Saturday, November 14, 2009

I am loved.


Waffle cookies. Covered in chocolate. Brought by a friend at a moment when my kids were screaming, dogs were fighting, juice cups were spilling, and all heck was breaking loose.
I needed a chocolate break! They also happened to make a darn good breakfast the next morning. *ahem*
You can see the recipe here. Thanks friend!!

Again, I am loved. See?

See the heart? She loves me.
For those who aren't regular blog junkies like the rest of us, PW/Pioneer Woman/Ree is a blogging rock star.
She writes The Pioneer Woman and is unbelievably talented. She just had her first cookbook published and it shot to the top of the Best Seller List.
Other bloggers are so proud of her and feel a kindred spirit. She's one of us!
She's on a book signing tour around the country and at nearly every stop there is a 3 or 4 hour wait for people to get their books signed.
Thanks friend!

And finally, I am loved. You are loved.
I normally don't post things that are very long and wordy but this is good so stick with me.
It's on a card I received from a friend.

Dear one of Mine,

I see that you need encouragement today. I actually see you every day, all day.
I'm the One who watches over you and even planned your birth.
I couldn't wait to see you born and to see your life unfold.

I love you so much and have since before anything else existed.
I've poured out my love on you from heaven above and earth below.
I've poured out my love from a manger and from a cross.

Both today's enjoyments and difficulties on earth are real, but they are both temporary.
Your forever rejoicing will come soon - when I do.
Until then, know that you are loved and let that love fill you with peace this very day.

Based on Psalm 139:1-18

When you have those days that you're feeling inadequate, unsure, and unloved just remember this.
God created you for this exact moment in time. He knew exactly where you would be at this stage in your life.
He designed you for it. Out of love!
You are a friend of God. He also calls you friend.

Have a great weekend, loved ones!


alyssa said...

i just love your blog! always encouraging! and i would really love one of those cookies too :)

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Unknown said...

What?! Waffle cookies?
Okay. that's just awesome.

Jody said...

I love those cookies! We always called them Turtle cookies-I don't know why. . . Very encouraging post.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the cookie recipe, they look so yummy. I also wanted to tell you that I always look up verses since I am forever reading my bible and Psalm 134 has only 3 verses so I wanted to let you know about this just in case someone wants to look them up, keep your verses coming. God Bless, Esther

Melinda said...

Thanks for the encouragement we all need that sometimes.

????? Have I missed anything is regards to the ornament exchange?
I think I'm getting a litlle panicky.


Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Thank you Esther for pointing that out!

My mistake. I just looked again and it was Psalm 139.

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

You are so welcome, I love the Psalms, mostly written by David and it took 1000 years to write.
Thank you for sharing. Hugs~ Esther

rentz said...

Huh. What a coincidence. I had them for breakfast the next morning too. Scary!

Great words.

Sheyb said...

You are so welcome for the PW cookbook! :)

Love all around.

Bridget said...

Thank you for sharing such beautiful words of inspiration.

Bridget said...

p.s. I'm puttin a link to this on my blog...I think more people need to read this...

Anonymous said...

amazing and uplifting scripture.

Jacaranda Designs Jewelry said...

beautifully written - what a good friend!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

YUM!! Those look delicious!!

Artsnark said...

great post - thanks for sharing

Jennifer Juniper said...

Pioneer Woman is a blog rockstar! I'm so jealous!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Always enjoy my stops at your blog....I have had so little time to do any blog reading and I have missed it...stop by my Christmas blog and leave a comment. The giveaway is a great Christmas CD to add to your collection.