My poor poor neglected blog.  It has been far too long, but I must admit that I am glad it is my poor neglected blog and not my poor neglected husband or my poor neglected home…  Things were crazy during Christmas (three jobs is far too many), but that isn’t why I haven’t posted in forever.  And we went on a vacation with our family and enjoyed some sunshine, but that also isn’t the culprit. 

Every time I sat down to my computer and read your lovely blogs, I realized that I had nothing to say.  We’ve had the worst winter in a long time around here, but even worse than the freezing cold temperatures outside has been the temperature inside.  I’ve just been cold.  My heart has been cold and my joy some how managed to sneak away sometime in November and I just hadn’t been able to find it again. 

My pastor’s wife encouraged me to find a scripture that I could cling to and so here I share it with you.

Isaiah 43:1-3  But now, oh Israel, the Lord who created you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.  I have called you by name, and you are mine.  When you go through deep water and great trouble, I will be with you.  When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.  When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up.  The flames will not consume you.  For I am the Lord your God, the holy one of Israel, your Savior.  You are precious to me, you are honored, and I love you.”

I have been seeking and seeking and finally last week we had three days that felt like spring.  But even more important than the temperature outside, was the temperature inside.  The Lord gave me spring.  A spring that warmed my heart all the way to the middle.  And he topped it off with the most amazing sunset I’ve ever seen just as his little way of letting me know he was there. 

I don’t know what God’s plan is.  Some days my life feels upside down, but he has given me a new verse.  A new promise.

Psalms 29:11  The Lord gives his people strength.  The Lord blesses them with peace. 

I am truly a blessed blessed woman:)  Love you guys!  Thanks for making your blogs a bright spot in my day!

Spring…welcome back.

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