Sunday, July 15, 2012


I've had a long week and I'm very tired.  My Sunday post will be short today as I'm still trying to allow my hands and arms to continue to rest.  To those of you who are praying for me, I thank you so very much...I need them.  Yesterday I had a very scary test done and I'm praying for good results...

I haven't visited around too much so when I'm feeling better I'll try my best to catch up!
My deepest thanks to those of you who've visited me over the past couple of days for the 
Where Blogger's Create Party
and left such lovely messages.  You are the best and your words of praise helped me feel better.

This week I spent some quiet time reflecting upon my life and all the blessings that have come my way.  Although my walk with God has been far from a perfect one, I know in my heart He has been with me all the way...walking beside me and even carrying me when the burdens in my life were too heavy for me to bear.

I understand fully His goal is not to make me happy.
It's to make me His.
His goal is not to give me what I want,
but to become all I will ever need.

When I was a little girl my sister, Faith (I call her by her childhood name of Linda), use to sing a song from our church hymnal that so beautifully fit her sensitive heart.  For some reason the sound of her sweet, young, lilting soprano voice keeps coming to my mind...  I can still hear her singing "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go",
a favorite hymn of our father...

"It may not be on the mountain’s height,
or over the stormy sea;
It may not be at the battle’s front,
my Lord will have need of me;
But if by a still, small voice He calls
to paths I do not know,
I’ll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in Thine,
I’ll go where You want me to go.

I’ll go where You want me to go, dear Lord,
Over mountain, or plain, or sea;
I’ll say what You want me to say, dear Lord,
I’ll be what You want me to be..."
Mary Houghton Brown (b. 1856)
Charles Edward Prior (b.1927)

Aside from my passions for things like
old laces, buttons and ribbons,
hand painted roses and soft cotton fabrics or
vintage and antique finds and the like,
what I love most and
want to be most,
is ALL God wants me to be.
It is my deepest desire to love Him MORE than anything else in my life.

Thank you again for visiting.  You continue to bless me.



Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I have sung that song many a time, and sometimes reflect on the words I was saying....I don't know if I really understood them completely, or if I ever will....but the most important thing for me, over all, is to remain pitiful an attempt as it is...for the Lord surely has been faithful to me.
Love you and praying your hands get well soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca,

I haven't been reading many blogs lately since I shut down my art site and blog temporarily in order to give time and prayer to exactly what I should be blogging about, so I am feeling bad that I don't know what you have been going through.

Please let me know how I can pray for you, dear sister!

Gentle hugs!

Maryellen said...

Oh Rebecca your words were so beautiful and really, really inspired me:

I understand fully His goal is not to make me happy.
It's to make me His.
His goal is not to give me what I want,
but to become all I will ever need.

These are a "keeper" in my journal of words I've come to cherish over the years. These words will inspire me to carry on in my walk with Him.

Praying for you. Thank you for sharing your heart, your burdens and your amazing talent.

Grace said...

Thinkingof you and sending up prayers. Not sure what's wrong or what you need, but God knows. And I am confident that He can sort out my words and get the meaning:)

Blessings to you and yours.

Sherri B. said...

I am sorry to hear you are having some problems...I fear I am out of the loop here but I will keep you in my prayers even though I do not know exactly what to pray about...God knows it all and He will hear anyway.

Much love to you and please do take care. xoxo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You are a lovely person. Sending prayers that everything is alright.

Dolores said...

Prayers for you.....

You've been blessed with your family and talent and you're a blessing to all of us who know you.

Unknown said...

I pray that your test come back with good results. Tests can be so scarey! ut the wait for results can be worse. Hopefully you will have results tomorrow.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I loved your post today. You know what life is all about here while on this earth. It's beautiful to see that you have a love for Christ. Thanks for sharing your light.


NanaDiana said...

Oh, Rebecca- Please let us (me) know as soon as you can what the test results show. I am praying for you every time your sweet image crosses my mind. I believe, too, that God has you in the hollow of his hand and takes good care of his own- xo Diana

White Lace and Promises said...

And you are truly a blessing to so many. Your words are full of grace and seasoned with salt. I love reading your writing and I truly think among all your other talents you have a precious gift of expression. God uses that to help others.

I have to tell you, I love the space where you create the best. It is truly beautiful!

My prayers have not left you!

joanne said...

As always your Sunday post has touched my heart. I will keep you in my prayers dear Rebecca, and hold you close to my heart. Be well dear one...;j

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Keep healing and thank you for sharing that hymn. Good thoughts coming your way. Di

Jen said...

Keeping you in my prayers



Theresa said...

Hope each day finds you better and better! Have a blessed day dear friend, BIG HUGS and prayers!

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon!

ciao bella
Sensible Sarah
Your newest follower

Diana said...

Keeping you in my prayers. God knows, even when we don't have the words. I have been clicking through your blog because of the blog party hosted by Karen. I just love your beautiful blog and the soothing music. Your walk with God is inspiring me because I, too, am going through trials and I really need to reach out to him again. Thank you and God bless you.

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