Chase The Shadows

God is good,

God is love,

I learned these truths when I was little.


His light surrounds me,

He watches over me,

I felt His presence from a young age.


I wanted to be good.

I wanted to please the God of the Universe.

I wanted to deserve His love.



So, I worked hard,

And tried to be good.

I felt his light behind me, like sun on my shoulders.

But shadows stretched out before me,

dark shadows as far as I could see.


So, I worked harder,

I tried to be better.

His light was always behind me,

His presence was always with me,

But the shadows were always before me,

dark shadows as far as I could see.


I worked even harder,

I tried to be better, perfect even.

Day by day the weight on my shoulders grew heavier,

My back and legs grew tired,

My heart was weary and sad.

No matter what I did, it was never enough.

I could never overcome the shadows,

dark shadows as far as I could see.


In desperation, I dropped to my knees,

buried my face in my hands and wept.

As tears rolled down my face I felt the warmth of God’s light behind me.

I cried with desperation,

“I’m sorry God.

I tried so hard.

I wanted to be good.

I wanted to deserve your love.

But I could never overcome the shadows.”


I felt Him gently touch my shoulder.

With empty hands and a broken heart,

I turned around,

I turned toward God.

His warm light overwhelmed me.

The glow of His goodness filled me with peace.

His love consumed me.


As I turned toward God there were no shadows, only light.


He whispered to me,

“You don’t have to work harder.

You don’t have to be good enough.

You don’t have to do it on your own.

I love you.

I have always loved you.

I am enough for you.

I have always been enough for you.

Turn toward me with empty hands and a broken heart.

You will find what you need right here.

I will surround you with my goodness and protection.

I will fill you with my love.

I will shine my light and chase the shadows away.


There will be no more shadows, only light as far as you can see.”

I’ve been thinking about Light and Grace these days. The Sunburst Diamond Ring captures light and hope with its handcrafted design.

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  1. I bought the sunburst ring because it made me happy. It made me think of the little girl I lost at birth and the little boy I lost at birth and my husband who was killed in an auto accident years ago. I’m not looking for pity or anything like that because I see the hand of God through my whole life. I have six beautiful grown children and nine grandchildren!!!! I’m blessed oh so blessed! I knew nothing of your story until now and I’m so thankful I know your story and have been reading about you and your wonderful family!!! It made my ring that more special! I now need the spinner!!! Blessing and prayers to you and your family!

  2. Thank you for your beautiful words. This is my testimony also. Are you the Lisa
    LISA Leonard associated with White Dresses in Huntsville?

  3. I just saw this for this first time and I apologize for my ignorance, hiwever, I dont know the story of your son? Is it?

  4. God wanted me to find your blog today and this poem. It spoke to my heart like nothing ever has. I sit here as a 65 yr old divorced woman with chronic back pain after several surgeries yrs ago. I spend many days in the word bcuz I need God so much. But being ashamed of my past would never let me enjoy His love & peace. This opened a door. Thank you so much.

  5. I absolutely love your designs! I was wondering if your ladies rings come in larger sizes? Like a 12 or 13?

  6. Thank you so much! You are truly an inspiration to all mothers, but especially to those mothers who deal with struggles similar to your own. I needed to read about the shadows and light and God’s grace today. Thank you for the beautiful reminder of God’s constant love for us. ♥

  7. The first time I saw your spinner ring i new I had to have one , I had a ring from Cartier that I wore and rolled and lost after a divorce..then the next few years I lost a brother younger than me , then my dad, then one of my older brothers all before 55 , so when the time is right I’ll bepurchasing a spinner with three rings and I’ll have my meditation ring back .

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