In my May 20th posting I mentioned a CARA scholarship named in my sisters honor. Yesterday, October 23, 2009, The Guenevere T. Molloy scholarship was presented to two recipients. The luncheon and ceremony took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Irvine, California, as part of their 16th annual statewide conference.
Guen was a previous treasurer for CARA, and she had a lot of friends in the organization. James, the former president of CARA spoke such kind words about her, along with Kimberley and Christy. My brother-in-law, Dave, spoke as well with loving memories of who his wife was. My mom and I were so honored to be included in such a heartfelt and tearful tribute to our Guenevere. Clearly she had touched and blessed their lives.
James shared a verse,
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
This is quoted and thought of often. Many people hold on to it as a life verse. Not coincidentally, last week the verse had a new freshness for me when the word "hope" had jumped off the page. Somehow I had missed that word all these years and just dwelled on the idea of future. We can grasp on to this present hope. Its part of His plan for us. He is truly The Living Word.