Thursday, August 2, 2012

just breathe



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  1. <3 2 Timothy 1:7 Hope you feel the comforting power of the Spirit

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    1. Thanks for being such a rock, for me, Mane! xo

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  2. Oh, I am so sorry. I know exactly how you feel. My husband was laid off 2+ years ago and still hasn't found a job. It's amazing the kind of peace that comes from these kinds of trials. I'm sure everything will work out. (You've got a missionary! The Lord will take care of you.)

    Hugs!

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    1. Lindsey, thank you for this kindness.
      A big hug to you, too!

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  3. Emily - Here is a quote from one of my favorite saints. I hope it will bring some measure of peace to you and Keith right now:

    Do not look forward in fear
    to the changes of life;
    rather, look to them with full hope
    that as they arise,
    God, whose very own you are,
    will lead you safely through all things;
    and when you cannot stand it,
    God will carry you in His arms.
    Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
    the same everlasting Father who cared
    for you today will take care of you then and every day.
    He will either shield you from suffering,
    or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
    Be at peace and put aside
    all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

    --St Francis de Sales
    (from a letter to Mme de Granieu)

    Blessings -
    Teresa

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    1. Oh, Teresa

      This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever read. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with me. I'm going to record this in my journal to refer back to often. Thank you for your kindness to me.

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  4. Oh, I am so sorry...
    our family is going through the exact same thing (happened early June), so I will pray with understanding.

    God is your refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.

    Grace to you...

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    1. Thank you, sweet Daniele!
      My heart goes out to you in your own challenge.

      "God is your refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble."

      What comforting words to lean upon.
      xo

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  5. Hey Emily! I'm so sorry to hear this news! (I read your blog regularly and love it by the way.) What does your husband do? Programing of some sort? Blake works for the church and loves it. He's a web developer. Does your husband do web or software programing? We can keep an eye open where Blake works.

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    1. Siouxzy! Thank you for being here!

      Thanks for leaving this kind note, and for the ideas. I'm sure he'll be looking there. I'll let him know that Blake might have a connection.

      Take care. xo

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  6. Just breathe.

    I wrote just about the same thing yesterday. Only we're still waiting to hear the final verdict on my husband's job. I am sorry this is happening but I am so very glad you have faith and trust that God has control of it all. That's what I am desperately trying to hang on to myself. Praying that God shows His amazing grace and power to you in the midst of all of this.

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    1. So amazing that we both titled our posts the same thing, at the same time, and that we both (possibly for you) are experiencing these types of challenges. Thank your for reaching out to me and for these comforting and strengthening words. Thank you for being here.

      You'll be in my thoughts and prayers!

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  7. emily - the emotions you must be feeling. your steadfastness to your faith is amazing.

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    1. Oh, Friend!

      Thank you for always being there for me.

      xo

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