( A Simple Poem inspired by a discussion between our 4 year old when she made mistakes that even the biggest mistakes aren’t enough to make us love her less – a window into God’s unconditional love and grace for us.) Pee on me, I’ll wipe you and me clean and make funny faces to […]
Is it hard for you to ask for help? Some people find it very difficult. Some people feel like they are a burden. They want to be self-sufficient.
Bob and I have learned Self-sufficiency is harder as you age. Asking for help is imperative, Especially when you are stuck!!
That red dot out there is the back – The back light of our car. We high-centered in.a snow drift. That’s about 50 yards out.
It is freezing out there – Brrr! We walked home and left the car. Brrrr… Help! We can’t do it – Can’t dig ourselves out.
It’s not the first time We needed help this week – Not the first time this year. What would we do alone??
Thank God for friends and neighbors. Thank God for Bobcats & snow blowers And friends who come to help. We would be toast without them!
Tomorrow’s sunrise promises us A better day – a chance to get out A chance to go to church and thank God For the HELP we receive from so many
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
Do not be afraid to ask Do not be too proud to admit You need help – can’t do it all yourself Let others help… and ask God for help, too!
No request is too small.
We reached out yestersay We asked our friend, Joe, for help He came and helped Bob Unbury our snow fence
Earlier this month I reached out And asked my friend, Susan P, For help with my Christmas decorations She came – we did it together – God bless her!
I couldn’t have done this without her!
May the Lord bless and keep you May your neighbors and friends Be the help you need when in distress Don’t be afraid to cry out: HELP!!
There is no joy in aloneness When you are craving assistance People want to help you They want to be asked. So do!
Do ask for HELP when you need it Ask for HELP when you want it You will be blessed and so will your helper We all need to be needed!!
This is my adorable 10-year-old friend Hailey helps to give me a sense of purpose Each week she joins me in my sanctuary We study scripture and read devotionals
I am so grateful for her and her mom They let me know they needed something In helping them, I am the one who is blessed You, too, can be the helper as well as the one who’s helped
Reach out today and make someone’s life better In the process, you will make your own richer, too. Help is a two-way street – Don’t miss it! God bless you, my dear WP friends… you help
You help by reading my blog and commenting You help by posting your stories and inspiration You never know just who needs what you write You never know who you’re he[ping today! Thanks for dropping by JanBeek today.
Your “likes” and comments lift my spirits. I’m headed to go see your blog right now, too. Thanks for your HELP!!
Yesterday Bob & I were treated to a wonderful opportunity. Our friends, Ann & John, drove us in to Bozeman to enjoy the phenomenal “Christmas Spectacular” by the Bozeman Symphony.
The players were joined by the Symphony choir and an amazing tenor soloist, Tamar Green. I broke the rules, held my phone down where no one could see it, and recorded a bit of Tamar’s extraordinary voice. You just have to hear him!!
His personality is as enchanting as his singing voice. When he is not here, he is in New York, on Broadway, playing the part of George Washington in the musical, Hamilton!!
I had to peek between two tall heads to see him – and lean over between two other heads to see the amazing conductor, Norman Huynh, but I managed… and was mesmerized by the lighting, the staging, and the quality of the musicians.
The light show on the walls left, right, above, and on the stage was such an enhancement to the show!
As you can tell by the menorah, the music was varied and celebrated many of this season’s traditions.
The concert ended with a rousing singalong. I wish you coulda been there with us!
Did you sing along? Could you hear it?
Try not to let my scratchy alto voice distract you from the fun of an auditorium of music lovers singing with gusto!
Silent Night is my favorite carols. What is yours?
I hope you have a chance to attend a spectacular Christmas concert in your area, this season.
God bless you, dear friends! Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas!