Friday, July 29, 2011

Utilitarian Art

The cuts. The pairing. The measurements. I have found myself addicted to quilting.

     I do not believe they have a 12-step program for this addiction, nor do I believe I would attend. This addiction is not a problem...yet. I did start work on my first real piece of quilt work, and though it will not be "perfect," I am learning to be okay with it. (Seriously, folks, it was quite the issue for me yesterday. Just ask Hun.)
     I realize that I'm a beginner at quilting. Yet, I am holding myself up to high standards. Like trying to tell a baby to start eating steak, and not to forget to use the knife and fork properly...Nor to forget to keep the napkin on their lap, their elbows off the table, and...You get the idea.
     Aah! It made me frustrated at myself near the end of piecing the work together, because I wasn't matching my "perfect" plan. Yet, I was able to get it all pieced together. Today will be focused on the batting, the backing, and the actual hand-quilting part.
     I am not going to be so hard on myself, nor as rushed. I do believe the latter to be the main reason it did not turn out as nicely as I had wanted. I wanted to get the whole piecing completed before leaving for the surprise birthday party for our dear brother in Christ, Big J. So, starting at nine yesterday morning, until five in the evening, I was all about that quilt.
     Poor Dear. He came home to a grumpy, tired wife. He endured a lot of grouchiness from me, for which I had to keep apologizing, and a lot of seeking of his forgiveness. It taught me a lot of myself, (or rather, reminded me), and taught Dear a lot of me...For better or for worse, right? :)
     I am excited to be quilting. It is a utilitarian art. I like those kinds of art. I like art that makes you use your brain, not just fluff. Fluff is nice to admire, but if it doesn't edify in some way, I have a difficult time finding a use for it.
     That is one reason why I enjoy quilting. You can sit and admire it when it is completed. You can also stay warm with it as you sleep.
     Good poetry is another art form I enjoy. There are some poems that so move the spirit into a desire to walk closer with God, that I love having them around and sharing them. I enjoy a good poem that inspires me to better living and godly reflections.
     I just thought of something! Why not make a center piece for a quilt (in the future) that has a beautiful poem on it? That is a great idea!
     So, I will plan on quilting away for the rest of my life, Lord willing. I hope to one day teach any children we might have this glorious, blessed gift of the Lord. What fun it is!
     It is truly too bad that it isn't being passed down through the generations the way it used to be done. I hope to not allow that neglect to happen on my end, though. Even if we never have children of our own, I will endeavor to share it with other folks. :)
     So, do you all quilt? How long have you been quilting? What are your favorite pieces, types, memories...Please share! I look forward to hearing about it all!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What Makes A Strong Woman?

     What is strength? Strength often is typified as a physical trait: someone carrying something heavier than themselves, or at least of great weight; someone being able to physically endure something for a long period of time, etc. Strength is also seen as something internal, whether that be mental, emotional, spiritual, or all three.
     I have noticed lately, (in my own self and others), a common trend. A strong woman is seen as someone who will not endure trampling: physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. A strong woman is one who defines herself. A strong woman is one who does not fit the "mold" of what is considered feminine.
     I have not taken the time, nor do I think it necessary, to research quotes. We all know this thinking is true. Even for us Christian women, this thinking is predominant. It has been this way since Adam and Eve. It is more dominant these days because we are in the last days.
     However, though we are in the last days does not mean we have to succumb to the wicked ways of these times. The whole chapter of 1 Thessalonians 5 was written exclusively in exhorting the brethren to stand fast in the faith during the temptations and trials of these end times.

1But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
13And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16Rejoice evermore.
17Pray without ceasing.
18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19Quench not the Spirit.
20Despise not prophesyings.
21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
25Brethren, pray for us.
26Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
27I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
28The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

