Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This One’s For Edie

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I believe that the hand that guides my seeking

is the hand of God.

Sometimes this nameless, simple search,

as in looking for a blog voice that speaks to me,

reaps wonderful results.

Life (in) Grace

blog

and its writer Edie

are a testament to that surprising bounty and

guided search.

It is almost as if God whispered-

‘Look here.’

After learning that Edie

had lost her home and all of her

earthy possessions in a devastating fire,

a sense of urgency to email her

settled in my heart.


Here is a brief excerpt

from that email.

***

…When I first read about your home, I thought,
 
'Edie has a higher calling.'
 
Through your blog,you have ministered to us all, and I have gloried in your intelligence and your special, spiritually guided
turn of phrase.
 
This is going to kick you UP- not out.

You are destined for more.
 
You will write more-
read more-
love more-
   teach more-
 
This is the crucible that will hone your spirit further.
 

 
You are destined for more Edie.

***

Visit Life (in) Grace today

to wish Edie Happy Birthday,

to read her wonderful posts,

and to meet your new friend.

Happy Birthday Edie-

Love, Laura


 

 

17 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Laura- I will pop over there tomorrow- I promise to read her blog...I am out the door to my dil's birthday party in a few minutes. You are a good soul and your writing to her beautiful..heartfelt and true. Hugs- Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

You have made me so curious...I will visit Edie.

XO,
Jane

Nancy said...

I love it when a blogger supports and shares the story of another blogger -- that's what this is all about, Laura. I'll definitely check out Edie's blog. She sounds like a remarkable woman.

Low Tide High Style said...

I was so sorry to hear about her home and I will pop over and send her some birthday wishes. Your email was beautiful!

Kat :)

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh, I will visit Edie! What an inspiration! Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

Theresa said...

I couldn't get the link to work in your post to connect me to Edie and I don't see it in your sidebar:(

Marilyn said...

I had the same problem as Theresa... but I will find her :) Marilyn

Laura said...

Hi Everyone-
I got it fixed.
You know me and technology!

Laura-

Nancy's Notes said...

I'll be heading there now Laura, you are a dear one to let us know about her. Thank you.

Nancy

Deb said...

will head over Laura...

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Thank you for sharing, I will visit soon!

home jobs said...

I will wait for your new blog post. thanks for sharing.

Jayne said...

Looking forward to exploring her beautiful blog. Thanks for the introduction Laura.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

What a gorgeous heart-felt post, Laura. You have such a kind heart. I'll pop over and see Edie right away....but first I wanted to tell you that I'm *your* new follower too!

Sarahx

Lea said...

What a thoughtful post Laura. I will go right over and visit Edie! Thanks for sharing! Smiles!

CHERI said...

How beautifully you wrote about this. Thanks for sharing. I will pray for this sweet girl and her family.

Jayne said...

Wow. I can't even imagine. I sent her a holding cross yesterday and pray that she and her family continue to feel embraced in support and love.

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