I Can Trust and Rest in Peace

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I Can Trust 

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If He can shine

the sun on me

and still the waves

of the sea

then I can trust 

and rest in peace.

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Wendy ❀ 2014

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Motherhood is the most important part of my life

after my relationship with God and my husband.

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This year I’ve pulled back more and more

as my teens have gotten older.

 I know they’ve got what it takes.

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I did a Happy Mama Dance this week

when one of our sons got accepted into

a program that only takes a couple of students per year.  

He wants to work with cars (normal teen guy).

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I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve prayed 

for God’s will to be done in each of our children’s lives.

And my husband’s.

And mine. 

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But I know that I can trust and rest in peace.

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For the NaNoWriMo novel I’m working on,

one of my favorite verses came up

when a character picked up his neglected bible.

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Delight yourself in the LORD

and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

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That was the theme verse for our wedding over 31 years ago.

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One of the desires of my heart has been to write a book and get it published.

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While I was quietly working on this post,

my husband looked over from his desk 

and told me he was glad I’m writing,

and then he read me this quote:

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Of all sad words of mouth or pen,

the saddest are these:

It might have been.

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       by  John Greenleaf Whittier

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Trust, Rest, & Peace Blessings ~ Wendy  ❀

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What are you thankful for this week?

I hope you had a reason to do a happy dance.

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52 thoughts on “I Can Trust and Rest in Peace

  1. So much to praise the Lord for, especially our children. (3 John 1:4) ” I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”
    Also thankful that our son and daughter-in-law came home from SC LAST night, since it’s been snowing all day! Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving!

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  2. Beautiful words and photos as always Wendy. Your posts are like meditations; I may have said this before 😊. I am now enjoying the joysof grandmahood! And believe me the love is no different from that I have for my own three children. All the vulnerability they feel, all the joy, all the scrapes and cuts, I feel them too. Next week I will have the privilege of attending a nativity play where four year old Theo will be an angel! 😊 x

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    1. Thank you, dear Christine. xo Theo is blessed to have a grandmother who loves and cherishes him. You’re an angel too. I hope this means you’ll be writing a poem in response to the nativity play. I’ll be sure to bring tissue when I read it, as your writing always touches my heart. ❀

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  3. I am thankful that I came here today and read this! 🙂 I’m thankful because of God’s supernatural protection on my family, His provision is numerous I can’t count them all. God has been faithful. I’m very happy for you and your lovely family, I’m certain your son is happy too, what a wonderful post. I can’t wait to read your book when it’s ready!
    Love and blessings to you Wendy. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, dear Seyi. I’ve always admired your passion for writing. Lately I’ve been drawn to suspense books so I just downloaded your novel, Tale of Five Lies. Bedtime is for books. ❀ I can’t wait to cozy up with my Kindle. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, dear Mary. I slogged through a couple of tough days and am now on the homestretch with renewed vigor. I think the hike I went on yesterday was exactly what my muse needed. ❀ To have written is always a joy.

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  4. Hi Wendy, We have just returned from a week in the Nevada desert…and it delights my heart to find your post as still and profound as the peace we found there. Congratulations to your son! Ours is also on the auto track, now completing a probationary six months as an apprentice at a custom race shop. God is so good! Love and many blessings, –Vivian

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    1. Thank you, dear Vivian. I agree that God is good. How exciting that your son will work on race cars. It seems like only yesterday that our son had a Lego creation of his posted in their magazine. They grow up so fast. And now they work on real cars. Blessings ❀

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    1. Thank you so much, Bill. I’m blessed by your “Unshakable Hope”. ❀ I always look forward to your posts. My family knows you by name, because I share what I’ve learned on your blog. We’re all C.S.Lewis fans too–even the atheist ;).

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  5. This post really means a lot to me. “It might have been”. I don’t want to look back at my life and say that. I want to try and always learn and grow and move forward. You write that book Wendy…it will be beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, dear Laura. Our job is to do our best. It may not be good enough–so we try again–and again until all the doors close. I’m enjoying the learning and growing process. You take good pictures (read that as good to the power of ten). ❀

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  6. Wendy:
    I have always admired your solid faith. You set an example for us all to live up to, to strive for. And a big thank you to Ian for sharing the Whittier quote. I also admire your tenacity and dedication to your novel. May God continue to shower blessings upon your dreams. ~ Richard

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    1. Thank you, dear Richard. Ian can testify I have a one-track mind once I get going on something. Thankfully he’s on board the same train with me. The only thing to admire about my faith is the One in whom I trust. He’s the Conductor that keeps my crazy train from derailing. Blessings to you both.❀

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    1. Thank you, dear Natalie. xo I don’t want to fill up the reader too much like pancakes, since I have a zillion plot plans flipping around in my head. I crave to bake a whole stack of mysteries served with Canadian maple syrup. 😉

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  7. Wendy thats great when your child gets an opportunity to thrive. I love the quote your husband read out to you. So true, something burns in me to write. Maybe it will not be good enough for the world to read but it might inspire my kids to dream big. Beautiful frosty pics too.

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    1. Thank you, Kath. I can relate to what you’re saying about a mother’s courage inspiring her children. If I fail to write well, and yet encourage my children to reach for their goals–I’ve succeeded where it matters the most. ❀

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