Thursday, September 30, 2010

Amazing Story

This video moved me to tears and made me think about my role in this "debate". Please watch this video about Gianna Jessen.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Lately my mind has been consumed with this thought: How great is our God! He is amazing. He can shock me with His awesomeness or His plan. He leaves me astounded and speechless. Sometimes I am overwhelmed with an idea, like this one, and I try hard to put it into words or to come up with an analogy it. Last night an interesting analogy came to me (keep in mind that analogies are not 100% accurate). God is a bit like electricity. He is our source of power and He lights our world. He allows us to tap into His power. We need it for life because we, on our own, cannot produce any light nor do we have any power. When we physically come into contact with electricity we receive a shock just like seeing bits of Him can do to us. I sometimes wish I understood or knew more about God and His plan but humans cannot know Him fully. He protects us from knowing his complete power/plan or we would be completely overwhelmed and unable to function (just like Moses was on the mountain). We cannot handle Him in His fullness.

Lord, thank you for allowing me to know You. Help me to be content with what You have allowed me to know about You and Your plan. Help me to rest in You and let You remain in complete control. You are my source of strength/power. Fill me with more of You. Remind me that I NEED You and cannot live this life on my own.

Great is our Lord and mighty in power... Psalm 147:5

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Jesus loves the little children

The fam went hiking today on a short 3 mile trail. Everything was wonderful, we were all having a good time when suddenly, towards the end of the hike, Ginny bursts into tears. She cries, "I lost my shell!" You see, she had found what appeared to be a mollusk shell on the shore of the lake we were hiking near. She had carefully stored it in her dress pocket but all the running up and down the little hills had jarred the shell out of her pocket. We tried to help her find it. We prayed to God for help in locating the shell but we all knew that there was no way of knowing when or where the shell had fallen. God is greater than the circumstances and when we had almost given up, we found it! We were all so happy and thanked our Lord for guiding us to the shells hiding place. Isn't it amazing how God cares for even little requests made by young children? I am thankful He is proving himself to my kids so that they can know the God in whom they have placed their trust. Thank you, Jesus for loving the little children.

Friday, September 3, 2010

God makes me smile!

The other morning I was rushing to get my kids and myself ready so we could meet a friend by 9:30am. After a lot of reminders to the little ones about eating, dressing and grooming, we were out the door and in the car. I was thankful to be on time because let me tell you, I have a hard time getting three kids and myself anywhere in the morning. As I backed out of my driveway I heard a strange noise but just attributed it to the clutter that is my "swagger wagon". I drove on and turned onto the next street and heard the sound again. It was at this point that I realized I didn't have my coffee cup in the cup holder! A light bulb went on in my mind and I was able to deduce the source of the sound. Yes, I had forgotten my coffee cup, ON the roof of the van. I slowed to a stop and stepped out of the van expecting to see my coffee all over the roof. To my surprise, my coffee cup was still in the same spot and all my coffee was still in the cup! I had to smile and tell God thank you for giving me something fun at the beginning of my day. He enjoys us and wants us to enjoy Him. He is in everything, even the small things like "the miracle of the unspilled coffee left on the rooftop after driving almost a mile and turning twice". What has He done for you that has made you smile?