One thing I love about winter is the going to bed early with
a cup of tea and a couple of good books.

I have just finished reading ‘The Wounded Heart’ by Edina
Senft, it is a novel about an Amish woman called Amelia whose husband is killed
in a bungy accident. She is left with two young boys and a pallet making shop
to run. Every Tuesday afternoon, while her boys are at school she meets up with
her two closet friends to discuss their lives while making a quilt.

I won’t go into too much detail just in case you want to
read the book yourself. However as the story progress the main emphasis is to remember
to pray and to listen for a response.

Quite often we pray for something and then when a response
is not immediate we believe that God is not listening. He is, but are we listening
to him. Instead of always asking for something we should ask if we can do something
for God. Sometimes we get so caught up in doing what we want to do or what we
want that we forget to stop and listen to what God wants us to do.

“ For I know the
plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm
you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Kate Murphy