We feel it in our bones…

April 14, 2014 | My Jottings

This is a profound and meaningful quote to us right now….

 “Life is not a straight line leading from one blessing to the next and then finally to heaven. Life is a winding and troubled road. Switchback after switchback.


And the point of biblical stories like Joseph and Job and Esther and Ruth is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns. God is not just showing up after the trouble and cleaning it up. He is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far-reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ.”

~John Piper

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  1. Kay in Cornwall says:

    ‘Blessed be the name of the Lord.’

    ‘An ever present help in times of need.’

    We are praying for you, especially now while you are on the rocky part of this road. We pray for God’s peace to permeate your mind, body, spirit and soul. May He bless you and Michael.

  2. Diane says:

    Amen. God bless you and Michael in this bend in the road. Love, Diane

  3. Diane Aro says:

    It’s good to know that this road – frightening as it is sometimes – is leading us home. Sending all my love to you and Michael

  4. Samantha Johnson says:

    Please know you have been in my thoughts a great deal lately… I am praying for you and Michael, too!

  5. Just Julie says:

    Kay, Diane, Diane and Sam….thank you so much. Your comments and love mean so much. xoxo

  6. Nancy says:

    You are a wise woman. Love your thoughts and illustrations. God bless you and your loved ones. Happy Easter

  7. Just Julie says:

    Hello Nancy! Nice to meet you and read your very gracious comments. Thank you for reading and I hope your Easter is special as well. Blessings, Julie

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