Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Solomon's wisdom

Ahh...my grandsons. They make me laugh like you would not believe. I am blessed.
"Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children." Proverbs 17:6

Monday, June 29, 2009

The line in the sand..

Last Wednesday, this video was featured on K-LOVE - the radio station I listen to. I felt it was worth sharing. And today being Music Monday makes it even more appropriate! I hope you find it as meaningful as I did...

**Remember to scroll down and pause my player**

An interview with Chris Tomlin

And now for the whole song! Won't it have even more impact now? Enjoy!

Jesus Messiah ~ Chris Tomlin

"Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah has been born from God, and everyone who loves the parent also loves the child." 1 John 5:1

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's done

Well, what I have been dreading for months and months is now done.

Today I ordered my Sweet Hubby's gravestone. Actually, our stone, since we have a joint burial plot. I think it will be beautiful...

On the way home I was praying and praising through the music on the radio. (Thanks K-LOVE!) This song came on and since I didn't post a Music Monday selection, I thought I'd do that today. Call it "Tune Tuesday" if you like!

**Be sure to scroll down and pause my player first!!**

Every Time I Breathe ~ Big Daddy Weave

It's so true - I do feel closer to my Jesus with every breath and He is such a marvelous God!!

In closing, I'd like to share a very special Scripture verse. It's been even more meaningful this past year...and it will be inscribed on our stone.

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to my Sweet Hubby and the father of my children.

You are missed so very, very much.

But one thing I know for sure - we were most blessed to have you in our lives.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

For you

I received unsettling news yesterday. I am clinging even tighter to His Word today...Christ is my solid Rock and He is YOURS too.

This is for you...(don't forget to pause my player)

We Live ~ Superchick

Every day is a gift. Sometimes in the midst of "life" we forget...

So just breathe, live, love. Pray and lean on Him...and your brothers and sisters in Christ who love you.

I wish you peace in the midst of the storm. Believe me - it IS there...HE is there.

"Neither this man nor his parents sinned, said Jesus, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life." John 9:3

Monday, June 15, 2009

A breath of fresh air

I've been absent, I know...it's been a long time coming. I've needed to get away; to hopefully relax a bit and restore my mind and spirit.

So, away I went...

San Juan, Puerto Rico

And then...

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI

Then off again...

Samana, Dominican Republic

Then off to...

Labadee, Haiti

And finally...
Home sweet home

Nine nights total. Long days at sea with my Bible and my balcony. Lots of time to reflect and remember...and I did.

Many days, this is all I saw. And it was enough.

Somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

God's creation is magnificent...

"God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:10

And so, my dear friends, I would like to thank you for your faithful prayers that have kept my head above the waves these past 7 months. May God bless you richly.

In closing, on this Music Monday, I would like to leave you with this...

*Remember to scroll down and pause my player before listening*

It is Well With My Soul ~ Wintley Phipps

Monday, June 1, 2009

And that's just the way it is...

Wow...Monday already?! Is it just me or did the past week fly by?

In this post, I'd like to share a bit about our church service yesterday. Pastor Tommy brought forth such a good lesson (as always) that affected me so personally. The title of his sermon was "Finding Purpose in Our Pain." Mmmhmmm...you see where I'm going with this, don't you?! In a nutshell, Pastor Tommy outlined some of the reasons why God allows believers to suffer:

  • To strengthen our character
  • To teach us obedience
  • So that we can comfort others
  • To make us more fruitful
  • To help us develop an eternal perspective

Oh, how I wish I could convey his message so that you might understand what it meant to me. I am going to be listening to this sermon over and over again, I just know it. And I'll be praying about how to apply the lesson in my own life as I work through my grief and pain. One thing I know for sure...I do not want to be guilty of the sin of self-pity. I do not want to be a "spiritual sponge" - as Pastor Tommy put it - always taking and never giving.

I invite you to listen for yourselves...to do so, visit my church's website, click on the Music & Worship tab at the top. Once you enter the site, click on "podcasts" on the left hand side, scroll down to the sermon for 5/31/09 and click. You won't be sorry...

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort." 2 Corinthians 1:3


Oh...you didn't think I was going to leave you without a song on this Music Monday, did you?

One of our associate pastors sang a solo at yesterday's service...and as he sang, it hit me right between the eyes. POW. Regardless of my sorrow, or your suffering, or anything...God is still God. And He is still on His throne. And for that, I am thankful. I look forward to the day when I can bow before Him in adoration at His Throne of Grace...until that day, I'll just continue to praise Him in one of my most favorite ways - with music.

**Remember to scroll down and pause my player before clicking the link**

You Are God Alone ~ Phillips, Craig and Dean

Have a blessed week!