Thursday, February 13, 2014

Winter Windows


As I sit here by the fireplace warm and relaxed as I've done many nights this winter listening to the wind and snow outside my window, I think of those that are not so blessed.

I have just returned from South Dakota, where winds sweep the prairie and leave frosted images in the windows of my mind.

Driving from Chicago to the Black Hills of South Dakota gives me time to settle in with my thoughts and tune them to the same frequency of the Holy Spirit... to listen and hear that still small voice inside... to see with the eyes of my heart to what God is revealing to my spirit.
To see the stark beauty that the miles reveal. 

I know my mission... to love, support, encourage and bring warmth to those that God blesses me with.

This cold extreme winter has brought more hardship to the Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation, they run low on basic needs... and warmth is a luxury. Wood and propane have been exhausted and there is still a long winter ahead.
 I bring so little...

But my God is a God that multiplies and He blesses the effort. 
He is my increase and my portion. In Him I trust.

He loves the Lakota and has sent such beautiful people to love them through Him. They are there to bring His love to a forgotten people... forgotten in many minds but not in the mind of God. 
Jehovah-Shammah, The Lord is There... Ever Present.

KC Willis is faithful and dedicated to the Lakota people and follows the heart of God. 
Please follow her journey and help when you can.

Beauty through winter windows...

If you love me, feed my sheep... John 21:17



  1. So thankful for your kind and giving heart! May God richly bless you.

  2. This is so beautiful. I am writing through tears.
    God Bless You, my friend.



  3. May God Bless you. You have a beautiful Heart!

  4. Rebecca your blog is so beautiful. As is your heart and love for God. Thank you for sharing so openly the beauty you see!

  5. I love this beautiful post Rebecca! It shows the lovely heart you have my friend. Thanks for lifting my heart tonight.
    sending love...

  6. I know that God has His amazing hand on you, KC and all that you do for others! I know how blessed I am to call you friend! I love you and miss you!
    Your story in pictures is quite amazing. Beauty in the most extreme environments!
    So glad you're home safe and sound!
    Hugs and blessings to you

  7. I was looking for winter pics of Pine Ridge to put on our Pine Ridge Mission Team prayer page. Would you mind if I borrow a couple of yours? Our church has been serving on the reservation for many years in summer trips as well as cold weather relief after Christmas. If you would like to be added to the prayer page, just let me know. Blessings!


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