Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Word-Filled Wednesday

(photo source: Google Images)

I was so excited when I found this scripture! It so beautifully describes what I've experienced since my surgery. In all honesty, I've been overwhelmed. I have the most wonderful family and friends! The e-mails, cards, flowers, gifts, food, visits (both in person and on the blog) have been such sweet and encouraging medicine, for not just my body but also my soul. If that wasn't enough, my dear hubby has taken extra time off work so that he can stay home to look after me, and spend time with me. I am incredibly blessed and my heart is truly thankful. I found it particularly meaningful that this verse relates kindness to honey. Besides the many wonderful health benefits of this amazing nectar, the taste is one of my absolute favorites...pure SWEETNESS.

Another benefit to this "down time," has been extra time with the Lord, both in prayer and in the Word. That too has been especially precious. I couldn't say it any better than the words of Psalm 119:103

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.

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35 comments:

Denise said...

Fantastic WFW.

Amydeanne said...

now I love this one!!! reminds me of 1 Thess. 5:11.. therefore encourage one another and build each other up!

hugs!

Joan said...

Made me smile!
Happy WFW~ Blessings

Just a little something from Judy said...

First of all, thank you for adding a photo of "you" on the blog. Since it is such a pretty picture I cannot figure out why you waited so long to include it. Secondly, I really like associating God's Word to honey and the honeycomb. Both add joy and blessing in my daily life. So thankful that you are feeling better. I enjoy all of my visits to your blog.

Sit-N-Chat said...

So many people had had sweet words that have blessed my life. And of course, His Word. I don't know what you've had but am glad you are doing well.

God Bless you today.

Jennifer B

LisaShaw said...

What a SWEET message Sweetie!

You are so beautiful! Your eyes and smile house the presence of the LORD!

May God's favor rest upon your husband for loving on you as a loving husband would (I have one of those terrific Christ-centered men also and it's a blessing).

Continue to bask in the presence of the Lord as you heal and from then on..

Bless you. Love ya.

Carrie said...

Thank you for drawing attention to this beautiful verse.

Susan said...

Oh Tracy!!

I feel so bad I have not been by. I've been out of the loop these days.

I'm blessed you are doing well, but so sorry to read you had to go through surgery! Oh my...

And I missed your sweet mom's birthday too.

Well, I'll start praying now for a FULL recovery.

So blessed God surrounded you with his love and many caring people.

GREAT word, and picture. I'm glad you being taken care of, and you are getting to spend such special time with the Lord.

LOVE YOU!!!

Laurie Ann said...

What an awesome WFW all the way around, Tracy. The picture is perfect for this Scripture and you wrote such a sweet post. I'm glad you've been encouraged and uplifted during this time, my friend. Happy WFW!

Deanna said...

I LOVE the way you have illustrated this verse! I could frame that and put it in my kitchen!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Love it.
And...love the timing too. How sweet (no pun intended) as you have felt the honey's sweetness from the Lord and your sweet peeps surrounding you.
Love,
Paula

Peggy said...

Blessings & sweetness flowing from the Throne of God all over you Tracy...May He continue to bring you healing and a speedy recovery
as you enjoy the KINDNESS from others! How wonderful it is to hear how everyone is gathering around you from the hospital to home! I especially like that your hubby is there with you, doting on you. I hope that all this sweet "honey"
is making you feel strong!

LOVE YOUR PHOTO & VERSE! Beautifully done...and the perfect medicine!

May you be blessed as you have blessed so many! I'm so happy to hear that you are having special sweet moments with the Lord! EnJOY
WFW & this sweet treatment!

Love & hugs,
Peggy
P.S. I haven't been around for a while due to Carnaval & I won't be for the next 40 days of Lent, but you have 40 days to read my post today!!! Sweet blessings!

The Potter's Hand said...

Thinking of you today...hope your feeling great!

Joyfull said...

This is a wonderful verse. Glad that you are recovering well and have been shown much kindness!

Joanne Sher said...

Just wonderful - love this verse, and I don't recall it! Thanks for bringing it, and honey, to mind :D Praying for your recovery. Happy WFW!

Kristi said...

Great photo and verse! Great minds think alike, have you seen Melanies? Blessings to you!

Tammy said...

Great picture to accompany that verse - love it! What a blessing to be surrounded by love & sweetness during your surgery and recovery...have a blessed WFW!

lori said...

Tracy....
What a PERFECT image and verse to go along with the spirit you conveyed so WELL in this post! What a blessing those words are!! Happy to hear you are on the road to recovery!

Embrace the sweetness! It sustains us!
peace,
lori

Andrea said...

Beautiful Blog!!
Andrea

http://andrealuvsallgodscreatures.blogspot.com
http://arise2write.blogspot.com

ellen b. said...

Beautiful. May God heal you and give you joy in the meantime :0)

Becky said...

Perfect verse for that~! I just love how the Lord rains down blessings on us in our hour of need, don't you?

Your one-word-answer meme was really good, too. Enjoyed reading it.

Tricia said...

A great verse, and how wonderful that it has been made real to you this week! So glad you are doing well and that others are pampering you so nicely... enjoy every minute of it!

Blessings!

Alexis said...

LOVED your post!!! Don't we all just adore sweet words from others? I hope you're beginning to feel LOTS better. I went through all of that, and felt SO much better after they got the darn thing OUT! That was about 12 years ago though - my how time flies. Have a wonderful week!

alihsee said...

This is such a gorgeous verse & picture! :) I'm so glad you have has so much encouragement lately - go the family of God! :) Blessings to you & yours!

Michele Williams said...

May my words be like honey! I must admit, sometimes they are bitter....leaves such a bitter taste in one's mouth too! Thank you for the reminder!

Toia said...

This reminds me of Psalm 19:10, The Lord is "Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb." Happy WFW!!

e-Mom said...

Yes, friends make our difficulties easier to bear. Beautiful verse, and Happy WFW! :~D

Melanie said...

Hi, Tracy! How cool we picked the same verse. This was a new one to me, too. I heard it first at a women's meeting at church a few weeks ago. The topic was on the words that we say and how they affect others. Powerful topic!

Happy WFW!

God Chaser said...

How much a kind word can do for us. Thanks for sharing. Blessings of peace, joy and love

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh what a great verse! Glad you have found the good in a trying situation. May God continue to heal & bless! Happy WFW!

hip chick said...

What a great WFW. I love the picture of the honey. I have never read this verse in this version and it was very nice.

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

This is so "sweet"! :) Love this...

ozjane said...

Lovely and also lovely to recall that honey has healing properties.
There is one called Manuka from New Zealand that is said to be especially good but I supsect a google search on the healing effects of honey would be interesting.
Healing hugs.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Darling hair! How's that for sweetness?!

peace~elaine

Tea With Tiffany said...

Sweet post! :)