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Hello everyone and happy Monday.

After a sleepless night, my day started feeling like a typical “Monday”.  You know what I mean.  You need one more day of weekend, you are tired, you aren’t ready for whatever the week will bring.  In my job I see a lot of people.  A lot of strangers.  All with a sad story and in need.  Now and again it takes a toll on us.  It’s usually the “BS” that occasionally comes with people that gets us down.  I asked God out loud this morning “please no people today”.  As I knew I was not in the right frame of mind.  Well, we’ve already had people.

But before people came, God gave me a little reminder that He is here.  On my desk this morning was a gift and a note.  The note said,

“I hope this gift will bring you joy and that you will be able to look at it and know that someone out there is thinking about you and pryaing for you.  Thank you for all you do.  God bless!” (No signature)

Inside the bag was this sweet homemade gift:

06-17-13 gift

What a touching display of love from a mystery friend!

My mystery friend obviously knows me well enough to know I am struggling as I prepare for another knee replacement surgery.  I’m guessing she is a Facebook friend and maybe even has read this blog.

It brought to mind the scripture that tells us to be “strong and courageous”.  So before I began writing this I looked it up.  The http://www.biblegateway.com web site gave me ELEVEN references that use the words “strong and courageous” together!   All in different context.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 

What a great boost for my spirit today on many levels.  It’s so nice to have a friend who thinks of you and encourages you like this.  And it’s such a blessing to be reminded that God is with me and helping me be strong and courageous!

DEAR MYSTERY FRIEND: Thank you with all my heart!  You blessed me this morning.

Have a great week everyone!

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