Sunday, July 14, 2013

Inspirational {Sunday}



Beth Vogt is a wonderfully multi-talented author and her newest three-part series on her blog is called In My Words: Turning Back from Turning My Back on God. I urge you to click on the series title and spend a little time getting to know Beth, as well as being encouraged and refreshed in your spirit. She is honest and transparent!

After I finished the series, I was inspired by Beth's words to make this graphic. For the last 14 months this is where I have been; standing at the feet of Jesus, asking Him for mercy as I travel this bumpy road of grief. My heart is healing but it doesn't mean there are no dark moments. At times I have felt like a blanket has been thrown over my head and all light is extinguished. But then my eyes focus and I can see a glimmer. I know it is Him showing me how to navigate these waters to keep me from sinking in to a dark oblivion.

God is good to give me just what I need, right when I need it and I needed to hear what Beth had to share this week. My heart and mind have been extra heavy recently but now they are lifted toward the Son. I'm basking in his presence, his grace, his mercy.

Have a blessed day in the Lord!

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  1. Dearest Anne, this brought tears to my eyes. Your words were a blessing to read. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers!

    Love and hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I know you can relate to the grief road. Praying for you too. {{hugs}}

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    2. Thank you, Stephanie! You have been such an encouragement to me over the last year. I know you are grieving the loss of your grandma and I pray for you too! Love you, sweet friend!

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    2. Thanks, Nancy! I haven't ventured into learning much of GIMP but I need to. I want to learn some of your editing techniques because they are spectacular!!!

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  3. Anne,
    Your gracious words took me back to our conversation at Blue Ridge. How thankful I am that we were able to sit outside and share heart-to-heart. You are a courageous woman walking a rough road. This blog post reminds me that God is a relationship-oriented God ... and I am thankful for ours.

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    1. Beth,
      It was a thrill for me to meet you and have the opportunity to fellowship, even for that little while. You cannot imagine how your words touched my heart, encouraging and inspiring me! The Lord has truly blessed me through you.

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  4. Beautiful encouraging graphic. Thanks for your thoughts today and link, I'll take a look. ~ Abby

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    1. Abby, Thank you so much! I hope you are blessed through Beth's words. Have a joyful week.

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  5. LOVE this graphic! And I also found encouragement in Beth's blog series. I enjoy perusing the great pics on your blog. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Hi Renee, I am always inspired by your graphics! Thank you for your kind words. Beth is such a blessing, isn't she? Thanks for coming by and visiting.

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  6. Thank you for sharing Beth's blog. I will visit her for sure....
    I am sorry that you are traveling a rough road right now but you encourage all of us with your focus on God and His faithfulness to you during this time.

    I really like your edit of this shot....

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    1. Hi Nancy, So many have shared in my journey and encouraged me. You have been a blessing to me. Thanks for the compliment on the edit. I'm learning :)

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    1. Absolutely! Beth is one of the greatest encouragers. You will find a lot of inspiration on her blog.

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  8. Beautiful graphic, Anne. Thank you for the inspiring encouragement. Praying for you as you walk through this journey.

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