Happy Saturday!! We just completed our first week back to school after the holidays. I am grateful for how smoothly our week went and I hope yours did, as well. Today, my girls and I are headed to a friend's baby shower. Friends, celebrating new life, and tons of cheesecake….what better way to spend a cold Saturday afternoon?! Before we get on with the Saturday festivities, take a moment to be encouraged, touched, and challenged.
…Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. -Matthew 8:17
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. -Psalm 9:9
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. -Psalm 9:10
What does it mean, "till death do us part"? This. Right here.
I first "met" Kara Tippetts story when Ann Voskamp posted her letter to Brittany Maynard.
I checked in on Kara's blog the other day. All I ask is that you go over and read…and fulfill her desire:
Will you walk in grace with us to my last breath? Will you commit us to prayer? Will you trust Jesus that He knows the moments, He holds the moments, and He will take me away to the land of no more tears at exactly the right moment- and He will also shepherd and love my people after that last breath.
Do you have a teenage girl who would like a little bit of encouragement from another teen? Or maybe you just need some encouragement to keep trusting in God. I happen to know a sweet girl, who happens to be my daughter, who shared a jewel of wisdom this past week.
I might have mentioned that I had a date last night. It was wonderful!! My suggestion to you? Plan a night out with your spouse. If you can't do it tonight, get it on the calendar before you go to sleep tonight. Whether it's dinner, coffee, a movie, bowling, skydiving….do something together and focus on each other for a few hours!
Now, go! Have a fabulous weekend!!!