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March 16, 2011

The mustard seed...


Today was a hard day.

It was pouring down outside and I couldn't do anything but cry along with the rain. I read my Bible and cried. I read my devotional book and cried. I listened to music and yep you guessed it. I cried.

I was an emotional mess and couldn't really seem to snap out of it.

I read through the blog I had posted on this day(I'm still about a week behind) and I tried my best to follow my own advice, but I was lacking.

I wasn't feeling well and I even considered if I should just stay home from Church that evening, but I couldn't. I really don't like to miss Church, so I pressed forward and got the family ready.

I sat there and listened to the preaching and challenges given and I felt better, but it was what happened after Church that really helped me.

I went to walk out and my sweet friend Angel and her daughter Beverly stopped me. Remember me talking about them before? Maddie and her Crowns?

Anyway, Beverly held out a little gift to me, as Angel told me that God had laid it on Bevie's heart to get this for me.

Before I even opened it, I had a feeling that I knew what was inside that cute pink package.

Just the Sunday before, as I taught Beverly and the other girls in my class, I had mentioned the beautiful necklace that she was wearing. It was her Grandmother's(the one she was named after)and it was a precious reminder of her faith in God.

So as I peeked into the bag, I found another necklace. It was mustard seed inside of a teardrop hanging on a delicate little chain, and this one was was for me.

How perfect.

I looked up at Bevie and Angel with tears in my eyes and thanked them. I held them and thanked them. I told them how much this necklace meant to me, and I was honored that they got me one. We stood there crying as I admitted that this particular day had been a hard one, but in this moment I was feeling encouraged. I was missing Maddie so much, but I was feeling blessed.

For I had just taught my precious Sunday School girls about how they can be an encouragement at their young ages, and here one of them was doing just that. She was encouraging and uplifting the one who teaches her week after week.

What a blessing.

As I looked down at the necklace again, tears streaming down my cheeks, I read the words...

Mustard seed of Faith
...nothing shall be impossible.

I was reminded from this sweet 12 year old girl on this Wednesday evening, a very important lesson.

It is simply...

Nothing is impossible.

With God, all things are possible.

I can do this. With God, I can do this. I walked away that evening, having made it through another day. The tears had dried, and a smile emerged.

I am so thankful for this little reminder that I can wear around my neck.

I am not defeated.

Thank you God, for being a God of possibilities!

Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Luke 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Luke 18:27
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Matthew 19:26
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Mark 10:27
And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Thank you Lord for your servants. Thank you Lord for your Word!


  1. Thank you for sharing this today. I needed that reminder. With God nothing is impossible. That is an AWESOME thing to think on. I love how it is so evident through your posts what God is doing in your life, I'm so sorry that you have to go through this tremendous hurt, and I pray for you daily.

    Love and Prayers!

    Love and Prayers!

  2. I really enjoyed this post! It blessed me. Loving the new layout too! ;)