend, often challenges my thoughts and sharpens my character, as he displays the character of Christ in his love for me and his sacrifices for our family. God has blessed us with two kiddos, dear to my heart, whom God has allowed to be mirrors…a picture of myself at different times. He has used them dramatically in my life to examine my own heart, as I seek to disciple them well, and to spur me on to better display our Savior. My family has been, and continues to be, crucial to my growth; this includes my immediate family, who has loved, encouraged, taught, supported, challenged, and grown me, as well as friends who have encouraged me and walked beside me so faithfully on these journeys. Oh, how grateful I am for those God has used and is using in my life!

Even though it’s, technically, Fall, I’ve been watching beautiful, pure snowflakes fall to the ground for days! I haven’t been able to get out in it much for fun yet, but it’s beautiful to visually soak in! I’ve enjoyed watching our puppy see and experience snow for the first time…and see how much snow we have, measured by paw prints left behind!

This Fall, I was grateful to be able to rake some leaves!! For many of you, you probably think I’ve lost my mind (Who looks forward to THAT?!?)! But when you aren’t physically able to do stuff like that, you finally feel well enough, and you’re blessed with a week of gorgeous days to enjoy while you break the yard into sections to rake, it brought much joy! Highlights, too, were getting opportunities outdoors to hang with my kiddos who helped as well as throwing leaves into the air and watching our 2-year old fur baby jump high into the air to catch them! He made me smile and laugh!

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I’m hoping to take in at least one craft show this season. I love looking at everything creative people have worked so hard to make! I’d love to find an evening when it’s snowing, once our downtown has all of its lights decorating main street and its shops, and walk in the snow, arm in arm, with my hubby and a hot cup of tea, hot chocolate, chai, or steamer. We don’t have to go into any of the stores; I just want to walk with him in the cold under the glow of the lights, enjoying the display of beauty. If there’s music playing along the street, that’d be even better!

I’m sure the LORD has many more things for us on our journey through this Winter. I pray I’ll take one step at a time, like carefully trying to navigate on ice, making sure where I step is where the LORD is leading. Only then will I have a Firm Foundation. I also pray I’ll take the time to absorb His beauty that surrounds us…not only in nature, but also in conversations and what may seem like the “mundane.” I want to truly live in a state of thankfulness. LORD, please shape my heart, as You shape each snowflake.

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