It’s true. Writing 31 days in a row – organically, with no scheduled posts is challenging. And I’ve given myself permission to do the best I can – seeing as I started last minute and all. And have been posting often at 10:30 at night when no one reads blogs – because normal people – most normal people – have gone to bed . . .
So, for those of you who either think a daily blog in your inbox is annoying, or for those who might be looking forward to words from me . . . a hearty: Thank You for grace! 🙂
Speaking of grace . . . if you are on Facebook, you might be enjoying the splashing of your memories on your news feed. They reminded me recently of a post I made a few years back on grace – so I created a graphic with it on. This photo is of my friend Holly who has been a grand gift of grace to me. Here she had shown up at my daughter’s house the day I was painting to help.
My friend Heidi came over on Friday for a lunch date. It lasted into the afternoon, and just before she left to pick up her kiddos from school, I got a text from my friend Nancy:
And so . . . that is my excuse for not writing Friday or Saturday . . . and Sunday. Because I had to catch up from being gone on Friday and Saturday. #grace
Here’s the story: #GodAnswersWhisperedPrayers
Two weeks ago a friend of Facebook had a give-away for four tickets to WOF. I entered but didn’t win. When I found out, I prayed a prayer, “Lord, I’d really like to go to Women of Faith, this being their final tour and all . . . if there is a way . . .”
. . . and I promptly forgot about that prayer.
That is, until I was on my way to the Excel Energy Center on Friday afternoon thanking God for such a fun surprise. And He reminded me . . .
My mentor, often encourages me to pray by reminding me, “You have not because you ask not!” [She’s a loyal King James user 🙂 ] in reference to Matthew 7:7
I know that often God says ‘no’ or ‘wait’ to my prayers for His good purposes. But there are the times that He just kind of kisses you with, “Sure Honey! Enjoy your gift!”
What might you have a longing for, but haven’t bothered to ask Him?