Little Notes from God

Oct 11

I was coming downstairs to get dinner started Tuesday night. My mind was still typing on the computer. Amy and I are getting ready to leave for the Glorieta Christian Writer’s Conference and there is much still to be done. When I walked in the kitchen, I found a note on the counter (see pic). It said “I can do ine theng.” Colin had obviously written it because he signed his name at the top. For those of you who can’t read first-grade writing, it said ‘I can do anything.’

Colin had gotten a new pen that day as a prize for his fundraiser. I’m sure he was just trying it out. It lights up when you write with it. But why write that? Immediately the verse I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13) came to mind. I had been stressing over the long list of things needed to get done before the trip. Was it even possible? When I saw that note, I knew that was the attitude Christ wanted me to adopt. I use the word adopt, because the can-do attitude does not come natural. It didn’t matter how long my list was or how hard the items were, God would take care of it. Did that mean he would help me to complete each thing perfectly all in time? No. It meant he would help me get done the things that were important for Him. Not the things I thought needed to be done. It also meant that God wanted me to stop worrying. He was going to Glorieta with me.

I smiled knowing that I had just gotten a note from God. Colin needed to try out his new pen, and God needed to send a note. How convenient. God can use anyone, even a little boy who can’t really spell. I have been in His presence. Colin ran out the door about that time with his light-up pen in one hand and a light saber in the other never knowing he had just been in the presence of the Lord.

Lord, may I always be on the look-out for little signs from you. Thank you for reminding me that nothing is impossible with you. I can do all things through Christ. Help me to carry that attitude with me wherever I go. Thank you for using a little boy dear to my heart to deliver your message. Amen

ps. Please pray for Amy and I as we travel and both present ideas to publishers. We leave on Tuesday and will be back on Sunday. Also, pray for our families at home as we are gone. Thank you!

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  • Amy Wyatt Oct 11 at 8:52 pm

    Hey, today when I was madly cleaning, Greg sent me a text on my phone. It said… I love you more than a clean house.
    That was my sign from him and from God. Took all of the pressure off.

  • Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) Oct 11 at 11:17 pm

    That is the sweetest thing! I love 1st grade spelling.:)

    Praying for you!


  • The Stokes Family Oct 12 at 10:53 pm

    What an encouragement this was to me! Countless times God has spoken to me through situations with my children–isn’t it AMAZING how he speaks when we need him!

    You KNOW I will be praying for both of you next week–tell Alan to call me if he needs any help with the kids!


  • Jess Oct 13 at 9:20 pm

    this is a great word for me today, carol. thank you!

  • DeAnna Oct 15 at 9:23 pm

    I will be praying for both of you as you are in NM. I will pray that God gives you a HUGE piece of peace as you fly. Write, write, write and make the Lord and the rest of us proud to know you!!

    YOU GO GIRL!!!

  • Robin Oct 25 at 5:03 am

    Carol, I need to tell you: if you never publish a thing, I’m proud to know you!

    Thanks for the photo! We need to step carefully — someone may mistake us for Charlie’s Angels we look so fab!

    I’m headed for California tomorrow for three weeks — think I can borrow Colin’s precious word from God?


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