Friday, October 15, 2010


"If we are really following Jesus, we will go to the hard places.  Being a Christ follower means being acquainted with sorrow.  Because we must know sorrow to be able to fully appreciate JOY.  Joy costs pain, but the pain is worth it.

So, we go.  This is where our family is today and where I hope to stay- loving, because HE first loved US.  Going into the pit, entering into the sorrow because HE entered for US first and because by HIS grace, redemption is on the other side - again, and again, and again."

"For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on HIM, but also to suffer for HIM."

-Philippians 1:29

"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief."

- Ecclesiastes 1:18


the johnson crew said...

i checked your blog late last night on my ipod after i had already gone to bed. i woke up thinking it was all a bad dream. i cried for you a few times today. i just feel sad, really sad for you. (i remember the pain like it was yesterday) i want you to know i am praying for you. i am really sorry. hoping God will fill you with His love.


Kelli said...

I love Jer 29:11 also. Keep clinging to Him, He will never let you go!