But God knows what's best for His kids...and since I am one of them, He gave me a HUGE gift this evening that I think I need to share:
My "Prayer Partner" from Chicago just emailed me. This might seem insignificant, but the prayer ministry set up by Hope Mommies is truly unbelievable. There are people all over this globe, interceding for Hope Moms. Something Carla said was that I have a wonderful support system through our friends and family. She is so right! So much so, that I feel a little selfish to receive a Prayer Partner as amazing as Carla. I am truly blessed and beyond grateful for another person willing to take time out of her life to pray and love someone she has never met (me/us).
"pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." James 5:16 (one of my favorite verses in the entire Bible)
I know a bad day can be changed by an act of kindness. Our youth pastor is leading a home study over the book Forgotten God by Francis Chan. I read the first couple of chapters last night and realized I all-to-often minimize the Holy Spirit in my life. My mind 'places' Him in a little box; one that has "human" boundaries. Our limitLESS Holy Spirit has once again given me Comfort through my new friend Carla.
Mother's Day is coming up, and I know it is a day that is bittersweet for all moms who have lost their children. Hope Mommies is offering a beautiful gift (that I was extremely privileged to preview) for those who would like a way to love and support a Hope Mom they know this May 8th. I was breathless when I saw the painting, and I know it will leave other Hope Moms feeling the same way. Erin shared this, "One special way we want to do this for you this year is for Mother's Day. A very talented and dear friend of mine has painted something beautiful, designed for us - it is the depiction of our story. I earnestly want each of you to have one! You can read more about the painting at http://hopemommies.org/products-page/mothers-day/."
PLEASE check out Hope Mommies and the POWERFUL ways this ministry is sharing His LOVE, PEACE and COMFORT.
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3