Saturday, March 22, 2008


Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. What a glorious day to remember not only our Lord's sacrifice but His triumphant rising from the dead. That is where our victory was won and He brought back the keys to death, hell and the grave. Oh death where is your sting. Our Lord did a work that allows us to live on eternally. George lives on because Jesus redeemed him from the curse of the law. Death has no hold on George. He simply passed from life temporal to life eternal. WOW that is shouting ground. George, we know that you have stepped over to the place we want to be. Looking our master in the face and talking to the prophets of old. What stories you must be hearing. Eternity, we will soon be with you and Jesus; for all of our lives are but a vapor in light of forever.

Let's purpose to set our affections on the Kingdom and advancing it. God wants our lives now and forever. There is no better place to be than in relationship with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He does not disappoint. Even in the midst of dispair He is found to be a comfort. His words rock solid and true. Embrace the holy work on the cross, accept His forgiveness which alone can redeem you. Press into knowing Him like you have never known Him before.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008


UGHHH!!!! The pollen is out in force and so are my sinuses. We have had some beautiful weather but the rain is supposed to be coming in. George's parents came in to visit with us this weekend. We always enjoy their visit. Short school week this week with Easter break on the way. Can't wait for a little time off. Many of you may know but I have decided to take a year off from teaching and work on George's book. I feel that if I don't take the time to do it, it will never get done. I don't want to get years down the road regretting not doing what I feel is very important to do.

The school year is flying by. Graduation will be here soon. Senior trip, senior chapel, graduation all of these events are looming on the horizon. Lauren is driving more and more and becoming more and more independent. She is a very responsible teenager so it is easy to trust that she is o.k. but it is still hard to begin cutting the apron strings. We love you and pray you all have a great Easter. Remember our Risen Lord. He is good to us and His faithfulness endures and so does His love.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

God, coming on strong...

The Lord has been making Himself known to me in a strong way. From reading scriptures, hearing sermons and receiving words of the day, friends writing letters and giving gifts, God is making His presence known to me. I stand in awe of what He is saying. I am in a time of new beginnings, I have known that for a while but God will not let me escape it. At George's funeral my nephew approached me and said, " I know this seems like the end but it is just a new beginning." How sweet but little did he know how profound that statement would be. Last night as I was praying, I asked the Lord to speak to me through His word. I felt led to read Isaiah 43 and 44. WOW From the first verse I began crying because I knew the Lord had led me there. Then in verse 19 I read "See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." I began crying even harder because our precious Lord let me know He knows right where I am. The ministering of His Holy Spirit is so intimate. The sense of security, and knowing that my life is in His hands, my future is in His hands. There is no better place to be. George would have it no other way. He would want us living, fulfilling God's purposes for our lives, and advancing the kingdom. It is about eternity. God so desires to be involved in every area of our lives. Not just the things we consider spiritual, He wants all of us. He deserves all of us because He bought us with His precious blood. Lord you have it all. We are yours.


Thursday, March 06, 2008

God is good...

I woke up Tuesday knowing that God was with me and loved me. IT was an awesome sense of His presence in my life. I continue to look to Him to lead me. I feel the waters stirring and God leading. Our Father's promise to never leave us or forsake us is so real. His love and assurance and word are critical in our lives if we are to make it through situations we find ourselves in. God reminded me of the words he gave me to stand on while believing for George's healing. He asked me, "Do you think those words have no relevance to your life now?" At that point I realized that the words the Lord shared with me during those times are words I am still to stand on for my life. God's word is true and we must believe that. However, when destiny and purpose stand with God's word His purposes will always be fulfilled. George fulfilled his purpose, his life was full of destiny and God used Him throughout his life and even through his death to minister hope, love and confidence to people.

I place my hand in the Hand of the Father and know that in this life there will be tribulations, but God is with us. That is real, it is not a bible story or some fairytale. As C.J. said at church Sunday you must reckon for yourself that you TRUST in JESUS. Not just what Jesus can do for you, not knowing about him but knowing that you trust in HIM. Be blessed my friends.