Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Trust God: Make a Blog

Hello there! Haven't see you in a while. Hope things are going well for you. I'd like share a little bit of what I've been up to while I've been gone. I started another blog! No worries though, this one's not for me. It's for my friend LuAnn.

LuAnn is a super sweet lady who moved to Pittsburgh with her husband, Sam, just a couple of years ago. They found our church, and were soon pitching in all over the place! They both spend a ridiculous amount of time and energy helping people, and are a blessing wherever they go.

Last fall, LuAnn was leading a women's bible study. (I must admit, I never attended.) In early December, she decided to stop teaching and start writing devotional reflections. She started by sending almost-daily emails to the contact list from the study. In just a few short months, her list has grown to nearly 100 women and men!

I asked LuAnn last week if I could help her reach even more people by setting up a blog for her. She said yes, and here is the result:

It's simple, but I'm pretty proud of it! Now the whole world can access LuAnn's messages of hope, courage, and perseverance. I named it "Trust God" because it seems like she's always saying that in one way or another. It's something I need to be reminded to do often myself. In her fourth ever message she says:
"Trusting God is one of the hardest things I’ll ever do in life. Mike talked today in his sermon about waiting. Waiting isn't fun. Sometimes we want the answer right away and it isn't going to come for some time. Trusting God is hard but worth it in the end.

I know some of you are struggling with issues in your life and I’m praying for you. I don’t know what is troubling some of you but I’m here if you need a listening ear. Many times we just have to listen and in my case, share.

These devotionals are a reminder for me as well. I don’t have all the answers."
Two days before that she said:
Put today in the hands of the Lord who loves you and wants what’s best for you. He won’t let you down even when others do. Find something you can do for someone else and it WILL brighten your day.
That right there is LuAnn in a nut-shell! I guess I took her advice; because making a blog for her sure did brighten my life a wee bit. So please, check out the archive. It goes all the way back to the start in December. And if you like what you see, you can sign up for the email list just like that tiny women's group last fall. (The internet is awesome!)