But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength...

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But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by. I am so thankful to God for His many mercies, and I can't wait to share them with you.

♥  Firstly, I want to thank God for a new friend that I have just gotten to know. She is M. Caron and she too is a Christian who is learning to manage bipolar disorder and to live for the glory of God. Her blog The Bipolar Christian is at http://thebipolarchristian.blogspot.com/. She writes with faith and hope in God as she shares her ups and downs in life. Do visit her, if you can, and be encourage by her faith and hope in God in her struggles.

♥  I thank God for a very blessed time of worship, fellowship and serving our Lord in church on the Lord's day. I heard a very encouraging message "As an Eagle... so the Lord"  from Deuteronomy 32:11-12. The preacher spoke about how as the eagle stirreth up her nest in order to enable the young eaglets to learn to fly and live, our Lord at times allow us to go through severe trials and difficulties in life in order for us to grow in Him and strengthened in our faith. He is with us in all our troubles and difficulties and He will see us safely through. He works all things for His glory and our good through them, and we become a more strengthened Christian.
As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him. Deuteronomy 32 : 11-12

I thank God for preserving me through all the difficult struggles in life in my learning to manage bipolar disorder and also other challenges in my life. The Lord is the One sustaining me and delivering me, time and again. Through them all, I am experiencing more and more of God's love and mercies, knowing God in a more real and personal way, and finding increasing peace and joy in Him. Praise Him! May this be our experience always through all the changing scenes in life and we can give all praise and glory to God!

♥ Thank God for answering my prayers in bringing an elderly lady Madam Wah to my church morning service. Madam Wah is 77 years old and collects card boxes to sell in order to make a living. She suffered a fall a year ago and so walks with much pain at times, yet having to collect card boxes to make a living daily. Her children are not able to support her much and so she has to rely upon God and work hard herself. Thank God that she has heard the Gospel and professed to trust in our Lord. Do pray with me for her that she will continue to come and worship with us, be able to know God's love and mercies in very real and personal ways, and find peace, hope and help in Him.

Thanks again for stopping by. Take care and have a very blessed week!

Warm regards,
Nancie

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26 Kind thoughts:

marja said...

What an encourager you are, Nancie. Thank you for that. And I will indeed visit M. Caron as well. I just haven't visited enough other blogs and need to broaden my online friendships.

You always inspire me, Nancie.

Love, marja

Nancie(More Than Conquerors) said...

Thank you so much for stopping by, Marja. It is so nice to hear from you again. Thanks for encouraging M. Caron. I have not been able to write and visit much too. But you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are always an encouragement to me.

Take care and may God bless your week.

Love,
Nancie

Whidbey Woman said...

Lovely list. God bless your kind heart.

Cindy said...

Thank you Nancie for sharing today. What a encouragement you are to others. I plan to hop over and give M. Caron a visit. Thanks for sharing her blog with us today.

Have a blessed rest of the week and weekend.

Patti Hanan said...

Your blog is such a resource for Christians who deal with depression, and for those trying to help them. Thank you for being such an encouragement to others.

debi9kids said...

It's amazing what we can overcome with His guidance.
Bless you.

Misty said...

Such a heartfelt post, I will join you in prayer for Madam Wah and also stop by your newest friends blog.

Blessings,
Misty

Nancie said...

Hi Whidbey Woman,

Thanks for stopping by. Thank God for blessing you with a godly husband and wonderful father to your children. Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Warm regards,
Nancie

Nancie said...

Thank you, Cindy, for your visit and encouragement. Thank God for His grace that is sufficient for us day by day.

Have a blessed rest of the week and weekend too.

Warm regards,
Nancie

Nancie said...

Thanks, Patti, for your visit and enocuragement. Thank God for blessing you with a godly father, husband, son and son-in-law. They are such blessings from God! Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Warm regards,
Nancie

Nancie said...

Thanks for your visit, Debi. Thank God for blessing you with lovely children. Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Warm regards,
Nancie

Nancie said...

Thanks, Misty, for your visit and encouragement. Thanks too for praying with me for Madam Wah and also stopping to visit my new blog friend. Time spend with our Lord are so precious. Thank God for blessing you in many ways. Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Warm regards,
Nancie

becky aka theRAV said...

I pray Madame Wah will find lots of card boxes! It is very sad for the elderly these days. Most have a hard time making ends meet. Some have to give up their medicine for food or electricity. Hope you are doing well these days. Good to see you posting.

Nancie said...

