Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Wish


    Although I don't wish hard times for people, I do wish that someday you'll realize the three things above for yourself... men or women.  I have learned these things and it has made my faith stronger.
    'Stronger' through weakness.  I think of things in the past that have truly tested me in all areas of my life and can say I was strong enough to withstand it.  Your struggles do shape you and build you for the road ahead.
    'Closer' was of my own choosing.  Jesus was always there with me and any distance between us was my fault.  'Yes, through it all I've learned to trust in Jesus.....and depend upon His Word.'
    'Loved' beyond measure.  If love is a light, then I'm always on a spotlight.  I'm surrounded daily with family and friends that love me for me, not for what I can do for them.


  1. It is amazing how much stronger you are in your faith than you were a few years ago, and you have demonstrated how much closer you are to Jesus in your blogs than we could have ever known and you are loved more than you will ever know. Dad

  2. Amen to Dad's note. The truth is, your trials have definitely made you better instead of bitter. Oh, that all who claim the name of Christ could exhibit the same strength, closeness to the Lord, and love (both in receiving and in giving) that you do, Angie. Oh, yeah, I wanna be like you when I grow up!

  3. Another amen to what Dad said--you are indeed loved more than you will ever know. In so many ways you are much stronger than most people. This blog was great--I don't think it could have been said more beautifully. Mom

  4. "Closer by my own choosing" is a wonderful understanding of the constancy of the Holy Spirit's presence in my life. Thanks for that gem of wisdom for today, Angie. Have a great day! Joel

  5. Angie, I think you are much further along in this journey than I am. Like today, I hardly had enough energy to fix my breakfast. It's getting harder for me to think theologically, let alone logically. My brain just doesn't seem to compute anymore. If this doesn't get better, will I be stronger? That is my prayer. How can I bring glory to God at this time? Even the ability to pray seems to escape me; I can't keep my mind on what or who I'm praying for.
    Just keep sending me your daily encouragements which helps me to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
    I love you, grace

  6. Absolutely love it! Thanks. Darlene