Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Random Thoughts

The Disney cruise was such a welcome distraction from the heaviness of the last few weeks. I loved our long dinner talks and our excursions! I love the beach - the sand, the sound, the sun.
I am so totally thankful for precious sweet friends who continue to allow the Lord to use them to bless us.

As I reflect over the past several weeks, I recognize that I have felt extremely raw and desperate but never alone. God's presence has been very real and profound. Friends who love Him are consistent reminders.

Unbelievable sadness overwhelmed me when the funeral flowers died and the plants had to be watered. Signs that this is real life for us now.

I have never been more thankful for friends who pray. I cherish the daily reminders I get from people telling me they are lifting our family to the Lord. I keep my Bible by the computer to look up the verses you are sending to me. Some are already written on my heart, sweet reminders; some are new to my heart, sweet teachings.

"On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers." 2 Corinthians 1: 10-11

I love the Lord - I will never serve another.

11 comments:

Brooks Inc. said...

Beverly- I continue to pray every day...so often, every hour. We will not cease. I love you so. We cried out in prayer as a family that your cruise would be a restoring blessing...That you would feel Almighty God lifting your head and your heavy hearts. May you continue to feel His strength and His Presence.

Oh how I love you and your precious family...

Becky

Melanie said...

Love you.

Gina said...

Still praying for you all. Thank you so much for sharing your faith through this process. What an amazing example you are!!

Gina (Harrison) Borden

patcox said...

there are no words of comfort that will take away the grief you and your family are in at this moment;no matter when or who offers them. At times the grief will be so strong you will feel physical pain. yes, pryers help;but there are some roads you travel alone.

I read this recently-" His,(God's) promises rise like a firm wall of protection around our hears. We can confidently face the uncertainties of life knowing that our anchor is fixed sure and firm deep in the unchanging heart of God Hiself".Your faith will continue to give you the strength to face all that lies before you.

Lauren said...

Precious Beverly,

You are teaching me volumes through the day-to-day choices you are making through this season of grief!! I contend for you and Rick, David and Malaya, Josh and Kayci, and Jonathan and Jennifer EVERY DAY. Know that the names of the Ross family are going into the courts of heaven several times a day from the inner depths of my heart. I really want to meet you sometime. You are already becoming a model of Spirit-infused power, reckless pursuit of the Spirit, and a relentless worshipper drawn to the feet of Christ like Mary of Bethany was with her precious perfume. I love you! Your influence is being inscribed on the inner person of my spirit. God is attracting believers, as well as those still given to the pursuits of darkness to the feet of Jesus through your example of you walking through a season of employing God's hope, His instruction for each day, and His example of submissive obedience. Bless you as you cling to hem of Jesus in this dark time. God will not allow the depths of sorrow, and the deep and saturating darkness to swallow up His light in you!
Lauren Cunningham

Amanda said...

Oh I am so thrilled to see you posted something, I do check back daily. I did not know your sweet daughter personally, but I found her blog and read it from beginning to end. And let me tell you, the way you always encouraged her thru out her life and struggles, ministered so much love to me. And it is really life changing. I know your heart is aching, and I could never even come close to imagine what your going thru, but you need to know, that your Jenny has touched and reached so many people, and lives will NEVER be the same. And yes, tears and prayers are being said daily for you and yours..

Andrea said...

Darling friend, Yes, we continue to pray for you all--during the day and during the wee hours. If I am up, I am fairly certain that you are up! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I look for a comment from you daily and rejoice when I hear from you in your postings, bloggings, when you accept your new friends on face book. Oh, I hope the men are enveloping your dear husband. Good God, give my dear friend peace and rest, healing and comfort. In Jesus name! Amen!

Marolyn said...

You are still so on my heart so often. still praying...still loving you and your family.

Marolyn McCreery

Jenn said...

Love you!

annie said...

Beverly, I'm Rick's cousin, & I've prayed for you ever since February 4th when Jenny entered the hospital....I can't get my head around what y'all have gone through, but really need to tell you that my heart bleeds for all of you......Sincerely, Andee Lawyer Cone

Karen said...

Bev, I am praying that you continue to feel our prayers and His comfort. We love you and are praying for you during this season of grief. Karen and Kelley