With Love




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Have you ever had a glum day and couldn’t get into it?   Sure, we all have.  One of mine popped up a few days ago and no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t put on that happy face and smile at the world.   I guess you’d call me a grump!  Ok.  Well, out of grumpiness comes a good idea…sometimes.

Remember this tune?–

I’m gonna sit right down

And write myself a letter,

And make believe it came from you.

I’m gonna write words oh, so sweet

They’re gonna knock me off of my feet,

A lot of kisses on the bottom,

I’ll be glad I got ’em.


I’m gonna smile and say,

“I hope you’re feeling better,”

And close with love, the way that you do.

I’m gonna sit right down

And write myself a letter,

And make believe it came from you.

~Fats Waller


Well, I wrote myself a letter…and told myself all my troubles, my aches and pains, my hopes and dreams, and whatever else was on my heart.  And then I e-mailed it…to myself.

Next I wrote myself another letter…this one was from Jesus.  “He” reminded me of who I was and how I was supposed to be living.  “He” told me again of those wonderful words of life, and the promises he had made to every believer.  He knows every heartache, every teardrop, every single burden ever suffered by the human race.  And you know what?  Peace began to flow like a river and the heaviness of the day was lifted like the dust filled mist on a cool fall morning.

“He” signed the letter, “Love, Jesus.”

How could I be glum after all that?!

You see, the exercise released the toxic potion within me, and Jesus threw it into the farthest sea.  He is the Healer of mankind and can mend all your broken dreams and days.  Partake of your daily supplements; they’re written in the Bible. The Holy Spirit will show you the way.  Swallow your pride along with the supplements and you’ll heal much faster.  Maybe you will want to write a letter…



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12 comments on “With Love

  1. I like this idea and will use it with my Bible Study students. Blessings to you Jeanne!

  2. Jeanne:
    One of the reasons I just love your posts (site), its like we are sitting down having coffee and chatting about life, recipes and the birds visiting the feeders. Wonderful advise for shaking off the blues! God bless you dear friend! ~Zoey

  3. Jeanne, I hadn’t thought of that song in forever and what a great idea – I’d never thought about writing myself a letter from Jesus. You come up with the greatest ideas. Tx, Sheri

    • You continually add to my needful dose of sunshine, Sheri! Prayers and special thoughts always. Let me know when you hear from Him! 🙂

      • Everyday in one form or another. I simply have to stop and listen. I hadn’t thought about it this way, but when scanning my journals at the suggestion of Gallivanta for my latest blog, I found reference after reference of letters to Him. Almost always they were about a paragraph long and often they were a plea for assistance and always they closed with the closure of a prayer I learned the words to as a child but never fully understood the words to until becoming a woman, ‘Thy will Be Done.’

        Your message ‘With Love’ opened my eyes and heart to understand that it didn’t matter what I laid at His feet, He was indeed listening and taking care of me. Thanks Jeanne. You always have a way of touching me. Sheri

      • My dear Sheri, you have brought tears to my eyes! You have warmed my heart. I see evidence of God at work! Amen! Do you know how long I have prayed for you every day? Knowing how much turmoil you are confronting, I put you on my daily prayer list. Just felt you needed that extra protection and strength. The good Lord knows your troubles; I just report for duty and PRAY. I am so pleased you “see!” 🙂

      • I “see” with eyes wide open and even when my eyes are closed. How can I not see. Love, Sheri

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