Monday, September 9, 2013

The Vlog Where I'm Sick and the Soli Deo Gloria Party

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Usually, we gather 'round the kitchen table (or anywhere else it might be quiet) so we can pretend that we are sitting across from each other, sharing our hearts.  Today, you are glad we have a screen between us because I have a cold and I cannot infect you across the great wide span of the Internet.
Delicious. Spoiled.  Deliciously spoiled.  (The food's not spoiled...I am!)
Why vlog when I'm sick?  Because my friend totally blessed me today and I just had to share.  As women, it can be hard to accept gifs, yes? To receive blessings?  Maybe we learn to just say "yes" to help instead of wading through all sorts of questions about our worth or situation?  Let's not rob each other of the blessing to give.


Are you guilty of saying "No, I don't need help?"  Do you think that maybe you could allow your pride to fade a bit and let people enter in? Because you'd be blessing them, too...

After I texted her a huge "THANK YOU!!" she responded with this: "Thank you for letting me do something for you...feeling equally blessed to have good people in my life."  

See.  Told ya.  (God was right after all.)

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14 comments :

  1. Awe, it's great to have friends that will do nice things for you when you are sick...what a blessing. I hope you are feeling better soon!

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  2. Oh my! I so relate to this. And this question made me laugh out loud because it's the kind of thing I'd ask myself too: "Am I sick enough to deserve this help?"

    So glad you accepted the soup. I wonder how many blessings God tries to send us but we think we're not "sick enough" to deserve it. Lord, have mercy.

    Praying you feel better soon, Jen.

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  3. My mother used to always say, "Don't rob people of the gift of giving, accept the gift graciously." And I had a friend who out of the blue brought my family homemade stew and cornbread after I had foot surgery and I was hurting really bad that evening. She didn't know that until she delivered the food and I was SO grateful, I cried.
    By the way, you look pretty good for being sick! Praying for you!

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  4. Oh, Jen, you're GIFT to me today was this reminder- the body of Christ was made to give and take, pour out and soak in- and so often I just want to be on the giving side. It takes humility to receive. I'm praying you'll be back to your healthy self soon. Thanks for leading us in love here every week.

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  5. It is a beautiful gift to let someone give a blessing. People need to be allowed to give - it's like a full circle kind of thing - holistic. The gift your friend gave looks delicious - and what a big blessing it is - that giving and receiving:) It's like a hug that wraps around you! Feel better soon! How can you not when you are blessed like that!

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  6. Jen, this is so true. You are so beautiful here, in this video, sharing what He's put on your heart for us to hear. I needed this reminder. So much. I am praying you feel so much better soon.

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  7. Jen,
    Praying you feel better soon, and you are right...we need to allow others to bless us :) because it also blesses them...I get this...hugs to you :) (I can do this without getting sick :)

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  8. I enjoyed your vlog...sweet thoughts...ones I need to take to heart the next time someone wants to bless me!

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  9. Loved this vlog. It is so very true that at times it is so hard to accept "help". This past summer, I too received a blessing when a friend showed up at my house (after working all day) to help me with my yard work. We both were blessed by the conversation we had as we worked side by side. This was a wonderful reminder this morning! And I do hope you get to feeling better quickly!!
    Blessings,
    Joanne

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  10. Wonton soup! My go-to remedy for anything that ails! Be well soon, Jen ...

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  11. Praying you feel better! Thanks for the great post & for hosting & God bless!

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  12. You are beautiful my friend...even when not feeling well. But I do hope you feel better soon. You truly blessed me today. Not only by your loving comment on my post but also by sharing my post with a friend of yours (Tracy Steel) who also made her way to my place and left encouragement I needed. I was amazingly blessed by this blogging community today. I was blown away. Thank you for being a blessing in my life. Much love to you. Praying you get well quickly. I hope you enjoyed that soup from a loving friend.

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    1. It's things like this that make me smile. I love community in action!

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  13. This sicky vlog was awesome... God works through you to inspire me to not care so much what others think, rather, to care most what God has to say through me... regardless! Thank you for submitting... and sharing about it!

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