About me

Me

Asked to write about anything and I’m good with it. Ask me to write about myself and I suddenly freeze on the keyboard. I am a survivor, first of all. I was born into this world 3 months early back when there was a good chance I might not make it, surrounded by love and the prayers of my parents and a host of other family members. God has had His hand on my life from the very beginning and I am forever grateful. The thing that makes me most excited is sharing my faith story and the things God is doing in my life. Swapping life stories like that is one of the best gift exchanges I know.

I share a home with my best friend in the world, another single gal like myself and two wonderfully spoiled cats. We have known each other many years and have seen each other through many hard times and challenges of life as well as many more joys. Most people think we’re sisters and I guess in a way we are……..soul sisters and sisters-in Christ. Our friendship is cemented by humor, lots of it, and the love we both have for the Lord. We are there for each other, plain and simple. We are also both borderline OCD so it works well.

My perfect day would consist of bookstores or a visit to the library but I am also a nature lover from way back and some of my happiest memories include camping in the spectacular beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Yosemite National Park and along the California coastline. Being raised in California, I wasn’t prepared to have the Arizona desert capture my heart but capture it, it did. While living in Arizona, I discovered the desert’s own particular brand of beauty and many days you could find me pointing my camera lens toward either the sunrise or the sunset of which Arizona has some of the best in the world. We are now back in California living on my Aunt’s property on the beautiful Mokelumne River where I have enjoyed spending lots of time reconnecting with family and old friends.

You can also find some of my stories here as featured on Bibledude.net

I believe whenever you leave a place you’ve loved you carry it with you and each place has it’s own particular brand of mystery and wonder. Though I love being back in my hometown, Arizona will remain in my heart forever and I hope I have left some of myself there in the people and places I left behind.

I hope you will come here often and think of this as a place of peaceful retreat. Nothing makes me as happy as meeting a new friend.

Welcome! May the grace and peace of the Lord be with you.

Lori

Feel free to contact me at Lheyd59@msn.com for thoughts, prayer requests or just to say “hey.”

12 thoughts on “About me

  1. I fell across your blog several months ago and now read it on a daily basis. Your Prayer Garden has become my refuge when I need a few minutes escape when work, which I love, become hectic. I haven’t commented before, but you and Elaine (along with her mother) are often in my thoughts and prayers. You just never know where an unknown friend is.

    • Oh Donna, I so appreciate you! What a wonderful blessing it is to know that we have people, known and unknown friends that are praying for us. I can’t tell you now much that means to me. And I will keep you in prayer as well. In these times we all need it. Bless you, Donna for your kind words and support! Hope you have a wonderful week. Lori

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  3. Lori, I have known you for a long time, yet have never met you in person. And that you are with my niece is a wonderful thing to me. You are very blessed because you were wanted in this life. God love you.

    • Hi Billie Ruth! Soon I have a feeling we will meet in person. Isn’t life funny how some people have an instant connection even though they may never have “met” but still feel close? God is good all the time. God loves you too!

  4. Hi Lori, I just found you today as I was searching out the scripture Psalm 91:2 – The Lord is my refuge and my fortress. It’s interesting how one thing leads to another. The prayer closet has always had a special place in my heart. Thanks for sharing, God bless you. Doris

    • Hi Doris and thank you for your comment and yes, it is interesting what and who God leads us to when we search the Scripture (and the Internet!) Thank you for reading and let me know if there is anything I can pray about for you. Lori

  5. Lori girl… who would have thought that 13 years ago in a place called Chandler Arizona that GOD would bring our lives together. I always knew you were a special person… but even more so now that I have found this lovely site through your bestie Elaine. A beautiful site it is! I will add it to my daily readings and hope it opens my heart even more to the wonderfulness of our dear Lord. Love you girly! Your buddy… Di

    • Oh my sweet Di. We had some times in your little homey shop didn’t we. I am so thankful all is well with your scans and sorry you had to go through that. LIfe is difficult but much more difficult without family, friends, and most of all God who loves us. So glad you found my site. It has been s source of joy to me writing it and I hope to you as well. Thank you for taking time to comment, that meant the world to me! Lori

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