Thursday, June 25, 2009

Health Update-The Road Back

I went to the doctor last Friday. The news is very good! Not just good, it's awesome! I am improving!! It is pronounced improvement. I can move better, my hand is looking almost normal now. My elbow is straighter. I have more energy and can get more done. The down side to that is that I still must take times to rest so that I can recuperate. The antibiotic is actually working! The doctor was so impressed. She even said that this treatment will work for me. She said that she knows because she has done it before. It is so exciting to see such fast improvement. This treatment can take a long time sometimes.

So I'm starting on the road back. It is a good start and for that I am very grateful.

Have a great day,

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Julia is Graduating from High School!

Our beautiful daughter, Julia is graduating from high school! We are so proud of her! She has matured and grown into a lovely young women who loves the Lord. She will continue to learn and grow as she studies alongside of me and her dad. Her desire is to be a wife and mother some day so she is going to continue to learn how to fulfill that calling. Read her beautiful graduation tribute here.

Julia is an entrepreneuer that has two businesses right now. She sells jewelry here. She also sells Etsy banners here. She has lots of gifts and talents. But beyond that she is a sweet and loving person.

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter. We love you, Julia!

Your loving mama,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Our 20th Anniversary!

Today is our 20th wedding anniversary! We have had 20 wonderful years together. At times, life in general was hard but through everything our marriage has been a constant foundation of love, joy and peace.

I just want to give a tribute to my awesome husband. Bob is a godly man who loves the Lord with all of his heart. He is so loving, kind and gentle. Never unkind or harsh. He meets my needs and cares for me in every way. He is selfless and thoughtful. He is a strong leader and wonderful father. I am so blessed to be married to him! We talk about the Proverbs 31 woman. Well, Bob is the I Corinthians 13 man. He is my best friend. I would rather spend time with him than anyone else.

Thank you, Bob, for 20 wonderful years together.

All my love,

Friday, June 5, 2009

God and Blackberries

My lovely daughter, Julia, wrote a beautiful post about her views of God and blackberries. I encourage you to go over to her blog and read it. It will bless your heart.
Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Little Things

Should we take our "little things" to God?

Is it silly to pray for that new pair of khakis that we need or want? Foolish to ask to find sales before you go shopping? Pray about whether or not to take a trip to see family? Does it really matter to God?

I believe God cares. I believe He wants us to ask Him for everything. Not just the big things but also the small things.

Mat 7:7-11 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

God wants us to come to Him with our needs and talk to Him about the concerns of our hearts. We don't need to try to make things work in our own strength.

Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
A word of caution. While God is very concerned about us and our needs, He is not a magic charm that we can manipulate to get whatever we want. James 4 warns us about having the wrong motive in asking God for things. We may pray but not receive what we are requesting because we ask amiss to consume it upon our lusts. (James 4:3) It's not a gimme, gimme relationship.
We have prayed for friends for our children and God has provided. We prayed for a church body where we could fellowship and God provided. Not right away or necessarily the moment we asked but He is faithful to answer in the right time. God has answered many prayers for us as a family.
Bring your requests to Him. He is waiting to hear from you. He loves you and wants you to trust Him with every part of your life.
Seeking Him,