Sunday, March 18, 2007

Pray for Jane's Family

My friend Jane, whom I asked you all to pray for a little while ago, died this morning from leukemia. So I would ask you all to pray for her husband, two sons, and family in the days ahead.

And as sad as I am at the thought of missing Jane in the months ahead, the writer in me is grateful that her books will live on. She has a new one coming out this summer, All the Tea in China, and I know you'd love it. I read the manuscript and found it delightful. It's available to preorder now.

It's easy to praise God when He answers prayer in the way we want him to. It's harder--but just as necessary and proper--to praise him when he answers in a way we didn't expect. So I am praising the Lord for his wisdom, for his faithfulness, and for the fact that he welcomed Jane this morning.



Anonymous said...

How did she die? She looks so young in the picture. Thank the Lord she knew him. You really never know when its your time.

Kay Day said...

I'm sorry for your grief, Angie. I will keep her family and friends in prayer.

Anonymous said...

So sorry, Angie.

Caitriona said...

I too am sorry for your loss but I am encouraged and challenged by your attitude of praising the Lord, reminding us that the Lord gives and takes away, blessed be the Name of the Lord.
Praying that her family will dwell in the shelter of the Almighty.

Ruth said...

I have not been very good at keeping up with my blog reading, so I missed the news that Jane Orcutt was sick. I am so sorry to hear of her passing! I've been looking forward to reading All the Tea in China as I thought it sounded like a wonderful read. Will pray for the family!

Cindy Swanson said...

Angela, I'm so, so sorry. I just sent up a prayer for Jane's family.

Pamela S. Meyers said...

All of us at ACFW have been reeling with the news of Jane's passing. It was just last September that she taught a workshop at our annual conference in Dallas. In fact, I have a CD of that class. We've known ever since back then that she was sick and she was lifted up in prayer by many of us for a miracle. Still, the news that her earthy life is over is a shock. It all went so fast.

I will pray for her family.