1. Sharon R Hoover

    Hi Machelle! Thank you for sharing your heart! Your post is a wonderful reminder how the Lord loves us and cares for us… and so graciously calls us to keep Him in the center of our focus.

    • Machelle

      I love sharing my story – if it helps others. Thanks for your kind words.

      Life and Blessings,

  2. Cindy

    Sweet and tender post. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    • Machelle

      Thank you Cindy! Sweet and tender, that perfectly describes how Jesus treated me that weekend.

      Life and Blessings,

  3. Michelle

    Well, the day is here. Toady is the val day. Though, I will be lonely throughout the day, but its still good that God loves me and others as well.


    • Machelle


      I hear your heart reaching out for intimacy. I pray Jesus finds a way to communicate His love for you today! I pray for ears to hear Him putting his arms around you and whispering in your ear His everlasting love for His princess.

      Life and Blessings,

  4. martha Moger

    I totally agree that when Jesus is all to you, everything else you seem to think you need just melts away.

    • Machelle

      I agree. However, it is amazing the things it takes us to get to that place… I am learning more and more to listen to His heart, in addition to His words : )

  5. Kim Jackson

    Thank you for sharing your life so deeply and pointing your readers to the One who loves us EVERY day!

    • Machelle

      You are welcome Kim. It is my honor to reveal to others His everyday love for us.

  6. bluecottonmemory

    Your post is so gently nurturing. How wonderful that people give us His words – when we don’t know what to do with them, because they are seeds planted – for that moment when He brings it all alive for us – I had a moment like that – in the deepest of heartbreaks – where the Holy Spirit mourned through me, washing so much out, planting those seeds deep and it was in a moment in that heart break journey that who I was to Him became ramah (alive) instead of words (logos) – except mine was to understand that He was my father and I was his daughter – and all the came with it. He is working on me to wrap my brain and soul around the Husband relationship – and we will get there.

    Thank you for sharing your journey so honestly and so lovingly!

    • Machelle


      He taught me about the Father/Daughter relationship first also. That was the beginning of a serious shift in my relationship with Him. The Husband shift was more difficult for me. I have another story, really the beginning of the Husband journey for me. I will share it sometime. I can say this, I fought hard to keep from letting Him in that place. In the end, it was a life-changing relationship that shaped my future.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. It is nice to know if anyone reads or is impacted by what I write.

      Life and Blessings,

  7. melcaldicott

    Thanks so much for sharing so honestly – your story will encourage and bless many.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays.
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

    • Machelle

      You are welcome. It is my honor to share the raw experiences of my life if it encourages someone to keep moving forward in their pursuit of Christ!

  8. Aimee Hodges

    Very touching post; thank you for your honesty and the perspective!

    • Machelle

      You’re welcome Aimee! Thank you for stopping by to let me know you enjoyed it.

  9. Elizabeth

    Thank you for sharing your heart, Machelle. What a beautiful reminder of God’s love for us!

    Thank you linking up at Beauty Observed. I hope to see you again.
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    • Machelle

      I’ll share my heart gladly to honor Him and help others. Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing.

  10. Domestic Imp

    Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  11. Tina

    What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing your heart. I well know those conversations with God. Blessings to you!

    Found you via #BB100
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  12. Cristyl @ CHill Thoughts

    WOW! I’m just blown away with your words and heart for God! What a touching story and timely reminder.

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    • Machelle

      Thank you Cristyl. Sometimes I feel like David, with my emotional outbursts at God. Yet I am always humbled and blessed by His response. I am glad it was a blessing to you. There is more to the story I hope to share in another post. Stay tuned.
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  13. Beth

    Oh, how I needed to read this today! I struggle with my relationship with my earthly father, and it has given me a skewed picture of my heavenly one. God’s been working on my heart in this area for the last few months, and this post is a lovely expansion on what He’s been teaching me. Thank you. #BB100
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    • Machelle

      You are welcome Beth. He taught me about being my Father before the Husband lesson came. He is so gracious with us wherever we are in our struggle in our relationship with Him. Keep persevering! It is so worth it.
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  14. Nita

    For years I’ve told people, “if God wants me to remarry He’s going to have to tell me loud and clear.” It wasn’t until recently that I conceded that I have to be open to a relationship if there’s going to be one. I’m not there yet. I didn’t realize until I read your post that it’s because I’m happy int the relationship I’m in. Hmmm, interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    • Machelle

      It is my pleasure to share His story to bless others. I told God those very words. Needless to say, He made it loud and clear! That’s another post : ) Keep pursuing Him..
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  15. Jill

    This is a beautiful post from the heart.
    Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot. we hope you will drop by our neck of the woods next week.
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