Why this blog?
I love to write.
I feel the Lord has called me to this for now… so I need to do it.
I desire to be obedient to Him and even though it is hard for me to share what I am writing, I pray that it will bless those who read my thoughts.
I love words… and how they fit together to form sentences and thoughts and feelings and pictures and actions and reactions… how they can feed us to bring us closer to God and closer to one another and affect our day for good…
My prayer is, that firstly, you will see Jesus reflected in my words. That is my most fervent prayer. Secondly, that these words may somehow encourage you today. And, finally, that you will see a glimpse of my quiet, messy, hopeful, happy, trying, thank-full, silly, full-of-His-grace little-big life that He has given me and also, and most importantly, that you will see His mighty love for you.
Why “Smelling The Feathers”?
“Smelling the Feathers” came from a comment that my beautiful, encouraging friend in the Lord, Pam, made on my facebook page! I wrote a status– something about resting in the Lord, I think, and feeling His presence– and she commented, “Brooke, can you smell the feathers???”, referring to the book of Psalms.
He will cover you with His pinions,
and under His wings you will find refuge… Psalm 91:4 ESV
If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139: 9-10 ESV
That thought, of being nestled, snugly, warmly, protected under the wings of the Lord was an amazing, restful, challenging, hopeful and striking feeling to me! So close to Him and His hand on my life, that I could “smell the feathers”.