Day 71 | Friday, 29 May 2020 …From the Church Mouse
Some time ago I found a greeting card that I just loved for our daughter and a friend who were going through trying times. I bought 4 cards and am sending one to our dear grandson Bryan and his fiancé, Sierra who will be having a COVID wedding in August. Grandpa was supposed to officiate, but on doctor’s orders, we cannot travel to West Virginia. We may be able to join for a virtual blessing.
I want to share this card from Blue Mountain Arts and written by Donna Levine-Small. It speaks to exactly what I’m thinking. It is still available on e-bay.
“Life doesn’t always happen
the way you want it to
or the way you planned it
or hoped for…
Detours suddenly appear; storms
blow in unexpectedly. The road you’re
traveling – that seemed so safe and
secure – changes direction without
warning, and life becomes something
that’s not at all what you thought it
would be. You find there’s nothing to
do but stop for a while, figure out your
options, and think about new decisions
you have to make.”
“Life is forever changing. You can’t
always control what happens, but
you can hang tough through it all and
make the changes and decisions that are
so necessary and will help you grow in
site of the disappointments, develop
courage in spite of the adversities,
be creative and come up with solutions,
and always keep love in your heart.”
“No matter how hard things may seem . . .
life will change again, and it’s possible
that this detour will lead you to a place
that will bring you more happiness and
let you reach more satisfying places in
your heart and life that you’ve ever
“And if you need someone to lean on . . .
give me a call.”
Lord, today we pray for your help in getting through the detours in life. May your spirit guide all those who are making detours. Hear our prayers. Amen
Today: those who lead us through the detours in life.
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Rev. Douglas Knopp, Pastor Emeritus