Tuesday, January 4, 2011

This One’s For Edie



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


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




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.


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!


Nancy's Notes said...

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


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!


Lea @ CiCis Corner 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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