     Over and over again God equips the believer with the necessary grace to endure faithfully until the end. He also knows that we will struggle and fail, I John 1:8-10, but that He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins when we confess them to Him and forsake them. Sin is no light matter; it is for my sins, and yours, that Christ died: Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 9:28.
     So, as a woman, I am sinning against my Creator, my God, my Saviour, when I disobey His godly fashion of femininity. When I consciously decide to rebuff the order of the home, rebel against the "constraints" of true womanhood--I am saying a very ugly "NO!" to the one who formed and fashioned me, died for me, and grants me grace day by day.
     Unfortunately, all too often I rebel against Him. Sure, the outside may be looking better, but the inside still has a lot of work. Modesty is not just an outward appearance. Modesty should start in the heart, and does most times. It did with me. However, I fall prey to Satan's advances, too, and because of it I allow my thinking and heart to be formed against God.
     What is a girl to do, then? Well, confess, repent, and forsake. Then get up and get going in the right path! God has not laid out His plan of godly femininity to suppress us, but free us! He has not designed the order of the home to squash us, but embolden us to be beautiful daughters of the King!
     I used to think I would be so bored staying at home. I used to think that no man would ever tell me what to do; "He may be the head of the home, but I'm the neck that turns that head." I used to think that I would dress how I please, go where I please, say what I please, and so forth. I also thought that I had that "liberty" in Christ. I WAS WAY OFF!
     My liberty in Christ gives me freedom to OBEY Christ! I was sinning greatly against my Lord by misleading myself. Even when I thought I wasn't sinning, deep down in my heart I knew different. My flesh just likes rebellion too much, and I was not repenting.
     God chastened me. It took a while, and some hard chastening, but finally I submitted. I DO NOT REGRET SUBMITTING TO GOD. I REGRET REBELLING AGAINST HIM. Every second in rebellion is one for which my heart is sad. I do not beat myself up anymore about it, but when those reminders come of those days, there are no warm fuzzy feelings.
     I now know that godly strength for a lady in Christ is truly beautiful. She does not have to be what the world expects her to be: that of them. She does not have to show masculinity to be strong. Many men admire a woman who is strong in her God-given, feminine strength. Sadly, most women, like myself, are disillusioned with that notion because of lies that come straight from the pit of Hell.
What is godly, feminine strength? Here are a few:
  1. Submission to Christ
  2. Subjection to Christ
  3. Submission to husband (or father if still in his care)
  4. Subjection to husband (or father if still in his care)
  5. Meekness
  6. Gentleness
  7. Words seasoned with grace
  8. Lips full with the law of kindness
  9. Doing your husband good all his days
  10. Not lazy, but industrious
  11. Keeping at home
  12. Love your husband
  13. Love your children
  15. Humble
  16. Honest
  17. Prayerful
  19. Led by the Spirit
  20. Full of the Spirit's fruit
  21. Modestly, beautifully attired--not like a harlot
  22. Charitable...
     The list can continue. These are just a few strengths a woman can have, if submitted first to Christ. Where did I find all these things? In God's Holy Word: Ephesians 5, 6; Galatians 5; Titus 2; I Timothy 3; Proverbs 31; I Corinthians 13; I Peter 3...And the whole Bible is full of examples and more commands from the Lord.
     Uh-oh, I said the word "command." I used to cringe when hearing that terminology. Coming from a not-so-good background, one can understand why. Yet, that doesn't give me license to disobey God. It only gives me an opportunity to seek His grace, and empathy for others with similar backgrounds.
     A command from God is not wicked. When God said for husbands to love their wives, He wasn't speaking just to that culture, and for that time. Then why do we women cringe, when in the very same chapter, we are told to submit to our husbands? Can we divide the chapter up as we see fit? Can we not compare Scripture with Scripture and see that all throughout the Bible, from beginning to end, that submitting to our husbands is exactly God's perfect design?
     God's commands to all are not coming from an inhumane lord, but the God over all! He gave those commands for our protection. I mean, think about it. If you or I didn't listen to God's command to abstain from all appearance of evil, and we indulged in appearing evil, would it be of no surprise when people thought us evil instead of God's children? Yet, if we obeyed that command, then we should be a bit taken aback if one thought us evil instead of God's child.
     There is proof. When I am dressed like God's daughter, I am viewed as one of His daughters. I have gone into grocery stores, and because I'm dressed in a modest...dress...I am approached as a Christian. "What church do you attend?" is often the question. "Do you dress this way all the time?" is another. "Does your church make you?" is a rarer one, and I get to reply that I dress this way because God tells me to. :)
Folks now know that by the grace of God I avoid certain places, like a bar, because I'm His child. When I was rebelling against my Father, I would go to those places. God always chastised me for it, though, because I am His child and I was disobeying Him. Needless to say, I'm not going there anymore, by His grace!
     Being a godly woman, truly feminine, is not a weakness. I don't know about you, but it takes all the strength I can muster at times to submit to a sinful man; a.k.a. Dear. It is not easy to be meek, to be of a quiet spirit, to be disciplined in areas where I am given to be slothful, to be industrious all the time, to be modest when the world says it's beautiful to show the body to them, to let my hair be long in glory rather than chopped off in the latest fashion, to stay at home when the world tells you that you are withering away to a non-existence for listening to "God" and your husband, to keep my mouth the way God wants rather than being a gossip like the rest of the world (or have it full of filth, backbiting, etc.)...The list continues.
     I CAN be strong in Christ, though! All the godliness God wants coming from me is found in Christ, who dwells within me! If I submit to Him, that is strength, but not my own...but His. That is beautiful. That is godly.
     God made me a woman, and I am glad for it! Excelling in femininity, with the personality God gave me, and all the things about me that God has used to make Renee--Renee--is a golden opportunity! For all my sisters in Christ, it is a golden opportunity for you, too! Let's be different than the world! Be in the world, but not of it! Let's glorify our Maker!