Hi Becky,

Sorry to hear about your friend's father. Life is short and we do not know when God will take us home. May God enable us to live each day for Him.

I am praying for the swelling of your feet and your blood pressure. Hope they are better day by day. Do take good care and try to rest whenever you can.

Thank you very much for your kind visit and encouragement. Thanks for praying for Madam Wah. It is sad to see the conditions of elderly people like her. Thank God that she knows our Lord Jesus Christ as her Saviour and is finding comfort in Him.

Take care and I wish you a very blessed and wonderful weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Barbara said...

Inspiring as usual. Will visit your friend's blog now.

Thanks for your visit and comments.

Wendy said...

Nancie,
What a blessing this post was. So glad for your new friend! (Your friendship has blessed me so much.) and for the thankful heart that I hear in your writing. Your love for older widows is a beautiful example of Christ's love, too.

I didn't see this post, I guess because I've been making a move from Blogger to WordPress, but now it's completed, and I'm really excited at the results.

I don't want to lose you, my friend! so come by and resubscribe or sign up to get my posts by email in your inbox, ok?
My blog's finally up and running again, on www.wendygunn.net
Blessings,
Wendy

Nancie said...

Hi Barbara,

Thanks for your visit and comment.

I am sorry to read of the passing of your friend Alan. He is such a shining testimony for our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a comfort to know that He is with our Lord, resting in Him eternally and enjoying His joy and fellowship without hindrance. May the memory of this dear friend be an encouragement to you and all who know him.

U really like the photos you posted on your blog. Your garden and the flowers are so lovely! The beauties of God's creations always remind me of what a Great God we serve and that He watches over us daily.

Take care and have a blessed weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Nancie said...

Wendy,

Great that you can have your own website now. Thank you for telling me about it. Thank you very much for your kind visit and encouragement. You are always full of love and faith in our Lord, and a great blessing to me and many others.

I am praying with and for you and family as you look to Him together. Our life is a daily life of spiritual warfare and our encouragement is the Lord is with us. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us!

Thank God that He is our refuge and strength. I love these portions from the Bible that you quoted. Such precious reminders that when we are overwhelmed we can go to Him, the Rock of our salvation.

May you continue to know the love of Christ and His faithfulness through all the changing scenes in life. Take care and have a very blessed weekend!

With warm regards and prayers,
Nancie

Anonymous said...

hi i'm a christian with bipolar. I didn't think i'd need anyone by me, not even God. I thought i was fine but i'm actually not that fine. I think i need a friend. Can you talk to me ? Silanc39@hotmail.com

Nancie said...

Hi,

Thanks for your note. Yes, do email me at mylifewithbp@gmail.com. God is our help and strength at all times, and especially when we struggle with a difficult illness like bipolar. Hope you will find Him to be so. I will keep you in my prayers. Take care.

Praying for you,
Nancie

Darlene said...

Hi Nancie! You are such an amazing Christian, an inspiration to us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and M. Caron. Thanks so much for sharing her with us.

Nancie said...

Hi Darlene!

Thanks for stopping by. It's so nice to here from you. Thank you for your prayers for me and my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you too. Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Warm regards,
Nancie

Barbara said...

Thanks for visit and comments. See you have not posted for a month so do hope all is well. Blessings.

becky aka theRAV said...

It seems the words "more than conquerors" has been cropping up a lot in my life lately which makes me think of you, Nancie. Hopeing and praying you are doing well. I worry when we don't hear from you. I wonder if you have pushed yourself too far. I posted a really good TT post today if I do say so myself. Just wanted to share it with you. Take good care of yourself.

Nancie said...

Hi Barbara,

Thank you so much for your visit and your concern for me! It's really nice to hear from you.

Sorry that I have not been able to post or visit blogs recently. I have been extremely occupied with work, family situations and church work.

I am trying to pace myself carefully, by His grace, and so I have to consciously cut down on the things I used to do. But some unexpected things do cropped up every now and then. Thank God for giving me grace, strength and joy in Him daily!

Trust that all things are well with you. Take care and have a blessed weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie

Nancie said...

Hi Becky,

Thank you so much for your visit and your concern for me! Thank you for your prayers. You are in my thoughts and prayers too. It's really nice to hear from you again.

I have been extremely occupied and trying to pace myself carefully, by His grace, and so I have to consciously cut down on the things I am doing. But some unexpected things do cropped up every now and then. Thank God for giving me grace, strength and joy in Him daily!

Trust that all things are well with you. I will go over to read your TT post soon. Thanks for telling me about it. Take care and have a blessed weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie

 

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