Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Sweet Day

Well, here I am apologizing like so many other bloggers that it's been so long since I've posted anything. This will probably be very short, but I had to write about a day we just spent with a very dear lady. My friend Darcie (pictured at left) came to visit us all the way from San Antonio this past Thursday. She is one of those women who is a mother in the faith to so many of us. She appears to have known everybody she meets for ages and treats all of the likely hundreds of women she has discipled as if they are the only one.
We spent the day with her first at the zoo looking at the animals and chatting in the 105 degree heat as if it was an early spring day. The time flew by and we came home so Lydia (my 13 year old) could have some time alone with Darcie. Then we had a wonderful supper just relaxing and discussing everything under the sun.
One thing that struck me about my friend Darcie this time was that she appears to be able to say with the Apostle Paul, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:12-13 She seems to be always resting in the goodness of God and takes every circumstance with calm joy always looking for the "opportunity to trust God" (that's her way of putting it). I know that she would never see herself this way, in fact she posted a blog about wanting to drop out of God's school of contentment sometimes, but she is a shining model of confidence in the goodness and kindness of God toward us who believe. All I can say is; I want to be like Darcie when I grow up, because Darcie is so much like her Lord!

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