Friday, October 14, 2011

Apples and Encouragement

Apples, apples, apples
everywhere we looked!
What a glorious day for a
road trip!

Joe took me to the Mercier Apple Farm
in Blue Ridge this afternoon.

It was so good to
get out of the house!

I’ve had cabin fever for a few months.

What a beautiful day for a ride;
blue skies, gentle breezes and
leaves falling on the car
as we pass under the trees
(a few of my favorite things).

We unloaded apples (Jonagold),
apple cinnamon bread,
fried apple pies,
apple cider,
peach cider,
and a few other treasures
when we returned home.

Thumbing through the mail,
I noticed a card from one of my dear friends,

Such encouragement....

Let me share......

“Fear not for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name;
You are mine.

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
And when you pass through the rivers,
They will not sweep over you.

When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.”

Isaiah 43:1-2
(underline and italics hers)

The cancer came to pass, it did not stay!

I reached the other side!

She further encouraged me....

“I pray the waters, river, and fire only served
to remove from you what the Lord said needed to go,
and what has remained is a greater
reflection of Him
passing through you!!

Thank you my friends for your constant
encouraging cards and prayers...

I am forever beholden to you all

1 comment:

  1. I love that ! Thanks sooo much for posting this encouragement. So uplifting and so needed. God continues to amaze me how He has used you ( His willing servant ) to bless, encourage, uplift, challenge and LOVE the masses :-}
    Thanks Linda for allowing His light to shine so brightly thru you to us. You have been the light ont the hill.
    I love you,