A Life Victoriously Lived

Two weeks ago, I learned of the passing of a friend.

We hadn’t gotten together for some time, but we stayed in touch via e-mails and blogs.  She was an author and a homeschooling mother, and that was enough of a common ground to fuel many of our conversations.  She gave me advice regarding the publishing process, she offered suggestions regarding the curriculum we use in teaching our children.  And although I didn’t always employ her ideas, I always appreciated them.  When we spoke, she was always engaged; always interested.

She leaves behind her a legacy.  She touched many lives through the avenue of fiction and editorials.  She was a wonderful wife and mother.  She was loved by all who knew her.  She wasn’t perfect, but of course no one is.  And although I didn’t know her as well as some, I feel blessed to have been able to call her my friend.

Her last months and more were not easy, with health issue after health issue, but she exuded peace.  And it is with that observation that I offer this simple thought:  The Christian lives most victoriously lived–however briefly–are the ones which have been woven by God into the tapestry of others, for the purpose of making the fabric of our existence more beautiful than it might have otherwise been. 

Praise God for bringing Himself glory through the life of such an amazing woman!

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