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Lori Freeland Christian Blog and Commentary

Where Do You Find Shelter? Day Nineteen

  • Lori Freeland
    Lori Freeland, a freelance writer from the Dallas area, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her other life, the one BK—before kids—she has worked as a social worker and a certified dyslexic reading tutor. Currently, she embraces her status as full-time homeschool mom to three awesome children. Her big dream? Becoming a Young Adult novelist, a goal she diligently pursues during the wee hours of the morning with help from a very large mug of coffee and occasionally some chocolate-covered peanuts. In addition to blogging and contributing regular inspirational articles to Crosswalk.com, The Christian Pulse, and Believe.com, she loves to mentor new writers and encourage people to share their life stories. As a member of the Cancer Mom club, she desires to connect with others in hopes of giving support to those struggling down the messy paths of life. You can find her hanging with the North Texas Christian Writers as a Critique Group Leader and Writing Coach or cheering on her writers on the Faith Team at The Christian Pulse where she recently took on the role of editor. She also loves to attend Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meetings where she has begun a critique workshop for new writers. You can visit her website at LAFREELAND.COM.
  • 2012 Oct 27
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Psalm 27:4-6

One thing I ask of the Lord,

    this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.
Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Dear Maddy,

Who is your strong tower? Your parents? Your brothers? Your friends? Or your Lord?

I wish I would have made that decision at your age, choosing God as my safe haven, over others. That choice would have saved me so many struggles. I urge you to run to God in your times of sadness and need as well as your times of excitement and  dancing. Choose who you will follow this day and know that He will shelter you.

Prayer:

Father, thank you for being Maddy's refuge, a place for her to run and find safety and peace. Cover her under the shadow of your wing when she is in need of shelter.