Friday, March 5, 2010

The week God planned

I'm thankful for online friends and Company Girls has been a delightful place to get to know other women who are seeking to make their home a sanctuary. Rachel Anne has encouraging posts each day to help you do a 'small thing' (and boy those small things really add up to be big!) Today I'm thankful that you have come to visit because my house guest just left a few hours ago (sniff, sniff). She really enjoyed making and drinking peach tea while she was here. So pour yourself a glass and read about the week that God planned. Thank you for being here.
...and come back soon....

A week that God plans is far better than anything I could plan! I know you can relate: the week that I thought we were going to have was promptly (and providentially) turned upside down when a friend called last Saturday. She lives a few hours away and needed to have some time away from her home to think over some important things.

Of course, we said "you are welcome here, please come." She did and let me tell you the wonderful week we had. She had lots of time to think, read and pray. And we had time to enjoy her company. She is a gracious, sweet friend who loves my children and can make a walking stick laugh. :)

I've been studying the "One Anothers" in Scripture. Here are just a few of them:
  • Comfort one another. I Thessalonians 4:18
  • Build one another up Romans 15:2 "Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up." I Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."
  • Bear one another's burdens Galatians 6:2 "Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."
  • Care for one another. I Corinthians 12:25 "that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another."
  • Show hospitality to one another. I Peter 4:9 "Show hospitality to one another without grumbling."
My friend that was here this week was a joy to have. My hunny and I spent the evenings talking with her and helping her work through things. And each morning, my sweet 4 year old, pounded on her door and excitedly said, "Good Morning!" Each one of my 3 kids enjoyed time with her playing games, painting nails and reading books. My prayer for her and her family is that God would redeem the time she was away, grow her into the person HE wants her to be and give her the grace and mercy she needs to live every day for Him.

{sigh} I miss her already.


  1. I'm glad you were able to be there for you friend. Now to find some peach tea....=p

  2. It's always good to remember Who we serve and not let OUR "plans" get in the way. Thanks for the reminder :) Everyone in your home was blessed this week, huh?

  3. Sounds like a wonderful visit! It is so easy to let our plans get in the way of His. So glad you were able to let Him plan your week and get such a blessing out of it!