Friday, February 18, 2011

Learning Life's Lessons

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thess 5:18

My books arrived with the mail this afternoon. Funny how I ordered several copies last week and then found myself face to face with "One Thousand Gifts" again this week through my sister in law. She is counting gifts on Facebook and must have started reading this book somewhere along the way. It took me a little bit to realize her posts had been encouraged by the book I had just ordered. My own curiosity had been sparked by something different, a blog I was introduced to several months back. A Holy Experience comes to me in my email though I must confess, in my own unwillingness to take the time each day, I have not been an avid follower and I have missed the blessing.

Encouraged by the touch of a Savior who loves me, who never gives up, One who hears the cries of even the most stubborn of His children, I am being made new. It is He who gently, unwraps the clenched fists (I read about them in another book last night...), and it is He who calls us to be thankful in all things. I believe my heart is now willing. Please forgive my bouts of tantrum and whining. Thank you for your prayers. The journey has really just begun...


  1. I don't know why, but when I pray for you I pray you, your mom, and the rest of the household are covered in "Holy Spirit oil," that allows things done or said to slide right off. It's thick, durable oil that can take a lot of hits. I think it would help with clenched fists too.

  2. :)
    Yes, Sherri, I believe it would.
    Thank you.

  3. I have been praying for you too, and I have even asked my small group too. That book sounds like one that I would love to read.

  4. I have a copy for you then, Rachel.

  5. So excited for you...may the blessings start pouring in!

  6. Actually...I had heard about that book a few weeks ago on another blog too. I had considered ordering it. I could use some new perspective.

    Praying for you too.

  7. Priscilla, I have one left for you. :)