Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Thoughts....

It's hard to believe that it has been almost two weeks since we were wishing one another a 
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year??...
isn't that what we all wish for 'Happiness'.....
But life happens....I got the news that friends....
lost their son in an accident...
this wasn't the first child that they lost...
it was the 3rd adult child they lost in their life....

Sickness...

Heartbreaks.... 

start the New Year...

How do we find a 'Happy' New year...

Last year I read the book 1000 Gifts 
'A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are"
 by Ann Voskamp

Thankfulness' is the main theme in the book....
Thankfulness for ALL that comes our way...

Thankfulness is something we have to learn.....

May 2013 be a year of learning to be thankful for all that comes.... 
We may not see God in the things that happen this year...but HE is there!!

"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. AT first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing He is getting the drains in right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you know that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in  ways that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of..throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards, You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage; but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself."

C.S. Lewis




10 comments:

  1. i am sorry for the continued loss for your friends. how utterly devastating...

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  2. The news of your friends' loss is definitely heartbreaking. No words can help ease their pain. My deepest sympathy. May their faith bring them comfort and understanding.

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  3. I am so sorry for your friends loss such a heartbreaking start to the New Year. My thoughts are with them.

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  4. such a terrible loss for your friends...hope you have a good weekend Bev...

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  5. Praying for you friends.

    from DaisyLou

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  6. Beverly my heart goes out to your friends, how devastating to lose a child, I cannot even begin to imagine what they must be feeling. I send my condolences and I'll keep the family in my prayers.

    I like what C.S.Lewis said, it's so true, thank you for sharing these words with us.

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  7. I am sorry for the loss of your friends children. Sometimes there are no earthly answers and you are right - you have to have faith. And the way I found to do that is to find things to be grateful for - it changes you.

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  8. oh geez...

    life stinks sometimes, bless their hearts!!!

    love those C.S. Lewis words, i've never read them before.

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  9. Such a sad start to the New Year for your friends. Losing a child is devastating whenever it happens. Take care.

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  10. How sad for your friends. I feel very badly for them, and pray God will give them strength and comfort! What a perfect writing from C.S. Lewis you included...so true!

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