Giving you some more link love today. Lots going on in these parts as I scurry around creating Christmas for my family while trying to experience it myself. Good stuff, some bad stuff. Today I was blessed to be a part of a shoe giveaway through Newspring Church. We put brand new shoes and socks on 431 students feet. So fun and such a blessing to me. We did it fairly namelessly which is cool too, if that makes any sense. Prayin’ Jesus gets all that glory. Lots of little kid smiles.
Certainly made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I’m needing that right now. I have a couple of friends that are really hurting right now and as tough as I am, I hurt along with them. Wrestling with how to truly love and deal with compromise. I tend to see things pretty black and white/right and wrong. How that translates to relationships that include brokenness and sin and accountability and truth…I don’t know.
Read this verse today that was encouraging though.
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. (The Message) 2 Cor. 1:3-4
And then had a few minutes to read blogs and came upon this. I appreciated it and thought you might too. So here you go… meet Sarah Markley. She has an incredible story that she tells here in transparency with brave, brute honesty.