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Welcome home beloved,

warmest hugs!

Your Safe Haven

I write because it liberates me and I hope and pray that you feel the same way here.

Come, beloved!

This is a place where you can know and be known - a place to find refuge from the winds of the world and mend your sails.

May these journals, poems, and letters warm your soul, hear your cries, tap your shoulder, and above all, lead you to our safest haven.

May this blog reminds you that

you are not fighting hard battles alone.

Jesus is our Safe Haven!

To God be the highest glory.

Merrel Ya, journal buddy

Latest Writings

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To the woman who thinks no one is coming to save her:

Come closer, you're seen, heard, pursued, and loved more than ever.
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A Life Pleasing to God

The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs women who know how to do hard and holy things. 
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Hey little women,

The waiting season can feel long, but it might be a time for you to grow and blossom beautifully: to develop a closer relationship with God before others, to fully give your heart to Jesus before others, and to expand your horizon by taking a leap of faith.

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Inhaling His grace, for His glory

Writing has been my airbag since then, my safe haven. It is my way to communicate to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He always fills my empty cup and empty heart. I am a sinner and I don't deserve him but because God so loved the world, He gave his only Son that so whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believed is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. ( John 3:16-18)

I am saved by His amazing grace, through Jesus- I am a new creation, forever saved!

Merrel Ya

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Stepping out in Faith

Inhaling His grace and savoring the beauty of life. And I pray that my journals will transcend into the spaces that need them the most.

Meryl Villaruel

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