Thursday, November 20, 2008

Looking Back At Faithfulness

If you've been blogging for at least a year now, I encourage you today to go back and see what you were blogging about at this time last year.

I like to do that from time to time. I also do it on some of your blogs--just because I'm nosy like that. I looked up my friend Rachel's archives sometime last year and discovered her post about how she was pregnant with Lorelai. It was neat to go back and see what she had to say at that time in her life.

Last night I re-read another document from last year. It was the journal I kept of Little Bit's tics before we got the Tourette's diagnosis. Her tics were REALLY REALLY bad this time last year. It made me sad/happy all at the same time. Sad-remembering how bad they were and happy--knowing how well she is doing today in comparison.

But what really strikes me in looking back a year ago is God's faithfulness. Problems we were facing that have now been overcome...issues we were struggling with that have now been settled in our hearts...memories of the blessings we had received...

So I encourage you to look backwards today, in a journal, on your blog, or in pictures, and see how far the Lord has brought you this year.

For He is always faithful.


  1. You know, I have found that in my blog writings, as in my life, I have grown much softer, graceful in my approach with other Christian sisters.

    I used to write maore along the lines of: "You shouldn't work, put your kids in daycare, blah, blah, blah,..."

    I still believe all of that, but I'm also more sensitive to situations than I was before, to the fact that wives can do more than husbands allow, that it is much easier for me to sit afar off and judge when I really have no idea what someone is dealing with.

    Did you go back and peek at my old posts? Is my assessment of myself a bit rose-colored?

  2. I meant that wives can do NO more than husbands allow...sorry for the mix up! HAD to get that one straight.

  3. Great idea Brenda- He is so faithful!
    Thanks for the note the other day, by the way- it's always encouraging to know someone is reading (:

  4. I'm glad you already stalked me a year ago. :-) Having Lorelai has been one of THE greatest blessings - even after the three years of trying to conceive!!!

    I remember last year when you were going through the diagnosis time. I can't believe I've "known" you for a year!!!

  5. Any time I look back and see all that God has done, I am both awed and humbled. Thanks for the peek into how He's working in your family.

  6. Oh, I love this thought. While I don't have a blog entry from exactly a year ago...I will say it was the lowest point in my marriage. But now...a year later...I am in the strongest point of my marriage. God has worked miracles in my life and my marriage in the last year!!!

    I need to share this with my hubby!


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)