Small Potatoes

Sometimes we just sit and hold hands...
These days are some of the hardest and yet most precious days of my life.
It's OK.  Don't feel sad or sorry for me.
I wouldn't trade them for ANYthing.
So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18, The Message

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  1. Small potatoes, that is a true and brave thought.

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  2. No, I don't feel sorry for you. Instead I feel that you are truly blessed to be given this precious time with your mother. Even though it is hard to see her like this in this earth, you know that the celebration will be grand later on :0)

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  3. I only wish I had a morsel of your strength and faith.

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    1. Strength? I'm not sure about. that. Faith? If I didn't believe what those verses say, I'd be falling apart WAY worse than I am! )

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  5. Small potatoes, but ways for us to grow in God's grace. We certainly don't see the 'whole picture' in this life, but our hope will be fulfilled one day. Knowing my dear husband is with Jesus, just on the other side of the veil, gives me peace and strengthens me in this journey of widowhood. God gives me strength daily to walk this walk, without Him I would be a basket case.

    Love, hugs and prayers for you and yours at this time dear Rebecca ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Oh, Lorraine! How well you know! "Not a day goes by without His unfolding grace...." Sometimes we see it. Sometimes we don't. But it is always there.

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    2. Just had to add this quote i saw on Twitter (Paul David Tripp) "Emmanuel is always with you. Even in those moments when he seems distant and silent he blesses you with sovereign care and daily grace." SO true!

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  6. This time in your life with your mom and dad is difficult as you say a long good bye. You are blessed to have such loving parents and they are blessed to have you. The life cycle is coming full circle for you and for me. Without God...how do people do it?

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    1. I have NO idea (how people do it). I am blessed.

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  7. I read your words and all the precious comments from your Christian friends...sisters in Christ ...and what I would say pales in comparison. Just know you are loved and cared for and being wrapped in prayer and love.

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    1. .....but who's comparing? :)
      I DO sense I'm being wrapped in prayer and love.
      And I ♥ you, Debbie!

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  8. I understand this since I was just with my grandmother, at her bed side..as the Lord prepared to bring her home. Brushing her hair back and giving her water. A precious time the Lord allowed me to have with her. Hugs and prayers...I get this.

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    1. I KNOW you do, Janette ("Get this") ♥

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  9. I have been an orphan for many years, losing my Dad at 16 and my Mom at 27. I would give anything to have them here still. Thus I know what you mean by "precious".

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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    1. I fully appreciate the years I've had with them AND the present. I can't imagine having done life w/o them as long as you have been without your parents, Kathleen....

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  10. "But the things we can’t see now will last forever."

    AMEN!

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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)