Friday, September 9, 2011

Today On Saturday

When I first started blogging I thought I would do it for a little bit
while the garden was growing and then I would stop. I didn't know
I would be doing this as long as I have now, nor did I think I would ever
have as many people I call friends coming by to read my thoughts. I did not
know that my life would be so profoundly changed. It had been awhile since
I told you how much you all mean to me.
Each time I write a post or leave a comment I get braver. When I first started
blogging, I hate to mention how many times I went to leave a comment and
then chickened out.
Receiving comments though that still boggles my mind. I just wanted to thank
you for taking the time out of your day to tell me what you think. I appreciate
each and every one.

I am re-posting a blog I wrote about his time last year. I still love it and it is to
me very personal. God gave me these when I was going through some of the
deepest waters I have ever walked. Each one is special because they got
me through dark days and dark nights and today I can look back and see
that never once were we alone. God does great things, even when it isn't
what I wanted. Sometimes God allows things worse than you could
have imagined and then you see how the whole time you were safe
in His loving arms.

"A pearl I'm told, is a wound healed."
(Gail MacDonald)

" God, she said, " Carefully and lovingly takes broken
pieces of our lives and glues them back together again."
(Ruth Graham)

We ponder God's withholding or bestowing,
and while we pine for what was never given,
and what was taken,
Today slips through our fingers.
(Theresa Burleson)

Make me faithful, Lord. Make me humble enough
to keep me on doing what I know I am supposed to
be doing, and joyfully expectant of finding you close
by while I work.

My rules for life:
Faithful is HE who calls you, and HE also will bring
it to pass.
Rejoice always.
Pray without ceasing.
IN EVERYTHING give thanks; For this is
God's will for you.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16,17,18,24)

Thanks for allowing me the joy of sharing my heart today.
Have a very beautiful weekend.



camp and cottage living said...

The quote from Theresa Burlson spoke to me especially.
I, too, am so blessed by my blogging friends. It has even restored my faith in humanity. Yes, there were times when I would wonder what had become of our world. But in blogging I've found that there are still alot of good and decent folks out there! And I do so appreciate your post too!

Jennifer said...

Farm Girlie, I feel like I get to know you much better now than I ever did in person. I loveyour heart, your transparency, and your humility before your Lord. Please don't stop writing any time soon.

Pom Pom said...

You have a squishy receptive heart. Keep sharing. Wishing you a Spirit-filled weekend.

Patrice said...

If this is sharing your heart, then you have a beautiful heart. Blessings!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

It is uncanny how often the lovely words that you write in your posts are exactly what I need to hear for that day! (This post too!)
You are a blessing!!

Jacque. said...

We are the fortunate ones, Kim. The ones who are blessed by your posts...the ones who love to visit and read your funny (and sometimes strange) stories...the ones who just plain love you.

Kim said...

I think a lot of us have been surprised by the impact writing a blog as had on us. Beautiful post Kim.

TexWisGirl said...

my favorite was the theresa b. quote as well. certainly true. thank you for sharing your days and thoughts and gardens with us... :)

Gail said...

Beautiful post...The quotes are touching and the pictures beautiful.

Debbie said...

Oh do I ever know what you mean about blogging and our blogging friends. I too had NO idea how long I would end up sticking to this, or how much a part of my life you have all become. I've laughed, cried, prayed and encouraged and been encouraged by soo many of you. Isn't it just wonderful? Love your quotes, but especially that verse. Have a wonderful week-end! HUGS

Julia said...

Kim dearest, you are a wonderful friend with the soul of wise old woman. I mean that in a positive way, like you are wise like someone who have lived a long time.

I cherish our friendship and I delight in your straight forward sharing. I too have been surprised by how I have grown by blogging and I must say that my blogging friends have built me up, one comment at a time. Have supported me when I was down and cheered me on in my efforts.

Kim, we are blessed by your sweetness. JB

Debbie said...

beautiful....i was also nervous to leave comments in the beginning. now i can't visit without leaving a comment!!

have a wonderful weekend!! ooohhhh, pretty pictures!!

Paula said...

Lovely, Kim! Thanks for sharing!

Empty Nester said...

I would like to return a 'thank you' to you for putting yourself out in the blogosphere as you do- you are such an inspiration to me. The Theresa Burleson quote today spoke directly to me. Sometimes it's the beauty you see and share in your every day life. Sometimes it's the poetic beauty of your words. But always, an inspiration.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Kim, you are such a beautiful person both inside and out. Hugs from Maine, Julie.

myletterstoemily said...

that's beautiful, an dyou're a treasure! it makes me so
happy that i have made such a special friend here.

no spring chicken said...

And thank YOU for YOUR beautiful heart Kim!

Blessings, Debbie said...

Great words to start my week...sorry wasn't on here during the weekend, but the timing is right.
I also enjoy getting to know you and consider you a know if you are ever in Texas my door is open...come on in...