Where Does My Help Come from?
As per usual, you got me right down to my soul, Charity. Now your amazing reminder is mine, too. I know I need to ask for help more often. I praise you for sharing your life in the form of generative art. This touched me deeply.
Thank you Charity, I relate to all your musings, right down to the cookies and orange slices. I am missing my Mom for my third Christmas without her. Your insights resonate with me and aid in grieving but also in rejoicing her heavenly perch. In her later years, she would make me my favorite cookie for Christmas as her gift to me. This year I will make them for myself...hmmm, it might be another form of processing her passing. I have downloaded The Winter Solstice, an answer to my search for a new book to read this month. Merry Christmas, thinking of you.
Oh Charity, I loved this – I was on tenterhooks following the story of the missing key. And then, when you found it – in the most unusual places, too much surely to be a coincidence - I realised how much your experience for me mapped the parable of the woman sweeping her entire house looking for the lost 10 silver coins. Her rejoicing on their discovery, and what you say in retelling your story of finding the lost key … extraordinary. ❤️🙏🏻
Thank you for the questions for Advent and the Orange Slices Recipe. I loved your conclusion of the lockbox story by using Psalm 121. Another scripture I personally use for such times is in Psalm 11, especially verses 1-4a. The question is posed: "When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do"? and it's not really answered, but states: The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. In other words, right where He belongs, and all I need do is turn to Him to be reminded of His presence here with me. So comforting and calming!
I have never read any books by Rosamunde Pilcher, but I have several reader friends that say they read this book every year. It sounds like I'm very late to the game. I guess it's time I read it and there is no time like the present.