All is Well...

September 21, 2018

“ 'All is well!' He bowed down before the king with his face to the ground and said,

'Praise be to the Lord your God! ' "  II Samuel 18:28

 

 

Last week we evacuated due to Hurricane Florence. Since her path headed north of us, we decided to take the southern route. A dear friend offered her family's vacation home on St. Simon's Island on the coast of Georgia.  

 

We enjoyed sunsets like this.

 

 Morning walks like this.

 

 Saw a HORSE on the beach!

 

 And even a wedding in the distance.

 

 Life is GOOD. 

 

GOD is good.

 

The best part of all? God protected our family AND our home. He answered our prayers and Florence drastically diminished. She missed Charleston altogether.

 

We are praying for our friends in North Carolina and other parts of South Carolina where Florence showed up and did her damage. Prayers for y'all, my friends. 

 

May God be with you. May He comfort you in tragedy and provide for you in loss.

 

May you too say, all is well.

 

This time our family was spared. But we too have suffered loss. Now I share a tribute with you. 

 

Today, September 21st, is my sister Debbie's birthday.

 

Here she was back in the early 90's, big hair and all.

 

 

She would have been 55 today. But she went home to be with Jesus at age 29.

 

Before her 30th birthday, 25 years ago, I lost my sister.

 

I lost....  but SHE won!

 

SHE gets to spend her birthday in heaven, with Jesus, every birthday and every single day from now to eternity!

 

This morning, I talked to my mom and we shared thoughts on Debbie. How we lost her too young. How her daughter lost her too soon.

 

And how we look forward to seeing her again one day!

 

Yesterday, I talked to my niece, Kim, who was only 10 when her mom died. Kim made my day when she told me, "You remind me of her more than you know, Aunt Dianne." 😍

 

How awesome is that????

 

One day we'll all be together again.

 

With sweet and loving memories, and the promise of eternity in heaven, we know God is good, all the time.

 

He loves us, protects us, and provides for us.  He gives us nature's beauty to enjoy.

 

All is well with my soul.

 

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." I Chronicles 16:34

 

 

Would you enjoy inspiring ideas for home and family? Read Time to Enjoy Your Blessings.

 

If you love page-turning, suspenseful stories with inspiring, real-to-life characters, read the Crystal Falls Series - Lilacs, Roses, Violets and Sunflowers - enjoy the bouquet!

 

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Ain't it swell, when all is well?  Here are a few things I enjoy that may make your life better too! 

 

Love, love, love Burt's Bees Night Cream with Royal Jelly. Bees are good for the planet, and their royal jelly works miracles for my skin. Feels velvety soft, too. A royal treat!

My all-time favorite lip balm is Burt's Bees Pink Grapefruit. But just for autumn, let's try these Limited Edition pumpkin spice and vanilla bean flavors!

I also love this Orange Essence facial cleanser. It removes makeup like a champ and leaves your skin soft and smooth. This link is 50% off if you'd like to try it for yourself.

 

 

 

Side note: Burt's Bees is located in North Carolina, where Florence did the most damage. Your purchase will help a community in need.

 

PS - This post contains affiliate links.

 

 

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