Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pearls For Edie

I wanted to send some love and hope today to our amazing friend Edie. I know that she is loved by many and has a tremendous presence in the blog world.

I had the privilege of meeting her at Blissdom last year. And I loved her.

She came bearing gifts and hugs.

The mark of a true southern woman.

We love the same Jesus and the same cupcakes. The more frosting the better.

She is bigger than life.

She is real. She is true. She is genuine.

She has an inner radiance that shines outward and she is even more beautiful in person.

She is part Lucille Ball, part Beth Moore and part Paula Deen.

But looks like she could be on the cover of the latest issue of Glamour.

She is stunning.

She has a great, big, beautiful spirit and a magnetic personality that draws you in and leaves you
wishing she lived right next door.

As so many of you already know, Edie lost all of her worldly possessions in a horrible fire the week of Christmas. My heart breaks for her. She has written about her experience and shared her heart so beautifully and so humbly that there is no denying that she knows Him.......

In a very real and very tangible way that goes way beyond just sitting in church on a Sunday.

She will make you want to know Him too, in more ways than one.

Today is Edie's birthday and the blog world is celebrating her post by post. Maybe you would like to join in too...

There is so much to say. So much to share. So much to offer her.

Dearest Edie,

We rejoice over you today with singing and with words of hope and life and encouragement!
We celebrate the incredible gift that you are and trust Him that He is bringing you through and giving you beauty for ashes. We all love you and honor you today and wish we could be with you in person....to light your candles, to share some cake, to offer a gift, to listen in love, to whisper hope, to sing your praises, to give back to you in some small way the many ways you have given to each one of us.

Happy birthday beautiful Edie... You are His pearl.... Romans 8:18

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us."


Henley on the Horn said...

Happy Birthday, Edie!

Becca said...

Oh my mercy Sibi. Oh my. Is there anything we can do besides pray? Give in a tangible way? Please let me know ANYTHING I can do, gift cards? Clothes? On my knees.


Charity said...

beautiful, you are a great friend.

Cha Cha

Love Being A Nonny said...

I also posted for Edie Sibi. She is an inspiration to so many...as are you. I adore your new header picture!