Friday, March 20, 2020

On the Porch * Coronavirus Resources For Tender Souls


Welcome back, friends ...

As we gather together on the porch this weekend, many of us are a tad worried.  Maybe a bit anxious.  This has not been an easy week and truth be told, our nerves are getting more frayed than we'd like to admit.  We're not sure what's coming next.  If we spend too much time with the TV blaring in the background, our outlook begins to look ominous, uncertain, scary.

And yet God is still on the throne.  The Psalmist exclaims, 'But I trust in You, O Lord; I say, 'You are my God,' My times are in Your hands ...' {Psalm 31:14-15}.

I've gathered a few resources for you this weekend.  Helpful words, powerful music, essential prayers.  I'm trusting that something here will touch you where you are feeling particularly tender and fragile.  The videos just might hit home, I'm guessing.

Meanwhile, I'm sending my love to you and invite you to leave your prayer requests in the comments.
Linda

Jedd Medefind

Sarah Bessey

Debby Hudson






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20 comments:

  1. Thank you, Linda, for lifting all of our spirits with these videos and reading suggestions. Yes, these are trying time, but I'm putting all my trust in God.
    Blessings to you and yours!

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    1. Yes, we put our trust in God alone! May we look back at this season and see with fresh eyes how faithful He has been.

      Sunday blessings to you, Martha ...

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  2. It's always good and hopeful to visit you here, Linda. Thank you.

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    1. And thank you for the reminder to rest ...

      I loved your calming, practical post, friend.

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  3. We were made for times like this;
    our faith was made to thrive
    beyond a virus' Judas kiss,
    and in death we are alive.
    We were made to shout Good News
    from the rooftops, in the street,
    with a love that fain includes
    everyone we meet.
    We were made to walk for Christ
    with the Spirit, sent as aid,
    and be, if needs must, sacrificed
    by an illness or a blade.
    Remember, in these days of pain,
    to live is Christ, to die is gain.

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    1. Wow Andrew, you are our pioneer as you live in the mayhem of suffering day after day and thank you for reminding us that to live is Christ, to die is gain. We can learn much from you in these unchartered waters of fear and uncertainty, pain and suffering, panic and anxiety. So glad you are hear to guide us. Our faith WAS made to thrive in times like this. Lord, help us to shine for You and encourage Andrew today.

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    2. Carol, gosh...I am so honoured by the grace and love in your words! Thank you so much!

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    3. Andrew, a beautiful reminder to share Christ, to show His love ... and not cower in fear.

      We have been given a unique opportunity as Christ-followers. It'll be interesting to see how each of us choose to live that out in the days to come.

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  4. Thank you Linda for the videos and reading suggestions. Last night my hubby and I joined “Our Daily Bread” FB live prayer time at 9pm eastern and 8 central time, it was most encouraging. Take care dear one.

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    1. Pam, yes ... I'm hearing that there are so many good resources and excellent encouragements out there now. I hope to continue to gather a few each weekend for this community.

      Thanks for sharing Our Daily Bread FB's prayer time. If ever we needed to gather, it's right about now. This could be social media's finest hour ...

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  5. Thank you for sharing some wisdom and strength!

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  6. Love this. Going to follow the prayer chart.

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    1. Oh good, Theresa! Thanks for letting me know ...

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  7. Thank you Linda for offering to pray for others. I am honored to pray for others too. But the neatest thing just happened this morning....I am at the office and I get a call. The lady on the other end said, I saw a car in the parking lot and knew someone must be working today. So, I wanted to call and ask how might I pray for you this morning. WOW! God is surely good isn't He? Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Oh I love that. Let's trust that more of us will be praying for people we don't even know simply because the Holy Spirit is prompting us.

      Thanks for this encouraging word this morning, Cindy. We're all blessed to do community with you.

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  8. Saving a couple of these resources. Thanks! laurensparks.net

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  9. Great resources...and I have not seen that prayer guide. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have had a peaceful week!!

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    1. Sometimes a little guide can be a tremendous boost in helping us stay focused.

      THAT I understand ...

      ;-)

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