Aren’t these flowers beautiful? They’re right outside our bedroom window. What a gorgeous way to wake up!
Anyway, just a quick post for today (because hubby & I are headed out for a ‘date day’!) with a few links and other unrelated comments:
1. I’m writing a book. Actually, the book is finished, and I’m now in the process of trying to get it published. If you think of it, please pray that the right publisher would accept it and that God would be glorified through the words. The book is about how to respond biblically to physical suffering – the fruit of my own study as I respond to my lifelong illness, Wegener’s Granulomatosis.
2. If you haven’t checked out Good Morning Girls yet (the sister site of Women Living Well), you should. Starting Monday, we’ll be doing a 14-week study of the Proverbs 31 woman. Even better, they have a message board area where you can join other groups of women to study and discuss it together. I’ve never participated in a GMG study before, but I’m really looking forward to getting to know other women in my own stage of life (married, no kids) and digging into God’s Word together. And there’s still time for you to sign up!
3. If you haven’t yet seen this video (the story of Ian and Larissa), you need to watch it. It offers a powerful testimony of God’s love and mercy, and a beautiful picture of Christ’s love for the church. Also, be sure to follow the links at the bottom of the page to read parts 1-3 of their story in Larissa’s own words.
4. Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Mom’s out there! I especially want to thank my own Mom and my Mom-in-law for being such godly examples to their children, for being so incredibly faithful in prayer, and for being a great friend and listening ear whenever its needed. Love you both!
5. Finally, I want to offer one tidbit from this past week’s reading that has been playing over and over in my mind since I read it. And it’s a huge comfort, especially with everything going in this country (let alone the world) and with the uncertainties in our own personal lives. It’s a huge comfort – if you truly know your God:
“God is not man, that he should lie,
or a son of man, that He should change His mind.
Has he said, and will he not do it?
Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?”
For those continuing in the Blended Plan, here is next week’s schedule:
Sunday: 1 Kings 6-7, Matthew 7
Monday: 1 Kings 8-9
Tuesday: 1 Kings 10-11, Matthew 8
Wednesday: 1 Kings 12-13
Thursday: 1 Kings 14-15, Matthew 9
Friday: 1 Kings 16-18
Saturday: 1 Kings 19-20, Matthew 10