May 29, 2009

I Miss Blogging!! ~ Goodness and Mercy

I have just spent the last hour hopping around to some of your blogs and catching up on your lives. I MISS YOU! I didn't leave comments everywhere I read but it was fun catching up a little. I feel so out of the loop.

I have been doing a study by Micca Campbell called An Untroubled Heart. I origianally bought it with the intention of participating in a study hosted by Lelia at Write From the Heart. That was about the time that this whirlwind came through here and changed all my plans so the study had to wait. Lelia is always hosting some great study and she a wonderful and kind hearted lady. If you don't know her, do yourself a favor and stop by her blog to meet her. Oh, and if you want to pick up the book, always seems to have the best prices. You can use search box in my sidebar to the right to find it quickly.

In any case, I did finally start the study and there is one chapter that talks about God's Goodness and Mercy.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6

According to this verse, God's Goodness and Mercy will follow me, and you, ALL the days of our lives. Not just some of them but all of them. I realized that I don't see His Goodness and Mercy everyday so I asked Him to show me, to open my eyes to His Goodness and Mercy every single day.

So when my grandaughters were still allowed to come to church despite a raging battle, He whispered to me "Goodness and Mercy".

When the girls were still brought to my house for childcare, He whispered "Goodness and Mercy".

When I open my email each day and find another email from someone letting me know that they are praying for me, He whispers "Goodness and Mercy".

When I hear Emily singing Jesus Loves Me at the top of her lungs while she goes to the bathroom (this is a huge fear overcoming), He whispers "Goodness and Mercy".

When I open a devotional that speaks to my circumstances or present thought, He whispers "Goodness and Mercy".

God has increased my business quite a bit lately and He whispers "Goodness and Mercy".

There are so many more that I haven't mentioned but I am seeing daily. He is in all of the little things but we so often don't notice. Being aware of His continual Goodness and Mercy has done much to keep me from stressing when circumstances aren't what I would like them to be, and to keep my eyes on My Wonderful Redeemer.

LORD thank you for opening my eyes to the things I have been overlooking. Thank you for your Goodness and Mercy, your unfailing love. Help me to continue to draw nearer to you and not to take you and your action in my life for
granted. ~ In Jesus Name, Amen.


On another note, I happen to know where there is going to be a great giveaway very soon and I wanted to share it with you.

I have been doing a makeover for a sweet friend who I have been thoroughly enjoyed getting to know better. Rebecca Ingram Powell is getting a new look and is planning a giveaway to celebrate.

Rebecca is a nationally known author and speaker and has a wonderful ministry. I love her heart for developing purity in our children. So be sure go introduce yourself to her and prepare to get in on her giveaway. Of course, she's a delight even without the giveaway. :)


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27


Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Hello my sweet Edie! :-) I have missed blogging....and very much! I finally posted something (!) and you will never believe where I am right now. I still don't believe it!

Anyway, I am excited school is over and things will be slowing down for me soon, so I hope to get back on here and find out what in the world is going on with you.

Thank you for this post, btw; you've reminded me to listen today. :-)

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Edie, I am so glad that you can hear those whispers!

I am also glad that your business has picked up as well and you can see God's hand in that also.

It's all just wonderful, especially about your granddauthers!


Chatty Kelly said...

I love Rebecca, and she is one of the few bloggers that I have PERSONALLY met! We met at She Speaks last yr. She is as beautiful on the outside as the inside.

I have missed you too my friend. I loved this post on goodness and mercy. So wonderful! I'm glad you are still enjoying your grandchildren and that they are going to church still! YAY!

It's all sounding good. I know that you are still having days that may not seem as good sometimes, but I am pleased to know you are looking for goodness and mercy through it all. AMEN!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You have inspired me to recount the blessings I've had this week, Edie.

Andrea said...

It is great to have you back. Yes, indeed we have missed you. We understand and are praying for you. Sounds like GOD is truly blessing your business. Congradulations. GOD bless,

My ADHD Me said...

Goodness and Mercy. Every night when my 13 and I say our prayers, we each take turns thanking God for specifics. It help him remember we just aren't reciting, but thinking.

Have missed you!!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis..
((((Hugz)))) I've missed you too,
But I know we all need a bloggy break every now and then to take care of other things in our lives, but knowing we have bloggy sistah's out there makes us return to blogging with excitment to rejoin our sisterhood in fellowship.

Luv Ya Lorie

B His Girl said...

