Monday, October 19, 2009

Hope is the Anchor of My Soul

I'm wrapped in the warmth of a happy weekend on the first frosty morning of the new season. I'm lovin' it! I'm believing for a season of miracles...

Builderman and I had the amazing opportunity to meet Melanie’s son Andrew and pray for him Friday. Andrew has the most beautiful eyes. The words I am impressed with concerning relentless prayer for Andrew are from the story of David and his pursuit of the enemy. In this case, the Amalekites had taken all the women and children captive and carried off all their stuff. (see 1 Samuel 30) David prayed and God said,
Recover All

And he did. An inspiration and a lesson. It makes all the difference that there are many of us in this battle with Melanie and Dan. We are committed to pursue, overtake and recover all!

Saturday was a glorious day in Sarasota. The weather was beautiful and we strolled through Bayfront Park and enjoyed a picnic. Then on to Selby Botanical Gardens where I worked after school and during the summers of my high school years. At that time, an incredible private estate had just been dontaed and was being developed into the Gardens. I remember the artist’s rendering as the process of building and planting began. I could not imagine the lush beauty that is there now. It’s a testimony to the power of a dream.

The sound of the wind rattling the bamboo was really memorable. However, that wasn’t nearly as special as sound of Rosebud's coos and her priceless smiles. She’s owns my heart.

I've seen enough miracles to know there's more on the way. Hope is the anchor of my soul!


Merrie said...

Yes, and AMEN! I'm there with you! I've seen enough miracles to KNOW there's more on the way!
Without hope we have nothing!
Thank you for your ministry to us!

Uncommon Blonde said...

Beautiful post! I too am feeling warm from all of the love this past weekend brought!

grammy said...

It is exciting that there are always more miracles on the way. Keep watching, keep waiting (o:

Kelly Combs said...

I'm so glad you could go! I pray it was a blessing to you & them. I am praying for Andrew too.

Protege said...

Your posts are always filled with so much happiness and optimism.;)
So glad you had a lovely weekend.;)

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Wow, it's amazing that you did that. I'm so glad it was a good weekend. Still praying for Andrew. . . .