A Reflection on Hope


I started this year praying for the ability to hope. To keep my focus on God and trust Him through everything that came my way. I wanted to live each day intentionally, seeking the Lord’s strength and mercy. I knew I needed His grace to discover reasons to hope and live with joy and peace. More than anything, I wanted trust that God had a purpose for everything I experienced throughout the year.

I wanted hope cemented in my heart.

You see, in my mind, I never doubted God as the source of my hope or that He could restore my hope. The actual problem resided in my heart – the one place I desperately needed cooperation.

I had no idea where the journey would lead, what lessons I would learn, or how pain would be used to refine my desire to have hope.

Today, as I think about some of the things that happened this year, I struggle to comprehend it all. Continue reading


Poetry by Leslie…



This God who said “Let there be light”
Allows me to be I am precious in His sight…

This God that controls the seasons and weather
Loves me and designed & put me together

This God who made the multicolored peacock and vibrant butterfly
Holds me faithfully close to His side… Continue reading


We have been inspired by the poetry of our guest author, Leslie!

I’m so thankful that Leslie took time out of her busy schedule to share her awesome works with us! Please keep her in your prayers as she continues to write and use her beautiful poems to encourage her readers.

Leslie, we wish you much success in your future endeavors. Please know that your work is always welcome on this blog, and we hope to have more poetry soon! Also, give us updates on what’s next for you.

Sending much love and continued prayers!!

Dorothea Love and the Readers of Living Waters Blog

2017 Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference

I attended the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in October. It was my first time attending one of their conferences and I was totally impressed. Lots of information. Great instructors. I left feeling inspired.

Please visit my author page, Dorothea Love, to see more pictures.