"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Sorry I have not been blogging lately. Been struggling with where I am presently at on my journey.

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surge.
--Psalm 46 (NIV)


  1. Just keep on trusting on His promises...Hang in there JBR. God bless.

  2. I am with you, we are all with you. And most importantly HE is with you.
    Much Love my friend,

  3. AnonymousJuly 30, 2009

    make your way through it at your own pace with the strength of those you believe in. God, friends, family whomever. Or the blogs even. I too have struggled through this week because of the post for today. Every year on this day it is so very somber for me. I invite you to read as so enjoy your blog.

    Be well

  4. I am sorry you are struggling, but am glad you know that seeking refuge within Him will give you the strength to continue. My prayers are with you!


  5. The only way out is through. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  6. AnonymousJuly 30, 2009

    I'm sorry your struggling. You know the Lord has you right where he wants you, in his arms. God Bless.

  7. You will be in my prayers today. Face forward. Eyes fixed. We all need each other. When you ask for help, sometimes in the smallest corner of your mind and heart - the only space left on dark days - just try to believe that help is on the way.

  8. AnonymousJuly 30, 2009

    Your in my thoughts and prayers JBR.

  9. Sorry for your struggle sweetie, asking God to hold you close.

  10. I"m praying you're a ton better today. Please know you're not alone ok. In your corner. Sarah

  11. Praying sweetheart!
    I pray Father God to send His spirit of love, peace, consolation to you. Fill you too the brim with His love and presence. In Jesus precious name.

  12. stuck-in-the-middleJuly 30, 2009

    Hang in there JBR! You're loved!

  13. Where you are in your journey is right where you should be. Hang in there.

  14. just hang in there. i'll be here when you return...

  15. AnonymousJuly 30, 2009

    Hold on there girl! Theres light at the end of the tunnel.

  16. AnonymousJuly 30, 2009

    You've gotten a lot of great advice from your readers, so I'll just give you a hug. Like someone told me recently-- you will come out the other side, no storm lasts forever. xo

  17. No journey is without such. Just keep walking the path before you and it will eventually get you where you want to be.

  18. As you've said, being real is the pathway to our freedom and God's direction. Lovingly, Yolanda at Higher Grounds

  19. Hi!

    Saw you joined my site and wanted to stop by and say hello. Love your transparency and honesty. From what I have read so far it sounds like we have some similiar background. Aside from all the great advice and scripture you have received above, I love to listen to songs to keep me focused when I can't always sit and read the bible. Listen to Nicole Nordemann's song Sunrise when you get a moment. It is in my Playlist (select pop out player) or I am sure you can youtube it.

    Praying for you sweet one. You are loved.


  20. Sometimes a pause is good. It gives us time to think -- see where we have been, as well as where we might be going. If we never pause, never take time out in our journey, never look back, boy, could we really end up going down the wrong path at a quick pace. Sometimes God just wants us to "cool it" and let Him do His part. (I have received that message quite dramatically before.) Hugs and prayers while you relax for a bit and let God help you see whether you will be continuing in the same direction or taking some interesting detour or new fork!

  21. Yes...?
    Is it going over my head?

    Are you calling out for help sugar?

    Oh I had a real good time this morning...Took to the book :) then to the garden. Lamentations is what I opened up to and paused to say hello. You know it is HIS work I am doing...It is he who makes me able. It is hard yes.
    That little girl is Doves chosen best friend.
    I have asked God about it...see he asked me if I would be willing to help another child and i told him I am too old to adopt any more and foster was just to great a stress and a risk.
    Here comes this child...I watched her for a month such a dysfunctional family. Sweet baby told me last night on the way home that she is glad that I keep her safe.
    I would not let her ride home with a relative because they did not have a seat for her to sit buckled. I told them NO I would not release her to them and that I would drive her to her mother.

    This is a real hard road lots of bumps to stumble over ditches to dig your self out of...
    It is a process.
    HOPE deferred makes the heart sick and heart sickness is a part of the process cause it takes a lot of hard work and faith and learning how to trust God. Let a lone trusting people. They need to earn it girl. Remember that do not trust blindly. You can trust Abba though. It is alright He understands you need to learn how too.

  22. I'll pray for you. Remember Philippians 1:6 - And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

  23. Hang in there! God will help you get to where you need to be. I have been playing catch up on my blogs so I am trying to get to everyone's. Big hug from me to you!

  24. Sometimes we all just need some time to sit back and reflect on God's promises. Don't worry, we will all be right here when you return!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  25. I understand right where you're at. I learned last week that I just needed to take a break and breathe in the air one breath at a time. I'm praying for ya!!!

  26. AnonymousJuly 30, 2009

    Don't ever be sorry! You don't 'owe' anyone anything. You live for you right now & that's all you can do.

  27. I understand. It will get better. It always does. I'm glad to hear a little something to know you are still there, working hard. I await your return.

  28. All I got for ya today is blessings and {{{{JBR}}}}

    Everyone else has covered any thoughts I might have had.

  29. Sometimes we do just have to rest. You are in my prayers...:)

  30. Passing by before going to bed. Wondering how you are doing. Big warm hug

  31. "I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 7: 25. That's where the struggle ends.

  32. Your faith is strong, Hold on to that. Known that you are cared for.

  33. There's a bright side once you break trhough. Praying for you.

  34. JBR-David said he couldn't escape God even in hell. Jonah couldn't hide in a fish. Moses couldn't hide in the desert. You'll be fine cuz He knows where you are also. ~rick

  35. AnonymousJuly 30, 2009

    YoU'll get through. He will make sure of that! Sorry for your pain.

  36. Was praying for you this morning, JBR. Hang in there.

    "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.

  37. I believe you will find your way through your journey. You have made great progress! Take care! *hugs*

  38. JBR I’m sorry you are struggling. This to shall pass.

  39. AnonymousJuly 31, 2009

    Sad to hear.. But be strong and hang on. Prayers are to the rescue. You'll get through.

  40. AnonymousJuly 31, 2009

    Just wanted to share a little bit of hope with you.

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart

    and lean not on your own understanding;

    in all your ways acknowledge him,

    and he will make your paths straight.