I was running errands today, chatting with God in the car. I kept thanking Him for His grace and mercy in my life. I did it over and over again. He nodded His head in agreement with me. I have a lot. We really don't have to look far to see His goodness and mercy, but our eyes do have to be open. We miss you too. Glad you went surfing. B

Melanie said...

I'm so glad I read your post today!
I'll be looking for His Goodness & Mercy this week.

Sue J. said...

Hey.....Good to hear from you. Was so glad to see that you'll be following the Proverbs' blog--join in as you are able. I'm more glad that you already have an active study!! (Goodness and mercy, indeed!)

You are so loved by so many of us. Just a little check-in every now and again let's us know that you are OK. Miss you bunches! Keep sharing....

From the Heart said...

You have truly been missed, not just by a few but by a lot of bloggers, including me.
So glad to hear your business is picking up. God said He would take care of you and He is.
Sounds like a lot of your prayers have been answered, praise God.
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our lives." He certainly has followed me. We are getting back in church, I'm reading the Bible through this year, and trying to start my day with Him. It's an honor to know the Creator and have a relationship with Him. May God continue to bless you.
From my heart to yours,



I miss you too!!!
I LOVE this part of the 23rd Psalm... the Goodness and Mercy part - BECAUSE... it reminds me of God's pursuit of me all the days of my life!

Choosing JOY,
[JESUS - the One I Worship]

BECKY said...

Hey Sweetie!! Thanks for popping by and saying HI!! It's good to hear that you are doing well! I am, too, and I'm looking forward to a great summer!! I may need your services again soon!! We'll see! Thanks for being the ray of sunshine you are in blogland!!


HisPrincess said...

Lovely to see you back in blogland! Ive missed you.

Thanks for reminding me to look for the Lord in my daily life and count my blessings. Something I need to be reminded of again and again and again. So glad He is a patient Lord!

Lelia Chealey said...

HI Edie!
You are so sweet! Thank you for your kind words. I loved how you showed God's goodness and mercy in your life. Breaking it down like that to me, is more effective to me because it shows how real you are.
I'm going to take a break from YES to GOD studies this summer, but will have a fall study in August. With my new grandbaby coming and all just really felt it was what I needed to do. Hard for me, but necessary.
Thank you for being such a blessing.

Irritable Mother said...

Hi, Edie!
I have missed you, too, and am so glad you stopped by my blog. Because reading about your Goodness and Mercy sightings has been simply wonderful today. *grin*
HE is good. And I love the ways He has been whispering to you.
May you continue to hear His voice.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis!!!
I'm having a giveaway and I have something for you on the bottom of the giveaway post, so please come over when you can okay!!!

Hugz Lorie

Beverlydru said...

Goodness and mercy, I love that last verse in Psalm 23. May the peace of God which passes all undertanding guard you heart this day and everyday. And may the joy of the Lord be your strength. Amen.

Stephanie said...

Edie,this is my first time visiting your post,once again God has directed me to another Christian Sistah site. I truly enjoyed your post on God's Goodness and Mercy.

You are so right we seem to forget about the little things. I will be visiting again.

LisaShaw said...

Hi Sweet Sister,

I'm so moved by His Goodness and Mercy that I named our dogs that a year ago when we brought them home.

I love and miss you and continue to pray for you and your family as the Holy Spirit leads.

Remain focused on that which GOD places before you and know that every situation He is in control.

I love you.

Sharon said...

I been missing you too!! Glad all is going well with you and family.
I am in awe for his goodness and mercy for us. Glad your coming back to sit a while!
Hugsss and blessing to you my friend

Runner Mom said...

I have missed your sweet self!! Glad that you are back!! You're the 2nd gal I've visited today talking about Micca's book--which is in my bag of books going on vacation next week! Can't wait to dive in and see what she's learned from God!


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh, Edie - this was awesome! I just was moved by it. You are such a wonderful sister in Christ and I am thankful for all you have done for me.

Many blessings,

debrah said...

Missed you...great post about goodness and mercy...Be Blessed my friend.

Amanda said...

What a wonderful read today... goodness and mercy... jsut wonderful thoughts here!! Love to glory and thankfull to our Savior!

God bless-

Daphine said...

Hey there~
What a great post on Goodness and Mercy! I LOVED reading this!

Take care~!

Greg C said...

Welcome back and thanks for the tip on the giveaway. I will pray for more Goodness and Mercy in your life.