Wednesday, June 23, 2010


On my mind today storms.

We have all encountered these moments and that dark and lonely place. Some of us call it the valley or the desert or a dark night. I have been thinking about how we go through these storms and how frightening this place can be and seemingly never ending.

When we are going through these storms and the wind is howling and our foundations are shaking. When the tide is treacherous and dangerous we can rest in the arms of the Lord and know that we are protected.Yes as we go through these times we can know for sure that we are protected and this is a comforting thought. He is always with us. He has promised.

As I go through these difficult and painful times I am reminded of the Lord's promise:
"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have; for He hath said,I will never leave thee or forsake thee."  Hebrews 13:5
God's promises are true and we can depend on Him. It is here I am reminded of:
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16
So when your storms rage and you are in that dark place ask Him to calm those raging seas and to be your peacemaker.
And I am sharing a photo of my daughter Natalie and her partner James:

And Natalie and me

My daughter Laura

My daughter and my niece Amanda

James and one of my grandaughters and a friend Eric

My sister Teresa and her husband Phil

My granddaughter

And a reminder of God's promise


  1. Lovely family!

    It is amazing how God gets us through difficult seasons -- even when we don't see "how" He is doing it.

    Reading His Word definitely encourages our hearts.

    Bless you today!

  2. I loved reading your encouraging words and God's word this morning! It is such a comfort to know that God is with us especially in the hard difficult storms of life!

    I loved seeing pictures of your family! Thanks for sharing!

    Glad we crossed paths online! HUGS

  3. What a beautiful post.

    When the tide is treacherous and dangerous we can rest in the arms of the Lord and know that we are protected.

    amen amen amen girl.

    I am reading a book (third time now) that discusses about those 'dark nights'..

    our foundations are 2:00 today we had an earth quake..didn't know it was one because never experienced it...blew me away when I found out it was....

    Loved the pictures you have shared here..Gorgeous family.

  4. Hi Linda!
    Sorry I haven't been by in a few days.

    I enjoyed your post, the encouraging words, thank you for sharing sweetie!

    Your family pics are fabulous, such a lovely family.

    Take care and God bless you!

  5. Linda,
    I love the pictures of your family. Thanks for sharing them with all of us. And thanks also for splashing with me today. Your words sent a tidal wave of encouragement my way.

    Splashin away,

  6. Hi Linda! I loved reading your post today...such encouragement! You have a beautiful family! Blessings my friend, xoxo

  7. Hey, Linda! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I love meeting new bloggy friends! Your post was what I needed to hear this morning...thank you!

    Love the pictures of your family...lovely!
    Enjoy this day that He has blessed us with!

  8. Hi Linda, I could really relate to your lovely post this morning. We all go through the dark times and it is a comfort to know that God is there with us and will get us through. Thanks for the reminder. I needed that.

    Lovely pictures of your family and friends.
    Hope your having a blessed week.

  9. Hi Linda! So glad to see that your internet connection allowed you to post this lovely post. This was really inspiring & thought provoking. The Lord is using those storms that you have had in your life, to encourage & bring hope to others. Of course I LOVED the pictures - I haven't seen Laura in so long, & would love to see her. Love you Linda - sending you big hugs!!!

  10. I think sometimes we go through these storms...or "seasons" as I sometimes call them...and only after they have passed do we really see that God was with us the whole time...even during those times we may have felt He wasn't....

    Great post!


  11. Hi Linda, thanks for stopping by my blog today! I have enjoyed making so many new friends that I enjoy reading their blogs! :) Have a great weekend!

  12. Linda,
    Thanks for visiting and following my blog, and for your kind comment. I enjoyed reading your post. Very encouraging.



  13. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful pictures of your family!

    You are indeed a blessed mom and grandmom!