And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of His glory.
Ephesians 1:13-14

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Name is Faith, and I Know You

Yesterday Lance and I found out that we lost the baby we were expecting. I am sad, but I also know that I am loved. Family and friends have reached out to me to let me know that they love me. My husband and I are working through this together and I feel so loved by him. Mackenzie has shown me love as she also grieves this loss. And the most compelling love I know is the love of my Savior. I wanted to share the blessing in the midst of hurt that He gave me this morning.

After I dropped Mackenzie off at school and had my Tuesday morning prayer time with some mom friends, I headed to the hospital to see my precious friend Lindsey who has just welcomed a beautiful baby girl into this world. My loss does not diminish the joy I feel for her because her journey to motherhood was long and difficult, and I rejoice with her in seeing God's goodness revealed.

As I was leaving the hospital, a woman who was coming in stopped me and said, "Do I know you? I think I know you." While she did look familiar, I responded, "I don't know."

"My name is Faith," she said, "and I know that I know you."

"My name is Alison," I replied. But having gotten no recognition from the sharing of names. She smiled and said, "Well I don't know, but you sure look familiar." I nodded and said, "You look familiar too." And we went on our way.

When I sat down in my car, I lost my breath as God spoke to me.

"Alison, if you feel like you are loosing faith, I just want you to know that I know you. I AM Faith. I AM the Great I AM. And I know you, and I love you."

Thank you God for knowing me and making me feel known and loved. May my struggles add to my ministry for your kingdom so that I can share with others what it means to be known by Faith.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


"Character is the will to do what is right, as God defines right, despite the cost."

I don't know where that quote comes from, but I love it. It was in Lance's Bible Study this morning, and he shared it with me. I just had to share it with my blogger friends. Hope you all have a great day!