Friday, July 29, 2016

This To Shall Pass



When I left my other blog, "Simply Shelley" I did so because I believed my life was going in a different direction. A new chapter in my story was beginning.  I felt sure this new chapter would be one of "Quiet Abundance".  So many changes had taken place in my life since I first begun to blog back in 2006. My youngest son grew up and left home.  My time of babysitting grandchildren had passed, due mostly to my health.  I was without a husband after almost 40 years of marriage.  I found myself  wondering .....What's next?  With all that said, I never dreamed of the heartache and chaos that was to be ahead for my family. We never know what our tomorrows hold. We can plan ahead and always hope for the best, but I have found it is so much easier to live one day at a time and do my best to trust God with my tomorrows, my todays, my everything!  We never know. ...things can change for the good or the bad in the blink of an eye.  Our whole life can be turned upside down.  Only God can turn it right side up again! Things may still be a bit shaken up, but day by day. ..things begin to come back together.  You feel yourself feeling a bit "normal" again.  You adjust to the changes. You learn to deal with the situation at hand. For me and my family. ....we could not have survived the storm without  the "Lighthouse" guiding our ship on to safety.  Thank you Lord Jesus for calming my spirit so that I could ride out the storm in my life. Did things turn out as I had prayed they would, as I had wished they would have ? No they did not, but I'm trusting God my Father that. ....

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 


My storm hasn't passed but there is a calm.  A peace that feels very much like a Quiet Abundance. 



16 comments:

  1. Dear Shelley ... I have been reading your blog for over 5 years now, and what I have always seen is your trust in our Savior. You have always stayed true to the fact that without Him we are completely lost.

    As storms come and go I have to remember what Our God said in Jeremiah 29:11 ... He knows the plans for each one of His children. It is good to know and live this truth.

    Peace to you dear lady ...

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    1. Thank you so much Mari, he does know ....all the hairs on our head are numbered. Worrying will not change a thing. Only trusting in the one who wrote "our story" will bring about the "happy ending. " Thank you so much for your faithfulness to this blog....and your encouraging comments. Hugs

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  2. Sometimes that's all we can do...trust in Him. Shelley, you've always inspired me with your faith. It's ok to "just be" for awhile and let the Lord hold you in his love. I miss your daily blogs. (Didn't you do something on You Tube?)

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    1. Thank you Peggy. I do have a YouTube channel,but its primarily for my doll collection. Yes , you are so right...only trust him! Hugs

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  3. Thanks so much for visiting my blog Shelley! And for your kind words. I'm so happy to read that you are sensing the calm that comes only from Him. I'll be praying it continues!

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    1. Thank you dear friend. I think of you often ...sending blessings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior.

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  5. It is true you have weathered a great deal. It is good to know you have inner calm and are able to be present and to move forward and that your faith helps bring you through tough times. Hoping that you have many happy times ahead of you always.

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    1. Thank you so much Helen. You have been a true dear friend. I do believe there is " happiness" ahead for me and mine. I will look for it in each new day. Blessings to you sweet friend

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  6. Shelley, it somehow takes Me by surprise how We think the same.Almost every time I read a post,I think..We don't have the same things happening to Us but there are some similarities and We react very much the same.I'm thinking about changing My blog to go along with this new time in My life and yet I'm not sure exactly about the changes.Let's just keep leaning on Him to care for Our cares-Love You My Sister in Christ-Denise.....PS. Did You ever teach Missionettes?It was a true calling in My life esp. with the older girls.I can't physically run around the Church with the Young girls anymore But God's calling Me to do something through the internet.How,Ect... I don't know yet.Mentoring Someone somewhere,how about Grandma Shelly's Sunday School-Grandma Denise's sunday School for parents who for some reason don't want to go to Church.I just need to wait on the Lord.

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    1. Dear Denise, Yes, I to feel a strong calling God has a work for me. I to am waiting on him, as I'm not sure just yet what that "calling" mine be. I am praying and waiting. I wish we were closer so we could maybe work together,but all things are possible and we will continue to listen to his still small voice to move forward. Love you....blesssings

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  7. Beautifully said! I am so thankful for a loving Father who has a perfect plan for each of us - and though the trials and struggles are real and aching and hard, they are perfectly designed by Him above. I am glad to be in touch again through a blog, and look forward to watching your journey unfold! Hugs!

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  8. Dear Shelley,

    May the Lord bless and keep you as you continue "leaning on the everlasting Arm."

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  9. Hi Shelley. (I am the blog quitter but I began another blog!) So true....you never know what the day will bring. The only thing we can be sure of is the very present moment! Several decades ago my mom died in a car accident and my dad had brain damage and a coma. Every single one of us will some day get our cross to bear! Andrea

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    1. You are so right dear Andrea.....I'm so sorry for your loss. Only through his grace and mercy do we stand. God bless

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