|Praying for this sweet lady, Aunt Sherry...she is missing her fella and wondering what the Lord has in store for her.|
This pic depicts them so well. Makes me miss Uncle John a bit more. Oh Lord, give her strength.
|David turned 46 on Monday. Love him.|
|We are all so excited to meet this little guy. #olliefrank Joylily is such a good sport. She lets us paw her tummy every single time. They had an ultrasound today and the babester weights 2.6 pounds!! Big fella!|
|beautiful, slightly crazy girls|
Will shared the above song with me yesterday. I'm not a big Need to Breathe fan but I do appreciate some of their songs. Give this song above a listen...
All of these people I meet...
It seems like they're fine
Yeah in some ways, I hope that they're not...
And their hearts are like mine....
Yeah, it's wrong when it seems like work
All I feel is hurt
Oh, if God is on my side
Yeah, if God is on my side,
Oh, if God is on my side,
Who can be against me....
Yeah in this wasteland where I'm living
There is a crack in the door filled with light**
And it's all that I need to get by
**Which, obviously, I need more to get by than just some light through a crack in the door...but this speaks of hope to me....when you don't see much more than the light through the crack...that's ok. You will have those days, I promise, they will come, especially if you consider yourself a follower of Jesus. People will reject, turn away from Him and the things of Him...there is power in the name of Jesus Christ...very threatening. In those hard moments, keep your eyes fixed on Him. Find your strength in His word. I've made my closet into a prayer closet and it's so helpful to just sit in there, cry, lay on my face and give it all to Him.
coming to grips with the fact that people will let you down...every. day. People that you counted on, thought understood you, knew your heart, heard your cries and sadnesses, joys and victories...yes, they will turn from you, and I'm learning to find strength in the Lord...He is my Comfort. He has placed a good group of folks in my midst...it seems to get a bit smaller by the weeks and months but it's ok. Learning to TRUST HIM. It isn't as easy as it seems or as the old hymns would make it out to be...there's loss and grief and hurts so deep that you wonder how this can be good...
but then you hear the stories of His goodness that revive you, people that are actually SEEKING after Him, wanting community, accountability and discipleship....and that keeps you going.
sorry for rambling...just really having "a day" today and wanted to let it out on my blog.
Shellee, I so appreciate your prayers and words of encouragement. More than you can know. Hope the snow lets up in Japan SOON!! We are in a cold snap again, after some springlike weather this week and it makes a person....grumpy!