10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
PSALM 139:14

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

© 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Prayer Day

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Today is Monday, again, which means it's Prayer Day over here! Every day should be full of prayer. Praise God for every day, but I do tend to look forward to those "special" days--as I might have mentioned a time or two. :)
Gail at The Imperfect Housewife is hosting a Prayer Link-Up at her site, as she has been doing for a few weeks now. If you have the time, why not go over there and leave your request? Sharing requests with other Christian ladies around the world is a wonderful thing to do!
Why wonderful? It causes us to see that there are other Christians, not just in our church. It also reminds us of God's great family in which we are born once saved. Fellowshipping with other believers, and sharing their burdens, is a good thing.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reviewing Araunah/Ornan the Jebusite

Today is Thursday Link-Up over at my friend Gail's blog, The Imperfect Housewife! Since I am going to be enjoying another active day, that means not a lot of time to write. So, I am sharing the link to a previous post I wrote regarding Araunah/Ornan the Jebusite.
Who is he, you may ask? Well, if you read the post, you'll find out! Happy reading! :)

The Imperfect Housewife

Monday, July 18, 2011

When Troublous Times Come...

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I Peter 5:6-11
6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
10But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
11To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Monday Prayer Day

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Aah, warm chai tea with milk and honey...So soothing, refreshing, and invigorating.
I greatly appreciate those things as this morning found me a bit discouraged. The Lord knows what He's doing in my life, and I can see some of the things. However, I find it all too easy for myself to become distracted by everything around me, rather than keeping my eyes always on the Lord.
Monday Prayer Day comes, and I am very thankful. I know I need the prayers of my fellow siblings in Christ, and it would help me to pray for others in their times of need. I need to be praying for others!
I know I can be, (and do), praying every day, every hour. Yet, there is something nice about knowing a specific day has been set aside to get together for prayer. My local church has that day. Now some of my friends and I have that day, and it helps!
I love my Lord Jesus' model prayer, as well as His prayer before being crucified. His heart was, and is, so beautiful. It is a lovely reminder of how my heart needs to be before my Lord, for my siblings in Christ, and for a world that is lost.

The Model Prayer, given by the Lord Jesus Christ to help His disciples understand how to pray to God the Father; found in Matthew 6:

5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

The Lord's Prayer, prayed by the Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father, prior to His crucifixion; found in John 17:
1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
12While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"How To Market and Sell Your Ebook" Review!

     Okay, so I finally finished reading the e-book, "How To Market and Sell Your Ebook," last night. It was such a good read! I cannott wait to tell you all about it!
     First of all, this book is DEFINITELY a book I would recommend to all my sahm/w friends! (Stay At Home Mom/Wife) I know there are more ladies than just myself who know the blessedness of being a keeper at home, yet are striving to find a way to help with the family income, not just the outcome ;). Well, this book is for us!
     We are passionate women. For the mothers who are passionate about cloth diapers, the wives excited about couponing, the women who love herbalism, and want to write about it and share with others (while earning a profit), this book tells you how!
     What I loved about this book was its encouragement for anyone with a passion about something (good, I hope!), and wanting to write, to do it! Sarah Mae gave some really good facts and statistics, as well as quotes and real-life accounts of those who've done it (including herself), that I couldn't help but get my engines running! I want to do it, now that I've seen how it can be accomplished, and relatively easily*. (*There is work involved!)
     I am excited for all my lady friends and family out there who have a passion for something, so much so that they have to write about it! I am excited for you because I know you can accomplish your dreams of being an author, or someone who is bringing in an income for their family, etc...And seeing it come to fruition!       If I talk any more, I will give away the whole book, and summaries are never as good as the real deal. :) So, why do you not go on down to and get Sarah Mae's book, "How To Market and Sell Your Ebook," which only costs $4.99.
     Yes, that is right:  $4.99. What I like about it is that it is downloadable as a PDF; and if you ever want to print something off of it, you can! You can download it to your Kindle, too, if you so desire. For those of us, like me, who do not have a Kindle, the PDF works just fine. Enjoy!  Please let me know what you think of the book if you get it. :)

(P.S.  The review I have given for this book is my own honest opinion, and without profit.)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Prayer Day

Today my friend at The Imperfect Housewife, Gail, started A Prayer Link Up. It had been in talks for a week or two, and now is on the go. So, if you have any prayer requests, please feel free to go to her site and add it!
Here is how it is working, currently:

1. Add your prayer request.
2. Pray for the request prior to you; i.e., If your request is number two, pray for
request number one.
3. Pray daily! Prayer is so important. It draws us closer to the Lord and the one for
whom we are praying.

