Friday, November 16, 2012

Things I'm grateful for on this Friday evening...


A fire in the hearth...


Sweet Jack being close by...



Gluten-free Brownies


Yet even as I sit in my comfortable Nashville home on this quiet evening, working on my next story, I'm praying for the people of Israel and about the escalating unrest in their country. About the bomb sirens going off continually and for those people already killed earlier today. I'm thinking of their families, and of the likelihood that the number of deaths will increase exponentially. And suddenly I'm far more grateful for my quiet Friday evening, and I wonder why I'm enjoying this while others are in such pain. And I'm reminded of how small and closely-knit this "big" world really is. 

I'm so grateful God is sovereign, and that Jesus knows all and sees all. And that the Holy Spirit is working in the hearts and minds of men and women in ways I can't even begin to fathom. I'm especially grateful for prayer tonight too, and how powerful even our weakest petitions can be, not because of our hearts but because of His.

Blessings, friends.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes I wonder why I am so blessed, have such a nice place to live and priviledges that so many don't have, not to mention salvation. When I wonder about that I feel like God reminds me that I don't need to grasp too tightly to these gifts...but share them with others, whether it be financially, with my time, with my words, etc. Your post is a good reminder to pray for so many of our brothers and sisters who are harassed, helpless, abused, and facing horrors that we can't imagine. I'm so grateful for His mercy on us! On another note, I've started To Whisper Her Name and I'm trying to take it slow and savor it : ). I know you put a lot of time and research into it and every detail just makes the book that much better. I know God is using you in a lot of ways to minister to others! May you be blessed! ~Stacey PS...I'm going to drop something in the mail to you next week via your PO Box. Hope it arrives before you and Kelsey head out! ; )

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