Memorial Day-dreamstime

Hey girlfriends! Today I’m doing a rewind in remembering.  Our tribe is enjoying the ongoing fellowship of family hanging out here at home. So, at the risk of being redundant, I’ll share this post from last year. Be sure and check out the links below from Angie Ryg’s, Inspire Me Monday! But most of all be sure and take a little time today for you and yours to…


Memorial weekend is a time to slow down and pause… perhaps even STOP and remember. Talk about a healthy practice.  It’s good to remember what we have and why we have it and the cost to those who gave the gift.

The gift may be freedom but it may be a number of other things. Perhaps the gift we received took the form of opportunity or maybe it was the gift of a relationship. Whatever the gift it is indeed good to pause and remember.

God remembers too. Unlike us, remembering for Him is not characterized by inactivity. When He remembers it’s just the opposite.

God does something when He remembers.

There are numerous examples of God “remembering” and the great things that followed. Today we’ll  take one minute to dip our toes into the story of Hannah. Our sweet sister Hannah was in a major pickle. She wanted to be a Mama but it seemed that it was not meant to be. Her hubby (Elkanah) loved her deeply but there was a hole in her heart that only a child could fill.

“When Elkanah sacrificed, he passed helpings from the sacrificial meal around to his wife Peninnah and all her children, but he always gave an especially generous helping to Hannah because he loved her so much, and because God had not given her children.” 1 Samuel 1:4-5 MSG

One day Hannah went to the temple. She’d had enough of the merciless taunting from her husband’s fertile second wife. She poured out her heart to God. God heard her and remembered her.

“Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the Lord and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah made love to his wife Hannah, and the Lord remembered her. So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the Lord for him.” 1 Samuel 1:19-20 MSG

God reminds me of the many men and women we are remembering today. They cared enough to DO something. 

I’m grateful, sweet DoAheads, for a God that does.

It’s true, sometimes we don’t always see it. Sometimes it’s not on our timetable but we can rest assured that when God remembers (literally records our deepest cares and concerns) He will not remain inactive.

Today, I want to remember that.

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Your DoAhead Friend,

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