Thursday, September 13, 2012

Live INside the Box, 2

This month is the second anniversary of Echoes of Grace. Live INside the Box  was the title of my first post two years ago. Since penning those words for you, I’m realizing that God has a plan for me as well as I blog my experiences.

A macro view of seven big lessons from the last two years:

  1. Be careful what I write. God will continue to develop me in those areas.
  2. The puzzle is always easier when the frame is done first.
  3. I’m learning to listen to God; solitude and silence are essential.
  4. The importance of community:
                       With my husband ~ Romans 15:5,6
                 With a few “splendid friends” ~ Psalm 16:3, The Message
                 With my larger local church community ~ Nehemiah 8:1-8

  1. I love facilitating Sabbath-Living Retreats (I’ve finally named them).
  2. I love writing this blog. It helps me organize what I’m hearing from God.
  3. I’m learning a life-style that feeds my soul.

“Individual people matter. Choice matters. However, we are meant to take comfort from being informed very carefully by God in His communication, the Bible, that He has kept a remnant alive in each moment of history. Genealogies show how much each individual mattered, yet think of the myriad people who names have never been mentioned, not only in the Bible but in any book of any sort, yet who are going to be among the ones to be honored because of being faithful in the little things. The word to each of us comes as a sweet trumpet note heard through a storm: ‘Keep on’…Keep on because you don’t have any idea what fantastic importance yours words and your actions or just your being has in the midst of history. Keep on because you have no idea of the enormity of difference your prayers for some ONE person is going to have in the midst of history.”
From Tapestry: the life and times of Francis Shaeffer, by Edith Shaeffer

“…the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,”
Colossians 1:25


  1. Happy Anniversary!!! And not just for you! :0) I'm smiling recalling all the times the Lord has used your blog to spur me on and speak to me just what I needed to hear! Thanks so much for all the time and effort you're putting into this! It has been such a blessing!!!

  2. Thank you Truth Treasurer ~ You to are a BIG blessing to me! sue