Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Janie's Last Journal - Part 1

Janie kept journals that accompanied her daily quiet time and bible reading. Sometimes she wrote down her own thoughts, but mostly she wrote down bible verses that were very meaningful to her. She also jotted down quotes from people whose books really helped her. People like Oswald Chambers (My Utmost For His Highest), and L.B. Cowman (Streams In The desert) as well as hymn lyrics and so forth.  She wrote these things down, especially toward the end, so she could get to them quickly when she felt the need for extra courage and strength. It buoyed her to have a good word that spoke directly to what she was feeling at the time. This is a good practice which I should probably do more of.

One thing that I especially like about her writing these things down is that I can look back and see her  handwriting which is so happily familiar to me, and read 'where she was at' on any given day. Which brings me to the upcoming series that I will be doing here on the blog.

For the next few weeks, I'll be posting these quotes that meant a lot to her as she neared the end of her life here on earth. If you read them closely, you'll see a common thread there....I'll let you find it without any help from me - except to encourage you to take the entries to heart and be blessed...and perhaps store them away in your own journal....

March 4, 2010
"-Through a multitude of tests, you will learn courage. You will find yourself put in a place of training and discipline, so that when the moments of crisis come you will not become faint-hearted and you will not be the victim of unwanted fear." Come Away My Beloved, Francis Roberts, pg 72

"-By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of His mouth." Psalm 33:6

"-Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm." Proverbs 4:23, 26

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for doing this, Chris! I look forward to checking in every day.