By Inspirational Columnist and Author: Linda Mose Meadows

However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--
1 Corinthians 2:9

Friday, January 16, 2009


Linda during visit to Borders' in Cheektowaga, NY

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Psalm 90:14 (New International Version)

Here was yet another moment to celebrate and acknowledge God’s favor. This was a great present. God would have it that I’d learn that there were devotionals, my book: The Blessedness of Believing A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises by Linda Mose Meadows (Tate Publishing, 2007) on the shelf of Borders book store in Cheektowaga, NY, which is not far from my Mama’s house. Directly down Walden Avenue over the Buffalo city limit.

It was time to mentally prepare for the road trip back to Virginia after our wonderful Christmas break spent at home in Buffalo, New York with loved ones. The time always moves too quickly, never enough time to see and spend with all of our love ones. I didn’t want to think about it, but I knew it was time to pack luggage and say my goodbyes. So on this final day before our 12-14 hour car journey, we’d eat a great breakfast at a local diner and run errands. Borders’ was one of our stops, my Mother-in- Law needed to purchase gift cards, while she did that I perused the shelves and scouted out the sales, and then decided to speak with one of the Managers to inquire if she’d consider ordering my books for the Borders’ shelves? (I realize now that was the Holy Spirit planting seeds.) After consulting her book database, to my surprise she walked me over to the Local Author’s Section and yes friends, there they were! She requested that I autograph the books in stock and consider returning for a future book signing- you know I did!

My heart was racing but my pen was moving. I scripted: Blessings to you on your journey! I walked away stunned and wanted to break out in a shout: “Thank you Lord” and dance. I walked and ran, yes, ran towards my husband, shared the news and then he said, “Hey let’s go take a picture!” Oh the cell phone is truly a marvel. I found the manager and there we stood smiling.

Lord knows I was smiling for so many reasons: my faith that sometimes got smothered by doubt, but God’s mercy said, “Yes!” and for this evidence that He will and does provide blessings on our journeys when we lest expect it!

Friends, don’t you agree that this was evidence of God having worked behind the scenes (in this instance) on my behalf? This was indeed another opportunity to thank God for an unanticipated gift received during our Christmas vacation at home. It’s good to have a wellspring-a natural and a spiritual home to return to.

I more fully understand that home is where the love of God is demonstrated and is generously poured on us like soothing, healing oil-needed and appreciated for our travels on life’s road.

We’re ready now!

Thank you Lord for this evidence that you are always working on our behalf! Friends I encourage you to find your way back to your spiritual wellspring-there’s a blessing that awaits you.
Dear Lord, thy will be done in everything and everywhere;
without a reserve, without a but, an if, or a limit.
Saint Francis of Sales
Reference: Prayers for A Woman’s Soul (Zondervan)
With tremendous joy!
Linda Mose Meadows, Author
The Blessedness of Believing
A Devotional Journey of Life's Lessons and God's Promises

1 comment:

Professor Dru said...


Glad to hear that your book is available in your hometown.

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