stand tall

Stand Tall…

stand tallAs I left from photographing a sweet family Sunday afternoon this is what I saw. I stopped along this drive and rolled down my window and thought how quiet it was and how alone I felt at that very moment. I couldn’t get to my camera so I reached and grabbed my phone and shot this. In that moment the whisper of the spirit spoke to me. It was as if I heard Him say, “Look at that tree”. It was standing there all alone in that field YET STANDING TALL. It was as if a voice was saying, ” do you know how many storms this tree has weathered to get this big and tall?”… ” Really GOD?”, I whispered back. Been through a bunch of those in my life.

As the days and now months have gone by since Dennis’ death I’ve questioned my existence. What do I do from here, where do I spend my time, how do I walk this out? I’ve asked God more than once “what am I suppose to be doing?” Truth is I”m learning that our lives are NOT in the doing, but in the BEING….

Today as I was reading God’s word I came across one of my favorite verses in Isaiah. It’s a verse that I’ve clung to for years when I was going through the hurt and pain of something. Here it was again and I immediately thought about the picture I snapped on Sunday. I thought about this tree and the whisper. I want to share it with you. It’s Isaiah 61:3 “To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that he may be Glorified. ”

So If your going through some hurt and pain right now I pray that you will find comfort in this verse as well. I pray that you will allow yourself to be ROOTED in Christ, Stand Tall. Weather the Storm….


  1. My dear sweet sister,

    God truly blessed you with a gift of encouragement through writing. Your sweet hubby always wanted you to share this gift with others and you are doing just that. May God continue to bless you as you glorify Him through this site. Love ya’

    1. Thanks for your encouragement thanks for your love and support over this journey. Love ya

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