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Sunday, April 12, 2020

I Have A Helper and Life Goes On

When I was a little girl my Dad
told me that the most important 
celebration to remember 
and hold dear was

Not Christmas when our Dear Lord was born,
but Easter when He died for our sins
and was resurrected and became
the Holy Spirit to dwell in us.

A few days before Jesus was crucified,
He had a conversation with His disciples
(John 14-16)
He encouraged them with the good news 
that even though He was about to
physically leave them,
He was not leaving them alone.
Instead, He promised to send the Holy Spirit
to be with them as their permanent Helper.


I have been battling emotions and loneliness
but I know that I am still here
because the Lord is not through with me.

For I know the plans
I have for you,
declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you,
and not to harm you,
plans to give you
hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11   

It is hard blogging right now,
but I do have plans to slowly continue.
Please keep me in your prayers.

I am very grateful for all of you,

God bless you,

Your blogging sister,
Connie :) 


  1. Dear, dear Connie ~ may you continually feel the comforting, loving presence of Jesus surrounding you at all times. You are in the beginning stages of your grieving and it is rough because you loved so much. There are so many memories, when the tears come, let them fall. They are healing and God bottles them all. It's been 7 years and 4 months since God called my dear husband home and I miss him every single day. Jesus is my strength, my peace and my joy. You are so right, He does have a plan, and each one of us is unique in His creation. Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

  2. Dear Connie, I continue to hold you in my prayers. May the Lord be by your side at this time.

  3. What a lovely post. I cannot imagine your pain right now but know it must be great. You do seem to be a person who walks with our Lord and lets him guide you. That must be of comfort. Bless you Connie.

  4. Sending you a big hug, Connie.

  5. Dear Connie I feel so sad not really knowing what is happening in your world, just guessing that things are so different for you now. Please know that we are all sending our thoughts and love to you.
    Jenny from New Zealand

  6. Bless you Connie, on this special day. He is risen! which means one day we will all meet again!

  7. You have been in my thoughts today. Holidays are hard, but as you said, this one brings such hope!
    Prayers continue.

  8. I think about you so often, Connie and have been keeping you in my prayers. New grief is so heart-wrenching it physically hurts. My heart goes out to you. Sending much love, hugs and prayers.

  9. Dear Connie, Your daddy was a wise man giving you that advice. I like the verse you quoted too. Happy Easter amid your grieving. Because He Lives I can face tomorrow! Prayers and Hugs. Nanc6

  10. Keeping you in my prayers. ((hugs))

  11. Dear Connie, Your hope in our loving God gives you strength and comfort. He is risen indeed! Sending you lots of love and praying for you.

  12. I'm praying for you that you might feel the Lord's comfort and receive the strength to go on.

  13. Connie, my sweet friend, you are in my prayers so often throughout the day. I can only imagine the grief you're feeling. I do know how overwhelming grief is. Tears come and go at the strangest times...when you least expect them. At least that's how it was for me when my Mom passed and I know that's nothing like losing a husband. My heart just hurts for you.
    I'm so glad that you're remembering the promises that your Dad taught you. So many people seem to forget that Easter is THE PROMISE for Christians. Without Easter, Christmas would be just another day. Christ arose. He left us the Helper, the Holy Spirit to watch over us and guide us. I'm so grateful for that. I could never express what it means to me that I have been given the promise of eternal life with Him AND other believers who have gone on before us. There's our hope Connie. And it's real. So real.
    I'm here for you in any way I can be. Much, much love.

  14. It must be hard to be alone in this time of confinement. Even the churches are closed for gatherings, although virtual services and other opportunities are still there. There is still beauty and caring around us. Take care.

  15. Sending you a hug and please know that you remain in my prayers.

  16. This is a beautiful and heartwarming post. I think of you often. I know that everyones experience is different but for me I took comfort in little things I would happen upon during the day. Something I found, A sound, a smell or even something I would do that Wade would always make a certain comment about. It made me feel like he wasn't quite so far away.

  17. Good Morning, Your Daddy was a wise man! And I am so sorry for your loss! The holidays always seem to be the hardest! But, Yes you got a friend you are not alone... Keep close to your Savior Sweet Jesus!
    Hugs, Roxy

  18. A blessed Easter to you, dear Connie. Keep reaching out here. We will keep praying for you. Much love.

  19. Connie, I don't think a day passes that I don't think about you and wonder how things are and how you are. Please know that I care about you. Love, Henny

  20. Hi Connie, I'm not quite sure what's going on in your life, but I think I know. I'm sorry for your loss if that's what happened. You're in my thoughts. Please know that you have many people who are sending you love and hugs and prayers, me being one of them. xxxxx I'm sorry I haven't been around as often. Alex and I are preparing to move to our new home in a few weeks and I've been (literally??) buried in boxes. Take care!

  21. He is with you.. and so is your sweet man as he will continue to walk beside you in his Spirit. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I know how much it hurts to lose someone we love/loved so much.... but as you said, we continue to move forward and fulfill the life that God wants for us. You are so very strong because you have such faith. Take is easy and only do what you feel called to do (as far as your blog is concerned) - in life as well. You will be guided on the path you are meant to take. Blessings to you... hugs.. Marilyn

  22. Thinking of you and your family

  23. Oh Connie by reading others comments I take it Steve has passed on, I hadn't gotten that out of your other posts, but with this one you talking about Loneliness I realize now I missed it before, so sorry for your loss, may God grant you peace in the days ahead, sending big hugs!

  24. Dear Connie, my prayers to our loving heavenly Father for you; and my thoughts and concern for you. One day at a time, one moment at a time, He never leaves you.

  25. Praying for you.
    It is a comfort to know that because of our Savior and his sacrifice, we can have eternal life.


  26. You've been in my thoughts and prayers, Connie.

  27. Dear Connie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I admire your courage and devotion to our Lord to post what you did today. It is obvious that the Holy Spirit is alive and well in you, and that He is empowering you in your writing. I'm here for you if you need a shoulder to cry on. I understand so well what you're going through. Love and many, many hugs, Nancy

  28. I have thought of you often since that post the other day....and will continue to hold you in my thoughts and prayers.

  29. God be with you, friend. He is near to the brokenhearted.

  30. Hello Connie- been thinking of you there and praying that you'l be OK always and overcome these difficult times. I've just returned home after Triple Bypass Heart Surgery - yes, four heart attacks in a row after three days- and saved by the Paramedics ( David and Emily) and Surgeon Dr Jain and his Team...God does have plans for us and we're thankful and blessed to be able to continue in this World. Love and Best Wishes to you Connie. KEV. (Australia).

  31. I'm glad to run upon this recent post of yours......I was thinking about you today. I remember these first days/weeks/months (after MY husband's passing) being the most lonely time I've ever felt in my life. I was blessed to HAVE to go to work for the first time in over 30 years, and it helped me to not have time to think about it. By the time I was able to quit (a year later), I had adjusted pretty much to being alone, although three years later now, it still seems strange at times (40 years married).
    I'm so glad that you know the LORD, and know of his Comforter. It's what got me through, and does to this day. You will be alright, and I'm thankful to know that. Write when you can.......I feel you're a friend.

  32. Connie, I am praying for healing and tender care for you from Jesus. My husband of 45 years died 3 years ago, my heart was broken. I love God even more now and feel closer to Him. Be well and send me an email if you would like to share or hear more words of encouragement.