Friday, April 15, 2011

Hope Springs Eternal...








This last week finds us with sunshine, flowers, extremely windy bike rides and hay-fever. :-P

There have been several more developments for loved ones in my life that are pretty big downers....
My older sis is due in 3 weeks and her midwife has become extremely ill and will not be able to do her birth after all....3 weeks to find and form a trusting relationship with a new midwife...yikes!!! Also, a bunch of financial stuff that stinks because they are really frugal and it's not due to them being frivolous or bad stewards with their money, just extenuating circumstances. Bleah.
We also have some other friends dealing with a difficult living situation and are having to scramble to find a new place to live, other friends dealing with some major financial difficulties....all around there is just so much uncertainty and worrisome situations. So much to pray about, so many people hurting, so much peace needed...what a glorious thing to know that He gives more grace, He has peace that passes understanding.
So we are praying and hoping and waiting on the Everlasting Arms.
As our dear friend reminded us a couple days ago, "I cannot be hurt more than I am loved". Somehow it will all work out, somehow things will be provided for. Even if it's hard and things must be given up or some things are lost...He will still provide for the needs.

Hope you have hope!

Lovies and Lyrics,


UPDATE!!! My sis met with a new midwife today and LOVES her, my sis isn't the type to form attachments quickly, (she's the cautious planner type) especially when she feels stressed or trapped but she said it was like they already knew each other and she has total and perfect peace about it. What a massive blessing. Whew! God is good, all the time.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In My Corner.














Skirt: Madras for UO (clearance, $7!!!!!!)
Shoes: Target

So many blessings lately (as usual), new friends that are encouragements to me, The Mr. continuing to be a solid and faithful friend, The Kidlet's curiosity growing by leaps and bounds. My life is pretty simple, cooking, cleaning, eating, laughing, serving The Mr., being served by him, biking, "splorging" (The Kidlet's version of Exploring) hiking, etc. I know nothing lasts forever and so I know that this time in our lives will pass, we may not always live here, we may not always have the schedules and the time that we have now, things change (which terrifies me) but I am trying to learn to simply be content with what God's given me today instead of worrying about what trial might be in my future (soooo immature of me, I know)
So here I am, basking in the delicious tranquility of my life today, trying to be a blessing to my family and friends and trying to glorify my beautiful
Creator who remains beautiful even when life might get ugly.

It's been a beautiful week though quite bittersweet, several deaths (made worse by the fact that they were people who thought there was no hope and took their own lives, my heart breaks for them and the families they left behind) a little sweetheart of a child in the hospital fighting for her life, another friend of a friend losing their Wife/Mother/Grandma yesterday. So much sorrow all around us but I cannot ignore that God remains good even in these times of sorrow. How foolish would I be to abandon my faithfulness to Him simply because life gets tough. That's like turning my back on The Mr. if something were to happen to his job.

I generally tend to keep my beliefs to myself here as I know it is a touchy subject for many but I cannot keep quiet something that means so much to me, I hope that this doesn't push people away because it isn't my intent, but even if it does I cannot lie about who I am, because this really does make me who I am, not something I just kind of believe when it is convenient. All that said as a disclaimer to this....a friend sent me this yesterday when I told him it had been a sorrow-filled week...

"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation , that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ."
2 Corinthians 1:3-5

I hope that perhaps that might encourage and up lift you in some way today.

Lovies and Longing,