What is a journal anyway? Several of us online blogging friends have started sharing random excerpts from our journals here on our blogs. I am really excited about this adventure because not only has it caused me to go digging for those "gems" in my musty old journals, but I am also getting a glimpse of what others have written throughout their lives that have had meaning for them...and now for us as well. It is interesting to see how God has worked in each of our lives in similar ways...as applicable to our unique situations...but the underlying words of hope and encouragement are there for each of us. God has spoken to us through His Word, the Bible, and through the people He has placed within our paths. Some messages were spoken to us from personal friends, other thoughts were shared through quotations from books, letters from loved ones or friends, or through dreams and visions of what we hoped to become or do with our lives.
"'For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,' says the Lord. 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.'"
|This is a picture of my Grandmother, Flora Sheets, (Tedlie)|
at age 6 or 7 yrs., around 1890. If she was this adorable,
you can imagine how beautiful her "Little Florence" must
little Florence Belle Tedlie's death)
|My beautiful Grandmother|