Pressing toward the goal:
"Working towards that day when I will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved me for and wants me to be."
Philippians 4:12 (NLT)
It's Time to Say Goodbye! In His Service
The year 2013 has been a year of change. When change is taking place there are uncertainties. Anxieties kick in and often reminders are needed for those going through such change to trust in the Lord. Therefore, I'm having to hold on dearly to Proverbs 3:5-6 which states:
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
In January of this year our family lost a member--my aunt Grace Jennifer James. We buried her in February and then the real sense of loss kicked in leading up to what would have been her birthday in May.
In March of this year we lost connection with the people we have fellowshipped with for the past six years. The time had come for us to move on. The pain is still quite raw but we knew that God was moving us on and we had to be obedient. Therefore, we have comfort in knowing that He is in control and all will be well. Healing will take place and we will continue on our journey with the same peace with which we started. Thank God for His peace that surpasses all human understanding!
Another change is currently taking place in our family which means that there will be less time to maintain this website and we may need to say goodbye, in the near future. We will keep you posted on this matter. However, we will continue to share with you on Faithwriters and may create a Facebook page to continue sharing with you.
When we say goodbye to anything or anyone in life, we also make way to welcome other things and people into our lives. Like the butterfly in this post which once crawled on leaves as a caterpillar, it now has beautiful wings and can fly in its new nature as a butterfly. Change is good. However, the process can be painful. If the butterfly was taken out of its cacoon, it would have died. Likewise, when we are going through certain process of change, like the butterfly, we have to endure so that our wings will properly develop, enabling us to fly. So if you are going through your process of change at the moment, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. You shall live to testify of God's goodness. You shall not die. Rejoice and give thanks for this is the will of your heavenly Father for you. He will see you through. Just allow Him to process you so that you will come out stronger than you have ever been and begin to soar like an eagle.
We've said goodbye to a period that represented death in our lives. Death of a loved one, death of ministries and various miscarriages. In the next update we will share with you the doors that God has opened for us. We will also bring you update on the book, "Embracing Forgiveness".
The links below will take you to previously written pieces, sharing my thoughts with you.
God bless you and thank you for visiting W2S.
Your sister in Christ
19th June 2013.
In His Service
The Lord is evident in everything I see. My hope is that through your contact with me, you'll see the Lord in me.
Entry for 2013:
The Things I Remember About Aunt Grace
In Times of Sorrow
Entry for 2012:
Janice Writes -- January 2012
Entries for 2011:
Janice Writes--17th October 2011|
The Royal Wedding--4th June 2011| Welcome letter 18th March 2011| 2nd Letter 18th March 2011
Entries for 2010:
Intro to 7 Point Plan | For the Health of Your Marriage (2) | Celebrating with Friends| My Thoughts Today| Sharing as I Journey Through | Entering The Enemy's Camp
Entries for 2009:
Releasing The Pain | Hurting Again... | After Easter What Next? | Greetings
Entries for 2008:
Time-out |An Invitation |The Journey so far |A Light For Christ | Welcome Letter 2008
Entries for 2007:
Name Above All Names | Thank You For Your Support | Playing Catch |
Entries for 2006:
An Attitude of Giving | Becoming One | When Things Go Wrong...
See Janice Writes for more of my thoughts.