Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
My boys love their Uncle Walt
Today we celebrated Mother's Day. It was the 1oth one for me, wow! I can't believe how quick time passes. My papa used to tell me how the older you got the quicker time flew. I used to laugh at him and think he was just being negative! Boy, was he right!! I have been blessed beyond meaure with a loving, prayerful Mother who loves me despite myself! She has given me so much in my life that I could never repay or thank her enough. I feel confident I am the person I am today, because of her neverending devotion to me! I also know that in her room, closed to the world, she has prayed for me daily. I know she has prayed for my future, my
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you."~Desmond Tutu
Sunday, April 4, 2010
"The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.'"
Matthew 28:5-6a (NIV)
Happy Easter to each and every one! Praise be to God for this glorious day!!! This weekend we celebrate Easter, in my opinion the biggest Christian event!! Due to the sacrifice of our Lord, we all can have eternal life. Our Pastor preached on "After That"...meaning after we die there is something else (are you ready???) Not because of anything we do, but because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His victory over death. This weekend has been very emotional for me, and I'm not for sure why. I have just been overwhelmed! I am typically not a very emotional person but I have not been able to contain it this weekend. I think I have really been thinking of the sacrifice and pain that Jesus endured and just don't feel worthy. I really try to be a Servant of God, but fall short every day! I am a sinner, who needs to talk to the Lord more and follow his word more completely.
This weekend is often overlooked by the Easter Bunny, Spring Break, NCAA tourneys, and the prep for Easter; I wonder how many people really have put the same time and energy into celebrating and recognizing our Lord and Savior, the true meaning of this season! I pray that my kids fully understand the reason we have these fun activities and why this is such an important season! As I pray everyone else does!!
In preparing for Communion mediation for our KidZone, I found scripture, prepped a statement, and was ready to go. Once I stood in front of our kids, I just couldn't pull it together. I couldn't think of anything except what our Savior did on that Cross many years ago. I couldn't think of one thing I had prepared, I just had to wing it. As I tried to pray, I just cried. As I tried to breathe, I just cried. As I tried to leave and get it together, I just cried. I definitely believe the Holy Ghost was speaking to me, and helping me see the true purpose of this day! I believe in times of stress and heartache the Lord will speak to us when we least expect it. I believe it is His way of keeping us in check and making sure we keep our eye on the prize of 'After That'.
So, during this Easter weekend I pray for a celebration and recognition that Jesus is alive!! He is risen! He has prepared for us a place After That!!! I hope to see you all there, in many years to come!!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I looked up a daily scripture, and the above was it. So, I thought I'd write with it as my focus. So, in this piece of scripture Job had just found out his children had died. And, he fell to the ground in WORSHIP!! WOW, I wonder if I could do that. We are taught by God's word that He has a plan for our life and we are to give thanks to Him in all things. But, in the death of my children??? Would I be able to worship Him? That's much to ask, right?? I have friends who have lost children and I wonder how they are able to get up each day! I know grieving parents who have found the joy of the Lord and also know parents who turn their back on the Lord. I hope all parents of deceased children know that God loves them and will see them through.
We celebrated women today at our church and tried to lift up those who needed it. Thanks be to God that I personally am not a 'broken woman'. I have been blessed with a loving husband, loving parents, loving friends, and loving children all who thrive and support me. I continue to recieve the many blessings I am not worthy of, but am provided with due to God's unwavering grace. In a time when people are struggling, I pray we each remember to love one another and lift one another up. We have a responsibility to serve one another as God served us!!
Lastly, I pray I have the patience nearing that of Job and worship God in all I do. I know I fall short of His glory, but hope I fall closer with each day.