…You allow breakages, so You can rebuild.
…You allow wounds, so You can heal.
…You allow me to walk in darkness, so that I see Your light.
…You allow me to be confused, so I seek Your truth.
…You allow me to be empty, so You can fill me.
…You allow me to be lonely, so I can see what a friend You are.
…You allow me to learn hard things, so I can be a gentle teacher.
…You allow me to be void of feelings, so I learn to live on day at a time.
…You take away my future plans, to teach me to live one day at a time.
…You allow me to see the futility of life, so I will see that everything is loss compared to the surpassing value of knowing your Son Jesus Christ, my Lord.
I hope that you will NOT be disappointed that I chose to share something spiritually based. I will offer no apologies. I plan to share other personal thoughts and poems with you from time to time. It is my prayer that you will be blessed by the words that I feel the Lord wants me to share.
In the past few weeks, I have been blessed beyond measure by another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator that I “met” through a blog. I just “happened” upon her blog, but I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was a “divine intervention” and that God was with me, even though I was on the computer. This lovely lady is a pastor’s wife, and has ministered to me in a special way these past few weeks.
The poem above is currently on my bathroom mirror where I can see it first thing each morning, and as I retire at night. I pray that you will be blessed by its message and reflect upon its words in the week to come. I am not able to share the details of what is going on right now with my foster baby on this public forum. However, the pain of caring for a baby for 15 months and then having to let go is upon us. This will be a challenging time for our family. We have walked this road before, but the pain is NEVER easy no matter how many times we experience it. I know that God will continue to teach me so many lessons in the weeks to come. He will allow me to experience many difficult times to make me a better and stronger Christian. He will build character in my life. I pray that I will use these things that I learn for only one thing……….TO GLORIFY GOD!
I have also experienced many personally painful circumstances in the last nine months that do not pertain to our foster baby. I have made it ONLY by the grace of God……..and I know that God will see me through the future, too. May God bless those of you that stayed with me to the end.
And now for a little stampin’ project………these little bath goodies were purchased from Target’s Dollar Spot. I decorated them with some leftover scraps that I had from the Simply Sent Card Elements Kit on page 176 in our catalog. I have made several small projects using the scraps…..don’t we all have plenty of those??? The coordinating stamp set is called WOW FLOWERS…….an adorable little set on page 138 ($12.95).
The Simply Sent Card Kits will be on sale in October in celebration of World Cardmaking Day. Stay posted for an opportunity to purchase these kits at a 20% discount.
Have a great day! Dawn