** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Monday, July 12, 2010


God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care.

God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain rocky and steep,
Never a river turbid and deep.

But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

- Annie Johnson Flint -


Traci Michele said...

So beautiful! Thank you.

septembermom said...

So much reassurance in these lines. Thanks Teresa. Hope you're feeling well this morning.

Karen Mortensen said...

That was beautiful. Thank you so much.

Ro Magnolia said...

What a beautiful poem. I've heard it before and every time it strikes a new chord.

Thanks for stopping by my blog during the Friday blog hop. Sorry it's taken me a few days to get back here, but I'm following you back and looking forward to getting to know you better!

:) Ro

Vivianne's Vista said...

Truly beautiful! And a reminder to see the positive in everything we struggle with.

Everyday Kathy said...

Just made it over to your blog since your visit to mine. I am following now and have been reading for 20 minutes over here... You have an amazing story and I am inspired by your good attitude through all the hardship! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog so I could meet you!

Oh, and Happy Blogoversary too!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

wonderful words to live by

Julie Jabbers said...

Beautiful words! I believe in all of God's promises.

Angela said...

Beautiful, and so true. Thinking of you this day, and praying that each day gets a little easier for you and your family. :)

Rachel said...

I'm having a blonde moment and couldn't figure out how to comment on your Wednesday post! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'm a new follower!! I'm glad to meet another fellow female football fan (say that five times fast!) LOVE your blog. I also love the idea of your Wednesday post. That is awesome!

I hope you have a great weekend and I look forward to reading more of your blog!

God bless!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! So True! And so gently put! Just this morning we were talking with one teen about a friend who is an athiest. We talked about how both the unbeliever and the believer face the same challenges - the difference is found in how the Christian responds to those challanges.

Giveawys for Mom said...

I'm your newest follower! Come visit me :)

Theresa said...

Hi Teresa. I found you on NFF and have been busy reading around your blog. I have heard of dysautonomia before as I have had issues with dizziness for the past few years. It is so frustrating. I will pray for you.

Jill said...

You have a Great Blog!

I'm visiting via Follow Friday 40 and Over and am your newest Follower :)

Have a Great Weekend!

~ Jill

furygirl3132 said...

Absolutely beautiful,, thanks so much for sharing! I am a new follower from Friday Follow, so glad to have found your blog and I look forward to reading more. Have a wonderful weekend!


Lisa said...

Beautiful blog, you are in my prayers. Thanks for stopping by. Following ya back from http://homemadehodgepodge.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Hi :) Thanks for following Honoring The King. I am now following you. I hope you have a great weekend!


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