Saturday, October 21, 2006

feeling thankful!

i have such a thankful heart this morning ... a joy within - because of Jesus, my Saviour ...

my heart has been cheered by some telephone visits with family and encouraging e-mail from friends ... and my heart has been blessed by the book we are reading called "Unrelenting Prayer" (sent to me by Saija, who found me through this blog ... not only do we have the same name but we are living parallel lives: same age and husbands with similar afflictions) ...

and i am ALWAYS encouraged on by YOU ALL, my blog buds ... *smile* ...

after reading
David's blog this morning, i was reminded of Gloria Gaither's hymn of trust ... just thought i would share the words here ... hope they encourage you as well!

Because He Lives

(1) God sent His Son,
they called Him Jesus,
He came to love,
heal, and forgive;
He lived and died
to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove
my Savior lives.

(2) Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives All fear is gone;
because I know
He holds the future.
And life is worth the living just
because He lives.

(3) How sweet to hold
a newborn baby,
And feel the pride,
and joy He gives;
but greater still
the calm assurance,
This child can face uncertain days
because He lives.

(4) And then one day
I'll cross the river,
I'll fight life's final war with pain;
And then as death gives way to victory,
I'll see the lights of glory and
I'll know he lives.

Gloria Gaither


Gayla said...

I've been reading through your posts; I'm so glad you're getting into the decorating mode. :)

Now what's this about meeting someone with the same name!? And with a husband with a similar condition? Wow, now that's somethin'. How sweet of her to send you the book.

Update for you on Roger: Last week he got a new drug in his pump. Dilaudid. He just had so many side effects from the fentenyl (sp?). Hopefully, this will be better.

Talk with ya later~

Saija said...

gayla ... good to read your note!! and your up-date on Roger ... i HOPE he will be more comfortable with the change in meds!!!! .... yes - isn't it odd re "Saija" finding me? this happened awhile back ... she doesn't blog, but we e-mail occasionally ... as you know, a shared burdon is a lighter load! BLESSINGS to you!

Terry said...

Dear Saija...Your's and David's BOTH are always such inspiring blogs!
And Gloria Gaither's song always hits the spot for sure!
I can see that a holiday from the salt mines is doing you a world of good!!! You sure do keep yourself busy. How do you manage when you are working!!

What a comfortable looking home at the top, eh Saija?

Take care and don't be working so hard except on your posts!! ha!!...Love Terry

Saija said...

terry ... you had time to visit blogs! :o) ... i've been busy with the "home-improvement" thing - and time sure seems to fly by even faster then usual! hope you had a wonderful weekend and blessings on your week!