Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fathers Day

Well today is fathers day.  I need to call and wish my dad a happy day and catch up on all that has been going on with him.  I plan on spending the day with the father of my two beautiful girls having fun in the pool and making grilled pizza then watching a movie.  Could the day be more perfect than this?

Nope...Wait...It has just occurred to me that fathers day falls on Sunday.  I know this should not be news to me, it always does.  But I was thinking how cool that is... after all Sunday is the day we worship our heavenly father and this Sunday we also celebrate fathers.   Today just got better because I have the best father about you?  Do you have a relationship with the Lord?  Have you trusted in Christ as your Savior?  Don't miss out, there is no love greater than the eternal love of our heavenly Father.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This weekend we went to the Texas Motor Speedway to watch an Indy car race.  We sat for over two hours...watching cars make over 200 laps... going over 200 miles per hour... only making left end up in the same spot they started in.  And just think they will do the same thing the next race they run.  

What is my point?  Well I guess I can relate, I just race around only to start the process over the next day.  I feel like I am going nowhere and am getting nothing done.  My laundry still is behind, I have housework yet to be completed and I am behind at work!  Will I ever get done or caught up?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  There for we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its water roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
     Psalms 46:1-3

At work our chaplin has been camped out on Psalms 46.  To hear her talk about God's word and to read it is exciting.  Well tonight I was getting ready for bed and decided to read Psalms 46 and I got excited as I read and needed to journal my thoughts.  Well here I am once again publicly putting my thoughts on paper, rather than in my book that I put away for no one to see...or is it I'm putting my thoughts down electronically?  Anyway let me get to the point.

I have been blessed with some amazing friends who love the Lord and find their faith and strength in Him.  I have seen many of them go through some really tough things and be in tremendous amounts of physical and emotional pain.  The one thing I am amazed to see is how God is all that this verse describes;  refuge, strength, ever present help and that we will not fear.  All I can think to say is "Go God!".

Oh did you notice the Selah?  This is something we are suppose to take time to pause......   When you get done with your pause, take time to enjoy another one of my pictures from Alaska.

Be still and know that I am God;
Psalms 46:10a

I have been praying about several things I feel overwhelmed by and want to take charge of.  This morning God in His still quiet voice said "Your problem is you feel the need to be in charge.  Well you are not, I am"  I just started laughing, He was right.  A major area of concern in my life and has been for the past 20 years is the care of Kathryn.  Gene and I are looking at making some major changes in her living arrangements.  I want to take charge and not be still.  But after reading tonight this was a conformation to me that we just need to be still and know that He is God.   It sounds so easy, so why is it so hard?  I guess that will need to be a blog for another day.

Monday, June 1, 2009

I am so very tired.  I was looking at my last post and the last three words of the verse happened to catch my eye.  "the sixth day".  Well what fallows six?  Well seven of course! It got me to thinking about what God did on the seventh day, he rested.  I find myself going and do not take time to rest, seventh day or otherwise.  God knew what he was doing when he put a day in there to rest, reflect and spiritual, physical and mental being suffers when I do not take out time once a week to rest.  Hmmm, it is now 10:30 pm and I am still pushing myself as I try and say something worth while.  So here it is...are you ready?  I am going to bed.