Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Treasure Greater Than the One Imagined

"Just keep asking, 'God, if I can't have what I want, then help me to know what it is that you want me to have.' Know in your heart there is a treasure much greater than the one you have been asking for."

- John E. Welshons as quoted in "Guideposts"

A Treasure

It's painful watching young people casting around for a (marriage) partner. I suppose it brings back too many memories... And its hard not to try to be helpful - but, of course, nobody wants to hear, "That's NOT what you want!" They don't even want to hear "Open your eyes. Maybe its right in front of you."

I didn't want to hear it!

But I'm glad God opened my eyes!


Linda said...

I love that picture of you and John! And I always look forward to reading your blog. God bless you!

Laurie Elliot said...

Thank you, Linda! I love feedback but I don't get much now that our kids have ceased commenting...

Sawa said...

I'm sorry Mommy. I'll try to be a good child and comment more often.

Laurie Elliot said...


Anonymous said...

So very glad that God gives us eyes to the words of Wordworth, happy "holiday of the heart"!
I too, feel that although my eyes have been cloudy at times, at difficult and happy times, quiet and busy times, I'm glad that my eyes were turned to Greg.
Anne T.