Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Living Water Flow

This past summer Mell and I helped our friends Woody and Wendy put in their Well Pump... at first you see Wendy with no water flow and then finally Woody with the Water flowing !


As I think about the children of Israel when God delivered them from Egypt...he continually provided for step at a time.

First he parted the red sea and got them across to the other side.

All they saw was the enemy coming at them and a great sea that they alone could not cross. But God did it. Then they had him to follow as the wandered in the wilderness...He lead them with a cloud by day and fire by night. but he did lead them...he provided them with manna from heaven to eat fresh every morning ! But He did feed them ! He lead them and He fed them !

If your future feels frightening as mine does remember this:

Psalm 32:8

The Lord says, “ I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you”

Isaiah 58:11

The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.

My actual well is barely flowing right now. The well man Found a leak in my line right at the top of the pump...

I feel like that too...when the water in my well gets full it just leaks back out...and I have no strength on my own to build the pressure it takes to pump the water back up to the house and I am barely flowing...but His strength in me will find that leak and fix it ! That is what I am trusting in God for...You can pray for me that He fix my leak !

The Well man found the leak and fixed it...then the pressure was holding but the flow inside the house was still not flowing...we found so much trash in the lines it was blocking the water from flowing ! Once we cleared the lines and the water in the well settled down gave us perfect water pressure and perfect water flow !

Is there trash in your lines or leaks in the top of your pump ?

Jesus wants to give you living water and it can flow freely and at full throttle...don’t let trash get in... confess it and keep that line from busting and’s much easier to clean out the line than replace it !

Luke 1:78-79

Because of Gods tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.

Ps 48:14

For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Give Thanks


Right now I am thanking God for Mell and the love he gave to me and for little puppies and the joy they bring...Avi is hard work too...but has me on a schedule again...

and bringing a little laughter in my heart again...Mell would have loved her too !

Psalm 116:17

17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you
and call on the name of the LORD.

Whatever is troubling you...give thanks...when you feel like complaining about the way God is treating you or your lot in life...

that’s when anger and self-pity can sweep you away...This is what

happens in grief...and if you let it... you will be in what I call “The dungeon” which is torment !

The best protection against this is “Thanksgiving” Thank him for the trials...and it will change your will feel awkward at first...but eventually will make a difference in your heart...and will overshadow all your problems !

Philippians 4:4-6

4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Eternal or Earthly Treasures?

I can’t help thinking...”I was the happiest I had ever been in my Life” “I had the Love of my life” and then again...some people never experience what Mell and I had at the same time” It is better to have loved and loss than never to have loved at all” so they say...and at the same time I do feel blessed to have had Mell and the love he gave me...I still...just miss him so...


Ps 96:4-6

For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;

he is to be feared above all gods

For all the gods of the nations are idols, (what are our idols? Money? Things?)

but the Lord made the heavens,

Splendor and majesty are before him

strength and glory are in his sanctuary.

Psalm 49:6

Why should I fear when evil days come,

when wicked deceivers surround me--

Those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?

I think Mell would tell usThis is so much better than all the money or things it can buy...Store up your treasure in eternal things!)

No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him---

the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough--that he should live on forever and not see decay.

For all can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless alike perish and leave their wealth to others.

But man despite his riches, does not endure; he is like the beast that perish.

This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, (and their riches)

The upright rule over them in the morning; their forms will decay in the grave, far from their costly mansions.

But God will redeem my life from the grave he will surely take me to himself! (heaven with Mell!) (If your not sure you will be there with probably won’t) go to

and get “The Book” find your way into eternity with my Sweet Mell! and Me when its my turn!

A man who has riches without understanding (without knowing his eternal destiny) is like the beast of that perish...You Can Know for Sure...Your Eternal Destiny...Not Hope So!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mell's 4 month Home Going

Avi and I along with Dale(Mell & Dale grew up together) and his friend Will went to visit the crash site today. Neither of them had seen it and couldn't believe anyone survived. It truly is a miracle !


Now I have my Little Avi...she is so sweet...a really good pup...She will be a joy to my life...I can already tell...

But the floods of emotion that came with her were unexpected.

I want Mell to be here to see her...honestly... can I say that to all of you? Can I be that honest? I can just imagine how much he would have loved her...even though we weren’t ready for a dog because of our travels...I know he would approve of me having her. Part of me felt bad because he didn’t want a dog right now...and I know that “right now” has changed suddenly and he would be great with it...but my heart is extremely heavy. I Just Miss Him.

Today Matt & Beth and Avi and I went to see Patsy’s family in Temple, was my solo visit without Mell to their home.

I love them all so much...I can’t tell you how much...they are all really special people right now in my life...but the visit again was great and really hard...I knew it would I said before everything I do even when it makes me feel’s still very hard.

Avi did really good and was worn out from all the people. It was her first short trip and she slept all the way there and all the way home. I was glad I could share my little joy with them first! I love you guys...thanks for feeding me!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

M y R eal H ero







Mell is truly my hero ….he showed great courage in his life here on this earth in many ways…


Today is the day I get Avi, which would have been “Our Puppy”

I feel, again, excited and sad. This seems to be my “New Normal”

If something good happens to me and I feel excited...I also feel very sad...that Mell is not here to share this excitement with me.

I Just Miss him…

What are you missing in your life?

We all are missing something in this life...There is that empty place within all of our hearts that only God can fill... We may try to stuff it with the pleasures of this world...fill it with money and whatever it may buy us...we may try to fill it with a special person...we may try to work to fill it up...But the God who fills my heart...wants you to trust in Him alone to fill the empty place in your heart. Will you let Him in?

Even though my heart was one with Mell’s and has been ripped apart by losing him in this world...God has given me His promise that I will be with him again in heaven...and I trust Him!

You can trust Him with your heart...He will never leave you or forsake you...