Anna Smit
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Kiwi-Dutch Mom blogging her journey of faith--grief & PTSD--to encourage us to lean into God's Love.

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
& you will too!
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things we love
& you will too!
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  1. This is so beautiful and has me in tears on this Friday morning. A beautiful reminder of the importance of being fully present where we are.

    God is so good. Thank you for the beautiful blessing. <3

    • Thank you so much for being one of my Marys, Lori. So thankful for the Light and Love you have gifted me in the past, especially since losing Mum, and continue to gift me through our Lord and Saviour today, as I journey on. Blessed to call you both friend and sister-in-Christ.

  2. Thank you, Anna, for this beautiful posting this morning, for this sharing about your Mama and her joy. Its a relief to my torn and wearied heart to be reminded to sit in prayer at the feet of the loving Master Jesus Christ, who holds me close in His presence even when I feel like running away. Needed this so much this morning-a prodding to remember that prayer at His feet helps me pour out and fill up with His love and joy to take into the world. I pray that we all stop and slow enough to be open to Him who loved us unto death.

    • You’re so very welcome. I’m so glad God used it to bless your heart. It sounds like you are walking a hard, hard path right now. Praying for you right now.

  3. “As lighted as your best lighted room…” Thanks Anna! It’s easy to become squinted and dim not letting Him or anyone in. I want to soak up, fill up, and be well lit.