Wishing You a Wonderful Summer

“It’s a GOD-thing.” I’ve been thinking and saying that a lot lately as God has worked in wondrous ways in opening the way for us to sell our home in a condo association and buy a twin home.

During an anxiety-ridden week filled with surprises, decisions, and suspense, I read the following post and God calmed my heart to remember that even if He said “no,” it would still be a GOD-thing because He has loving reasons for everything. His heart beats just as strongly with love for us through those “no” stories.

“We all have “no” stories: times when hopes flew and prayers pleaded,
but God said “no.” And in those times, it can be tempting
to doubt God’s heart and to question His love.
But Lamentations 3:33 assures us,
‘… [God] does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.’”

Elizabeth Laing Thompson
When Jesus Cries With You

I probably will not be returning to blogging for the rest of this summer. I’m not certain when, but know you will remain in my heart and prayers. I pray God will fill your hearts with the SONshine of His love this summer and always!

“For His unfailing love for us is powerful;
the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.
Praise the Lord!”

Psalm 117:2

19 thoughts on “Wishing You a Wonderful Summer

  1. You will definitely be missed over the summer, Trudy, but I do hope you will enjoy your break. If you can, please visit my blog this coming Friday to sign up to continue to receive my posts via email. Blogger is dismantling Feed Burner as of July. Yes, an inconvenience, but this new link should work.
    Have a blessed summer, my friend!

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    • Thank you, Martha. I did sign up on your new subscription thing. I’m not certain how often I can read posts with all the busyness of packing and moving, but I do hope and pray your mom improves and that you have a blessed summer, too! Love and hugs to you!

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  2. Oh Trudy, what a “God-thing” for sure! I am so happy that God is opening that way for you. He has made that way open for us as well, selling our home and moving in just a few weeks to our daughter’s home. I pray that He will give you His strength and grace this summer as you go through the whole process. May He bless you with every help that you need. And I look forward to your returning in the fall with testimonies and stories of how He carried you! Love and hugs and blessings to you, dear friend!

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    • Thanks so much, Bettie. I so appreciate your prayers. I pray God will give you His strength and grace as well through the moving process. How are you and Barry doing? Love and hugs and blessings to you, too!

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  3. Congrats on the home sale and purchase, Trudy. Randy and I have many GOD-thing stories related to home sales too … isn’t it comforting to know that He cares about the details of such things in our lives? And yes, those “no’s” are hard to take sometimes but even they can be gifts from our loving Heavenly Father. I’ll be praying for you to have a restful summer, my friend.

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    • Thank you, Lois. Yes, it truly is comforting that God cares about every detail of such things in our lives. Also that even those “no’s” can be gifts from our loving Heavenly Father. He’s got us, no matter what. I pray you have a summer filled with the Sonshine of God’s love!

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  4. I always miss you when you’re not posting, Trudy, but you are not forgotten … not one little bit. I’ll be lifting you up in prayer as God brings you to mind.

    And yes, I hear you about the anxiety in house selling and buying. May every detail work out and give you a great sense that if God wants something for you, He will do what it takes to provide it.

    Hugs.

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    • Thank you, Linda. I so appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Yes, if God wants something for us, He will do what it takes to provide it. His love and faithfulness will never fail us, no matter what. Hugs to you, too! May your summer be filled with fresh serendipities from His hand every day!

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  5. Only love. So thankful that’s what our Father does for us, all the time, every time! I’m excited about your next adventure in a new place. May God give you energy, patience, and excitement about your new move. I’ll miss you here, Trudy, but hope you have a wonderful summer!

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    • Me, too, Lisa! His unfailing love is so amazing! Thank you for your prayer. I appreciate it so much. I pray you have a wonderful summer, too, with lots of cuddling time with your new grandson and your granddaughters, such priceless blessings!

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  6. How exciting for you, Trudy, and so appreciate how you share God’s working in your life! I opened my bible to Lamentations 3:33 because of your words here. God is always molding and shaping us, isn’t He? I have an interesting summer coming up as my last day of my 16 year job is June 29th. It wasn’t my plan, and leaving 4 years earlier than I planned. It is a deep time of trust and learning as I take some time to see what He has next for me (and not rush due to anxiety, panic, and taking control)! I’ll be able to move forward with my blog & writing this summer now, and you’ll be in my prayers as you move into a new place too! Hugs!

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    • Thank you, Lynn, for praying for me. I appreciate it. Hugs back to you, too! Yes, God is always molding and shaping us. I pray God will calm your anxious heart and give you grace to trust and wisdom to know what direction He wants next for you!

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