We are continually amazed at how God has prepared us for this time. Sometimes we just sit back and laugh, at how God has taught us various scripture over the last couple of months, and while they had some meaning then, were really meant for now. And how He gave them to various people to share with us, thinking they were sharing some new, great revelation they had had while praying for us, and really (while it was a great revelation) it was reminding us of how God has previously taught us something, and how we needed to stick by Him and have faith that He will bring us through.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future" -- Jeremiah 29:11

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." -- Romans 15:13

"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." -- Matthew 6:34

"They [Your mercies] are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness" -- Lamentations 3:23

I think there are a couple more, but I cannot think of them now.

Posted by Jon Daley on November 27, 2002, 8:00 pm | Read 4111 times
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i am amazed to read the explicit details of isaac's life, finally. what i remember is a phone call i made when i found out he was sick. i talked to jon, who said he was busy preparing a meal with friends. we didn't talk for more than a minute, and i was horribly distraught. but i think the worst thing of all was that jon didn't need me as a friend. i had suspected for a while that my questioning was not welcome. fortunately i have found a more supportive environment among the Quakers. i still don't understand why my sympathy and concern was valueless when in these blogs each activity is carefully documented as to who did what and prayed about what. i still feel loss for this event; i remember moving the daleys in while heather was pregnant, and i do not regret doing that. but i will hold your family in the light, because i just do not understand why i had been treated that way. jennifer brower

Posted by jen on August 3, 2010, 8:50 pm

Hi Jen...

You've actually been on my mind recently, and I was wondering whether the old email address I had for you would work or not. I think I still have your mom's phone number some place, but I always feel weird calling her since she probably doesn't remember who I am.

I guess I can't say that I "needed" you, but I did enjoy your company and our talks. We still have your porcelin swans that you gave us at some point, and I think of you when I see them. We went to Ocean City recently, and I was thinking back to lots of events of that summer, and of course, you are included in that.

I would hope that you would know me well enough to know that I welcome questioning of all sorts. I am sorry for communicating badly and not realizing how you heard me. I hope that you can forgive me for being insensitive when you called. And your sympathy and concern is certainly not valueless.

As for the Quakers, I don't know a whole lot, but I like what I do know about them.

I'd like to talk to you, if you would like.
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Posted by Jon Daley on August 3, 2010, 10:26 pm

It's good to hear from you, Jen! We also still have a couple of your stuffed animals that you asked us to keep for you while you were in transition with housing. I'm glad you are finding community with the Quakers and hope you can forgive Jon for the short phone call during such a stressful time in our lives. It would be great to get together with you again.

Posted by joyful on August 4, 2010, 10:26 am
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