Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

                                               Merry Christmas and A Blessed New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Blessed Christmas And A Hope-Filled New Year

Hello there friend!

I do hope your doing well.  I wonder if your taking some quiet time amongst the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season?  Right now I have instrumental Christmas music on and I'm FINALLY resting with quiet time.

The past two days I've been able to find some time to get chores done around the house.  Balancing my life as wife and mommy haven't been so easy but I'm finally getting the hang of it with Gods help.

Amelia is right here by my side taking a little nap.  As I look at her precious face I am again in mighty praise for this little gift God has provided us with.  She encourages me along with God to be the best person I can be in and through Christ.  I WILL tell you it hasn't come easy at times but I am confident that God is ALWAYS doing a good work within me. I pray that my example will shed some light in my husbands life just as I hope it will my daughters life.

How are you getting on?  It feels like forever that I've kept in touch regularly with my blog.  This was an idea in my head after the loss of our son Jackson.  It's helped me to write and to heal.  While I'd like to keep this blog as it's intended goal, I'm also hoping to add just one more blog in the next few months to share more happy moments as our daughter and family grows along with passions of my own. That would be sewing, gardening, knitting, cooking, baking, quilting, a hopeful new passion of healthy living as well as budgeting, coupon and such.  I'm looking forward to sharing it with you when I finally get that  vision up and running as well. I've envisioned what my family is right now.

I still want to keep Broken Heart, Mended Fences as it's healing source to those who have lost a child.  I hope it will become a resource in the future.  While I find peace and joy in the future I have with our son in Heaven, my heart still hurts and yearns for a little boy who isn't here.  How will I share this little gift with our beautiful daughter and her siblings one day?  Most importantly, how can I share Jesus with others through the life and death of our son? I pray God will continue to give me wisdom to know what to do and the time to do it.

It seems fitting that Christmas is almost here as I sit here and share this thought with you.  The birth of a Savior who gave His life for us so that WE may live eternally in heaven.  So that we may praise Him, be illness free without a tear and so we may reunite with our loved ones who were lost. Those who knew Him and now know Him better than we do here on earth as we read of His Word.

I pray during this Christmas season that you find yourself with Gods peace and great joy. Even through the darkness if you find yourself there! This too shall pass.

If you find yourself alone, I pray also God would fill your cup and let it overflow.  That you would feel His mighty presence and know that you are loved by Him just as I love you today dear friend.

And so with this message comes the hope of a new year right around the corner.  I look forward to sharing the New Year with you as I look forward to a future of hope through Christ Jesus with my family and ask that You and Yours have a year full of abundant blessings in His Mighty name!   Amen.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 10...Let Me In

2 Corinthians 4:6  
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 9...Let My Plans Delight You

Jeremiah 29:13 
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
I've been contemplating on Gods will for us.  In my world full of fuzzy brain lately, I haven't had much time to sit for long periods of time and just relax in Him as I did before our precious angel arrived. It's taken time to understand that it's okay NOT  to have it all together.  I'm so used to having everything organized and planned or having control over things that now it just seems like total chaos.  In the midst of it all though, I've come to realize that in all honesty all He cares about and all His will is for Us is to SEEK Him.  Even when we think there's no time there is.  The bathroom break, before getting out of bed, even before bed we can seek Him and KNOW Him as well as find Him.  He has said we will with the above passage.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 8...Let My Purposes Direct You

Jeremiah 29:11, ' For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope'.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 6...Let My Grace Transform You

Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace. – Jerry Bridges

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 5...Let My Forgiveness Heal You

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. - Colossians 3:12-13

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3...Let my Living Water Refresh You.

Jesus is the water that brings life to the soul. By drinking the living water one can live and never thirst again. Jesus is that Living Water.

John 7:38 (KJV)"He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water".

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 2...Let My Word Satisfy You

Contemplating on the following today:

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled".  Matthew 5:6

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 1 of 12 Days Of Eternal Gifts

Let my holy Spirit fill you.

“ On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” ... “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:4-5, 8).