THANK YOU! I always appreciate those who pray for me, and getting an opportunity to pray for others is a blessing.

If you would like, you may leave your request on here, too. Just start off by numbering yourself in numerical order. :) Thank you!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Remembering God's Wisdom and Blessings

     As today I am joining the Wise Woman Link-Up, I decided to re-post an article I wrote last year. It is a good article, and caused me to remember the blessedness of my role as my husband's help meet. :)
     So many times I will begrudge the Creator's design. How shameful. I ought to be thankful every minute for His astute wisdom. He knows best what works, not I. I simply ought to stop complaining (inwardly or outwardly), start thanking Him, and start doing what He says! I'm sure that once I faithfully follow His ways, I will be a lot happier!
     Here is the link for the post I'm sharing today at A Wise Woman's blog. I hope you get a chance to read it, as well as visit her blog. There are lots of encouragement on her site!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Blurry Week

     Since Thursday, this whole half week has seemed a bit blurry. Each day is merging into the other one, and everything seems the same. Yet, I know it is not so, just a long process.
     On Thursday, my brother-in-law was admitted to a local hospital. He was diagnosed with pancreatitis, along with some other health issues. He was doing o.k. (for having these issues), and then in mid-Friday, he went into ICU.
     He was put on a temporary dialysis machine. He already was attached to a machine giving him his nourishment, as he cannot take anything orally. The also put him on a breathing tube, as he was struggling with breathing on his own.
     He was also put on a lot of medicine, to keep him stable. By God's grace alone he is stable. By His grace He will recover.
     Saturday came, and he deteriorated even more. By the Lord's conviction, our pastor and my mother-in-law's pastor came to pray with the family. It was definitely the Lord, because our pastor called us right after Dear and I visited with him (brother-in-law); and the outlook was not good.
     After our pastors came and went, the day progressed slowly. By the end of the night, he was doing better! He was still hooked up to everything, but better than the morning.
     Dear and I attended church services on Sunday: morning service at our church, evening service at a like-minded church near the hospital. We were refreshed, and needed it, for when we came back from the evening service, we were informed that he was being helicoptered to a hospital further south for possible emergency surgery.
     We turned right around and headed another 30 minutes south. We were there earlier than he, and it was late by the time he got there, was all arranged, and we could visit him. We made it home close to 3 AM.
     Happy fourth of July, right? Well, I woke up sore, tired, and groggy. Dear seemed to fare much better than I, but he always holds up well. Because our brother was stable, and nothing had changed, we went to our church's bbq, watched the fireworks in town, and went to bed. We had a lot of good, refreshing, fun times yesterday, which was good for the body and soul.
    Today Dear was able to visit him as he did his routes for work. He took his lunch break at the hospital. When Dad (Dear's dad) told our brother that Dear was there, he halfway opened his eyes, shed a tear, and tried to talk.
     When Dear called me to tell me the experience, he was crying happy tears! He was so thankful to see God working this way in his brother's life. We're both hoping this sign is indicative of his openness to the Lord. Hopefully we'll know once he's able to talk again, (by having the breathing tube removed).
    This time for our brother, and all involved, is going to be a long process. I am so thankful that God is in control, and my trust can solely rest upon Him. It's encouraging beyond measure to know that others are getting to witness God's power in the good times, and in the bad. Dear and I know, that whatever the outcome, God will be glorified.

Sister, Husband, Brother

Friday, July 1, 2011

Rough Road Ahead

Ever have a day where you just want to hear from your friends and loved ones?

Tonight has been a night that has made me just want to be surrounded by all my loved ones. I cannot get into specifics right now, but times are getting difficult for my family. I know God has His reason(s), but it is still tough.
Times like these times definitely increase prayer, humble a person, and are times of learning. I do not begrudge the Lord for His choice, just trying to patiently wait as He unfolds His plan(s). Please pray for us as it will be a very long road.
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