As I was in our room this evening getting things ready for church in the morning, I realized that our calender on the wall was still on July... We were away from home for quite some time! Our calender is made with quotes from the book "The Purpose Driven Life" I am always encouraged by the quotes each month. As I began to turn the calender to September, I saw the date Aug. 17th and on it I had written "due date" wow I thought to myself, who knew when I wrote that down how different things would be then we had expected. I decided to read the quote for Aug. (Ella's birth month) It said "Trusting God completely means having faith that He knows what is best for your life. You expect Him to keep His promises, help you with problems, and do the impossible when necessary." Wow so true and appropriate for all of life but especially for Aug.! Then I continued on to read the quote for this month, it read " Our hope in difficult times is not based on positive thinking, wishful thinking, or natural optimism. It is certainty based on the truths that God is in complete control of our universe and He loves us." Again I was blown away by the truth in these words. I got so excited I took the calender of the wall brought it to the living room where I read it to Jon, then with a smile I said, "that is worthy of a blog! :)" I just had to share these great quotes! God is so good to encourage me when I am feeling low, and He always reminds me what is really important! I pray you all find a place to worship our gracious Heavenly Father this Sunday!