Then I got to church - a couple and their grown daughter who moved away a few years ago came back to town for a weekend visit. The daughter stopped me after the service and told me she's been following my blog and that she really enjoys it. She said she thought I was very good at expressing my thoughts in writing. I'm not repeating her words to get a pat on the back, but rather to say I felt like God gave me that little word of encouragement from an unexpected source. She didn't have to say anything at all, but she did. And I felt like it was just a breath of fresh air from Heaven.
So I gave myself a bit of a day off yesterday - not alot of social media, no pressure to get to writing if I didn't feel anything. Sometimes Jesus told the disciples to come apart and rest, because He knew they needed the lessening of pressure at times. I needed that too, and today I'm thinking better.
What a blessing to have gotten that one word of encouragement from her. She may not have realized how much it meant to me. I want her to know how much I needed it that day. Thank you.
Sometimes you just need a little bit of encouragement, and isn't it nice when God brings it without you asking?