Friday, July 15, 2011

No Great Loss....

I am a bit late (it's been one of those days), but here I am to take part in Lisa-Jo's Five Minute Friday.

This Friday's word is Loss.


I wonder what Caroline Ingalls would think if she knew her gentle voice echoes down through the years to encourage the heart of a woman living in the 21st century.

"There is no great loss without some small gain."

Over and over again I hear her words - in the face of circumstances that would have crippled this modern day woman. When faced with the loss of everything and the very real possibility that there would be no way to have a roof over their heads and food on the table, she was able to pull those words from the depths of her heart.

It is a measure of gratitude that puts all of life into perspective. I have found myself echoing her words when I face loss in my own life. I try to see, as she did, that there is something of eternal value even in the worst of circumstances - some glimpse of the Father's faithfulness and love even when it seems that all is lost.


Come and read all the wonderful posts written on this one word - loss



  1. Learning to find the gain is difficult, but it is such a help in growing your gratitude. Thanks so much for sharing this post!

  2. Oh Linda. What great perspective, that there is always at least some small gain in loss.

    And one if the Ingalls homes is not too far from my town. :)

  3. Wow, Linda. Such wisdom in those words. Praying for the faith to live this belief.

  4. i would have to say this has propped me up.

  5. Hi LInda! I wonder the same thing. Today, I see all the amazing electronic gadgets most of us "can't live without" and think back to my first NON-electric typewriter ~ then think back to paper and quill {with a man on horseback to deliver the letter}.

    Modern conveniences are wonderful, but then again, simplicity is sweet.

    Great topic and wonderful take on it, Linda!
    *happy weekend to you*

  6. Such a good reminder in the midst of life's ups and downs.

  7. Great words...
    a hard topic...but it could bring up so much to write about. I enjoyed catching up is nice to sit in front of the computer after a week with kids (o:

  8. Only 5 minutes to talk about loss--seems impossible, yet you 'nailed' it. Much wisdom in this post.

    I've never read the books, only watched the show. I guess I'm missing something, huh?

  9. I think we have walked away from the age of profound wimple wisdom. Let those breezes blow again so that we can walk in grace and be merciful to others as well. I need his grace just as say you do.