Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Been Awhile

Yes, it's true! It has been awhile for the 2 of you who follow me!

But truthfully, my fingers have been aching to type and get a few things outside of myself into this anonymous blog world. But I am without internet and have been for months now...hence the silence.

I hope soon that I will be able to share the stuff of the past few months.

I have been to Colorado!

To California!

and stuck here in HOT Texas too!

So maybe someday, when I'm not feeling like I'm going crazy and that I have too many things to do and too many people to be..oh yes and when I have internet, I will be able to get back to my blog!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter-Good Friday

Loved this and borrowed it from here

She goes to visit Europe for the summer. She's kidnapped.

Sold into slavery, hope seems gone.

And it would have been...except for her father.

She sobs into his arms, "You came for me." His reply is stunningly simple, the only words a father who loves his daughter enough to die for her could say, "I told you I would."

My heart resonated with those words. I thought of a time I'd been bound by struggles daily draining the joy from my heart. And then, suddenly, it was over.



After my sheer relief began to pass, questions bubbled to the surface of my soul. Yes, I felt grateful. But I also wondered, "Why didn't you answer my prayers? What were you doing? Where were you?"

And much like the father in Taken, it seemed He whispered to my heart, "All that time I was coming for you."

There's a lot more to the story than the scene I described. And much of it is about what the girl's father goes through on her behalf. It's astounding. Yet from her perspective, it seems nothing is happening.

We can feel the same. When life closes in, grows dark, and our fears drag us away it can seem as if we've been forgotten or even abandoned.

But let me assure you, God is already coming for you.

Right now. This very moment.

It's the real joy of Easter.

Jesus came for us.

He will come again.

And most of all, He is always coming for us right in the middle of our messy lives.

If a cross didn't stop Him then, we can be sure He will stop at nothing now. And His heart only needs two stunningly simple reasons to do so--

We are His daughters and He told us He would.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Get This Book Yet????

A fabulous friend bought me this book for my birthday! I can't wait until summer so I can sit and hi-light it like crazy!

Make sure you turn off the music below before you hit play.

Friday, February 26, 2010

HIS Grace!!!

"My grace is sufficient for you."
2 Corinthians 12:9
(From Deserts in the Storm)

The other day I was riding home after a hard day's work. I was very tired and deeply depressed, when quickly, and as suddenly as a lightning bolt, the above verse came to me. When I arrived home I looked it up in the Word and it finally came to me. MY. My reponse was to say, "Yes Lord, I should think it is!" Then I burst out laughing.

Until that time, I had never understood what the holy laughter of Abraham was. This verse seemed to make unbelief totally absurd. I pictured a thirsty little fish who was concerned about drinking the river dry, with Father River saying, "Drink away, little fish; my stream is sufficient for you." I also envisioned a mouse afraid of starving after seven years of plenty, when Joseph says to him, "Cheer up little mouse; my granaries are sufficient for you." Again, I imagined a man high on a mountain peak, saying to himself, "I breathe so many cubic feet of air every year, I am afraid I will deplete all the oxygen in the atmosphere." But the earth says to him, "Breathe away, filling your lungs forever; my atmosphere is sufficient for you."

O people of God, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your souls. Charles H. Spurgeon

His grace is great enough to meet the great things-
The crashing waves that overwhelm the soul,
The roaring winds that leave us stunned and breathless,
The sudden storms beyond our life's control.

His grace is great enough to meet the small things-
The little pinprick troubles that annoy,
The insect worries, buzzing and persistent,
The squeaking wheels that grate upon our joy.
-Annie Johnson Flint

There is always a large balance credited to our account in the bank of Heaven. It is waiting for us to exercise our faith to draw upon it. Draw heavily on God's resources.

Lord this is my prayer for myself and my family and friends! Find us faithful!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Still so broken for this country and people.

What an amazing video!!!
*Make sure to mute the songs down at the bottom before playing!!!*

Friday, February 12, 2010

Uh..Duh...He Has Answered!!!!!

Have you ever prayed a prayer and waited for some time for an answer?

Have you ever asked for something from God?

I have...

I do....

The other morning I had a "aha" moment, but really it is like a "duh" moment.

If you (the few who read this) don't know my story this may not make sense to you, but my husband and I have moved around the country ALOT!!!!

Finally, after what we thought would be our last move, we were done with the whole lets pick up and move thing!

We wanted to put down roots.
We wanted our kids to grow up with other kids.
We wanted consistency for ourselves but our children as well.
This is what we wanted and what I prayed for...not in those words exactly, but that is what I asked God for.

A place that we could call home for more than 24 months.
A place where my children would feel secure and constant.
Those kinds of things.

One morning this week after I dropped Kru off at pre-school, the Lord revealed to me that He has answered all of those petitions.
Kru is the same age that Kye was when we moved here.
Kru is attending the same pre-school that Kye went to a few years ago.
They know us...
We know them...

As I was driving away, it hit me....

HE has provided consistency.
HE has given us a home/town/community that has been constant for almost 5 years now.

Was it how I thought He would answer?
Where I thought it would be?

I asked Him for forgiveness right then.
Sorry Lord for not seeing all You do for me, just cause they don't look like I think they should.

God has His reasons!
His timing!
His purposes!
His ways!

Apparently for this season that means Texas for this mid-west girl!

So instead of trying to get out of Dodge.....

Lord, thank You for answering!
For giving my children stability!
For providing a job for my husband that is stable.
For giving us a community that knows us and that we know!

Why am I so quick to not see when things don't go the way I think they should go?
Thank You, Jesus, for revealing to me that You have answered!
You are good!
You are constant!
You are amazing!
I love you!!!!