Monday, July 30, 2012

Sneaking into church

I did something yesterday that I never, in a million years, thought I'd have to do. I sneaked in to a church. For reasons I'll blog about another time, my family is not allowed to go to our former church. So, what do you do when one of your closest friends is singing a solo in that church? You sneak in of course!!

Church starts there at 10:30 so I waited until approximately 10:45 before walking through the doors. I hung out in the foyer until my friend picked up the mic and then I stood in the back and listened. She did an amazing job and I'm so glad I was able to hear her perform. It was her first time singing a solo and I knew I had to be there to lend her moral support! When she finished singing, I left.

It felt strange to be in that building again but it would have felt worse to miss my friend's singing debut!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Well, here we go again. I haven't blogged in a little over 2 years and I probably still wouldn't be if it wasn't for a good friend who started to blog and that motivated me to start writing again.

I have an irritating box right in the middle that says "photo has been moved or deleted" or something along those lines. If anyone knows how to get rid of that please let me know.

These past 2 years feel like one crisis after another and there have been times of sadness, anger, and worry. Through it all, I have been blessed with God given friends who were there to listen when I needed an ear and a shoulder when I needed to cry.

If you're blessed with friends like that, hold onto them and make sure they know how much you love and appreciate them. Don't assume that they know.

There is so much more to write but I'll leave that for another day. It feels good to be back!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Where has the past year gone?

I can't believe it's been over a year since I've posted anything here. Let's just say it's been a year of mistakes, learning experiences, heartache but most of all, feeling the love of my Heavenly Father.
We had a revivalist at our church for the past 5 days and I won't even begin to try and repeat what he spoke about. It's one of those times when you just had to be there! But, I do know that I left the last service last night a changed woman. No longer will I be lukewarm in my faith! When I've done all that I know to do, I will just stand! I want the Holy Spirit to keep filling me; it's not just a one time thing! I want the fire back and I want it now!! The best part is, God will do that for me and He'll do it for you as well!!

A revival is starting in my family and my church. Won't you come along for the ride?


Thursday, May 7, 2009

2 Chronicles 7:14

"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

Today is the National Day of Prayer and I believe with all my heart that our country needs prayer. We need to ask forgiveness for all the many ways that we have sinned against God. We need to pray for our leaders, that God will give them wisdom as they deal with the problems we face as a nation as well as dealing with other countries, both friend and enemy. We need to pray for our military, that God will protect them both physically and mentally.

God's Word assures us that He will forgive our sin and heal our land but we must do our part first. Please join me today in praying for our country.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mirror, mirror on the wall

I don't like what I see at all.

Self image is something that I believe all of us deal with at one time or another. You'd think that I'd move beyond that at my age but just this morning I looked in the mirror and did not like what I saw looking back at me. So, how am I supposed to instill self esteem in my children, especially my daughters? Fortunately, the answer is simple: turn to God's Word.

1 Samuel 16: tells us of how Samuel was on a mission to find the one who would be king of Israel. He was certain that he had found the one the Lord wanted when he cast his eyes upon Eliab but God told him differently. He told Samuel in verse 7 "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

What precious words to remember in times of not liking what I see in the mirror! And how I want to instill them in my children's minds. The next time I look in the mirror, I want to hold up a mirror to my heart as well and make sure that what is there is pleasing to my Lord.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Leaving a legacy for my children

Deuteronomy 6:6&7 says "These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."

Growing up, I went to church every Sunday. My brother and I would go to Sunday School while our parents went to church. However, that's where it started and stopped. I don't recall ever talking about God during the week, nor do I recall ever seeing my parents read the Bible or pray. I didn't have the assurance that no matter what happened, my parents were praying for me. No one asked me how my walk with the Lord was going and once my brother and I were confirmed my parents quit going to church.

I want so much more for my children. I want them to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that their mom is praying for them each and every day. I want them to remember going to worship the Lord together as a family and how we looked forward to it instead of dreading it as just another obligation. I want to make learning about the Lord an exciting adventure, to make Jesus so real to them that they will continue to love and serve Him long after they leave our home. I believe with all my heart that the Lord will help me with this but I have to do my part as well. So many things compete for our time and it's time to make Jesus the top priority. After all, He has made us His.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1 Thessolonians 5:11

Since I'm relatively new to the blogging world, I don't know how to find awards to give to people. So, I'm going to create my own.

1 Thessolonians 5:11 says "Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."

Diane, over at is such a person. She always has a kind word for people and no matter how rough things can get, she can always make me feel better. Despite what may be going on in her own life, she is always there to lend an ear or build people up, encouraging them to live up to their full potential in the Lord.

So, I'm dedicating this post to Diane, my friend and my sister in Christ. I love you!