Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hi Friends,

My computer is still out of service, but Lauren is letting me use hers for a bit so you wouldn't think I ran away! So, lets continue talking about faith and giving God control of our lives.

Perhaps the problem with our "letting go and letting God" starts with our heart. We proclaim our love for Him with our mouths when we worship, our minds when spending time in the Word, but is our heart totally there? Mark 12:30 "Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart soul, mind and strength". Jeremiah 29:13 says "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with ALL your heart". Neither verse says some of your heart or part of your heart, but ALL.Verse 14 goes on to say "I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back from captivity". Isn't that what worry does? It holds us captive. It keeps us from experiencing freedom and fullness in Christ.

We love God, we believe in Him, we confess Him as Lord of our life, but when we face trials or times get tough where do we turn? Who do we turn to first?
Next time, we'll look at Hezikiah his doubts and his faith.
I will try to get back to you before another week. Thanks for your comments, I love to read them.

Sweet Blessings,

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Computer is Under the Weather

Hi Girls. My computer is temporarily out of order! I will be back in a day or so with more on faith. Maybe the broken computer is all part of Gods plan as I am soaking in His Word instead of the internet.
Sweet Blessings,

Sunday, July 18, 2010

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands....

I grew up singing this song, teaching it to my children, and now with the children at The Gate. I tell others who are in doubt to remember God is in control, I read it daily, and I tell my children over and over. So, why do I continue to doubt and worry? Am I alone here? for some reason I don't think I am. Okay, maybe I'm hoping so.

I want so much to pray about whatever may be worrying me, and then truly leave it at His feet. It is so hard.

I bet we could have a lot of conversation on this. Click on comments and tell me your thoughts. You can leave anonymously if you would like. Providing my computer doesn't die or paint doesn't take me over completely in this house I will be back to discuss more in the next day or so.

Sweet Blessings Friends,

Friday, July 9, 2010

He Loves Me

He loves me
He loves me not
He loves me
He loves me not
He loves me
He has always loved me
and He loves me with an everlasting love!

"I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness."
Jeremiah 31:3

Have a great weekend resting in His love.

Sweet Blessings,

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Little Surprises in the Craziness

The past several days have been so full and crazy at our house. Well, okay things are usually a little crazy here, but lately more so than usual!

We have had to rip out entire floors from a room finding more problems than we thought when we finally reached under the house. Lauren's car decided that high school and college was all it could handle and decided to call it quits. We have been switching rooms around as Lauren moves back home while she completes grad school which has meant cleaning out closets that should have been done long ago. To add to all of this there is still the everyday life of building a new company, assisting in the running of a nonprofit, making sure we eat, and at least trying to keep the sawdust to a minimum and the tools out of the walk way. Oh, and the several trips to drop bags of unwanted items to a thrift store and about ten bags of trash in the middle of the kitchen floor. I also may or may not feel like I am having a bit of a difficult time trying to make sure all family members have my attention and do not feel left out during all of this or slighted in anyway. This is a huge task in itself when it involves girls! Whew, how did mom do it with four girls? I also may or may not be having a difficult time remaining patient and not getting frustrated with my house a little less than organized and clean to say the least.

In the middle of all of this:

God has tucked a few little surprises like a day of this:

Where we got to sit on the beach and watch this:

I am certain that God gives us little surprises everyday we just don't always take the time to notice or acknowledge them.

Little things, like being able to enjoy a little of this:

In the midst of everyday craziness perhaps we need to be more intentional to see these surprises and give thanks. I guess it is one more grace lesson for this little lady who is still and I am guessing always will be a work in progress.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows.
James 1:17

Sweet Summer Blessings,