It's Memory Verse Monday and Karen at Karen's Ramblings is our host. If you would like to participate, just follow the link to find out how.
It's been a couple of weeks since I took part in Memory Verse Monday. I'm still working on the last one, which was Luke 1:37 - For with God nothing shall be impossible. I've found this verse to be working in my life.
This week, God laid it on my heart to memorize this verse: 1 Corinthians 13:13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
This verse has always been working in my life. Love is a great thing and I've been truly blessed with the love of many online friends lately. Some need prayer for health issues. Some need prayer for depression and some are finding that their faith is in question. I hold all of these friends up in prayer and ask you to do the same.
Here is a list of people who I ask you to lift up in prayer.
Denise at Shortybear's Place. She is undergoing some great health issues at present.
Mary at Isabella's Closet. She is in need of being lifted up to God in a special way.
Deena at Can I Be Pretty in Pink. Deena had surgery for breast cancer last Wednesday and is in need of healing. She is home and resting.
Karen at Karen's Korner. She is in need of prayer for her financial situation and for her husband to remain safe. He is a truck driver and needs protection in inclement weather.
Please add these wonderful ladies to your prayer list. For with the love and prayer of friends and by keeping their eyes on God, all of their needs will be fulfilled.
Today is my husband's and my anniversary. We have been married for 19 years. On December 17, 1988 at 3 pm, we exchanged vows in my mother's living room in front of the fireplace. Just as the ceremony was over, it began to snow. We stayed a while and mingled with family and friends and then headed to Niagara Falls for the weekend.
The further we traveled, the more snow we were seeing. We finally arrived in Niagara Falls and the snow stopped for a bit. We decided (foolish as we were) to drive to Niagara-On-the-Lake. We went there and enjoyed a lovely dinner. When we stepped out of the restaurant, the snow was falling rapidly.
As we headed back toward Niagara Falls, we came to a bend in the road at Queenston Heights. Hubby applied the brake a little too hard and the next thing we knew we had slid into the ditch and knocked down a steel street sign. What a mess! No one was hurt except the sign and it could be replaced. We were very lucky.
Today I believe this was a sign that our marriage would be stormy. For the first seven years it was a constant battle ground. Now, after 19 years, we very seldom speak a harsh word to each other and if one does, the other ignores it, as we know it's just stress and the world closing in on us. How far we've come from those first days, which proves that love can overcome obstacles if you only give it a chance.
Thank you to all my wonderful friends who have taken time to post and send anniversary messages. You love and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. The ecards we received were all lovely and hubby couldn't believe that so many people he didn't know would take time out of their busy lives at this time of year to do that. Thanks to all of you for showing us such love and support. ~Blessings, Mary~