Desert Bloom

The desert has become my happy place. I love everything about it.

But in all honesty, I’m learning to love everything about every place. I’m finding that the more aware of Presence that I am, I’m in the best place that I could ever be.

Things have been moving and shifting for me in ways that I never expected.

I started this blog five years ago…at a turning point, one in which I described as a decision to “truly pursue Him”.

But today, I would say that I was more surrendered than ever before to allow Him to pursue me.

I would tell you that I was not truly following Him in times past, which is why I made so many poor decisions and why things turned out the way they did.

But today, I would say that following Him was irrelevant, because Love is unconditional. And He is Love and Love is always loving me.

Love is what I was created for.

So while the desert is blooming right now, I’m sweetly reminded of Love by the wildflowers all along the way and at every turn.

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During other seasons, I seldom take notice of the bushes that surround me. But they are there whether I realize it or not.

And He is the Way that I am always traveling, a Way marked by so much Grace and Peace.

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And Grace and Peace blooms in the sideways and byways, too.  In these hard places, I’ve found joy and vulnerability have been the soil for them to blossom.

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What a comfort to be reminded that I can never escape His Presence.

To know that I don’t have to search anymore.

I was found long before I started searching, and Love never stops pursuing me.

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