Friday, November 16, 2012

Stay On This Path



Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone's is sharing on the word STAY here.

Five Minute Friday


Friend...
If we could have a moment to share a hot chocolate and our hearts, 
I would tell you this one thing today...
Don't give up.
Stay on this path that He has laid out for you.
I know it's hard.
I know you're discouraged.
But I see Him doing a work in you.
Something so staggering that He is doing in your heart through your words.
You may think that they don't matter...your words.
But they do.
Your story matters.
It's hard sometimes to get the words out.
Sometimes painfully hard.
But don't stop.
Keep putting your heart on the page.
I hear it...your heart.
Sometimes your words bring tears to my eyes
as I know how hard they were coming from your fingers. 
That hesitation.
Wondering why you should share them.
Who is even reading them?
I know these thoughts as I have shared them.
But the words flow out from Him along with His grace in the stumble getting them out.
And they are so beautiful.

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 


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  1. Okay where is the kleenex ?? So touched my heart. Beautiful words!!

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! Blessings!

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  2. Oh, my, Wendy. I don't even have words now. I so needed to hear this--His words poured out through you. Thank you.

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    1. You are so welcome sweet friend. You have done the same for me so many times. So blessed by you. Love & hugs.

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  3. I know a lot of us may be thinking this, but you definitely wrote this for me. I know it, friend, and I'm so thankful you did. I needed to hear it this week. Love you.

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    1. Love you right back sweet friend! Blessings!

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  4. What a hug of encouragement! Thank you.

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    1. Definitely sending a hug your way today friend. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Mary! Blessings to you friend!

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  6. lovely, encouraging words. this post is sure to touch many today! thank you!

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  7. So encouraging. Thank you! And I think you wrote it for me. :)

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    1. So enjoyed chatting with you last night friend. Hope your little one is feeling better. Blessings!

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  8. You just have a gigantic heart for loving others and cheering them on. You are such a joy to be near. What a selfless perspective and post. I am seeing how selflessness is a pattern with you. :) Good morning FMF friend. May today be heaping joys.

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words friend. What a gift today. Blessings!

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  9. I love you, friend. Thank you for this gift.

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    1. I treasure you friend. Love you much.

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  10. One of my favourite verses in the entire bible......thank you for all your love and encouragement....you have a gift my friend, a gift to women and we so desperately need it.

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    1. Thank you so much friend. Your words are like honey to my soul today. Blessings!

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  11. You have such a beautiful heart, Wendy!! Thank you for encouraging all of us. Personally, I've been fighting discouragement, a feeling that's been chasing and pursuing me. May I resist and cling to HIS call for me.
    Love you!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words friend. So thankful for you. Lifting you up to Him tonight as you cling to all He has for you. Love and hugs.

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  12. Like Alia, I needed to read this today, too. Writing this prompt was *REALLY* hard for me and I almost didn't do it. But I think that someone, somewhere might need to read it and know that God is faithful even when people aren't. Thanks for the encouragement.

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    1. Thanks Nancy! God is so very faithful. Blessings!

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  13. Amazing!!! I love it when God reads me my mail through someone else! I needed to hear this this morning too! Some days we know this stuff - but others, we simply completely and utterly forget it! Thanks for the beautiful reminder!

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    1. Oh Karrilee...isn't He just so wonderful to speak to us exactly when we need to hear from Him? It still amazes me every time it happens. Blessings friend.

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  14. This is going to encourage so many people! Beautiful. Be blessed:)

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! Blessings to you friend!

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  15. that hot cocoa. beautiful post.

    Aloha "hopping" by a little late to say "hi". I wanted to personally invite you to to join An Aloha Affair. It's a sweet gathering of creative souls. We'll mingle and grow and share our work so that we can get to know each other in meaningful ways. I'd love it if you'd join us, 'save ya a spot?...

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole! How lovely to be invited! Blessings!

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  16. Thank you! Such encouraging words that are good for my soul this morning. :)

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  17. These are words that I need to share with my chronic pain sufferer buddies.

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  18. Wendy, Wendy, Wendy... I'm so blessed to have you as part of my world. I'm gonna hunt you down next time I'm even remotely close and give you a huge hug. I'd go it tomorrow if I was going to Dollywood with my sister. Thank you!!! Alia is wrong. You wrote this for me!

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    1. So looking forward to that moment friend. I consider myself blessed to call you friend. Blessings.

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  19. Wendy,
    I was just reading about someone's decision to step away from writing for a while...I am sending her to you. I wasn't feeling at all discouraged, but I am refreshed by reading this, as though it were my living water.
    Thank you, sweet sister.
    Peace and good to you in Jesus name,
    Chelle

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    1. Oh Chelle...each time I see "Beloved" heading your comment, it just makes me smile. It is what our Father calls us and I am reminded of that each time you visit. Blessings to you friend.

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  20. Ver beautiful and encouraging words. Thanks for sharing. I glad I got to come by and stay with you awhile.
    It was nice to meet you. I wrote a stay post also. And btw I have a give away going on. Come by and see me.
    Have a Beautiful Weekend,
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry! Loved your post as well! So glad you came to stay with me! Blessings!

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  21. Thank you for your words that are a charge, an encouragement to all who read them. Need this today. Will need it tomorrow.

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    1. Melanie you have been on my mind. Lifting you up to Him today. Blessings!

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  22. Did you write this for me? Thank you, my friend. Much needed words to my heart today.

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    1. I so love sharing space on a page with you my sweet friend! Blessings and much love!

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  23. What beautiful words for the soul! I always love reading your posts.

    Thank you for linking up at this week’s Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop!

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    1. Thank you Kelly! It is such a treat to have you visit! Blessings!

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  24. Wendy! You made me cry!What an encourager you are.

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    1. Oh Kathi...sending you a big hug today friend. Blessings!

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  25. Beautiful words. You used that five minutes well.

    Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  26. Very encouraging

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection. Please come back Friday to see if you were featured!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Lanaya
    http://www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Thank you Lanaya! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! Blessings!

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  27. Such an encouraging message, Wendy. Thanks for blessing us with your words!

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  28. Love your words. Yes, I think every blogger has felt all these things when typing up different posts. It is hard to open yourself up to people you have never met.
    Thanks for linking up with Raising Imperfection. Have a blessed week.

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    1. Thank you so much Sara! Blessings!

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  29. Thank you for linking this sweet encouragement up with Playdate with God too this week, Wendy. Such lovely, wise words.

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    1. Thanks so much Laura! Blessings to you friend!

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  30. This is just beautiful! Thank you for linking up this wonderful and inspiring post!

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  31. I love this, and love the message "Don't give up" thank you for sharing your heart. Visiting from I love my post :)

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  32. Hi Wendy,
    Thanks for this very powerful message. It is so inspirational and has lifted my spirit today. I am a new Follower from the I Love My Post Blog Hop. Congratulations on being chosen the Featured Blogger. Take care and have a good weekend. God Bless.
    Judy - JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS

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  33. That is wonderful, thank you so much for sharing your precious words with us. Love your blog and would love you to peek at mine if you like. I found you via #12 I love my post bloghop. :-) Rose xxx www.milkymoles.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. Very Beautiful! I found you through the I love my post blog hop. New Follower

    www.southernramblings.com

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  35. This is very beautiful.!! <3 I found you through "I love my post" I would love it if you'd follow me back @ http://queenstale.blogspot.com/

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  36. What a beautiful post. You always seem to have the right words to share at the right time. Thank you.

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