Sunday, August 22, 2010

She Said It Well

Mona was one of you who checked in on me in my absence. She left this comment!
Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...
My goodness! Where on earth have you gone. I, myself am struggling with blogging. Sometimes life just seems to overtake you and you MUST give it your full attention...

Jump over and visit her. Life is really dealing her some blows.
But yes that is absolutely right...sometimes just life takes our full attention! I like how she said that!

So many are dealing with overwhelming issues. I love the simple pleasures found in the summer wildflowers, herbs and weeds that seem to be bring havoc to the ones who are suffering with seasonal allergies.

I simply could not resist taking a photo of the lacy green fronds of this green rag weed. Although it my mind I could hear my son and husband sneezing as they worked around it.

So if you are struggling with seasonal allergies or terminal illness or fractured relationships or job loss or any of the other things that life can bring your way, I just wanted to come by and leave you with a scripture that has encouraged our family this summer.

The New Testament Second Corinthians Chapter 4 Verses 7 through 10


We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles but we are not crushed. We are perplexed but not driven to despair. We are hunted down but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.

I hope this is encouraging to you also for whatever you may be going through and you've had a restful Sunday.



Esther said...

Rachel, what a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, pictures and the scripture verse. It is very encouraging!

Love, Esther

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rachel, Esther is right. This is a beautiful post and I way you ended it with that beautiful quote says a lot about you.
What a strong woman you are!

You touched my heart when you chose to quote me. What I said is true...sometimes we must give our full attention to "Life"...

So many of us out here are going through daily trials that we never share with other bloggers because they are just too personal...and this is a very public forum.

My very best to you and your family...and sending you a big hug!
I hope your weekend was peaceful.

Claudia said...

Dear Rachel, so good to hear from you again. I think we are all being tested by life lately. Your scripture selection is beautiful. Take care, my friend.


FrancisMoore said...

I have missed you.

Stella said...

What an encouraging quote. Thank you.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rachel...every moment DOES count. Just remember this experience next time and when an opportunity comes along again to make someone smile and feel appreciated...just DO IT!
Don't wait.
Everyone has regrets..and every regret is a know? Joe understands. Believe me. Just always remember him.
You are a good person, Rachel, and Joe knew that you appreciated him.
Hugs and love,