Monday, June 30, 2008

Pure Beauty

First of all I just want to say that what is here today is my jumbled thoughts all thrown together. I hope they make some sort of sense...

As I was driving down the interstate the other day my mind wandered to a time long ago.

It was a place with no road signs, no tall towers, and no pavement. It was just the Earth as God had created it in the beginning. My thoughts were caught up in a simpler time ( washing machines!) :)

I was surrounded by the beauty of God's creation. I mean, even now, I see how beautiful it all is, but for a moment there was nothing to distract away from that magnificence.

It got me to thinking of Job 38. It's one of my favorite places in the Bible. I'm amazed at how many times I end up in this same chapter.

I am just a speck of sand here on Earth yet he knows my name. He is in control of my life even when I think I'm so big I can handle it myself. This scripture puts me in my place so to speak.

I have huge significance in this world yet there is someone who is more significant. There is someone who is in control...and it's not me.

I am finding myself praying more to my Father in heaven than I have for a long time. I find myself not spending as much time in his word but in conversation with him. I used to get down on myself when I wouldn't spend that time in the Bible gobbling up all he has to say to me. In this time I am simply listening more for his voice prompting me to talk with him.

If I had the patience :) I would type out all of Job 38 for you. But, I urge all of you to take a few minutes today and let God show you who is REALLY in control of your life!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Writer or Encourager?...that is the question!!

Hey all! I'm sure you noticed I haven't been posting much. With summer here and the busyness of it all, there isn't much time left in a day to write.

Please know that I'm still here reading yours and keeping in touch that way. I'm feeling led to just be an encourager during this time instead of writing. I will post my devotions when they come out on the website and also anything I might feel God is leading me to share, so please do check back every once in awhile!

I'll be around leaving comments!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Nothing but the Blood of Jesus- Midweek Motivation

I loved playing in the rain when I was a kid. I walked right beside the curb where all the water gathered on its way to the gutter. The rain fell on me as I would dance. I was free...


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Friday, June 6, 2008

To Lisa:

This song goes out to my friend Lisa. We have been friends since we were babies. She is an atheist. I'm almost 100% positive that she will never see this, but if by some crazy chance she does, I want her to know this...

I love you more than you know. I pray for you...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What am I...


According to this means- inactive.

I have to confess. I have not been motivated to do much lately. I attend church on Sunday mornings but that's as far as it goes. I've never joined the church or any Sunday school class. I still, after a year, know no one at the church. I often wonder why that is. Why don't I reach out? Why do I always wait for someone to come to me?

I think for me the question is always, "Are we going to be moving again soon?" It is so hard to leave behind friends you've made from one place to the next. As if it's easier to remain alone so there's nothing to leave behind again. I think it's just time to not worry about it anymore. What will be will's time to move on!

I'm not sure what finally got the ball rolling but we are attending a " get to know the church if you want to join meeting" this Sunday. I am excited and can't wait to get involved.

Thanks for listening to me ramble about this. I am just so glad that we are finally doing something instead of living in the past.