First, my wonderful sister, Jessica. It was her birthday on November 1st. Her 20th birthday. I'm so excited to see how God is working in her life - stretching her, growing her, bringing Dwight into her life, taking her on this adventure in Canada . . .
Jess--I'm praying for you. I'm so thankful for your friendship. I'm so happy to have a sister who is also a very good friend. I love you, Jessica Alaine.
The second person is Jesus. Yesterday I spent about three hours journaling/praying/processing at Starbucks. Jesus met me there. I realize He's always with me . . . but I'm not always with Him . . . and it was sure nice just to have some time to "chat." Thank you, Jesus.
From an out-of-print book, The Life and Letters of Janet Erskine Stuart. Says one who was her assistant for some years, "She delighted in seeing her plan upset by unexpected events, saying that it gave her great comfort, and that she looked on such things as an assurance that God was watching over her stewardship, was securing the accomplishment of His will, and working out His own designs. . . . she was joyfully and graciously ready to recognize the indication of God's ruling hand, and to allow herself to be guided by it." (found in an Elizabeth Elliot devotional)
Striving to follow Jesus . . . with all of me.