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Because you never know how God is…

…using your life.

Yesterday, I had to miss church.

Since my illness I’ve missed more than I’ve been able to attend.

At first, I was a little down cast.

I love going to church.

Fellowship with other believers.

Worshipping my Lord and Savior through beautiful music.

Being fed from the Word of God.

I took my sad, before the Lord.

Even in this, I have a purpose.


Quiet, with closed eyes, listening…

… letting go.

“Lord, I trust You. What would You have me do this morning?”

And it was a lovely morning.

Time in prayer and writing led to time listening to one of my favorite preachers.

One of the moments which really helped me occurred right after I surrendered my day to Jesus.

A family member, who knew I’d been struggling, had texted asking how I was doing.

I had to be honest and say I was getting weary of feeling poorly, but that I knew God was working.

The response melted my heart.

“It’s ok to be weary. When we are weak His strength shines through. I’m looking forward to hearing how the Lord uses your family to minister to others because of all this.”

Most days, I don’t think, “Wow God, how are You going to use all this to bless others?!”

But that text reminded me that God’s ways are far beyond anything I can see.

I simply couldn’t express how their text had blessed me.

As I listened to a wonderful teaching, God used a friend to bless my heart.

One of the thoughts the enemy tries to discourage me with is: “How are you serving God when you can’t leave the house?”

I know it’s from the enemy and I reject it.

Over and over.

Which means, that somewhere inside my heart, I’m still working on releasing my ideals of serving God.

So, the Lord showed me a new way to look at things.

My friend texted and asked for prayer.

She was going to be doing some ministry. Normally, she is a part of a team, but something happened to leave her on her own.

“Would I pray while she ministered?”


Before the ministry time came, she texted me that another lady had cancelled her engagement so she wouldn’t be alone.

I was thrilled.

And I joined their team in prayer.

Much later she reported how God had touched women and what a blessing it had been.

I was certain my reply couldn’t bring my friend the full understanding of how encouraged I was to be able to join them in ministry.

My heart was so full!

But God wasn’t finished.

When my son brought in the mail today, he handed me an envelope.

“Mom, you got a letter!”

I was surprised to see it wasn’t from any of my normal letter writing friends.

It was a beautiful card, which alone brightened my day.

(The picture is of this card.)

What was written inside did far more.

It spoke of God’s amazing ways.

How He has used circumstances to bless, encourage, and deepen the walk of my friend who had sent me the card.

Her words were filled with beauty and touched me in such an unexpected way.

She had sent to let me know how my blogs have given her blessing.

I didn’t even know she was a regular reader.

It came as a complete surprise to read what God is doing in her life.

And I wondered.

“How do I tell these three people how You have used them to touch me, Lord?”

Why not write a blog.

Smiling, eyes closed.


Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your incredible ways. Thank You for showing me, again, just how wonderful and faithful You truly are. Thank You for reminding me that I can’t truly see how You are working, I just need to rest in Your love and joyfully do the task at hand. Thank You for these three people and so many more. Thank You for my wonderful husband and children, and family who support and love me so much. Thank You for friends who feel like family, who pray and support all of us. Lord, I humbly ask that You use all of this for Your glory. That more may find peace through You, Jesus.

He knows every detail…

I was so blessed to get both the baby shower gift and our nephew’s birthday present finished in time!

God truly had every detail of these projects in His hands.

I didn’t realize just how much so, until the phone rang.

Asthma had kept me at home, so I wasn’t able to be there when my sister-in-law opened her gift.

However, she blessed me so much with a phone call after all the work of cleaning up the shower and then getting home and unpacking.

I’m sure she was super tired, but she called me anyway.

She wanted me to know how special the gift was to her.

Her grandmother had always knitted and crocheted things for the family.

She explained that the very same pattern I used on the baby’s sweater was one she remembers her Grandmother using in clothes for her.

It had really touched her heart.

It did mine too.

I only recently learned that specific crochet stitch and I was quite nervous about trying it on a gift.

Yet, I couldn’t get away from the fact that God wanted me to use that specific one.

Of course, He knew it would bless her.

Only God can work through such details.

Only God could have known what would bless my sister-in-law.

I’m so thankful He choose to use me to bless her.

He truly is in everything!

Even the details.

Praise the Lord!

A Horse and his boy

I’ve loved the Narnia books

since the summer my mom had us read them.

I don’t remember how old I was,

but I loved the entire series.

As a Mom,

I wanted my own children

to know the special world

of Narnia.

Again my mom was instrumental.

She bought us

the Radio Theatre Series.

Jase enjoys listening to these while we drive.

While we were on a longer drive recently,

I gave him permission to put in a CD.

He chose my favorite one.

It wasn’t my favorite as a child.

It took adulthood to truly appreciate the truth behind the story.

(If you’ve not read this book by C.S. Lewis I’d suggest it.)

Without giving away the plot,

my love of the story

rests completely in two things.

First, the boy, who seems to have nothing but sad or bad things happen to him, is actually right where he needs to be to fulfill a far bigger purpose than he could possibly imagine.

Second, throughout the whole adventure Aslan is guiding, directing, and protecting.

As a child,

I couldn’t fully appreciate

the beautiful story.

As an adult,

I am encouraged

and blessed

by all the circumstances,

which seem difficult and trying for the characters,

yet each is for the betterment

and eventually

the saving of a kingdom.

Only God can do such things.

I’m certain C.S. Lewis understood the truth behind these verses:

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NKJV
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”
James 1:2‭-‬4 NKJV

Because the same truths are in the story.

Whether I’m aware of it or not,

God is working,

and He’s never left me.

He’s right in the midst of all that is happening.

And I can trust that I will lack nothing as long as I remember,

He is with me.

God is awesome


“Rejoice in the LORD always. Again I will say, rejoice! ” Philippians 4:4

Some days it’s easier than others, but Jesus deserves all praise.

Not only did God create everything.

Not only did Jesus come as a man to pay our debt of sin.

Not only does He provide for every detail of life.

He cares for each and every individual.

He wants to comfort, guide, and walk with every single person every moment of their lives and mine.

I’m certain of this through God’s Word.

I’m a testament to God’s faithfulness.

Yesterday, I had a moment of supreme stress.

My husband called to inform me his bank card wasn’t working, he couldn’t return to his hotel room, where everything he and our daughter had including passport were, his phone was nearly dead and he needed me to get some money to him.

I realized that it being Saturday afternoon my options were limited.

I started praying.

I asked our Anne to pray.

Then started working on the problem.

Miraculously, God answered.

The entire thing was sorted in about 10 minutes.

Only God can work in such amazing ways.

Only God can give peace even when all looks bleak.

God alone is worthy of our praise because of He is awesome.

“Dear Jesus,

Thank You for stepping into our moment of need and bringing a quick resolution. Thank You for all the things You are doing, especially the ones I do not even know about it. You alone are worthy of all honor, all glory, and all praise!”