Monday, July 2, 2012

Like a River Glorious, Take 2

Tears have fallen.  I feel a little lost with what to do with myself.  Really needed to do dishes, so... I wouldn't let myself go anywhere until they were done.  They're still not done.  Haven't done dishes since Marla, Meg and Chloe were here doing them for me last Thursday morning. Even though my mother-in-law came over and helped with them, I still have more to do.  Dishes can be so depressing to me...  ANYways, I've been invited to a picnic lunch/Bible study with 3 friends tomorrow from 11-2 at the park.  :o)  Greatly looking forward to this.  Samuel and his 3 friends will be having fun themselves... not sure where they'll be.  So, my motivation is to get all my dishes done tonight to feel free to enjoy tomorrow.  We'll see. 

Outside of dishes... I'm doing ok.  I've been rereading the blog, this time from the beginning.   Saw this post from mid February and it hit a chord a second time around.  It's true.  It's where I'm still at.  It's where God has taken me.  It describes how I feel exactly.  God has taken us down a path on this journey that I didn't want to go with our precious Cayla Joy, but this incredible peace is a huge part of who I am in Christ through it all...  

I've copied it and reposted it for the blessing of wonderful words to live by in this song.

"We sang this hymn Sunday morning in church.  When I play the piano, I can't help but study and follow the words of the beautiful hymns that are sung so I can pass on the meaning, emphasis and feeling of it through the music to the congregation.  I've always loved this hymn, but, wow, did it's message just flow through me in a whole different way (no pun intended...).  I had to keep moving through the service, and didn't get another chance to go back to it until now.  It all came back.  I just have to write out the words today in my blog.  It is where I'm at.  It is where God is taking me.  It describes how I feel exactly. No matter where God takes us on this journey with our precious Cayla Joy, I want this incredible peace to be part of who I am in Christ through it all.  

Thank you to Frances R. Havergal for writing these words.  She was only a year older than me when she died.  I don't remember her story, I'll have to look it up, but such inspiring words could only be written by someone who had been through some deep, rough times herself.  Try to read it as if it's the first time you've read it.  Enjoy...

Like a river glorious is God's perfect peace,
Over all victorious in its bright increase;
Perfect, yet it floweth fuller every day,
Perfect, yet it groweth deeper all the way.

Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest;
Finding as He promised, perfect peace and rest.

Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand,
Never foe can follow, never traitor stand;
Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,
Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there.

Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest;
Finding as He promised, perfect peace and rest.

Every joy or trial falleth from above,
Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love;
We may trust Him fully, all for us to do;
They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true.

Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest;
Finding as He promised, perfect peace and rest."


  1. You are all still in my thoughts and prayers. God is good...ALL the time!

  2. Thought you might enjoy this dialogue between Jaden and I last night:

    Jaden: Mommy, who has baby Cayla?
    Me: Jesus does, Buddy.
    Jaden: No, Mommy, who is her family?
    Me: Oh, the Sowrys, you don't know them but they used to live in Pensacola.
    Jaden: Of course, I know them, Mommy, because we pray for them, remember?

    The faith of a child....Blessed be the tie that binds.
    Love to all! Remembering Cayla Joy and continuing to pray for you all daily.

    1. That's sweet Amy! Love their outlook and faith. Thanks for sharing. :o) Thank you too for the prayers. It's hard getting back into life as it's always been without Cayla. God's getting us through.