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August 25, 2008


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Brad Ruggles

Kelli, you're so right. It's so easy to get all caught up with what's "wrong" with our life that we forget about what's "right" in it, all the many ways that God has blessed us beyond measure.

Rejoicing with you for your blessings, praying with you over your problems.


There is that old hymn, "Count Your Many Blessings." You've just demonstrated it.


I know what the pain of losing a child while their still inside of you. Somehow people think that because you never physically knew the child that it doesn't hurt, but it does. I will be praying that God's love and peace surround your mind, spirit, and emotions at this time. I know it's hard. It's hard to understand why. But in the midst of all of it, there is a reason that we cannot know or see right now.

I wish I could wrap my arms around you right now from one woman to another.

I've recently had a similar issue with a dear long time Christian friend. Unfortunately, it did not end so well. She could not accept that we just would not agree, and in turn, totally turned on me and did her very best for smear my name. Only to her detrement. Because of how she chose to respond, our relationship is more than likely forever broken because I've realized that I cannot be closely connected in that way to someone who refuses to love and accept people that don't think she as she does. I had to painfully realize that as much as I adored her, and couldn't imagine life without her, the friendship had become toxic to my emotional and spiritual well-being....even worst than all that, she was supposed to be my spiritual leader. She was my pastor's wife, of whom I loved dearly and looked up to her, and we helped a church together. But she is still young and has much to learn just as we all do. We're all just humans saved by God's grace. But in order to move forward, we have to be willing to be teachable and flexible.


@ Brad ~ thank you so much.

@Sally~ I love that old hymn.

@Rachel~ if i even started to respond to you it would be as long as another blog. : ) I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENT IMMENSELY FOR MORE REASONS THAN YOU KNOW!

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