Monday, April 23, 2018

The Race





Do you remember the movie, The Perfect Storm? It was based on a true story of a fishing boat and its crew who were caught in the midst of several storms. No matter what the captain tried he could find no way out. They were trapped.

The ship went down with all crew members.

I've kind of felt like I've been in the midst of a perfect storm for most of the last year. With the illness and death of my sister-in-law, then my sister's battle with cancer and her death, and my mother's home-going in February, I felt like a hapless captain going down with his ship. 

I've mostly been in a grieving place as well as struggling with my loss of vision and physical challenges. Life has been hard. 

But even when we feel there is no way out of our storm God has not forsaken us. He provides for all our needs. 

I am so thankful for the many friends and loved ones who have held me up in prayer. Thank you. I'm beginning to rally. I still grieve (that process will take time), but I'm beginning to feel more like myself.

I was recently reminded that God has given me gifts and talents and long ago He set me off on a race He wants me to run. And so I put on new running shoes and have set off once more to run my race, the one given to me by the One True God.

I'm working on my health and making changes to help me deal with vision loss. And I will be working with a new publisher, WhiteFire Publishing. I have every reason to believe we will do great things together. 

I've plunged back into my novel and am feeling good. I love to write! 

I will try to do a better job of staying in touch with you here on my blog and will keep you up to date on my new story. I think you're going to like it. 

I pray you are feeling God's presence and that you are enjoying the beautiful world He created for us. And I pray you are running your race. Remember, we don't run alone. 

Grace and peace to you from God,

Bonnie


10 comments:

  1. Bonnie, you have written this so beautifully....I've prayed for you as you grieved for all the things you mentioned and I will continue to pray for you in your "new shoes" and writing your book. Definitely God has plans for you and I'm so thankful you listen to his leading. Hugs!!

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    1. Thank you.

      I've felt the many prayers and know you have helped to keep me walking God's chosen path.

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  2. Thank you Bonnie, yes, I’m with you in our journey with our Lord. Thanks for all your encouragement, love and friendship and when you release a new book-yahoo🤗

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    1. Hang on to The Father's hand. Bless you.

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  3. My heart bleeds for you, girl friend. You have went through a lot of stressful situations, but I praise you for getting on your new shoes and knowing that God will get you through even this last hurdle. Love you, Miss Bonnie. Barb

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    1. Barb, bless you. I means so much to me to know you care.

      Peace to you.

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  4. Holding you in prayer 💜

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    1. April, having your prayers means so much. I know you take these things seriously.

      Love you, friend.

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