Saturday, July 28, 2007

peace like a river ...


with all the stress that our lives in this world can hold ... i'm so glad that Jesus is the one who holds my future ... and when things start to really drag me down - i ask Him for a way to escape the knots in my stomach and the uncertainty clouding my mind ... He provides it ...

a very good friend of ours (leo's high school chum) went to leo's dad's funeral ... he called us tonight to give us details ... he said that leo's mom is looking strong and he chatted with her for a while ... it is always a bonus to get an opinion from someone outside the family ... that was a good thing ...

tomorrow company is coming ... so life continues on ...

12 comments:

Cathy said...

That's a nice post, Dear Saija. I wrote some posts about peace and was thinking of you.

Gavin said...

Hi Saija,

I am still having trouble. I admire the way you can ask and receive a way through things. It just doesn't seem to happen for me. Everything just leads down and down. I am 39 and I can't see myself living much longer with the pain of arachnoiditis. I need help but wherever I turn ends up being a dud.

Please pass my thoughts to Leo, both for the loss of his Dad and his pain. There are others out there who share his pain.

Penless Thoughts said...

Yes, life goes on to be lived the one day at a time that we are given it :o) Bless you both.
Susan

Maiju said...

May God carry you through this hard time in life! We can rely on His strength when our own dries out.

Blessings!

Pat said...

What a time of transition for you and Leo. May the Lord continue to strengthen you physically and may your spirit be filled with peace as He leads you and guides you each day.

Mari said...

What a blessing to know who holds our future! I just posted on my blog about the same thing and even used the same verse. I will keep you and Leo in my prayers.

Jim said...

Thanks, Saija, for this uplifting post. And for the report on Leo's mom and the funeral.
This is a hard time of life but you seem to be ready.
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Saija said...

cathy ... you have such a restful blog, i'm glad you decided to get your feet wet!

gavin ... i just pray that you have a more "pain free" day ... and as i pray for leo "please make him comfortable today" so i pray for you ... i read your note & a few of your blog posts to leo - you guys do understand each other's pain situation ...

susan ... without God life wouldn't be worth much, would it? blessings backatcha!

maiju ... i'm so glad that God is bigger than my little trials & tribulations!!!

pat ... amen ... thank you ...
and i hope retirement is going well for you!


mari ... that happens in blogland at times, God directs us to blogs that are going through or thinking about the same things we are at the moment ... thank you for the prayer ...

jim ... life is so short, and unless the Lord returns - all of us face that ending one day ... i think i am indeed comfortable with that fact ... blessings!

passing-thru said...

Saija -- Monday 1:30 our time - Terry is sad right now and I don't know the reason -- pray if U would thanks

Saija said...

passing-thru ... read your note at pilgrim pals ... you are sweet to share prayer requests so quickly ...

Maggie Ann said...

Thinking of you and Leo and praying for peace and closure..in the only one who gives those to us....smile.

Saija said...

maggie ann ... your prayers are appreciated! thank you!