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"Persevere!"

 

February 1, 2019 | View PDF



Hi Friends! I hope this second month of the new year is finding you well. As a rule (my own rule), I tend to not share deeply personal stuff publicly. At the beginning of the year, God laid on my heart to share a post on social media about challenges that my husband, Brian, and I have been and are currently facing. I feel as if these words flowed straight through me. I just had to keep up with typing! Isn’t God awesome?!?!

Although, no details are shared, I feel that many people can relate to this powerful message. So, with Brian’s blessings and without further a due, here we go….

“The past several years have tried to break us...much loss, pain, sadness, illness...such a spirit of heaviness. Some still too difficult to share. As Brian and I have walked through this difficult season in our lives, we have found out who is truly for us and has our backs. We have also met some pretty awesome people along the way. We are truly grateful for all of those who come along side of us to lend an ear, say a kind word of encouragement, lend a shoulder to cry on and so much more. Each of you are very special to us. We, also, have been reminded that there truly is a silver lining in every challenge....even if you have to look real hard for it sometimes.

Just like the caterpillar changes into a beautiful butterfly, I feel that perhaps all that we have been through serves as a catalyst for change in our lives....like a becoming or unveiling or maybe even an awakening so that we can live our best lives yet! May the tears of the past be the harvest of our future.

Some of you reading this may be able to relate. Please know that you are not alone. May we all have blessings of faith, hope, peace, joy, and love now and always ❤️”

Thank you for allowing me to share these heartfelt words. My hope is, just as I do, you too will find encouragement.

James 1:2-4 tells us, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

Many Blessings & Much Love!

 

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