Spring remodeling and a new look are happening in The Wilderness Place.

Dearest Reader,

We’ve been meeting here for some time, sharing our struggles while attempting to find firm footing in our ever-changing lives. I refer to this as The Wilderness Place for a reason. We are exiles living in a foreign land of brokenness and pain, clinging to our ever-present God.

“I am a resident allien on earth; do not hide your commands from me.” Psalm 119:19 (CSB)

I am serving my time in the wilderness of chronic disease.

Your wilderness may look different. However, whatever your struggles may be, I have come to believe together we can Redefine the Wilderness.


Three things.

By sowing seeds of time in God’s Word, we can redefine the wilderness.

God’s word is a lamp unto our path. His word brings hope where it feels hopeless. His Word is a comfort in our pain.

The Word will bring peace where there is none, joy when life feels joyless, strength in your weariness, and so much more.

Sowing seeds of God’s Word in your heart will always return a harvest.

“So my word that comes from my mouth will not return to me empty, but it will accomplish what I please and will prosper in what I send it to do.” Isaiah 55:11 (CSB)

We nurture the seeds of His Word in our hearts and streams of Living Water will flow through dry and desolate places.

Nurturing through worship, prayer, and spending time in his presence. We cultivate a harvest when we set aside a time and a place to spend time with God and in his Word.

“Jesus said, ‘Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again. In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up in him for eternal life.'” John 4:13&14 (CSB)

When we have invested time in the things of God and His Word, serving him and remaining faithful, we began to bear fruit.

“Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me.” John 15:4&5 (CSB)

That is how we redefine the wilderness; remaining, abiding, sowing, nurturing and bearing fruit.

This is a new chapter for us, therefore, I have invested in spring cleaning and remodeling. My hope and prayers are that you will find this to be a place where you will pull up a chair and sit a spell.

I hope you enjoy the changes. If you are new in this place, look for new posts weekly when you sign up and together we will Redefine the Wilderness. 

Your Wilderness Guide,

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I’m blessed to serve you in this place, to guide you through your wilderness as I journey through mine. I picture you across the table, hands wrapped tightly around your cup, sharing life, and laughter, and tears. As I share with you, my daily struggles, I long to hear what yours may be. You can do that by commenting below or reaching out to me at tlmashburn@yahoo.com. 

PS: My first book, Mornings In The Word is available now. Order your copy today.