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Out of the ordinary

It was one of those moments when the Lord nudges my heart.

In need of new hardware for the grey buffet, we’d gone to Hobby Lobby.

I pray a lot when I’m there, because they have so many lovely things.

I’m always on my guard about what God would have me purchase, and not going with my own desires.

This time, I felt led to buy some pretty paper.

At first I couldn’t figure out why.

But I prayed again and got some.

It was later that the Lord brought to mind the reason.

Letters.

Due to our move and my inability to talk on the phone, I’ve been writing more letters.

Although, plain lined paper is useful it lacks “pretty”.

I’ve been praying about how to “pretty” up my snail mail.

The paper sat, forgotten until this week.

I’ve had a migraine for most of the week and have been resting as much as possible.

But as I felt better, I was able to make some cards and “pretty” paper.

I showed my hubby last night and his words really blessed me.

“…Honey, it’s these little things you do that bless people.”

Smiling, I lacked the words to express myself, but managed to respond:

“I hope so.”

Luke 19:17 NKJV — “And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’”

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for these kind words of my husband. Lord, I so want to be used by You to bless others. Lord, You know my failings. You know my restrictions. You are aware of every detail of every part. Please continue to use me as You see fit. Please help me to hear Your voice and to walk in Your ways. Lord, I don’t want to sin against You in anything, not thought, not word, not action. Please hone my heart and help me to walk in Your ways. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Writing letters

Some I’ve received and some ready to mail.

It began this summer.

A dear friend, sent me a beautiful handmade card.

Inside, she suggested we write to one another.

She was aware of my struggles, wanted to keep in touch, and she doesn’t text or email.

It’s been lovely.

Among the bills and junk mail, I get an old fashioned letter.

She doesn’t always write in a beautiful hand-made card, but it doesn’t matter.

It’s the personal touch, the time and thoughts and love.

And it’s been inspiring.

Talking on the phone isn’t something I do well these days.

Either I’m busy with homeschooling or my asthma sets limits.

So, I’ve been writing letters.

Especially, to my mom and sister.

They’ve kindly been taking the time to write back.

This week I was blessed to receive a letter from someone else.

She was writing in response to my Christmas card.

How fun!

Of course hand writing letters isn’t easy.

There’s no spell check to automatically fix my errors.

There’s nothing to prevent me from using poor grammar or poor penmanship.

Yes, I’ve started writing and thrown them out, only to begin again.

At first, I was critical of all my efforts.

But the Lord reminded me of what’s important.

It’s not the handwriting, the grammar, or the lined notebook paper which makes the letter.

It’s the love, the content, the sharing of ideas and emotions and day to day things.

It’s also the time.

In this fast passed instant world, putting pen to paper is an effort.

But a very worth while one.

Infact, I am so glad God has encouraged me to take the time to do this.

And it reminds me of Scripture.

I’m so glad the Apostle Paul took the time to pen letters or dictate them.

I’m thankful for the letters written by John, James, Peter, and others.

The Holy Spirit inspired words bring such joy, peace, and perspective.

Hebrews 13:15 NKJV — Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

Today, I’m praising the Lord Jesus for both the spoken and the written word!

May He be glorified!