Monday, August 30, 2010

Beginning Again

It has been a while since I have written anything here or on my primary blog ( Personal illness, a heavy work schedule, and the loss of several dear friends and family members have kept me from being able to think and/or write clearly. The past two months have been very difficult and I have struggled to come to terms with life's events. I have prayed some of my most earnest prayers and held to the promises of God's Word---both of which have become my strength.
I have discovered through this awful time that God is faithful. He is unwavering in His love, every present in time of need, ever willing to bear my pain when I am unable to bear it myself. The teachings of my childhood as a pastor's child have held me in good stead. Many times I have, in memory, heard my father's strong, booming voice speaking words that have given me direction and purpose. God is, indeed, faithful and uses many ways to help us in times of distress.
Graceful Moments, my primary blog, is my inspirational writing. It is where I write from my spiritual heart the things God places in my spirit. Tea and Roses is meant to show my day to day life and the joys I find in living with the blessings God has given me. My blogs have given me such an outlet and enabled me to meet such lovely people. I hope, very soon, to be able to return to each of you the blessing you have been to me by bringing some small measure of joy and peace to your lives through what I post.
So, as I emerge from a time of great testing, I ask each of you to remember me in your prayers. I have been so encouraged by so many of my blogger friends and I thank you for your concern. I am reminded of a passage of scripture written by the Apostle Paul in which he states that after we have endured great sorrow, we are able to comfort others with the comfort that we, ourselves, have received from God. May He comfort, encourage, and bless each of you today with the riches of His presence and His abiding love.

In Grace,


  1. So sorry to hear that you have been going through some difficult times. What a testimony, though, of "the riches of His presence and abidng love" to you. I will be praying for His continued blessing of this in your life.

    Lean hard on Him!

  2. Oh, Marie ~ I am so sorry about the trials & losses you've been thru. So glad you wrote, as I wondered about where you were. It is hard when we get an overload of sadness in our lives for sure.
    He holds us up thru it all ...

    Don't be a stranger, I am always here for you.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  3. Hi: I wish I had known sooner that you were not well. I will pray for you. Please email me if you want me to prayer for something anytime. I am here for you. You are loved, Blessings, Martha

  4. Marie, thank you for stopping by my blog, I have visited both of your blogs and I am so sorry that you have had such trials. God is good and will bring you through if trust in Him. It seems we have a lot in common, I love tea and roses and all things pink. I even did a painting called "Tea and Roses". Anyway, thank you for your kind comments. Take care.