• 06Sep

    Tomorrow is Labor Day. 


    We were here last year on Labor Day. 

    Dan was helping with the pavilion project that ended up being the main dining establishment during construction of our new house.  We discussed the heart problem and my family was suitably worried.  Dan and I kept brushing them off.  Dad finally stopped me and said “He could die, Liisa.  Then what?”  What worry I felt, I shoved into a little corner and said firmly that we would cross that bridge if we came to it. 

    Here I am one year later, still thankful that I was able to take that attitude.  I could have worried myself sick about the whole thing and probably not changed anything.  Instead we just took each day as it came and enjoyed it as much as we could.  We did what we could to be prepared, but we didn’t let fear rule our lives.


    God’s grace is evident again.  Thank you, Lord.

3 Comments to Labor Day

  • This post reminds me of a great hymn, “Day by Day”. Had you made this affirmation of the grace of God a year ago it would have been good. But to continue to make it now and to rest in it now gives powerful witness to the goodness of God. There is a strong flavor here of “walking worthy of your calling”. Thanks for continuing to point to Christ.

    I had fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:10

    1. Day by day, and with each passing moment,
    Strength I find to meet my trials here;
    Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
    I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
    He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure,
    Gives unto each day what He deems best,
    Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
    Mingling toil with peace and rest.

    2. Every day the Lord Himself is near me,
    With a special mercy for each hour;
    All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,
    He whose name is Counsellor and Pow’r.
    The protection of His child and treasure
    Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
    “As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
    This the pledge to me He made.

    3. Help me then, in every tribulation,
    So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
    That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation,
    Offered me within Thy holy Word.
    Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
    E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
    One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
    Till with Christ the Lord I stand.

  • You were wise to not borrow trouble from “tomorrow”. It only makes things worse in the end. And once again you shine. Your faith is beautiful to see.