"Courage is grace under pressure."  (Ernest Hemingway)

These two were the Essence of Courage this week.
I was blessed to be a witness.
They LIVE courage.  Not only when observed by others,
but quietly in the day-to-day challenges of their lives together.
This (grace), I know, is their secret....

♫He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials He multiplies peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
Fear not that thy need shall exceed His provision,
Our God ever yearns His resources to share;
Lean hard on the arm everlasting, availing;
The Father both thee and thy load will upbear.
His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.♫
(Annie J. Flint)
I love you, Dad and Mother.

Update:  My mother is back at home.  They will probably not be
very happy that I've gone public with their experience...
but I decided it was worth sharing.


  1. I hope and pray she is doing better ~ How blessed they are to know that when we have come to the end of our own resources, that God's have only just begun! And how blessed you are to witness this Godly heritage.

  2. thanks for sharing..going to share Annie's message on my fb page..will see if I can find it sung on you tube somewhere.....

  3. What a blessing to know that they are relying on His grace! Yes, truly a blessing!

  4. I love that song! My mother in law is this kind of person as well!

    How blessed we are to have their example!

  5. Definitely worth Sharing my Friend! It has Ministered to my Soul and Spirit at just the right time in fact and been a Powerful Testimony of Love and Faith in Action!!! I Hope you don't mind that I've copied and pasted the Beautiful Song, it made me cry, but in a good way! I'm going to add it to Today's Post and provide the Link here so that others who may need Strength and a Beautiful Testimony this day can Receive it as I have. I Thank you and your Lovely Parents! And you thought you had no Words! *Winks*

    Blessings... Dawn... The Bohemian

  6. As a parent I think they would be so happy to read of their testimony of grace under fire to you, Rebecca. Such a beautiful couple, I will pray for continued healing for your Mom, and am so thankful she is home.
    Blessings, Sue

  7. Sweet song and sweet parents to inspire us all.

  8. Hi Rebecca,
    Glad to hear your Mom is back home and hope she is doing well. How blessed you are
    to have such living examples for parents. Great testimony! and hope they are blessed by your post..............

    Will pray that your Mom is well again really soon.
    Blessings, Nellie


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)