Saturday, February 18, 2012

Courage & Courageous!

I know.  I've been putting off posting some stuff on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that I wrote to be used around Valentine's Day.  I apologize, but I know I need to put it off for a few more days.

This week, being Valentine's week, hasn't been a very fun week.  As you can probably guess, it can be a very depressing time, to those who have no one to love.

I found that friends felt the same way I did.  Both real life friends and Facebook (FB) friends.  See, I'm not really alone!

Those of us who are saved, are never really alone, anyway.  For we belong to Jesus Christ.  And, God loves us, so we are never truly without love.

Even so, it was a rather trying week.

Of course, being sick didn't help any.  A few of my friends have been sick, too.  One, who is also widowed, was feeling rather depressed and let me know this.  In fact, they were talking as I have sometimes done, wishing our Lord, would take them home.

Although I felt rather down myself, I found myself encouraging others.  Lifting them up in any way I could and praying for them.  After all, when all is said and done, it truly take courage to make it through this life, especially through trying times.

On Monday evening, since I seemed to feel somewhat improved physically, I met with my group members of our Windsor Book Club.  As per normal, we reviewed the book we all had read this past month, Water for Elephants.  Here is a link for you to read more about this book.

Besides feeling somewhat better healthwise, I felt the need to get out of my home and do something good for myself.  This helped, immensely!

As you know, Valentine's Day evening was spent celebrating a birthday.

But, after being out two evenings and speaking and singing at church on Wednesday, when I still wasn't feeling up to snuff, I found myself once again feeling rather ill.  So, for the rest of the week, I stayed in.  At least until Friday. 

Not only did I work from home this week, but on Friday, I actually went out and showed property.  By the time I arrived home, I was absolutely exhausted.

While resting at home, I got a call from my daughter B.  Her son, my grandson, J wanted to go with me to my church, where they were showing the movie, Courageous.  Here is a link to find out more about the film, and here is a Youtube video, so you can view the trailer:

Even though I wasn't feeling the best, I got myself together, picked J up and off we went.  Since we left rather late, I hoped we wouldn't miss the opening scenes, but unfortunately, we missed most of one extremely good parts of the movie.

However, I was glad we caught a glimpse of the part I knew in my heart, J would like.  And, he did!

In fact, I watched him jump around in his seat, eager with excitement, throughout parts of the movie.  Without him telling me, I knew he enjoyed it.  Although, he did tell me later, that he loved the film! 

I was happy, because truly, I had been disappointed that the rest of my family had not come with us to see it.  I believe it is a film that everyone should see, especially boys, men, husbands and fathers.

Until next time...

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