Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Sunday Nugget

Today our family will celebrate our mother's 84th birthday! Its been a hard year since her stroke, but filled with many blessings.

This is a picture of Mama's hands and her "birthday cake and candle" from a smaller celebration last weekend.

The following is written in the margin of one of my Women's Devotional Bibles. I read this one morning this week and it has stuck with me and has special meaning to me. I bet you can apply it to your life also.

"Hope uncovers new possibilities and shows us what can be done. It wrestles with angels, looks impossibilities in the eye and winks. Hope springs eternal. Hope supersedes all good intentions.

Positive thinking, on the other hand, can get you only so far. When that train of thought won't get you further, jump track and keep going by the power of God's grace. After all, you know Immanuel, God who is with us.

Dare to believe that he has planned greater things right around the corner for the ones you love. Hold your loved ones before the throne and count on God's answer in their lives. Don't let your ability or inability to think your way around circumstances hold you back. Pray and rest. Then pray some more.

---Barbara Johnson"

Have a great Sunday!


Lyn said...

Beautiful words...

Happy birthday to your mama!!! Please send her my warm wishes. :)

Heather said...

What a special birthday celebration! I love this picture. Very sweet.

Alexandra said...

Tell her I said, "Happy Birthday". She doesn't know me, but tell her anyway. ;)What a wonderful says so much. And of course, you have to have a glass of iced tea with that cake. How special.

Susan in SC said...

Happy Birthday to your Mama. I lost my mom at age 88 just last year. Cherish these days, they are golden to both of you!


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