Did you notice anything different today?? My sweet and talented friend, Faith, designed this new look for me and I couldn't love it any more. Ya'll...let me tell you, if you ever want a new look for your blog, you know where to go. This girl has skills! haha I love everything she does. Thank you so much Faith for your awesome work!!
Today, in the business of everything, I had a few things happen that just reminded me how important it is to not get caught up in my own little world, but to remember to pray for and encourage others who need it. I hope I don't ever get too busy for the important things. Like these...
1-I got an e-mail today from a sweet friend of mine from church whose husband died right before Christmas. He was in his early 40's and now she is left at home to raise their three teenagers alone. She was talking about how difficult this first Christmas had been without him.
When I read her words, my heart just broke for her. I thought about how Christmas at our house was such a warm and happy time, but it wasn't that way for everyone. I don't want to ever get so caught up in my own life that I forget to lift up and encourage those who are really suffering.
2-I got another Compassion child today!
We have sponsored a child for about five years now, but we got another little girl today. She is only four and she lives in Ecuador. And talk about precious...I could just love her to pieces. Her sweet picture is on my refrigerator. I want to try to remember to pray for her every day and to do a better job of writing her letters on a regular basis. I get so busy and this important thing gets put on the back burner. I don't want to forget how much a kind word of encouragement can mean and how powerful it is for children to have someone praying for them!
3-Steve came home today and told me he had gone to lunch with a friend of ours. He and his wife are struggling to have a baby. They just went through an expensive procedure and it didn't work. That is so hard. They are just really sad right now. I feel so bad for them. I know the Lord has wonderful things in store for them, but right now I know it is so discouraging to find out your are not pregnant AGAIN. It's hard to wait on the Lord's timing sometimes.
In 2010...I want to remember the important things!