The Secret Place

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.’

He shall cover you with His feathers,
and under His wings you shall take refuge;

Because you have made the Lord who is my refuge,
even the Most High your dwelling place,

~excerpts from Pslam 91

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For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.

~Psalm 139: 13-18

The Secret Place.

a place of mystery, intrigue, and of absolute beauty.

wonderful things happen in the secret place….
flowers are opened, mysteries are unveiled, stories are told, impossible becomes possible, and locked doors are opened.

We are free to be who we are in the Secret Place.  All pretend–the good, pure form of pretend.  I am who my heart says I am.
I dance and play with the Creator of my toes and finger tips…and I am safe.

New Life.

All new beginnings are forged in the secret place…in the rhythmic beating of a heart, in the darkness of change and growth, and in the warm covering of full nourishment.

My heart quickens when I hear or read the words, ‘The Secret Place.’  They trigger a sense of belonging and home to me.
And just like the book, “The Secret Garden,” it is a place of discovery and hidden beauty for me.

It doesn’t cost any money to belong or to go…it’s just there….beckoning us to come and stay awhile.

don’t mind if I do.

In anticipation of baby love #2, I’ve been really trying hard to ponder the little life growing inside me…since it seems like motherhood keeps your mind pretty much occupied most of the time…I can still remember musing about my firstborn all day long when it was her turn in the big, round belly.  New Life is so miraculous and an amazing experience to be apart of…and I didn’t want to miss it, even though it was right under my nose, literally.

So, lately I’ve been escaping to the secret place to still my heart, so that I can be ‘present’ right here, right now—I’m just following her lead.

I want to see with more clarity, so that I can pave a way for my girls with confidence and wisdom.

so, I surrender to His arms, and I find love….I find acceptance–and I truly start living, no–thriving.  It’s like all my dulled senses have a pulse again…and they begin to experience life in the capacity that they were designed for.

My mom has been saying to me that, “God is putting His’ finishing touches” on our little love right now.
It makes me smile.
I just love the thought of God’s finger molding and forming a new creation in the secret place of my womb- ‘His creation’-

a perfect gift given to us, created by God in the secret place.

it doesn’t get any better then that.

I can hardly wait to say hello and to breathe in His masterpiece.

I hope the secret place finds you today friends,

~rr

**all photos were taken by my dear friend, Shannon Steif–she’s amazingly talented–thanks Shan!

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