choose & word women wednesday linkup


the lyrics of the song stir hard the heart.  even in the dark I know He is here.  i choose to believe.  the treasures of the dark He will show.  i pull my knees in harder to my chest squeezing tight the eyes.  i choose as one day rolls into the next and turns the seasons and the years and my hair is gray and deep longing settles.  the memories beckon like phantom beings swirling about my mind like and the fig tree bears no fruit that my naked eyes can see.  even though.  i choose.  not one foot until you come with me.  i will not go this time.  how will anyone know I am yours?  it is still night and they sang praises and the jail bars broke

the praises went before … the secret place i storm.  i beat hard.  i am tired.  and my sisters who grace drew walk beside me.  even in the dark glory..even in the dark..glory to God.  even if all else fails your faithful love will be enough. O Abba my little girl hearts cries out to grab His neck tight.  protect me.  He hears me and my heart is rent sore.  my Daddy loves me and thinks i’m beautiful.  in the dark He shows me.  light a deep fire in our hearts that we burn for you until you come.  i choose You.


After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang:

“Give thanks to the Lord;
his faithful love endures forever!”

At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves.  { 2 Chronicles 20: 21& 22 }




ok ladies…go ahead and linkup.  The linky will be open until Thursday at midnight central time.  Please be sure to put a link back to here…the House of Belonging.  Visit here and there when you can.  Share the love.  I have a writing deadline and it is my first one so I am FULL of anxiety;) but I will get around to everyone I promise!  Thank you so much for being my friend. Happy Wednesday you precious Word women!

photo credit: my granddaughter’s piggies:)




Paula - For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:

If Jordan above me shall roll,

No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life

Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,

The sky, not the grave, is our goal;

Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!

Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,

Even so, it is well with my soul.

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,

It is well, it is well, with my soul.


It is well, with my soul,

It is well, it is well, with my soul.

We sit and wait on the Lord all the while knowing our soul is well with the Lord. It makes the waiting easier. We are BLESSED by our Lord. It is well, it is well, with our Souls!!

Love to you!

Cha Cha - Love this post and love those toes.

Cha Cha

Heart n Soul - Hey Tiffini, yes amongst the business of life just taking a pause moment is a bit of a luxury….but so important to take the moment to ponder, reflect and contemplate.

misty - {heart}

Robyn Q - There is SO MUCH power in praise!! I'm being reminded of this again! Love these words, "it is still night and they sang praises and the jail bars broke". Praising, praising, praising….even in our nights. Love you. Be blessed.

Cindy - a writers deadline! How wonderful! God is bringing you right along…preparing the dreams…even in the midst of the "stop.turn.release" of the last few years…now you are refined; purified; molded in His hand and not by your own…

It is a beautiful thing to see unfold!

Blessings (and thank you for your always gracious words to me!)

Stephanie - Our hearts seem to be much in the same place :) I just wanna sop up more n more Jesus till all my icky flesh is gone!

Deidra - "not one foot until you come with me." This reminds me of the conversation in Exodus that Moses had with God. Where God said He'd had enough and He wouldn't be going any further with the Israelites. Moses sat there on the mountaintop and said, "Well if you're not going, I'm not going." What a moment that must have been!

Abby - Oh T,

You know I'm behind, with the traveling. Loving on you here and praying for you…thank you for your prayers. I trust that His care for us as we have stepped forward is encouraging you? I know it is drastically different, your circumstances, but He is the same, right? I am believing this for you–very, very much.

And thank you for asking about moving…I devoured the tips! esp. Glenda's…we will most definitely be packing together and while we wish we could all be together helping, it will help, to know you are packing where you are…many, many prayers and much love! Abby:)

Abby - so sorry…it said my comment wasn't posted and then did that crazy second one…sorry…I couldn't delete it, BUT PLEASE DO!

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