Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Week of Washing and Lessons

Greetings my dear friends and sisters in Christ!

These past weeks have been very difficult for me. Not only have I found my walk with Jesus struggling (on my own account), but I have faced loneliness, bitterness, pain, and anger seemingly all at once. Who knew (at least I didn't) that I could have such strong feelings? I am blessed because I have had relatively few hurts in my life, but hurt still hurts. And when I am not in close contact with my Heavenly Father, these trials are even more difficult to face and conquer. I only write this to deeply encourage you to always walk in close contact with Jesus. He alone can bear our most burdensome and sometimes silly fears and struggles. I'm not sure of all I am supposed to learn through these past experiences except that God is good, He is in control, and He offers forgiveness. . .as should I. Please pray for me as I go through this time, that I may come out closer  to my Jesus and a shining example of what His child ought to be!
I think I will apply Romans 12 to my heart and life. It is such an encouraging and challenging chapter!

On a different, but exciting note, I have joined up with Emily Elizabeth from My Life Belongs to Him , purposing to have a productive summer. This is such a blessing to me as I try to stay accountable and use my summer for the glory of God. I'm a little behind for week two, but I tried to be productive. First, I washed the windows! It is such a blessing to have clean windows and I am so thankful my Momma taught me. :o) A second thing is that I started a new jumper (please disregard the fact that it has remained untouched for several days. . .).  So with that said, I had better get started on this week's tasks. I hope to make a few phone calls today and finish a few letters. Also, we are leaving for Wyoming tomorrow in order to visit/pick up my dear sister Allie. She has been away working at a dude ranch and so I would like to clean up her bedroom, tidy my own, and pack my bag. Very exciting!

I hope all is well with you all.
May the LORD bless you dearly with His grace and presence,
With love,


P.S. This lovely painting by Daniel Knight was taken from the following link: http://www.rehsgalleries.com/knight.htm

5 comments:

  1. Dear Frannie,
    I think this is the first comment I've left your on lovely blog! Amazing, yes? I've loved reading your posts ever since I found Authentic Virtue. :) They've been such a blessing to me, and I wanted to say thank you.

    On another note, I voted on your poll! I love the new template, and I say its a keeper. :)

    I'll be praying that Yahweh will be with you as you go through this time in your life. :) Have a blessed and safe trip!

    An eager and loving reader,
    Shana

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  2. Frannie,

    I'm so sorry to hear that you've been hurt. It's hard to be forgiving when others through their spears at you. I will definitely be praying that God smooths everything out. It's so hard not to lash out at those who harm you, but it's so much better when you let Jesus be your savior instead of saving yourself. :-)

    I really enjoy reading about your accomplishments! You are certainly productive! I'm anxious for your post later this week!

    I'm sure you can't wait to see your sister! I'll be praying that she has a safe flight or that you have a safe drive, whichever the case may be!

    With Much Love and Blessings, Your Friend,
    Addie

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  3. Could you PLEASE go over to Pennies from Heaven, and follow her. You see, at this link~

    http://guinevereamoureaux.blogspot.com/2010/06/150th-post-part-1.html

    She is hosting a giveaway for a $20 gift certificate. And she is going to give it to the person that can round up the most followers! So, please go over and follower her, saying that 'Johanna and An Old-Fashioned Girl' sent you?

    Thank you So much!

    ~Johanna~

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  4. Just wanted to tell you that I like your new blog look! And I never noticed that your Mom's name was the same as mine! I've never had anybody with the same name as me, not that I've known!

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  5. Shana, Oh thank you! I am so glad and blessed to know that you are being blessed. And thank you for your prayers, I trust that they have been a great help to me!

    Addie, Thank you too for your prayers and thoughts. I am always blessed by your encouraging posts and am thankful for your comments!

    Johanna, I'm on my way over and good luck! :)

    Kendra, Thank you! My Mom loves to find others who have her name as well! :) What is your middle name (if you don't mind).

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Love, blessings and a steaming cup of coffee,

Frannie Anne

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