Monday, April 6, 2009


Spring is attempting to unfold here at SHEPHERD'S WALK!
April Showers will bring May flowers!

The squirrels ate almost every single bud off my STAR Magnolia this year!

These bulbs were castaways in the woods -
yet they took root and found a way to bloom.

Drink deeply of the Living Water - Jesus!

This day began with a loud rumbling of thunder that continued and got louder throughout the day. I love thunder and lightening. Most people fear it and run from it but when I hear the power of the booms or the flashes across the sky - I am reminded of God's mighty power and His strength. I stand in awe and reverence of that power - because HE IS GOD!
Jeremiah 10:12-13
But God made the earth by His power;
He founded the world by His wisdom
and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.
When He thunders, the waters in the heavens roar;
He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from His storehouses.
One of my favorite quotes is:


  1. I enjoy watching plants grow and bloom. I believe the Lord enjoys the same with us. B

  2. Yes, Barbara, He does love to watch us grow and bloom! This Spring seems like it is taking a long time to get here. It is cold again today here but the good rain from yesterday greened up the grass all over. Here at Shepherd's Walk - I can't wait to see SPRING in the WOODS on the PATH - becasue so far that is the only season I have not yet seen. I began clearing the path for the walk - in late summer - it was paved in late October and I enjoyed the beauty of the snowy path when the sky graced it in white! NOW - the buds and trees will burst forth in their own timing - usually by the 1st week of May. So until then - I will hold my breath and take it all in!

    In Flight with the birds.... Stephanie

  3. Stephanie,

    Oh My! I am so deeply, deeply touched in the very core of my being. I just viewed your slide show as you were creating this sanctuary. WOW! I am blown away. I could feel myself walking this pathway as if I was really there. That's how much this deeply touched me. To be there to experience the wind blowing across my face, to feel the warmth from the sun, to smell the air and the flowers and just EVERYTHING that is of Him. How awesome is our Lord. I feel a deep connection with you and I know it's because of Him. I feel it in my heart. It was not by chance that I passed by here. I believe He led me here.

    I will be back here to visit often. He is uplifting me through you, your writings and now this.

    Heavenly Father,

    I love you with every part of which you made by your hand. I humbly come before you and uplift Stephanie and this special, special place that you orchestrated and placed upon her heart to see come to be. I ask Father that all who come here feel your presence deep within their core being and all around them as well. Oh Father, I feel it and I am not even there. You have allowed me to feel it, sitting here as I walked your pathway through my screen this night. Father, this beautiful woman, Stephanie, has followed you and obeyed your commands and I stand with her by her side this night and say, "We love you, we praise you, we worship you, we honor you, we glorify you and we should out YES and AMEN Father." This is a holy place Father, I feel it. I ask that you abundantly and mightily bless Stephanie in all ways. I ask Father that you speak to her daily and that she hears you even more. I ask that you bless her with many visions from you and that she follows your every command, for I know Father what you have done for me, what you have allowed me to feel, what I have heard from you and no one can ever take that away from me or her. All praise, honor and glory are yours Almighty Father forever and ever more. I pray all of this in Jesus' mighty name. Amen!

    Stephanie, this is truly profound. As we wait with great anticipation of tomorrow, I am truly blessed because meeting you and walking this pathway this evening brings me to tears and it's all because of Him. He has allowed this to happen and especially today above all days.

    May you have a wonderfully blessed day tomorrow.

    Love and hugs,