July 22, 2011

Simple Kindness

It has been a busy month of helping and preparing for various events.
Today we did errands and discovered our rear blinker wasn't working.
We went to my husband's old work and purchased some new ones. The kind man who replaced him as manager replaced it for us with Snipp, Snapp, and Snurr all watching and learning. Then it was on to shoe shopping which I so dislike. Later this tired momma took her three grumpy boys to DQ for supper. There were two workers who were especially nice and kind to us too. Just doing simple acts of kindness but they were a sweet blessing to this tired mom. God is so good; He is so faithful.
And is always teaching me something. And making me feel so cared for.

Thank You,God for just keeping Your promises and caring for us like a good shepherd does.

July 01, 2011


In the first year of my widow journey, one of the many books I read talked about grief mentoring. No way, I thought. I can't do that.

Five years later, I can see how God has done that. Used me in a way I never thought I could be used. This last month I had the priviledge of seeing my children be used of God in this role of mentor too.

And I stand amazed at what God can do with a hurting heart. Once again, I think again of the wise words of Barb Gorman, "God doesn't waste pain."

Merriam-Webster online thesaurus says this:
Definition of MENTOR
to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed

Synonyms coach, counsel, lead, mentor, pilot, shepherd, show, tutor

Related Words(I edited the list) : direct, steer, accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), escort, see, train; brief, enlighten, inform; instruct, school, teach, tutor; nurture