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Welcome...I'm delighted that you chose to visit! I started this blog in March 2010 and I am so happy that I did. It has made me more aware of the many ways that God is blessing my life. I have made some special friends who bless,teach,encourage,and entertain me! My desire is to be an encouragement to you. I hope you will tarry for a while and that you will come back to visit often.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

boat mates

Thank you so much for your empathetic comments about my lipstick dilemma. :-)  I had no idea that so many others were "in the same boat." I think that happens a lot in life. We have a hurt, or disappointment, a frustration, or a crisis and we are convinced that we are all alone in our suffering. Surely no one else has been hurt like this or has had to endure a hardship of this magnitude.

Of course, we know that's not true, but it's easy to have that mindset. My experience has been that God is faithful to send me someone who has had the same life experiences and has "lived to tell about it"! Their testimony of God's faithfulness encourages me to trust, to be patient, to wait on His healing, His answer, His resolution.Then when I get to "climb out of the boat", I am one with a testimony to share.

Reminds me of the movie "Pay It Forward"?  It's not a movie that I would necessarily recommend due to content, but the message of showing gratitude for a kindness by helping someone else..."paying it forward"...is a good one. The funny thing is that Hollywood didn't think of it...God did!


  1. Gosh that movie was so good - but I didn't like the ending!

  2. i loved that movie and used it a lot right after I saw it, but that was years ago. i need a refresher course in paying it forward.
    and we do all go through things that we can help others with. i left and abusive husband and 4 years later ended up working for two counselors that ran an overcomers meeting, i was their volunteer talker. i like to talk and found that by sharing what happened to me, it would be a jumpstart to get the ladies talking. who knew being abused could help others.

  3. Love that picture "boat mates".
    So true...

  4. Your lipstick problem is typical as one gets older. I remember that my mother used to have a very favorite face cream which she used for years and years.. When they quit making it (before the years of the internet), Mom was so upset. Don't think she EVER found one she liked as well.

    We are enjoying the beach in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. I will think (or thought) of you today at 12 minutes and 12 seconds after 12 noon on 12/12/11.... Unbelievable.


  5. I like your encouragement to share our experiences once we have 'climbed out of the boat'.


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