Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wonderful Women's Wednesday

A Simple Teapot filled with Encouragement.
This is a truly a blessing to think back over my life, of wonderful women, who believed in me. Friendships with other women are invaluable. Some friends come in for a short time, impact your life...and you never see them again.

But some have come into my life from early on and over the years we continue to stop by, peek in and have a reality check. We were just married and I remember meeting Lisa (anonymous name) We loved sipping from this special tea pot and catching up. She provided spiritual mentoring to me in my early years, of being a wife, and mother.
This week, as I searched through 'My Box', I found these interesting notes all filed in one envelope. Cards and notes that she sent me:
  • Cards of encouragement during my Mother's illness
  • Positive thoughts regarding expectations from God.
  • Sharing Biblical scriptures, color coded in pink.
  • Working through challenges. I remember hitting a brick wall way back in 1983. She sent me the most encouraging scriptures form 2 Corinthians 8: 10- 11, which lifted me and allowed me to soar on eagles wings, once again.
  • About 10 years ago she shared her husbands upward journey of health, God's promises.
  • Almost three decades have passed since then. We continuously share life.
  • In the last month, she dropped by unexpectedly and we chatted once again, about life and God, as she watched and observed how I was playing with my little boys.
  • God puts people in our lives...that touch us forever.
  • Would you believe that today she called me for a lunch appointment for Wednesday, April 14th? She has no idea that I am posting this. These are God's divine appointments.
It is important that we harness the power in our heart warming, heartrending relationships.
Thank-you Lisa for reaching out to me, and responding to my needs.

The Risk of Love


The risk of love is that of being unreturned. For if I love too deep, too hard, too long and you love me little or you love me not at all then is my treasure given, gone, flown away lonely. But if you give me back passion for my passion, return my burning, add your own dark fire to flame my heart then is love perfect hot, round, augmented, whole, endless, infinite, and it is fear that flies.
Luci Shaw

Has someone touched your life in an usual way?
How has that impacted you?


13 comments:

  1. That is so cool. I love it when God does gives those promptings that concur with what the Spirit is teaching us...

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  2. Marg . .thank you for the encouragement to be this kind of friend to the women in my life . .. have a wonderful day with yours.

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  3. How special is that? May you have a wonderful Wednesday...lunching with Lisa. And be sure to tell her what a difference she has made in your life.

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  4. I, too, am blessed with wonderful friends. And, my most special friend is a treasure. We have been friends almost forty years. The comfort level with have with each other is fantastic.

    Isn't it wonderful how life brings us just what we need at the time? We just have to open our eyes and be accepting.

    Great post, Marg.

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  5. It is true that some people come through one's life just briefly, and others for years at a time. Moving around the country makes long term friendships quite challenging, and lots of people just aren't able to sustain a closeness.

    I am so thankful for the few women who have stayed "closer than a sister" to paraphrase scripture, and for blogging friendships that are not bound by geography!

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  6. Beautiful and God ordained! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. How beautiful that God confirmed 'Lisa's godly God-given friendship in your life!
    I think we all have had women in our lives that changed us...encouraged us... and helped us become what we are.
    May we in turn be that for the younger women looking for mentors.

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  8. Marg "Lisa" sounds like a wonderful friend! I am so happy your reconnected. Sometimes the challenges of life can make friendships hard to maintain but it is the sign of true friendship when you can take up the closeness as if nothing ever happened, after being apart, and share your heart with each other.

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  9. Marg "Lisa" sounds like a wonderful friend! I am so happy your reconnected. Sometimes the challenges of life can make friendships hard to maintain but it is the sign of true friendship when you can take up the closeness as if nothing ever happened, after being apart, and share your heart with each other.

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  10. Thank you for this wodnerful post today, Marg and for the encouragement it gives us to remember those who have blessed us and to be a blessing in someone else's life.

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  11. Good morning Marg!
    This post rings so true...
    There are things like this that happen in life that melt our hearts... we know that the universe has order from our Divine Master! These divine appointments ... like love notes from God... keep me going~ they tell me that He IS Here
    It doesn't take long, does it, for long-time friends to catch up and to feel as though no time has passed {It gives us a glimpse into how God's time is eternal and transcends 'real time.'

    I love stopping here, thank you, Marg for a great start to my day!
    Unfortunately "real time" tells me it's time to leave for school!
    Blessings for each day * and have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Maria

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  12. ps. Enjoy your renewed and refreshed moments with Lisa too!
    Oh and I just read Lovella's comment... yes, to be this kind of friend!

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  13. That is a beautiful quote at the end of your post.

    I loved hearing about your friend. I have an envelope, too, mixed with many encouragements/scriptures/articles friends have sent along the way. When I'm feeling down...or just feel like curling up in the evening for a good read...I'll pull out my envelope.

    How fortunate you have been to have such a trusted friend.

    Sometimes I think---that's what we're here for--to help each other through life.

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