Friday, September 2, 2016

The cry of His Heart~

It's September.  And you know what that means, right?  It's elk bugling season.  This month, and every single day, has me remembering my husband.  Elk bugling season - one of his favorite times of the year.  So....I am re-posting this precious memory.


When was the last time you were immersed in real life?

Last night,
(although, technically, I suppose 2:00 am would be classified as morning)
my husband and I were knee deep in pondersosa pines and elk.

As the moonlight flooded the meadows and framed the majesty of mountain peaks,
my love and I were serenaded.

All around us we heard the song of bugling elk.

{Photo Credit}                                             
My wild-at-heart husband had brought along his elk call.

 As I sat breathlessly still,
he called and the elk answered.

As I listened,
I felt as though I was eavesdropping on their conversation.

With each call,
the elk responded.

With each invitation,
the elk drew nearer.

My husband was soon able to woo these "mighty men" of the mountain into our very midst.

This is real life.

Whether knee deep in nature,
lost in piles of laundry,
or wading our way through a field of fear, failure, or fatigue,
if we listen,
 if we take the time to be still,
we will hear our Kingly husband, Jesus,
serenading us.

In whispers of forgiveness,
in shouts of majesty,
in melodies of blessing, favor and faithfulness,
He woos us to Him.

He beckons us to draw near.
He invites us to come into His very midst.

Today, stop.

Allow the call of His heart to penetrate your own.

Don't resist.

Don't turn away.

Let His voice be all you are attune to.

Follow the sound of His heartbeat.

Draw near to the sound of His voice.

Step out of the darkness and into the light of His love and grace.

Come into His very midst.

For this....

Misty mountain path
{Photo Credit}

 is real life.~


  1. This is when I feel whole. When I feel complete. When I feel peace.
    Thank you Stacey. Your legacy WILL live well beyond your death here to help others stay close to God. Hugs

  2. My Heart has gone out to you ever since I found your site here last week, when I need it the most, I found comfort for my own self here where I have found someone I can relate too and know I am not alone.
    Thank you for your faithful post and staying strong in The Lord.

    This was a Beautiful post, just as your others have been as well.


Thank you for leaving a "heartprint" of your own.