Thursday, December 16, 2010
In a few hours, some of the unknown of these past few days will be finally known. But with cancer, what's known only leads to more of the unknown. Does that make sense?
During my crun (crying out to the Lord + running) this morning, God spoke so gently to my heart.
"Dear One, focus on the Known, not on what you don't know. Keep your mind fixed on what you know to be true of Me."
So I, this day, choose to focus on...
Isaiah 6 "I saw the LORD high and exalted and the train of his robe filled the temple."
As I sit here in this hospital room, looking at my precious mother in pain with the uncertainity looming and the darkness attempting to chase away hope, I choose to believe...
Romans 8 "I am convinced that neither death nor LIFE, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
What do you know to be true of the LORD?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
"You know, you give a prayer request, but you never expect anyone to really do anything to help you," a young woman responded when helped out after visiting a Sunday school class and giving a prayer request regarding her housing situation.
When I first heard these 2 statements (2 different people, 2 different situation, 2 different times) I was moved. But now I am plain disturbed. When did acting like Christ become the exception to the rule?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
It is no different today. Some try to make Jesus a footnote in history...irrelevant to our modern culture. But he is not. The sad commentary to this today is that even in the lives of believers this can be said. This past Sunday our youth minister lead the service (and did an excellent job). He gave us a statistic that frightened me and will not leave me alone. In a survey of 40 year old people, 84% said that they knew a Christian, but only 15% of them said that they saw it making a difference in their lives. I felt like falling to my knees in repentance of the mediocre life I live in the name of Christ. I am now challenged to let my faith make a difference in me, a real difference. I am now challenged to allow the Spirit of God examine my life and show me where I really am.
One day, Jesus will return. He will return will all the glory, majesty, respect, reverence that has never been seen before and it will not cost 150 million dollars. His name will be known to all whether they have professed him as Lord or not. In the meantime, what are we as believers, as followers of Christ, doing now to pave the way for his return?
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Yesterday was Cambry's ( or I like to call her Boo Radley, don't ask me why, couldn't tell you) 4th birthday. Where has the time gone is what I would like to know.
She was so excited from the time she woke up until the time that sweet little head hit the pillow. On birthdays in our family, we have their favorite meal and cake of their choice for dinner then open presents with family. Yesterday was no different. For her meal she wanted potato soup and chocolate cake.
When I asked her what present she would like she told me "a transformer." I had to laugh. I asked her several times the last few days what she would like and everytime she told me "a transformer." When she opened it up, boy, was she ever excited. Out of sheer delight, she wanted to know who got it for her and repeated over and over again how she had always wanted one. It was a sight to behold.
I will leave you with a little pearl of wisdom that Cambry imparted to me a few days ago....
"It's hard to give kisses when you are laughing."
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
The Storm by Shelby
One day in Sulfer Springs when it was storming very bad all of a sudden lightning came down the chimney. Everyone was there. We were right beside the fireplace. And it hit the satellite. It was weird.
(Shelby wanted to write a story for my blog. This is her handiwork right down to the spelling and typing.)