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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Next time you go out... look around and pay attention to what you see. Breath in the beauty that surrounds you and celebrate God's majesty.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Today is “Mother’s Day” and like every other year I reflect on how I am blessed with two amazing girls. Today I attended church with Elizabeth my oldest daughter and I must say that I had a twinge of regret as the pastor preached on the role of the mother in raising her children to become godly adults. Elizabeth was not raised in a godly home where mom gave spiritual wisdom, support and guidance. God however placed a friend, family and church in her life to help her to grow spiritually according to the Lord’s desire for her life.
As a non-Christian I did not understand the faith she had in God and the importance she placed in His word. As a teen Elizabeth knew my need for salvation and attempted to witness to me, but only found rejection. She and her friends started to pray for my salvation. Six years later God placed a special friend and church family in my life and I accepted Christ as my Savior. Several years after I had made my profession of faith I was sharing with Elizabeth my testimony, tears filled her eyes, she then share that she and friends had been praying for me. We celebrated together God’s faithfulness in answering her prayer.
I am sad to say that I do not get a do over with Elizabeth, but I so value the time we have together today as women who love the Lord. God however has given me lots of chances to share with kids, teens and young women His love, grace and mercy as well as His desire for them to live a life pleasing to Him.
As I quietly sit and reflect on my blessings, I am proud of who Elizabeth had become in spite of me. Thank you God, I praise your endless love.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I am not sure what blog etiquette is regarding the length of an entry, but I'm sure that I am about to break every rule in the book...or is it every rule on the web.
Today I was sharing with a precious friend of mine about my struggle with having Kathryn in a nursing home. She responded like any loving friend would with "I am sorry you are having to go through this". This entry and maybe several to come will address why I am so grateful for my struggle and suffering. I would not change a thing as God blesses me and draws me closer to him as a refuge in my pain and brokenness. I am blessed because of;
- miracles I am able to witness
- I do not take the little things for granted with Kathryn
- I can see God work in situations that seem hopeless
- Kathryn and I are able to share with those around us God's mercy, grace and love
I think that was the best "I love you" ever!! Not only did it come from Kathryn, but my Heavenly Father was sharing with me his love too. Had it been any other way, I would have missed my God hug and to witness a current day miracle. Thank you God!