You are There

My friend, Dave Brubaker, graciously read through my entire blog in one morning and gave me these verses as a reminder of God's power and closeness in the midst of our pain. In these past couple years, I have experienced God in this way. I pray for you now that if you are "there", you will meet God "there", too.

Psalm 139:8

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

Psalm 84:5-8

5 What joy for those whose strength comes from the Lord, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
6 When they walk through the Valley of Weeping,
it will become a place of refreshing springs.
The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.
7 They will continue to grow stronger,
and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem.
8 O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies, hear my prayer.
Listen, O God of Jacob.

Valley of Weeping/Baca:
Valley of tear shrubs, valley of dejection. A sandy, dry, and barren expanse.

April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.