Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the LORD
and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in Him and He will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
and the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Psalm 37: 3-6
And this is where I introduce you to my sweet, young friend, Jackie, who did:). You girls are in for a blessing!!! Jackie recently had a beautiful son, Cade, who was born with fibular hemimelia (absence of the fibula bone in his lower legs.) She has a blog where she shares her journey with Cade and her latest post was just, well...you will have to read it to see why I am uncharacteristically speechless. What you will find is not only Jackie and her family's story but a beautiful example of "redeemed desire." Read Jackie's post and then come on back her to TWAOWW. By the way...this is Cade:) http://www.mjandcade.com/2014/06/27/grace-and-the-momma-bear/
So, are you as blessed by this momma as I am???? Jackie was a living, breathing example that day in REI of the two-sided coin of desire. The momma bear rising, "you are going to get your's" kind of desire we have all felt, haven't we? But then she chose to display "redeemed desire," the "delight yourself in the Lord" kind of desire...the God infused desire that, as Jackie showed us so beautifully, is covered in grace. This is the kind of desire that beautiful art is made from. Oh, Cade, you are blessed to have such an artist for a momma...momma bear and all:).
One night I had Peter read one of my many posts on desire. He read it and then said, "Cherri, you need a story to show what you are trying to say." He was absolutely right. Thank you, Jackie, for allowing me to share your story:) Love you, girl and that sweet boy!
So, my friends, I am sorry for the late post, but it couldn't be written until Jackie wrote hers:)
Love to you, my sisters!!!
PS So happy to hear that some of you finally received your books!! Welcome to Together We Are One Wise Woman!!!!! I look forward to hearing from you, so leave a comment! Please don't be shy...:)