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Saturday, November 13, 2004



I HEAR you! You know I do. And I think you pegged it; the lesson is about both God's faithfulness AND your pride. During this time in our lives, I am marvelling at how many people God moved to give to us. Our own son, newly married and his wife paid our rent for the month of September. They have so many needs, but God told them to pay our rent. So, they did. It was a lesson for them, and for us. His provision. Our pride.

That's when I put that donation button up on my blog (which will come down soon). And someone I never knew sent us money. She and I became friends. My brother and his wife, who just had their first baby sent us money during a time when it seemed like we were going to go under, last week! I look back over the past couple of months and I marvel at how God has supplied our needs.

So do this, do NOT give into depression. DO NOT despair. Lookup passages about provision, and about blessing. Find the verse about "whatever has been stolen will be returned back to you multiplied." Find those Scriptures that speak to your situation, and speak them out loud and call on the blessings that are yours as a child of the King. It is both scary and wonderful at the same time.

Keep in mind, too, that you're not alone. I am praying and so are others whom God has moved to do so.

Oh, and after I just read all this to my husband, he suggested that you set up a button on your blog that your readers can donate money to help you out right now.


You read this to Hubby? Ulp! Does that mean I can say that I have 2 readers, now? LOL (Hi, hubby!)

First, thanks for your prayers, and the encouragement, as well as the reminders/ideas on how to stand through this.

About the donate button.... I'm taking it under advisement... thanks for the idea. I guess if nothing else, it would let me know if anyone's reading this, right?

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My Commitment

  • Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Hab. 3:17-18

Authors I enjoy

  • Angela Elwell Hunt
    Everything Angie writes is well-written. Not always easy to read, but definitely *worth* reading.
  • Anne McCaffrey
    One of the reigning queens of Science Fiction.
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Celia Hayes
    Celia Hayes is not only a favorite author but a personal friend. If you like historical fiction, especially thoroughly researched, well-written historical fiction about Texas, you need to read her books.
  • Dick Francis
  • Earlene Fowler
    If Benni Harper were a real person, I'd want to be her friend.
  • Elizabeth Moon
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy. LOVE her Deed of Paksenarrion, and her entire Heris Serrano/Esmay Suiva series.
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Kristen Britain
  • Louis L'Amour
    He wrote more than just westerns, people....
  • Madeleine L'Engle
    My all-time fave. Both her fiction and non-fiction are very readable, and always thought-provoking.
  • S.M. Stirling
    Time-travel/Alternate Histories.
  • Terri Blackstock
    Some of the best legal thrillers (for lack of a better term) I've read. Believable characters that it's easy to care about, as well.
  • Terry Pratchett

Other People's Musings

  • Blog - The Steve Laube Agency
  • HeroicStories
    "Restoring Faith in Humanity...One Story at a Time." True, not sappy, stories written by ordinary people about how other people have impacted their lives. Another e-newsletter created by Randy Cassingham, now published by Leo of From the website: Our mission is to publish examples of people being good to each other, to inspire similar heroic actions in others.
  • Joanne Jacobs
  • Mostly Cajun
  • My Online Photo Gallery
  • This is True
    Randy Cassingham's e-newsletter proving that "truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to make sense." From the website: This is True is a weekly syndicated newspaper column by Colorado humorist Randy Cassingham. True reports on bizarre-but-true news items from legitimate newspapers from around the world (never "tabloids"). Each story ends with commentary by Randy -- a tagline which is humorous, ironic or opinionated.
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