My dear friend Jackie’s mom passed away this week at 96 years young. Sweet Marion’s  life was filled of loving, and cooking, and serving, and writing. Full of paying attention to the people around her. Bursting with love notes left and right.

And then, God took her hand and He gently walked her home.

Just as real and simple as that.

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And then, there is sweet Leighton, this little one who caught my heart quite unexpectantly. Her life is ebbing away while she is still with us, yet each moment so powerfully reminds me to live right in this very second. And then this one. And then this one. And the worth of her short life, it will never be measured in years, but in miniscule moments that forever change the hearts of those who love her.

 

And then, there is beautiful Sarabeth, who never saw the sunshine, nor felt the touch of her Momma’s hand, and yet fulfilled her purpose to absolute beautiful perfection.

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In God’s economy, life is measured quite differently than in ours. With God, we lose in order to win, we let go to gain, we give instead of hoarding, we die in order to love well, we suffer in order to rejoice.

In God’s economy, life is measured in how much it reveals our beautiful Creator. Whether in eighty years, or five, or weeks, or days, or seconds.

In God’s economy, the harvest is never denied. True life begets life.

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home,SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home,Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, Extraordinay,Lessons from Ivy,Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday,Finding Joy,WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday. Wildcrafting Wednesdays, WFMW

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