Dear Sr. Mary-Agnes,

Scattered within the many notes of my journals I have written unannotated words of various bloggers & authors reminding me frequently how…

“We desperately need each other.” 

“Jesus never intended for us to live the Christian life alone.”

“The Lord God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suited to him.”

Genesis 2:18

Yet, so often I forget just how much I need others.

Certainly I know that we need to live our lives out with others & throughout Scripture God tells us to “lift one another up!”

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding… “

Colossians 1:9

Indeed, “we need one another to get through this life.”

Most especially God tells us to pray for one another.

“that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

1 Timothy 2:1-2

Undeniably, He would not tell us to pray for one another if he didn’t intend to answer those prayers.

Continue reading “Dear Sr. Mary-Agnes,”

Pass the road map, please! 

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I have discovered many things over the course of the past one & a half years.  About myself, about my family, about my friends, and most especially about my God.

I am grateful for each lesson.

I am proud of each person.

I am humbled by a Saviour who bends down toward us to say,

“I have walked where you are walking.  I too have been spit upon, mocked, ridiculed, shunned, and judged.  I too stood before them silently as they lied and the crowd jeered.  I too was misunderstood, defamed, and portrayed as the evil one.  And like you, I took the blows despite knowing the Truth.  All for one purpose.  To fulfill the Will of My Father.” 

Man says…

“Arrogance! Righteous!”

arrogance:  1.  making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud.   2.characterized by or proceeding from arrogance, or a sense of superiority, self-importance, or entitlement.

righteous:  having or characterized by a certainty, that one is totally correct or superior.

God teaches…

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”  St. Paul, Hebrews 11:1

confident assurance :  To declare ourselves a people of faith; to be a people who believe in Jesus and in His message; means taking a stand, making a decision. It means deciding that our inner support in life is the good news of the gospel and then acting on it.

Faith is an essential element of life and of living. It is the key to who we are as Christians. More than brains, beauty or brawn, it is faith that gives us drive and direction like the great people of faith St. Paul writes about in Hebrews, chapter eleven.

 

I cry out…

“I may not understand your plan Lord, but I do know it is Your Will that we serve you in this way.  Our family’s discernment to act in a way most pleasing to YOU, by sacrificing our defense over what other’s are professing, strengthens our Trust in You.  It would be so easy to share the information necessary to clear doubt, (as there are always two sides to a story.)  But we are accepting this cross you have asked us to carry in an effort to protect those who may be harmed.  Man may never understand but we Thank You for knowing what our hearts are truly made of.  We know that we will one day be judged accordingly. Lord, we continue to pray for those who persecute us; please watch over them, as well as those who may be partakers with them, and grant them our blessings.  And though we have fallen out of grace from a few, may we continue to earn the merits necessary to enter Your Heavenly Kingdom; for it is the only prize we seek to obtain.”  

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hugs n’ a promise of eternal blessings! 

(Psalms 62 & 63)

To My Friends: Love, by Gods definition never harms another & certainly doesn’t tear others down… I know what you say about hurting ourselves “by our silence” is true, because “if people are only hearing one side what else is there to go on?”  But this is by MAN’s standards & judgement.   By GOD’s standards may He be well pleased!😀 (And isn’t that the only thing that matters?😉) love you all!!!