Thursday, February 09, 2006


Is it just me or does the air in central smell better than Houston? (I may be biased, just a little) The dog was much more excited to see us than the kids. But then again, I have never told him to go clean his room. Back to homework, basketball games and practice. The kids look like they have grown since we saw them just a week ago. I watered my plants and went shopping at Wally World for a few days worth of groceries.
Seriously, I literally felt something changing the closer we got to home. I don't know if it was spiritual or psychological or a little of both. I guess you could liken it to a soldier being wounded in a battlefield, going to the medical tent and then given time to recuperate. The soldier has been in a sheltered place with less action, conflict and challenges. Upon returning to the battlefield he has to readjust back to battlefield conditions.
So what did this Christian do to counter this "feeling" that hit me?
Worship and Word.
Immanuel, God with us
He inhabits the praises of His people
the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two edged sword
the Lord is my strength and my shield, my rock and fortress, my deliverer
Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice!
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you
keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God
Set your mind on the things above.
Rejoice in the little things. Nothing is mundane when it is an act of worship and thanksgiving. Be blessed by seeking to be a blessing... God uses you when you sometimes least expect it... The paths of the righteous are directed by God... Be not deceived, God is not mocked, whatsoever a person sows, that shall they also reap... Do not grow weary in doing good....
Friends, feelings come and go as we all know, but the Word of God is Eternal! Begin to worship and praise Him and watch what happens to your feelings.
May God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and give you rest.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For thou alone, O Lord, dost make me to dwell in safety ( Psalm 4:8) . Good night.


lynn toler said...

Glad your home!!!!
I pray that the peace of the Lord will be in your thoughts and in all the thoughts of everyone around you.
We love and continue to thank God for such a friend. The lives that you have blessed and the ill people you have prayed for at work have not been forgotten. You will be blessed, I just know it.
We continue to pray to and praise our One True Living Lord.

Thinking of you,

Lynn, Greg, Kelsie and Katelyn

sonja said...

Keep praising Him!!! He is soooo proud of You! That's what I sense anyways! Enjoy being home and look for the "hidden nuggets" the Lord has for you while your'll know when you see them or Hear them!!!
Psalm 42:7-8 "Deep calls to Deep in the roar of the waterfalls, all your waves and breakers have swept over me. By day the Lord directs His Love and by night His song is with me"!!!!
Sonja Howell

Anonymous said...

Welcome home!
We all miss you guys bunches... can't wait to see ya!