You know, I've been surprised at how calm and peaceful I've been these last few months. Yes, there have been tears, but, for the most part, I've been walking in faith.
I like this sentence from Jana Alcorn's book, Don't Throw in the Towel, Hope Again! How can we grow our ability to handle disappointment? By leaning on our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ. It's only through Him that our strength comes.
I pray for His joy - which is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). Then, after my pain, trial, disappointment has passed, I can go on to comfort others with the comfort I have received from God (2 Corinthians 1:3-5).
After the trial, comes opportunities to testify to His grace and our victory through Him!
Morning Glory Blocks 8 - 9
Yes! Only seven more blocks needed for the Morning Glory quilt by Kate Spain that is my Mother/Daughter BOM! Here are Morning Glory's Blocks 8 & 9!
Current ReadsThe Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
|The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird|
Reading these two books was a deeply moving experience. I started The Nightingale as an audiobook, then switched to the hardcopy. I then began listening to While We Are Far Apart. Both books were about WWII, one taking place in America, the other in Europe. I was reading about the war from both perspectives at the same time! I was caught up in the stories, the characters as well as how they maintained their faith. Deeply moving and humbling.