In which is thinking and thanking

by Craig on January 29, 2013

I’ve been patently unsuccessful at writing posts since those 7 days with no sleep.
But many of you have still visited and remained good bloggy friends – though I have failed.

I think I’m turning a corner.
But I’ve thought that way before.
Still, it’s “I think I can, I think I can.”

But as I’m thinking “I can”…
I’m also thinking “thank you”.

Thank you to some very beautiful people…


You haven’t got a blog…

but you sure have enough wisdom…
and you possess enough knowledge…
to be able to share it with the rest of the class.

You have such a different, yet similar, head and heart as I.

Even though you’re on the other side of the world…
and it’s a miracle that you don’t fall off face of the globe.

You know…

being on the upside down side of the planet and all.


Linda, from You Know What I Need 

First of all…

my goodness…
a finished nursery…
and a baby to rock in it.

I’m happier than I can tell you.

Your spirit flies toward the Word of God.

I love how you dig into Scripture.
I love how you apply it to your life.

You always had the heart of a mama.
I’m really happy you are one now.

Layla, from Sign Upon My Heart 

I only know some of your physical struggles…
enough to know that you can more than understand mine.

You are so brave, so strong…an inspiration really.

Your goofy sense of humor never fails to make me smile…
and when you hit it just right, it even makes me laugh. out. loud.

Your babies couldn’t have a better mama.
It’s been a pleasure to pray for your marriage.
God bless you and Mr. Layla and all the Paytons.

Debbie, author of If Today We Hear 

I saved you for last – on purpose.

Of all the people who read me…
you’ve been around the longest.

You’re kind of the charter member.

I remember commenting on your blog, and telling you that I was going to start a blog.
You were so encouraging and reassuring – and you have remained an absolute treasure.

As I’ve always said, your simple poems are simply. profound.

You know in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy says goodbye to her three traveling companions? First the Tin Man, then the Lion, and finally the Scarecrow? It’s when she says goodbye to the Scarecrow…that’s the one  that gets me every time.

You and A…
you’re kind of my Scarecrows…

and the only people who know…
what the bunnies did to my humble little garden.

Thank you.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Martha Orlando January 30, 2013 at 11:26 am

I know these caring folks will appreciate your thanks, Craig, as much as I appreciated mine. Blessings always!


Debbie January 30, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Okay .. you have me crying. And I have to go outside in a bit and will have icicles on my face. But, it’s worth it. Wish there was more I could do . . .but will continue in prayer and love , my friend. God bless you, always! and thank YOU!


Michelle January 31, 2013 at 1:01 am

You do know that Australia is at the TOP of the world, don’t you? 😉

And thank you. I learn so much from you, and your other readers/commenters. It is always a joy to see you have posted.


A. January 31, 2013 at 9:49 pm

These thank you’s are so touching, Craig. I love reading how each of these people have blessed you and it warms my heart just to know that you have such special people in your life! In the early stages of your blog, you wrote about the Father of Lights, and I think of all these friends of yours as little lights in your life, smaller versions of the Father. I think of you as surrounded by and sharing in this galaxy as it were of lights!


Layla Payton April 7, 2013 at 1:28 am

Craig, I’m just…speechless. Oh, dear friend, thank you! I pray you are well. God bless.


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