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oh oh friend...here’s that sweet thing I have been meaning to tell you!

oh oh friend...here’s that sweet thing I have been meaning to tell you!

Happy life-birthing New Year sweet friend!! Ha! I am weeks late…but here's that joy thing I've been meaning to tell you for weeks. but words here have been a mumble. maybe because of the gratefulness, gleefulness or deep praise-fullness. or just simply baby season that has quieted & stilled my soul these past weeks. but may I just mumble some heart-words today. it's been too long since words have flowed. so thankful that today, strength and words are pouring slow.

Would you look at this joy-babe, friend! just what I dreamed a miracle would look like. firmly within all along. simply waiting to manifest. waiting to grow. waiting to be called as though it already was. friend, if I could sit with you here in this moment with this little strength and these words sifting slow, I would tell you of how graciously God is to invite us to call forth our miracle with thanksgiving. oh friend, what I have learned: thanksgiving indeed gets the attention of our Father. and it midwifes our miracle. and in the wait-time oh it gives our weary hearts so much joy! this is what it's taken me all this while to know for sure:  what our joy-babe coming forth has graciously reaffirmed.

friend, that time a while ago when I wrote you about midwifing our miracle with/through praise, I didn't know I'd somehow midwifed mine. I didn't know that it'd started to grow within. friend, honest I didn’t know. It has been the most overwhelming grace. That as soon as we begin to pray for our miracle, an answer is given (Daniel 9: 23).

Oh I know your heart, like mine, yearns for something – a miracle. And somewhere firmly within He is preparing your heart to own it when it does come. Because with our God everything good thing happens at once. Could I just lock arms with you today as we dare to give thanks in advance? To praise-dance as though you already have it. Because friend, here’s what I now know for sure: that sweet thing that’s been promised – it always comes.

Till I write you again really soon through His strength & by His grace, sweet friend. Do hold on!

 All my love,

Rayo. xo

how your life is an echo of the goodness of this glorious Good Friday

how your life is an echo of the goodness of this glorious Good Friday

when blessings come with burdens: how God redeems our broken days

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