Friday, January 26, 2007


Friday's Favorite quote for Friday, January 26th

Don't tell God
How big the storm is.

Tell the storm
How big God is!

I remember my Mom using the expression "When it rains, it pours!" Sometimes, since we lived in Seattle, she meant that statement literally. We had LOTS of rain.

Other times she meant that sometimes life has a way of coming at you with multiple challenges, and you will feel you are being pelted with heavy rain.

It has been just that kind of week.

So many people I love and care about are facing new challenges. Andy, Kim, Dale, Grandma Phyllis. And today Erik, my son, has surgery in Seattle. None of the challenges are small. There are some tough mountains to climb.

Not long ago Amy gave me a CD with some Christian songs that have brought me comfort during this storm, this downpour.

On one of them the chorus says,

"So come on home
His arms are open wide.
His name is Jesus.
He understands.

He is the answer
You are looking for.
So come home running
Just as you are!"

Every morning this week I have listened to these songs, cried myself down Thor and into the parking lot at school, and worked on saying in my prayers...please God, help my friends. Please God bring relief. Please God bring complete healing to their bodies and their spirits. Please God be there with all those who love them. Please God bring them comfort.

While I can make food and visit, I can also pray.

So today, I will remember that His arms are open wide. He is the answer I am looking for. I can come home running, just as I am. Today I will yell at the top of my voice.."LOOK STORM.. LOOK HOW BIG GOD IS!!!!"

God Bless! Love, Linda


Kim Ellis said...

Good Morning Linda!
I am right beside you saying prayers for the people that I know that are going through struggles this week. I pray that they can stay strong as well as their friends and family around them.

I, too, can say "LOOK STORM... LOOK HOW BIG GOD IS!!!" - thank you for sharing that. One thing I have learned from our pastor is that we can tell satan to "go to hell" because that's where he lives. Sometimes I just say "satan, go home - God is way bigger than you and He is protecting me" - that brings me great comfort.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...


"Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." I Corinthians 1: 3-4

This verse has been my only stronghold so many times in my life. There are some days I will be driving and just have tears start flowing because of past or present clenching memories and circumstances. But God IS stronger and Bigger! And he makes us strong and big enough to grow through them! I love you Linda, and God is
always working, and you remind me of that every day!


P.S. I would love to have a grandpa like Bert!

The Farrell Family said...

I love you and love how open you are about your faith. I learn new things from you everyday as you model your Christian walk. I too pray for these people as they are in the midst of huge struggles right now. I hope that they can see that God has a plan and that each day will bring us closer to him.

kathibest said...

Thank you for the refreshed perspective..........

Sometimes we get spinning around so fast in our lifes triangles that we loose perspective..........

I am thankful for the privelege of collaborating and communicating with different brains...........

What one of us sees another might not pick up..........

And in this instance what one of us remembers another has forgotten.....

Great to be reminded about how the Greatness of God is bigger than anything in our mortal lives.......

True friends are good at reminding us of what we have forgotten.......

I hope your week is uplifting and replenishing of all you gave this past week..........

Thank you for lunch and my personal one on one Friday Quotation........:o)

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