Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SOME THINGS

The past few days have brought news from two different friends of major health crisis.  I was hit totally unaware by one and the other came on the winds of the untimely expected.  It is never easy to swallow the news we all will deal with some day--but the common denominator of all mankind - with time our jars of clay will crumble.


The news brought to mind the importance of living each day--with joy and peace while living our best in the moment.   Always aware of the legacy we are molding as we pass this way and knowing the only thing we have at the end of the day is our relationships.  



While thinking of each of these, I knew their legacy includes a long marriage and loving each other well.  I have seen the patience each couple has shown for each other and the extended love for their families.  They have shown us all how to stick together through thick and thin--good and bad--the best of times and the hardest.  Their faithful love for each other has been a shining light for their families and all of us who know and love them.


I am praying for recovery and a return to good health for each of them.  Some things though---are more important than good health.  A life well lived and a lasting legacy top the list in my mind.  Continuing to live in the present to the fullest and cherishing the joy of the moment are lasting examples of savoring the gift of life.


And knowing if the sun should set--we have a better tomorrow  coming-those are the some things that keep us reaching for the best-

Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
Jeremiah 33:6

8 comments:

  1. Wise words, Lulu.

    Praying for your friends; and praying for you and yours.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you, Victor-
      Blessings to you, Friend!

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  2. Such sad news. I will pray too. And please pray for a new friend of ours? Thanks so much. She has been told that she only has a few months to live from Stage 4 lung cancer. Maxine has, I think, very wisely passed on "treatment" (there's no cure). Funny, she's never smoked and is a "health nut". None of that matters now because her days are short. At least she professes Jesus Christ with her mouth and trusts in Him. That's really all any of us can do, I guess, but I am sad for her family nonetheless.
    Have a blessed evening. ~:)

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    1. I have been praying for Maxine. One of my two friends had good news today. Our prayers are so powerfu!
      Blessings, Friend!

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  3. Keeping your friends in prayer...how sad. Big hugs and lots of love.

    AND WELCOME BACK!!!!!! I've missing my Lulu...now, don't go messing with changing whatever again and that's an order (giggling).

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    1. Well---WHO KNOWS---how long I will be around---think my blog is haunted--LOL!!
      Blessings, Friend!

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  4. Hi Lulu! I hope your friends will begin to recover and be restored. I like the idea of leaving a legacy. I'm not sure what mine would be, but I hope it would be something faithful and positive. I know eventually we're all forgotten in time, so the best thing is to be invested in life right now. To do the best I can with what I have, and be joyful.

    I know your friendship means so much to your loved ones and friends. I'm sure your legacy includes great love of others.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. I once told a group I was teaching---we will be remembered two--maybe three generations---and then we are a faded memory---BUT we can leave a lasting legacy! A good work which God began in us---continued on through generations. What a reassuring thought!
      Blessings, Friend

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!