What I Found…💔

September 4, 2021



What I Found…

Psalm 145:18

The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call out to Him in truth…

John 4:23-24

…a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.

1 Samuel 15:22

Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obedience to His voice? Behold, obedience is better than sacrifice, and attentiveness is better than the fat of rams.

Psalm 51:17

My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you…

1 John 5:14–15

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him…

1 Kings 8:39

…then hear in heaven your dwelling place and forgive and act and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways (for you, you only, know the hearts of all the children of mankind)…

1 John 3:20

…for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies…

1 Corinthians 6:17

…[for] whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom…

Galatians 5:1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery…

Galatians 5:13-14

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the body; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Galatians 5:16

So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the body…

Romans 14:17

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit…

Galatians 5:22-23

…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Ecclesiastes 7:8

The end of a matter is better than the beginning, and a patient spirit is better than a proud one.

Jeremiah 33:6

Nevertheless, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal its people and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.

Romans 15:30

Now I urge you, brothers [and sisters], by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.

Thank you for being here on this journey together.

“En pneumati kai alētheia.”

NZain 🦋

The Lungs of the Earth…

September 4, 2021

On the Redwood Highway 199…

Sometimes feeling ‘small’ is awesome! To stand under the giant trees…and just breathe.

Today I have a thousand and eight thoughts spinning around in my mind…inspired by the kindness of fellow bloggers who with their words and images create beauty…and offer hope to a world so desperately in need of healing. Thank you.

With love and gratitude,

En pneumati kai alētheia (John 4:24)

May God’s Peace overflow🙏🏻


Prayer To The God of Hope

August 29, 2021

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Not for myself do I pray, but

For one who in despair

Cries out in darkness to no one.

Forgetting You

The God of Hope

Ever near

Holy Spirit

By Your Power

Fill this one with all joy and peace that he may trust again in Your Love and see within his heart that even now when all seems lost—there is hope overflowing—the eternal wellspring always faithful; never runs dry. Drink deeply. Amen.

With loving kindness and gratitude,


The Practice of Gratitude. 🙏🏻

August 28, 2021

The practice of gratitude begins today. Right now. Even when it hurts.

Especially when it hurts.

Clear, cool, early morning

Wrapped in a blanket; cozy-warm.

I am holding–with both hands–

A mug of hot coffee into which

Cold moonlight (reflected) dances.

Venus rises in the east; as does the sun.

With loving kindness and gratitude,

Nina 🦋