Happy 8th Birthday Sophia. My life would not be the same without you. We all love you so much. You brighten our world everyday by just being you.
Monday, August 6, 2012
I have been reminded more then once lately to sit quietly in the Lords presence. To make my mind a pool of water, ready to receive whatever thoughts He decides to drop into it. To not be overwhelmed with whatever the day may hold. To come to Him and give those worries away. I am trying to communicate throughout the day with Him on a more consistent basis. Besides my bible and devotional the current book I am reading when I crawl into bed at night is Discerning The Voice Of GOD......by Priscilla Shirer. I am about half way through it and I am loving every minute of it. I have been so adament about NOT falling into "old habits" since returning home from Africa. I do not want to forget what I saw, how I felt, the smells, those beautiful faces of young and old. The stirring that it has brought to my heart. I have been trying to think of different ways to give, along with using other people to feel this as well. My clothing sale went wonderful and I was able to sponsor 10 children with Ekubo Ministries. I pray that each person that looked through my Facebook album felt a sense of joy and pride knowing that those children have their fall tuition, uniforms, medical, 2 meals and day and supplies paid for. Each person that bought from the sale helped in that. It sure brought me joy. And that is what I remember most about these children. JOY! I am so thankful that the Lord uses us at different points in our lives to serve and glorify His Kingdom. Can you imagine if we were only given one chance? Thank goodness for grace and mercy and above all......Jesus. So for now I will sit quietly and hopefully hear what He would like me to do next.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
In my devotion for today I am reminded to make time for the Lord. To earnestly seek Him. In this crazy world we live in, some days it is so hard to find time to sit quietly in His presence. However, I know when I do, when I take time to "just be".....He is there.....delighted that I am with Him. When I was in Africa just a few short weeks ago, it became clear to me that my time spent with the Lord was not enough. It wasn't nearly enough. NOT.EVEN.CLOSE. I am just so thankful that he never leaves me. I know that nothing can seperate me from His love. When I become anxious about things I know that I can turn to Him and he will hear my cries of distress.....and He promises that He will be with me at all times....encouraging and supporting me. I pray that if any of you feel lost or anxious, that you will turn to the Lord for comfort and strength. So take time today to be with Him. Reflect. Pray. Give thanks. I know that I will try my best to do so as well. "Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." John 7:38
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It's time for a new journey and chapter in our life......and for that I will forever be grateful. I know this blog look is lame, boring and far from fancy. There is no fabulous blog header or changing pictures in my header. No extra tabs to show everything I do in my life....but it's me and it's simple....and I'm ok with that. I'm not sure where this blog will go, but I do know that it will be more than perfect pictures of my children and family or talking about all the wonderful things that are happening in our lives. It will be real, it will be spiritual and every post will have a special meaning to me or to someone. I may not have many followers or comments. However, I know that if I have something good to say, or an idea to share, or a fundraiser to kick off, the Lord will lead people here. That is all I ask. That this new chapter of blogging in my life will be uplifting and meaningful to more people than just me.