Monday, October 27, 2008

Hope, from a dear friend

One of my best friends sent an e-mail filled with words of profound hope. I want to share with my blogger world, in hope, that it will encourage you in the way it has blessed me.
Lamentations 3 21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: 22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." 25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
Psalm 34 17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
2 Corinthians 4 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
You are such a special creation. God has blessed you with so many gifts that you have used for Him and that He will continue to use through you. I know that this season of being a mom is tough. It is a constant shaping of ourselves and a constant opportunity to serve. Be encouraged! He has loved you with an everlasting love!!! In Christ, Kelly
Thank you Kelly.


Tony C said...


I'm stealing this send to someone I know needs it today (but I'll give Kelly credit).

Thanks for the post.

swallowingamoose said...


Consider this your invite!! Hope you'll join in with us!

I am looking for as many people as we can find that would like to participate in a bloggy "Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving." I dreamed this idea up as a way to give thanks to the Lord for His work in each of our lives by sharing our testimonies with the world wide web on Monday, November 24, 2008. That's the Monday before Thanksgiving guys! Many of you may choose to leave that post up for the entire week and I encourage that. My prayer is that this sharing of our testimonies will not only encourage each other and give Glory to our Lord but also to those who happen upon our blogs.

For more info on how it'll work go to:
(That reads "The Mouth Behind the Moose".

Hope your testimony will be there too!!

Grace & Peace,
Heather Twitchell
Swallowing A Moose

Just To Praise Him... said...

Hey. It is great being a first time momma, isn't it? I have three children 13, 11, and 7 and I love all three but there was nothing like seeing everything through the firstborn's eyes for the first time. Enjoy every minute of the miracle of the gift of kids. I know it gets really tough but if God did not think you strong enough and capable enough He wouldn't have given you the responsibility. He thought you very capable and what a beautiful boy He gave you!! Have a wonderful night...