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I knew at the beginning of the year that I wanted to let go of the blog. I am in a different place now and I need the space to work through a great many things. I intend to keep the archives up for a time, although I have removed the comment function.
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J xxx

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Reflection



As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. 
Luke 2:19

It's Mothering Sunday here in the UK.  I've had a nice day, cards, gifts and messages from my children, (including this handmade love heart). A quiet day, church in the morning, pottering around in my kitchen and sitting outside in the sunshine. It's almost 35 years since I became a mother for the first time. Four children and three grandchildren later, my heart is full of many treasures. I am so thankful for all my family. We have our moments, like everyone, but I have been very blessed with my clan. I have been pondering many precious memories today.

I've always liked this verse about Mary, pondering all the amazing things that she witnessed. No cameras, facebooking, blogging and suchlike in those days- she stored up these treasures in her heart. She pondered and reflected upon them. When she said yes, to God's messenger, she had no idea where this journey would take her. It was a hard road too - shame, poverty, homelessness, becoming a refugee, exile and all the normal ups and downs of parenting along the way. She endured all this, so that God's great plan of salvation could be fulfilled. It was a road that led her to stand at the foot of that Cross and watch her Son die for our sins. Such unconditional love. God assured her He would be with her all the way, and she believed with all her heart. 
He is with us too - all we need to do is open our hearts to his unconditional love.  His arms are outstretched towards us right now  A good thought to ponder upon xx

10 comments:

  1. I love your reflections. I pray you will be blessed at this difficult time for you and your husband. Vera in the uk

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  2. Visiting from VA and love this post; beautiful and true. My prayers are with your husband and you. My husband and I walked that same journey a few years ago. Perhaps something at 1wifetowidow.blogspot.com might help even though we live in different countries. That's the blog I started then; my personal blog is Thistle Cove Farm. God bless you, yours and the work of your hands and heart.

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  3. A good thought indeed. Glad you had a lovely day.

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  4. Beautiful words. Glad your day was blessed. Love and prayers for you all xxxx

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  5. Beautifully written; full of truths. Such a comforting image of His arms wide open, welcoming us. Keeping you in my prayers. Happy Mother's Day. xo

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  6. Lovely blog and sounds like a peaceful day too :)

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  7. Wonderful post. This is a verse that I love, too.

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  8. Jacqui, once again, I so admire your wisdom, faith and courage.

    Pondering in one's heart, while one's head tumbles thoughts around is something, isn't it.

    xo

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  9. That has always been a favorite verse of mine, too. i think that is what we mothers do ~ we ponder and hold all of these little things in our hearts to remember in the future. Thanks for sharing.

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