Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's A Small World After All!

I'm so excited! One of my new blogging buds came by to see me! A couple of weeks ago I met a new friend in blogland! Some of you may know her and some of you may remember I did a little post about her blog http://thoughtsfromovertherainbow.blogspot.com/! Her name is Susan and she had a post about not thinking so much about what we were willing to give up for Lent but rather what we can give to others during Lent! Well, one of Susan's posts also talked about Memphis and highlighted our local talent currently on American Idol, so I asked her if she was from Memphis, like me! Guess what?! She lives down the street from me!!! How cool is that! So here we are at Curves where I work. She told me she was going to come by so be sure and bring my camera! One of our lovely members took our picture for us. We didn't like the first one so we made her take it again! HA! How vain we women can be! Hey, if I was going to post our pic for all to see, it had to project just how beautiful we really are! Of course, you may notice I look a little hunched over! Susan is a beautiful and petite blonde..I on the other hand am a giant beside her at 5'8" and not a petite bone in my body! We even found out that our children went to the same high school! Her son was a senior when mine was a junior!! And if you read her blog she has a friend who was in the process of moving after losing her husband and her friend lived on my street! Susan and I exchanged numbers and will be "doing lunch" soon! Maybe we need to have our own bloggers luncheon! God Bless everybody! Lauralu :)
P.S. she came in asking for Lauralu so I knew right away who it was!


  1. Omigosh Laura Lu! That is too unbelievable! Ya know, I was just telling one of my blog friends "Bo" this morning that I don't believe in coincidences. I believe the Lord puts other people in our path for a reason. He may have big plans for you and Susan! That's so great. Gotta admit - I'm a little jealous!!! I would LOVE to meet you and these other wonderful women in blogland. Maybe one day!

  2. It is always so wonderful when I hear about some of the fabulous bloggers meeting each other. How fun for both of you. I know you two will become very fast friends and find many reason to get together. The Lord does work in mysterious ways, and this is one of His blessings. Hugs, Marty

  3. Well shoot! I thought I was going to be the first blogger to get to meet Lauralu, but somebody beat me to it! Of course, she does just live down the street from you! Amazing! How exciting for both of you. laurie

  4. You two look beautiful!

    How wonderful to have met. :)

  5. Hi Laura Lu! Oh, dear! I have my contacts out and my glasses on and Dear One, the print is so small - I can't read it!! :(
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Thanks for posting the picture!! I loved meeting you and yes, the zoo was a ZOO!!!

  7. Oh how exciting to meet a fellow blogging friend. I have a couple that live about an hour away from me and I do hope to meet them soon. WHAT fun!!!!

  8. Hello Girlfriend...

    So glad that you stopped by today...how are you doing, my friend? I haven't even begun to think about yard work...of course, that's my honey's dept...hehe!

    Girl, how lovely for you to meet up with a blogging buddy! I loved the photo...you are so beautiful, Sweetie!!! I'm tall too...only I have you beat at a mere giant-sized stature of 5'10" tall! I used to hate being so tall but as I've grown older and blossomed (sounded better than putting on weight!) I've come to appreciate my tall stature...I can carry it much better than some of these shorties! hehe!!!

    Well my friend, have a wonderful Wednesday!
    Love ya,

  9. GM Lauralu, how exciting to meet one of your blogging buds..you are just beautiful and girl I always wanted to be tall..I am 5'1 but am tall compared to my grand babies ha ha!!
    I wished I could meet some of my Buddies here in blogland but so far I haven't maybe one day I will..Great post...may you have a great day hugs and smiles Gloria

  10. Hi LauraLu!! Oh, now I could read your post! :)
    How fun and exciting to meet a blogging friend! And she was right under your tiny nose all along! You girls look so pretty!!
    Thanks for popping in and changing the font size! I'm olden, you know, and my tiny eyes aren't what they used to be!:)
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

  11. Oh Lauralu...I love this! So glad you took those darling plates down to create this wonderful tablescape! Love the bunny napkin rings! Susan

  12. Absolutely lovely! THanks so much for sharing! I adore seeing everyone's accessories for Easter! ~Katy


Hello and God Bless! Thank you for visiting "Hidden Promise"! It's wonderful to get comments from you all! I think they are a great way to show our love, care and support of each other! Have a wonderful day! Lauralu :)