June 21, 2009

My first post

Heavenly Father, give me strength to bear the sorrows and blessings You have given me.

This prayer is spoken by Mary Elizabeth Wilson in the opening chapter of On the Bridge. Still in mourning over the accidental death of her husband and daughter, she has just learned of the death of her sister-in-law during childbirth. Mary Elizabeth's grief overshadows the birth of her nephew. It will take her time to feel joy again.

On the other hand, I am feeling joyous today. It's the 17th anniversary of my accepting Christ as my savior. Over the years, I have prayed this same prayer for strength, and God has been faithful to provide it. I hope that you, too, will be able to ask for and receive the same strength.


Patty Wysong said...

YaY! So glad to see you're blogging, Seema!!

Yvonne Blake said...

Nice blog!

I'm looking forward to getting glimpses of your novel.


Joanne Sher said...

What a wonderful prayer, Seema. And what a tragedy in Mary Elizabeth's life. Praying for your writing, and blogging, adventure!

Unknown said...

A beautiful prayer, I am so thankful that God is our strength in the difficult times and in the joyful times of our lives.

Congratulations on your spiritual birthday, I rejoice with you!

Hugs, Rita

Catrina Bradley said...

Oops, I see I didn't comment when I first read this!!! But as a congratulations and because you are such a blessing to me, I'm blessing you with an award I was blessed with.

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