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The Shade Of Love


God’s Thoughts To Me

They were scattered everywhere across the ground and were completely dried out.

Then He asked me, “Son of Man, can these bones become living people again.” (Ezekiel 37:2b – 3, NLT).

Exhaling Dew Drops


I live and revel with holy reverence in the glory of Your Presence, my Beloved … my Lord… King of my heart.

My vulnerable spirit marvels and rejoices with each new breath, filled with your goodness and grace, refreshing like early morning dew.

My hungry heart delights in every single heartbeat of Your Resurrection … exhaling Your love onto the lifeless valley and its inhabitants where I was once a prisoner of the evil queen of death.


You teach me with endless patience and mercy how to live in the exquisite, gentle reality and power of Your grace-filled Resurrection … the reality of your new Life.

I barely owned a last breath of the lies of self-sufficiency, when you rescued me from eternal extinction in the religious Valley of Dry Bones … in that world where You inhaled our sin and death and exhaled Your eternal Life.


My heart, darkened by the deceptions of the evil one, and puffed-up by my own imagined importance and performance, was paralyzed … unable to detect the direction from where the Wind of Your Life was blowing.

But when You softly and gently kissed me with the butterfly kisses of Your Resurrection Love, my heart delightfully came alive … baptized into the Kingdom of Eternity in You.


You allowed me to go back to that dreadful valley, where millions of souls were still living in utter barrenness and darkest death … lifeless skeletons … there where I was a vessel of your Life out of the putridness of death.

The Eternity of Your Breath was the gentle, mighty Spirit of Life who exhaled grace upon grace, slowly seeping into the dryness of these thirsty, parched dry bones, grinning the rigor mortis grimace of death.


You filled my empty, seeking heart to the utmost with the a beauty of Yourself … You became Springs of Living Water, bubbling delightfully in my innermost … a life-giving oasis in the cruelest desert … the narrow Way leading to life … leading to Your Loving Embrace.

Much love and sweet blessings xx


Linking-up with Lisa-Jo and the dear ladies at my Tea Time and Link-up page. Today’s guest of honor is the word exhale.





I live in a small seaside town on the south-east coast of South Africa. I suffer from fybromyalgia/constant fatigue syndrome. I trust in the Lord Jesus for grace and strength to survive from day to day. He provides me with this and more and I therefore like to try and encourage others with the same illness. I am married and I am the proud mother of two grown sons.

30 thoughts on “The Shade Of Love

  1. Catching up with my reading of blogs and purposely searched out yours. Your lovely words brought peace to me and refreshed my spirit tonight. Thanks Mia.

  2. Mia, I exhale with blessing and encouragement every time I stop by. Your words are sweet music to my soul. “My vulnerable spirit marvels and rejoices with each new breath, filled with your goodness and grace, refreshing like early morning dew.” This is true each day of my life filled with Christ. Blessings to you.

  3. So lovely, Mia. This is one of my favorite scriptures as it reminds me how God can resurrect anything. And, of course, I need that reminder to exhale!

  4. Love this line: “You filled my empty, seeking heart to the utmost with the a beauty of Yourself.” Thanks for sharing this poignant love song to God! I’m hanging next to you at Thought-Provoking Thursday. Blessings!

  5. Breathing new life into dry bones–I’ve always thought that was the most interesting imagery. And so powerful! I’m thankful God can and does still do this. Hope all is well with you, Mia.

  6. It’s interesting that so many of the posts in my linkup are dealing with similar meanings and metaphors but often going in very different directions, Mia. I love your poetic way of writing and have missed you in the Wedded Wed link up my friend. I’m so happy you linked up today and I’m encouraged by the truth that God has swallowed up death for each one of us and gives us the beautiful life to breathe in and exhale His grace. Hugs to you!

  7. How wonderful to hear the words that only you can say! They wash over me with springs of peace and comfort. Yes, this year has been a journey through dried bones, and many a time I have been tempted to lie down and give up. But God breathes His Life into me…

    This is the line that I’m taking with me today: “You filled my empty, seeking heart to the utmost with the a beauty of Yourself.”



  8. Hello Dear Mia…always so good to “see” you and read your words. Love the part about butterfly kisses bringing us to life. So true. He kisses us with the kisses of His lips and kisses away our boo boos…My blogging has been less than usual lately as we are in the midst of selling our home and moving to an apartment and all my kids are “home” for the summer. Delightful season but a bit exhausting. All my love to you, friend. XXOO

  9. Hi Mia! How good to see you again! I know that I have felt like a lifeless, dead person…”dry bones” in need of a breath of water to be reborn. You really did a great job in describing the hopelessness. How hopeless we are without the living water that comes down from heaven from the Father of Lights!
    Have a blessed Tuesday,

  10. Dear Mia,

    You have been given the gift to reveal His hidden beauty both through your writing and through the wonderful photos you choose. Glad I found your blog!

    Every blessing to you and yours,
    Susanne from Bavaria

  11. Awesome… vintage Mia. The beat of my heart moves easier after reading the words of praise for our Father. I needed this. Thanks, Mia.

  12. I am so glad your back, blessing us with His love through you! The cry and redemption in this so touched my heart, so affirming my heart and faith! Blessings to you friend!

  13. Welcome back. I revel in the words of encouragement God places on the inner recesses of your heart. Thank you.

  14. Mia, I am glad to see you back up and writing. Your post always leave me breathless waiting for another sentence that drips with the Love of God. Beautiful post.

  15. Mia,
    Great to see you writing and this got me: “The Eternity of Your Breath was the gentle, mighty Spirit of Life who exhaled grace upon grace…” So very grateful you have experienced His grace and now you share it via your writing….hugs to you, my friend 🙂

  16. Thank you so much for joining our little family at Recommendation Saturday!! ❤ Heart Hugs, Shelly

  17. Powerful, as always, Mia. So good to visit with you today. Glad to see you here. Blessings, my friend.

  18. Mia! Oh how I have missed you my friend. You always draw me deeper into the Father’s heart. Love you my friend.

  19. I love how I can just rest in knowing that I will always find such beauty and grace here, Mia! I have missed you and was so happy to see you over at Lisa-Jo’s today! And oh my goodness… these dry bones! Only You know, Lord! Praying that they live!

  20. Hi Mia. Been a while since I stopped by. I love how your posts always have such a tight story arc and such wonderful imagery. Thank you for sharing them. God bless!

  21. I love ‘the lie of self-sufficiency’. So true. Thanks for your words this morning, from FMF

  22. Ah, this … ‘butterfly kisses of Your resurrection love.’ This beauty, Mia, I will take with me today.

    it’s good to see you again … I have missed your presence in my life! I hope you are feeling strong and your soul encouraged today.


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