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Megan is a wife, mom to 5 via birth, foster care, and adoption, a women's ministry leader at her local church, and writer of Jesus' pursuit of her heart. She currently lives in southern California where the sunshine and beach feel like magic and home. She shares bits of family...

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  1. For most of 2018, I’ve been reading in the book of Jeremiah. His entire ministry happened in a wasteland, and yet he faithfully delivered the message of judgment God put in his heart. There’s a certain kind of faithfulness that is birthed in the desert. Maybe it’s fueled by thirst, but it’s definitely nothing like what most of us picture as “the Christian life.”
    Thank you, Megan, for this road map to the Oasis.

  2. Hi Megan! This is so good. My all time favorite scripture passage is the woman at the well. It is layered, rich and deep. I happen to be studying the book of John and dwelled here several days this week. Though the details of my story are not like hers or even yours, it is my story as I know well the years of fear and wall building, as well as the rescue and transformation, and the redemption. Thank you for sharing!

    • Oh so good to hear. One piece of “heart”’I have for my writing is that the encouragement doesn’t come from my story being the same as yours, BUT the empathy and nearness we feel knowing God’s answers are the same for you and me.

  3. Megan, I love the imagery in your writing! One of my favorite trips was to Death Valley in college. I was shocked by how much life actually exists when you get out of the car and walk through it. So grateful with you that our brokenness does not ban Jesus from breaking down our barriers or birthing miracles. Thank you for sharing this very costly gem from your life!

  4. Hi Megan!

    Just wanted to say Thank you for rhe blesSING of your powerful and authentic testimony of your experience and sharing “the prison pain of your own desert”.

    The best thing in the desert is not a thing… but a Person – the “I am He” who never will “desert” us in the desert. Not only does He not desert or abandon us…but He pursues us!

    What an exquisite and Superb Saviour we can never fully comprehend, but we can savour our Saviour when we realize that we have and continue to experience Him in and throughout our pain- when we get to taste-test what He serves us …as you so beautifully & poignantly pronounced in your writing:

    “…the unexpected life that grows from the desert in our lives is seeing God, His Worth, and the Goodness He has in store for us even in the midst of death “ .

    This is the perplexing and Peace-filled Peace …The extravagant Grace we receive in the painful transformative process(es) of our lives.

    Thank you for such a beautiful connection- I think it is so powerful that God says “I am He” to all of us.

    I wanted to give you some song(s( to listen to – I hope the Spirit will sing over you to these songs .

    Abundant blessings Megan and may Christ continue to give you the “Way in the wilderness and streams in the dry land”.

    Songs:

    Reckless Love
    Cory Asbury

    First Love
    Jonathan David & Melissa Helser
    – from “Beautiful Surrender” album

    I love that couple! They sing about Christ with such organic grace and passion.

    I hope the songs will be a part of your healing and grace journey.

    Janine in Canada

    • Oh songs like these are what makemybheart beat wildly. Thank you for sharing them and your words with me. Truly

      • Yes…music actually really is the “language of the soul” (if it is honouring) ; God has lovingly met me and healed me through just some songs. I have a song pathway of healing – His tapestry of orchestral Majestic Maneuvres. I am so grateFULL for Christian music. I felt Jesus & His Spirit was sometimes singing with a quiet megaphone leading right into the cracked and splintered gaps of my heart. Here is another that made my toes tap and my heart sing the other day: “Farther Along” by Josh Garrels. I hope you will continue to be blessed through music and through the LivingWater that never deserts us in the parched periods of transformative Grace. Many blessings Megan!

  5. Hi Megan,

    Thank you so much for sharing part of your story & being vulnerable on the page. You are a gifted writer and I so appreciate the truths you have shared.

    This really spoke to my heart: “God is and has always been a God of liberation… she was cracked wide open, and peace and freedom blossomed in her.” After 4 years of really deep, spirit-filled counseling God is going even deeper with me. I know it’s not “to crush me” but to bring about more freedom & a closer relationship with Him. But it’s so hard and it’s a daily surrender to His path for me. “God, redeem all the years of suffering and brokenness in my life as well as in the lives of your daughters (and sons)!”

    Megan, I pray that you are seeing His redemption more and more of all the pain you have been through. God bless you dear sister-in-Christ and I look forward to future posts from you.