A Time for Silence

Hello, Friends,

Normally you see a new post here twice a week. But now a beloved member of my extended family is gravely ill. I do not expect to blog over the next week or so. Rather than just disappear for a time, I wanted to explain my silence and invite you to pray for my family, if you are so inclined. I especially wanted to let my Company Girls friends know.

Meanwhile, I am gaining comfort from this passage in the New Testament book of Romans, chapter 8, verses 31-35 and 38-39:

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (New International Version)

Thank you for your friendship and understanding.

In hope,

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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15 Responses to A Time for Silence

  1. Cindy says:

    You and your family are in my prayers. May God sustain each of you during this difficult time. I will email you privately.


  2. diane says:

    ((hugs) to you Jan, and prayers for you and your family.


  3. Katharine says:

    I’ll be praying for you, and your family.
    Hugs and Blessings.


  4. Praying for comfort for you and your family. Thanks for letting your company coffee girls know. There is a time for silence. May the God of all comfort, comfort and strengthen you & your loved ones.


  5. Star says:

    Lifting you up during this difficult time!

    Another encouraging word for you from Isaiah 58:11

    “The Lord will guide you. He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land, He will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”


  6. dawn says:

    God’s peace to you during this difficult time.


  7. jen says:

    Praying for God strengthen and comfort you and your family.


  8. Rachel Anne says:

    Jan, I’ll be praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time. May the God of all comfort be with you. Blessings and hugs, Rachel


  9. Janet says:

    I’ll pray for you. Blessings!


  10. Marie says:

    Will certainly be praying for you and your family at this difficult time.


  11. Jan says:

    To everyone:
    Thank you for all the sweet comments. I really appreciate your prayers.
    There is a lot on my plate right now.


  12. Becky B says:

    I will most certainly be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. You are loved!


  13. Praying, Jan! Be sure to let me know how/if I can pray more specifically!


  14. Janice, I heard from Jen what you and your family are facing right now. I will pray for you all daily. Love to you!


  15. Judi Hammock says:

    Jan – Just thinking of you an hope things are improving. Our prayers are with you.


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