Perhaps you’ve been heartbroken over the decisions of a loved one?
Perhaps your pain is so great you only have strength to move from your bed to the sofa and back again?
I’ve learned that depression is not all bad, in fact it can be productive. A friend who has lived with depression told me that she uses that time to ask God what she is to learn during this darkness. He has been faithful to respond.
So, as I lay in God’s green pastures and quiet waters, I made friends with depression and asked my LORD and Savior to teach me. And He did. He brought a person into my Al-Anon group who listened to my story with understanding and compassion. When it was his turn to share, he shared five life-changing points that he learned from a 80+ year-old lady. They flamed my flickering hope into flames of victorious faith. So, I’ll share them with you.
Pray for the courage and strength
to walk away and
for peace in the midst of it.
As you can imagine, this was grueling – to pray for and to do. But, God moved and showed me clearly that this was what I had to do.
Joshua 1:9 kept popping up in my readings and in sermons at church. Notice the similarity of the wording.
This was no coincidence. God moved even more, to confirm that this step had to be taken - for my own good and for the good of my dear loved one.
To be continued.
Stitching with LoveCIL Squares
The current CIL Block Drive will be using blue colors. I've pulled this fabric and will be making them soon!
Comfort Dolls are given to the brave women in domestic violence shelters. The originator, Pat Winters, gave me permission to make them for cancer patients. They will now have a little softie to comfort them as they go through various tests, treatments, effects of chemotherapy and the year after treatment. Very little fabric is needed for these dolls. It could even be considered a scrap project. They are quite simple - as you can see by the pattern I drew out on Pattern Ease.
Here's the fabrics I've chosen!
I'm off to sew now!
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