Back in 1990 there was a movie “Postcards from the Edge” so starting about a year ago when anonymous postcards kept finding their way into our mailbox, I was quite puzzled. Over the past year some have been addressed to me and others to both Jerry & me. There’s never a clue who the sender might be and even those with postmarks have different cities of origin, such as Providence, Wichita, Albuquerque, Dallas, Orlando, Sacramento, Boise, Bismarck, and the remainder with illegible postmarks. They all have different quotes or Scripture verses. One of my favorites has a sketch of a typewriter and gives these words of encouragement, “Never feel unqualified to change the world. God is looking for people with a willing heart, not a perfect resume.” Well, hallelujah! Perhaps He can even use me AND YOU! Another one that arrived November last year right after my very painful knee surgery challenged me with this quote ‘Prayer isn’t about the ANSWERS. It’s about the OPPORTUNITY to see God at work.” They are all encouraging and amazing but one that has sketch of a travel trailer (hint, hint to my husband to take me on more trips NOT in a tiny trailer but preferably to a 5-star resort) gives this awesome advice “Your WHOLE world can be shaken but it’s not going to change anything about God or HIS character. He’s the source of stability in our lives and the ROCK to which we can cling.”
The year of postcards is over, and I still don’t know who the anonymous friend is who initiated this process, but I’m hoping it’s someone who is reading this blog because this is the ONLY WAY I know how to say thank you for bringing so many blessings into our lives with these words of encouragement. Postcards from the edge? I think not! These are postcards a precious person ordered from a company called Postcard Promises. Their website is www.postcardpromises.org and I’m including that info just in case you want to anonymously bless someone in the coming year. Whoever you are, THANK YOU SO MUCH for blessing Jerry & me and making difficult days and discouraging news a little easier to bear.
By the way, my son encouraged me to keep my blogs short. He says you lose people if it’s more than a paragraph. Maybe my next blog will be the speech he wrote about us 15 years ago for our 35th anniversary. Interested? Please say yes because I’m running out of ideas!