Sunday, December 30, 2007

ringing in the New Year...

The kids and I are attending an awesome worship conference. There is no better way to bring in the new year. The Lord has met us here in an incredible way. Over and over He is ministering to each of us. I am learning to hear His voice. He asked me to go to a quiet place and He would speak to me and oh how He did. I will blog more later on the contents of that conversation.

Don't put God in some religious box, HE wants to be your friend, He wants to LOVE you like noone else can.

More later.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

busy time of year...

I know that life will not slow down until after the new year. The kids and I have been busy, but enjoying each other. Going to ballgames, studying for exams and trying to do some Christmas shopping. I knew this was going to be a hard time of year and it has had its moments. But God is allowing me to find the joy in the season. CHRISTmas is about the beginning of eternal life. The birth of our Lord and Savior and the beginning of all things new. God's new covenant was being made with man. The other day I was thinking of George's actual death, I felt the Lord prompting me not to focus on George's actual dying, but to focus on his eternal life which he is enjoying now. It has helped because the thought of death has finality and regret in it, but thinking on George living out his eternal life brings joy to my heart. I have learned that much of the healing process in grieving is about perspective, it is about a choice. God empowers us to make the choice to see things His way or we can choose to lock ourselves into torment, grief, and unexplainable emptiness. I want to choose the way of life, the way that brings our Lord glory, and when we make the choice the power to walk it out is available.

I love you all. Have a very blessed Christmas and enjoy your families and friends. Keep them close and let them know how you feel about them. Speak it, demonstrate it. Time is short and I know you want them to know how much you love them.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007


The Women's Discovery Weekend was incredible. There were some difficult moments during the weekend but I think that is why God wanted me to be there to aid in the grieving process and coming to grips with the fact that God can truly be my everything. He is able to meet every need and is there at all times. It was good to be on a Discovery Weekend again. It has been three years since I have been involved on one of these retreats.

I led worship, and before one of the session I felt led to share about what our family had gone through over the past two years and give God the glory for His faithfulness. Later that evening a lady approached me and asked if my husband and I owned a rent house and I said yes. Well her sister-in-law rented that house from us for over a year. She was a faithful reader of this blog. One time she printed a story George posted and gave it to her family. Well the lady on the weekend received it and was telling me how God used it to change many of their lives. That was such a God moment. So encouraging. God let me know that He knows right where I am. Every step of this journey is being led by Him.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007


It was a great weekend. Church was awesome and we heard a great sermon. Pastor preached on no longer being under condemnation. It was great.

I have just agreed to lead worship at the Women's Discovery Weekend this weekend. Someone had to step down due to an automobile accident and I got the phone call last night. I am real excited about serving on this weekend looking forward to what God has in store. Please pray for us this weekend if you think about us. God is great in doing what He wants to do. Three or four weeks ago a friend told me,"This next Discovery weekend is going to be powerful and your going to be part of it." I let her know that the team was already in place but I was praying about getting involved again maybe next fall. During the night last night I awoke to her voice in my mind saying what she had told me three weeks ago. I then thought, God you do have a way of getting our attention. I will write more later about the weekend.

Please pray,