times of growth

I am up late, waiting to administer the last of my grandmothers IV antibiotics for the day. So I thought I would share with you a sweet email my 14 year old sister sent me this week.

Everyone at home has made sure to keep me up-to-date with the goings on of everything, and this one such update — one I was thankful for, and one everyone could read. And yes, I am sharing this with her permission =) I am leaving everything the way I received it, only copy and pasting the email.


Hey Brooke, (my sister’s name for me) This is the plum tree’s bloom that is in my garden. Pretty, huh?

I took this picture Sunday and wanted to share it with you.

The grass withers, and the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8

This verse is very applicable to this bloom! I looked to see if it was still there yesterday and it is NOT, how short life is. But there is a new growth where the bloom was. That’s how I want my life to be, it could be short, but ultimately I hope it puts a new growth on the church of Christ and fellow believers! 

I am so thankful for emails like this one. I have been the recipient of many timely words, mostly from my family, and friends who live afar, and sweet friends at my church.  How sweet to know they are praying for me! What an encouragement! What a help when I feel overwhelmed or discouraged! I cannot begin to tell you how often the Lord has orchestrated for letters or emails to arrived just when I have needed them most.

I pray the Lord will see fit to use me to bring a smile to people’s faces as others have for me. To encourage them through the difficult times and laugh with them through the fun times.

My prayer tonight is that the Lord would be glorified in all of my actions, throughout every “mundane” task I undertake.

Now for the medicine……

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