(Its a balmy 43 degrees this day 23 of January)
"… As you live in close contact with Me, the Light of My presence filters though you to bless others. Your weakness and woundedness are the openings through which the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shine forth …"
Jesus Calling, January 23rd
I'm immensely touched by the overwhelming response and sheer number of replies I received to my post on Wednesday. I've slowly tried to respond to most of them, and I am so sorry if I missed anyone or overlooked anything.
It often feels like the transparent and vulnerable thoughts and emotions that tumble out of me- come "through" me, rather than, "from" me.
And It feels like so many of us are having such a large conversation. From one comment to the next, it feels like a "Community" has grown.
So before I head into our very big weekend of hockey-
I just wanted to say-
from a deeply humbled and grateful heart.
Oh my sweet friend,ReplyDelete
Doesn't God have a way of declaring His glory through His sunsets and sunrises! You can just feel His majesty and presence. Your pictures, breath-taking. And His light shines through you, through your words and hurt and openness, touching me, touching us...radiating and teaching and sharing...that light. I know Him better because of how He works through you. What a gift.
So go have a blast at Hockey! Love every moment. Praying for stamina, and fun and being surrounded by love...for all four of you. Living each minute and day and week, ordinary moments, of your extraordinary life!
Love you to the moon and back, dear Vicky! To the moon and back!
Thankful for your sweet and kind words- always soothing to me and filled with love. I will be back soon to share all about our great hockey weekend :)Delete
Gorgeous, gorgeous skies! Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Thank you- it was such a great weekend- be back soon to share all about it :)Delete
Thank you for the splendorous skies and the palpable colors. Glad for your weekend. Praying for energy, and peace, and always, always for healing. Had another dear, dear friend diagnosed with cancer today - her second go round. My prayers are expanding. Love you, dear, sweet Vicky.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your friend, Robynn. Prayers as you help another go through this… its never ending so it seems. Love you right back, dearest one!Delete
I continue to keep you and Rick in my prayers.ReplyDelete
I breathe a little easier every time I see THIS… so thankful Katie!Delete
Love you. These pictures......oh, my....ReplyDelete
God's masterpiece… a rare treat in Minnesota in January. xxooDelete
I just realized my comment would be alot like Julie's above... :) Love you. enjoy this weekend and feel all or hugs and prayers comming your way...I like this community that was created because of 'who you are'!ReplyDelete
So sweet, Peggy Sue- much love to you!Delete
That there is a reality, regardless of what you and I believe is certain. You know I have struggled with the religion I was born into. That fact, and your enormous spirit has drawn me back again and again to your blog. In other times when I have wanted to feel safe and protected, I have sought out a counselor who was wonderful to me when I went through my divorce. He is religious, but not overbearing. He has been in the hospital on and off for many years. He had a rare blood condition that no one could identify. There were many complications that required surgery and during 2 of the surgeries, he died and came back. Why am I telling you this?....Sometimes I go and just sit with him because he is so calm about the many dimensions of reality. His perception is clearer than mine. He’s not quite sure why he is still here (doctors say his recovery is unexplainable). He would be fine with anything that unfolds for him. I guess I am telling you this because of the miraculous nature of his recovery, but also because while I don’t have the assurance he has, I have great confidence in him. One of the scriptures I remember from my upbringing goes something like this:ReplyDelete
…to some it is given by the spirit to know that Jesus is the Son of God…to others it is given to believe on their words...There are many Bible scriptures that refer to believing the words of those who have a witness of truth. What I hold onto is the human experience; the feeling I get when sitting with him or reading about the faith of others. I believe in you and your ability to live within God’s truth, whatever that might be. I pray for you in my own fashion. I hold onto the feeling I have when I sit with those who have a blessed assurance. God bless you.
Kass- I caught a few minutes of Eckhart Tolle talking the other day, and he would say that "awareness," of something bigger than ourselves, is akin to faith. And that feeling you describe, that can arise within us, he calls "God," but also thinks whatever we want to call it, is fine. I am very humbled, that you choose to just be here, with me, in unity. So thankful for the gift of YOU~Delete
Kass, I have to say..what you wrote was beautiful :)ReplyDelete
I agree...Thanks KassDelete
I agree...Thanks KassDelete
Thank you Peggy Sue and ARIE. I just went and looked at your blogs. I see kindred spirits.Delete
Not being a bible scholar per se, there is one verse that I think of often; not verbatim but this:ReplyDelete
My peace I give unto you, not as the world give I unto you, let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid for lo I am with you always.
Beautifully said, Sally. Amen- thank you for sharing that with us!Delete
Hope Rick feels better soon My Dad had shingles but on his leg.ReplyDelete
That man was unbelievable. Never complained.
I wish I could be more like him
Take care sweetie. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
The pics are beautiful just like you.