Tuesday, November 09, 2010

In Other Words--Just a Few Words

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Dull days, grumpy kids who have not been able to get out in the garden, and the continuing healing from emotionally difficult year (or two) was conspiring against me. I wasn't really sure where/how/if I was accomplishing anything.

"I really love your new site design," came by email reminding me that the someone is reading. Although the change was mainly made to reflect my growing contentment, it made someone else smile. And that made me more content.

I spent the day talking to the wall instead of to the child I am supposed to be homeschooling. No one seems to listen when I speak.

"I actually read your site today," comes the words from someone that matters most. "It was good." Someone, somewhere hears.

I hold this dream of writing my book someday. When the children are older and less hands-on needy. When, when, when...

"I know some people who publish. Maybe they can give you some guidance as to where to take this." Someone who doesn't laugh at my dreams, but guides toward real advice.

Just a few words is all that were written or said. But they were manna to this weary soul.

What wonders a bit of encouragement can do! It’s one of the most awesome treasures God has given us – the ability to inspire, motivate, and reassure others.

~Barbara Johnson~

Father God, thank you for the encouragement you have sent through people's words in these weeks. Thank you for reminding me to hold those treasures close. Help me, in turn, to be an encourager to those who need to hear a word from you. Amen.

Deborah at Chocolate and Coffee is our hostess today. I pray you will be encouraged by the words of the participant writers. Please join the conversation!

2 comments:

Tami Boesiger said...

Manna. I like that thought. Encouragement IS manna to our souls. Praying for you this morning friend, that God will speed healing.

I also understand your frustration with writing and your family responsibilities. God's been impressing this verse on me lately. Maybe it will help you too.

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:14)

Love you.

Cindy said...

I think sometimes you are inside my messy mind.
Thank you for your prayers.
All Thru Him,
Cin