Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Morning Musings

Good morning all, So girls, how was your Mother's Day? I pray that you had a wonderful day filled with lots of love. My girls and their families had planned to come over for breakfast yesterday but alas one family came down with the most horrid cold so they had to cancel. It was still a blessing to have our youngest and her family over. Both daughters and their families chipped in and bought me a Weeping Cherry tree for the back yard. I've always loved these trees, had them in Ca. and so glad to have one here. After breakfast, we planted the tree and then headed out for a nice walk as the weather was fabulous. About lunch time, after our loved ones had left, hubby and I headed to the hospital-specifically the Hospice unit-and visited with our dear Barbara. She was somewhat alert and I was able to tease her about going to Italy to film Moma Mia with a well known actor. She had yes to that; you see this has been one of her favorite movies and just two weeks ago we watched it together. Although we didn't stay long, I was able to quietly pray for her and tell her how much the Father cherishes her as well as the rest of us. My plan is to go visit her every day that she has left, as long as I'm not intruding on the family being with her. Her daughter flies in tomorrow for a visit-one last hug so I'm not sure whether I'll get a chance to get up there or not. Her daughter and I have gotten to know each other through blog land and it has been a special bond that we've shared. I feel very connected with April-guess it is the momma in me, knowing I'd want someone to love up on my girl if the situation was reversed.
Today thoughts are floating around in this head of mine about God's grace. When you are walking through the valley of the shadow of death and a believer, you know the Word and words said by well meaning friends often come out very hollow sounding. I know as I walked through this with my sister almost five years ago. But again this morning, I'm reminded that we aren't promised a cake-walk when we are believers but we are promised that He will never leave us or forsake us. We aren't promised a life free of trials and tribulations be we are promised that His grace is sufficient for us. We are promised that He will meet all of our needs through Christ Jesus and that the Spirit intercedes for us. We are promised that our Jesus has gone before us to prepare our home. We are promised that there is no sting in death, for He conquered death once and for all for us. We are promised that we will be united again and that we will see Him face to face. Oh what a glorious day that shall be! Does it take the pain away now, no, but it comforts us to know we have one who has made our way.
Cherishing His promises today.

6 comments:

  1. Noreen:

    Thanks for stopping by TRUTHSHARER today! It seems that you and I were doing some of the same things on Mother's Day.

    In the afternoon I visited my aging mother-in-law and also a younger man in his 40's who was abandoned by his wife and kids after he suffered a stroke - one after another and is now awaiting a kidney transplant. He had another stroke two weeks ago and cannot walk right now. I went there to read Scripture to him and selected Revelation 4 & 5 and Joshua 1: 1-9. I wanted to give him HOPE and courage to face what his life looks like right now. I assured him that God will give him His strength and grace for each day.

    You wrote:

    "We aren't promised a life free of trials and tribulations be we are promised that His grace is sufficient for us. We are promised that He will meet all of our needs through Christ Jesus and that the Spirit intercedes for us. "

    I said almost those exact same words to him too! It seems God was allowing you and I to share in some of His kingdom work yesterday - to offer up - the grace that was so needed for our friends and family!

    Bless you for your heart!

    Stephanie

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  2. Praising GOD..HIS grace is always sufficient.
    Hugs and prayers, andrea

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  3. You are just a precious friend and servant of Christ. Bless you for sacrificing your time to lift up your friend.

    Praying for you as you continue to minister to her.

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  4. wonderful post
    sp glad you got to share with her for awhile
    and that you had a great Mothers Day
    the weather was great for a park day..which we did (o:
    today is back to overcast.... oh well
    hope your Grands get well fast...mine have had coughs

    Your friend is so blessed to have a friend like you to share with and pray with.

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  5. Love the post!!

    Blessings.....

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  6. How neat that your daughters and their families gave you a weeping cherry tree---and then planted it! I have never seen a weeping cherry tree, but it sure sounds beautiful. I will have to see it sometime!

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