Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I was cleaning out my gmail inbox and found this from my dad...he wrote me this sweet, spontaneous poem and emailed it to me in October 2009. I cried a little when I re-read it.

Saw your picture
Thought of you
Took you to His throne of grace

Asked His blessings
On your life
(And) that you'd find your place

In His great and perfect plan
A happy home, a loving man

What a treasure
You will be
To that lucky mate

So keep on praying
And believing
Good comes to those who wait

Help me to believe that my life will be blessed by you, Lord! Thank you for this reminder of your love. If an earthly father can have these thoughts towards his daughter, I'm excited to know what my Heavenly Father thinks of me!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I felt impressed by this verse, although I am not really mourning right now (that I know of). Either God wants me to just know this for the future or he wants me to share it for someone else to know now, so...here's what God says:

"I will comfort those who mourn, bringing words of praise to their lips. May they have abundant peace, both near and far," says the Lord, who heals them. -Isaiah 57:18-19

It just struck me that for us to speak words of "praise" while we are mourning is quite the non-natural reaction! Mostly it's more towards the direction of pity parties, hopeless talk and complaining. Maybe even anger. Thus, only God can lift us from a place of sorrow and bring healing. It's only by his power that this is possible. That's why he's the best friend we could ever encounter. He truly brings peace and comfort to the soul (this makes me think of that book series: Chicken Soup for the Soul, for the Troubled Teenage Soul, for the Mother's Soul, etc, haha).

I've experienced God as Comforter, and it's so much different than just a momentarily nice thing a friend does for you or says to you, though those gestures are needed too.

Thank you God for the true comfort and peace you bring to those who will seek you. I pray you bring both to my readers today in a supernatural way. And throw in some JOY and PRAISE too please. :)