Hi friends– If you’ve been reading here for a while you know Larry and I are going through some difficult life circumstances (that I really can’t spell out here). It’s going to go on for a while and while I would never say, “Yes let’s do this again!!,” it’s been a blessed time in many ways for us.
When friends and family started to come around and encourage us, I started to keep a notebook– words of love and strength from friends, from the Bible, texts and notes and things I read… One friend texted me every morning for weeks last summer with fortifying thoughts and I wrote those all in the notebook. Plus I listed over 50 people who told us they were praying with us.
All these notes are a joy and a picture of of God’s care for us. I love reading over the pages. Here’s a few things from the notebook:
“In order to realize the worth of an anchor, we need to feel the stress of the storm.” –Corrie Ten Boom
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” — I Peter 4:7
“Everybody has stuff– No one gets a stuff free life” — my friend Betty Key
“A season of suffering is small price to pay for a clear view of God.” — Max Lucado
“Love you guys and so sorry you have to go through his, but we are praying something good comes of it” — text from Joanne
“Nothing escapes the hand of God, especially when it involves his beloved, you. xo” — text from Debbie
“Some advice from “Finding Nemo,” –Just keep swimming!” — text from Jenon
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you with his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” — Zephaniah 3:17
“Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.” — Psalm 86:3-4
“I lie awake at night thinking of you, of how much you have helped me, and how I rejoice through the night, beneath the protecting shadow of your wings.” –Psalm 63:6-7
There’s more in the notebook, but I just wanted to say what a help and strength all words have been. So thankful.