"Thank you for your trust, Robert. It means a lot to me. You're faithfully in my prayers."
"And I want to say again that I believe you."
"One or two does, maybe. Most don't. I guess it don't matter."
"It matters," said Father Tim. "It matters."
My sister highlighted this scripture (romans 12.12) to me a few days ago and its been in my mind since then.
Yesterday I was thinking, what if God had delivered Joseph (the guy with the amazeballs coat) out of the pit on day two, he would only have delivered one man but God said, wait, because he wanted to deliver many more.... Joseph's whole family and a nation!! We always want speedy results but God has a greater perspective.
That's why we need faith and steadfastness. I like what Beth Moore said once, 'When God says no, its actually for a bigger yes ultimately.'
We met when we were just kids, we talked for hours about travelling and big dreams, and what was up in the world! Your creativity, passion and dreams were colossal and I was just trying to look cool. The days became years and I have laughed with you, cried with you, been your greatest fan and a hard critic (sorry), prayed with you, learnt from you (so much), danced with you... and grown up with you. I wanted to root and you wanted to fly... I'm so glad we went your way.
I don't have your way with words (oh, the poems you wrote me) but I do have simple, true words -
I Love you and a very Happy birthday, to the most precious person I know!
With a clear (albeit cold) sky, we wanted to go for a invigorating Sunday walk, before the rains came again. For some reason we were giggling all the way... mostly because I wasn't being all that steady on my two feet. We saw ducks, guinea fowl, birds and fields full of lilies. Beautiful!
"If the Lord sets you to guard a lonely post in perfect stillness from all active work, you ought to be just as content as to be in the midst of the active warfare. It is no virtue to love the Master's work better than the Master's will."
Two of my dearest friends, Anthea and Louise came over yesterday afternoon for a light supper and overdue visit. Truly, what a hoot! We all agreed that we haven't laughed and screamed that hard in a very long time.
Butternut and sweet potato soup
and we all nibbled on Becca's pizza
Some crazy new style '30 seconds'
Lots of simultaneous catch up chatting and teasing
"A merry heart (lots of laughter) does good like medicine!" ~ Proverbs 17.22
"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; yet I say unto you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these... how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!