Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday

"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies"  Stephen King

The week for me has has been characterized by 'stories.'  I'm rereading Anne Frank, the 14 yr. old who lived in a 'crazy time.'  In spite of the awfulness of her situation......Anne always clung to hope.. That hope carried her and made her life shine. 

I've been spending hours pouring over archives in preparation of writing my friend's life story. He's an older guy who lived hard, tough, fast.  The course of his life shows that God really does trump man's best efforts. Reading...listening.....writing these stories has infused me with a greater belief that nothing is ever impossible to overcome. I'm grateful for....

-For the opportunity to share my story and the hope I've found in God with a group of women this week.
-Opportunities  - leaving to go to the women's prison in a couple of hours. I"m nervous and excited but really want to shine hope.   
-I managed to connect with people who've helped me access archives that I just couldn't seem to find. With their help....boom.....the material has been pouring in.
-for M. who believes in me and has let me ignite the passion of my writing in her. She's running with me in so many ways that it  leaves me more excited and humbled and for Jules who always sends me courage and strength that makes me  me feel like I can fly.
- Mostly....that He's become an anchor...something solid for me to hold onto. Because of Him.....I'm not afraid anymore. B/c of Him.....I want to make as many hope dents in the world that I can.

Guys can I ask something - 
prayer for Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage...she's going for surgery this morning. And Ginny who'se recovering.
Hoping you all have an awesome incredible super terrific day out there.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Anne Frank, what an amazing book to read. Keeping your friends in my prayers.

Wanda's Wings said...

Saying a little prayer for your friend now.

High Heeled Life said...

I have not read Anne Frank in so long. But agree her story is one of true courage!

I already have Sandi in my daily prayer book and will send up a little prayer Ginny , that she recovers quickly!! Blessings, xo HHL

Ginny said...

You are experiencing a wonderful time of accepting challenges without being afraid, learning why God put you here, the special things he has for only you to do. And being fearless about it, looking forward to what He has in store for you each day, living on his promises, in the present. you GO, friend!!!

Denise said...

Will pray for your friends.

RCUBEs said...

Joining you in prayers...I think that's awesome that you are bringing His light into the place of darkness - prison...God bless and protect you always.

Nana Jul said...

You are flying are shining..a beacon - you are willing and He's using you for His will! And may I add...with an extraordinary sense of excitement!! It's ooozing off the page! Praise God! He is so good!
Hope Dents...I just love that!
Praying for Sandi and Ginny!

Chatty Crone said...

I am glad Ginny is doing better and pray all the others are too. You are a busy gal there - Ann Frank was an amazing woman - a woman of courage. Sandie♥