Monday, February 21, 2011

Another Birthday… Another Spring...

I believe that faith means something when you don't understand the whys. I don't think God ever condemns you for asking why. The question is not why but it is Who?

God calls on you to believe in Him who said, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me. I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live again' [John 14:6, 11:25]. Ultimately you must trust in that."

Lord God, I have so many questions and doubts. Where do I go from here? Lead me in Your way, truth, and life. Amen.

I'm going to stop asking You why, and I will begin asking You how. How can I use this in my life so that it will glorify You? I want to be able to use this to witness to others and encourage them through this.

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. . . . Live in peace with each other . . . warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it." (1 Thessalonians 5:11, 13-24)

Even as spring is upon us…and I have anxiety in my heart…Still I will trust in my God…

He will do it…He will see me through…this coming year!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's Been A Year

It's been a year by Kristen Maholland

It's been a year since you left the ones you love
It's been a year that youve been looking down
on us from above.
It's been a year of memories, sorrow and fear.
It's been a year since that horrible night.
It's been a year fropm when you walked into the light.
It's been a year from where I had to be strong everyday.
It's been a year of uynspoken sords I need to say.
I'ts been a year since I had to say goodbye.
Where is the good in goodbye when all I do is cry?
It's been a year that has changed all my days.
It's been a year, and I've grown strong in so many ways.
It's been a year where I know you're in a better place.
It's been a year, and I still haven't forgotten your face.
It's been a year of just imagining what it's like up there.
It's been a year since he took you, it just seems so unfair.
It's been a year, but I know you're doing alright.
It's been a year of only seein you in my dreams at night.
It's been a year, and I want you to know that I love you,

Poem... thanks to Liz Perry
and thanks to all who remembered Mell
by calling, texting or sending cards.

I had a virus yesterday and all you did
helped in every way possible.
Much love to all of you!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Rescuer

Feb 1, 2011

I feel like everything is closing in on me...the tunnel has collapsed and I am trapped in my grief once again.

I cannot see light anymore...I must once again try to dig myself out... back into the light of my Gods face...I know He is behind all this rubble that has enclosed me and with His help I can dig my way out, one rock at a time...its like being trapped in a mine miles below the earth...knowing that those on the outside are trying to get you out...but you must wait and try to survive until they get to you.

February is upon me and I have a huge list of things that normally I could handle. I think because of the anxiety of the one year anniversary of Mell’s home going...I just can’t cope with big or little small things right now...

So this past weekend I took off for the mountains...the first part of our trip was uphill and very difficult because of the snow and Ice that we encountered. We made it to the top of an observation deck with a beautiful view and a beautiful day to say the least.

We went down to Wilson Gap and camped for the night.

Then the unexpected happened...warm weather...that was the mercy and grace of my God!

That night it was cold but I was ready for I kept very warm.

But are we ever ready for the things that come unexpectedly ?

No we are not...but I believe we can be somewhat ready for them...

We can know God and know His when the storms of life come we have Him to hold on to! Like I feel I am trapped in a mine...but I also know He is there digging with me to get me out!

This is how I believe we can be ready for the storms of Life:

Matthew 13:23 But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it.

He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.

Matthew 7:24-27

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Know Him and know His word...Hear His words and put them to your house upon the ROCK!

John 16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have
peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”