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Embrace Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

As I write this,
my heart is breaking.


I just discovered this morning that my dear friend, Leena’s son, Vince, died suddenly on Friday. No warning! He was about the age of my son, Ty. Vince worked at our local grocery store. I saw him there often … always a smile, always a cheerful greeting. He was at work Friday. Friday night after dinner, he was sitting in his chair at home with his parents, and he just stopped breathing. Can you imagine the shock??

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Prayers for All Grieving

My heart is broken
for Leena and Bob and their family.
My prayers go out to all of you
who have lost a loved one this year.

Your hearts are grieving, too,
as you face this first Valentine’s Day
without that special person.
God bless you! Link heartstrings with mine.

Heart strings

In our ZOOM church service this morning,
I provided the “special music.”
It was inspired by the February 14th message
in Charles Stanley’s In Touch Daily Devotional.

“When facing all kinds of difficulties,
many of us have a tendency to power through
in our own strength. But the reality is
that’s never effective – at least not for long.
God wants us to come closer to Him.

When we stay focused on Jesus,
we can take comfort in knowing
He’ll lead us through the hard places.

As you continue walking with Him,
trust that He already knows
what will happen in your life –
and that regardless of what lies ahead,
He will never leave you.”

Lord, link mine to yours –
And link ours to one another.
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Where He Leads Me, I Will Follow

Embrace Hearts with one another –
Offer your love and support to heal.
Heal the broken-hearted by sharing.
Share your love with a song or a meal.

Not everyone has a heart full of love today;
Some are feeling quite empty.
Lord, fill their hearts with the love of God –
And encourage others to “Go With Him” today.

Hugs from JanBeek
See ya tomorrow.

Comments on: "Embrace Hearts" (22)

  1. So sorry to hear of the loss of your friends family member. There has been a lot of that going on this year!. Great post! Enjoyed your beautiful hymn. I remember singing that a child!

  2. I’m sooooooo sorry you lost a friend, Ma! How sad!!! My heart and prayers go out to his family. ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ But your song was quite lovely…. you still got it! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

    • Thanks so much, {{{DeDe}}} I appreciate your heart-felt response. And yes, maybe- I “got it” – but did you notice, it’s an octave or two lower than it used to be??

      • That’s ok! As long as you still enjoy singing! It was hard on Denise when she had to stop because she couldn’t hear herself anymore and knew she was singing wrong AND her voice was breaking all the time. Sing on….for as long as you can!!!

      • Thanks, DeDe! I appreciate your encouragement! <3

  3. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  4. So sorry to hear about your loss! Praying for the family!
    Oh how that video of you singing just brightened my night! What a lovely alto voice you have, Jan! Keep singing for Jesus!

    • Thanks so much, {{{Renee}}} – your comment is dearly appreciated. You’re a treasure! I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day <3

  5. Jan, I’m so sorry about your friend’s son. What a terrible thing to happen. I just can’t imagine the shock and grief they must be feeling. Please God be with them. ๐Ÿ™
    Your song was beautiful. xx

    • Thank you, {{{Lesley}}} – I sang it as a message of hope and love to all my blogging friends, but especially for my friend, Alex, who is undergoing surgery on Thursday this week. God will bring us grace, faith, and healing … in His perfect Will and His perfect timing. Have a Marvelous Monday, dear friend. God bless you! I appreciate you. <3

  6. My condolences over Vince. Beautifully sung, Jan

  7. Jan, I am sorry to hear about the loss of this young man. Having lived in small communities such as Ennis, I know people will support this family. Thanks for sharing your wonderful voice with a much treasured hymn. I am glad to see the Big Sky warming up after days of Arctic cold.

    • What a kind response, {{{Richard}}}. Thank you! Ya, we had a heat wave today… finally got out of the minus degrees!! ;o)

  8. So sorry for the loss and so grateful for your song. xxoo

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