Dec 4, 2010
May 16, 2010
No matter how you voted... no matter what you think. Things are changing fast. I have been a nurse for 30 years and a patient much longer than that. I am floored by the dramatic changes occuring at an alarming rate.
we haven't seen anything yet!
Feb 21, 2007
Today begins the season of Lent.....
A time of reflection... A time of repentance... a time of renewal...
This season... will we look closely at the Cross for it to reveal God's plan instead of our own?
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18
Feb 20, 2007
As I look outside this morning, it looks like rain. Dreary. It resembles my life lately. Cloudy, dark, uncertain.
Broken would best describe it...
My friend, Bruce,,, he says,"You are in a good place." Not what you want to hear when you are hurting. As a matter of fact, I think I threatened his life a few times. But I do trust what he says.
But today, I just sit and smell it... The rain...The unperfumed pureness of my Father reminding me that His rain falls on us all.. those who love God and those who have rejected Him. Those hurting, those who are broken.
All of us. Reminding us of His promise of love.
"...... I have called you by by your name, you are mine. You are precious in my eyes, because you are honored and I love you..."
Beloved children of our Abba
Feb 17, 2007
(Exodus 34:29) "....he was not aware his face was radiant...."
What is it like to embrace God? To touch God? To see God?
Friday I experienced God in such an intimate way. I felt Him, I held Him, I loved Him.
I had the opportunity to spend some time with Ivey Sirmans (www.iveysirmans.blogspot.com)God's precious princess. As I held her close to me, she used her face to feel my face and her hands to embrace me. She smelled so sweet, so innocent. One of God's wonders, God's gifts as her mom and dad have called her.
Her love, her sincerity was so pure, it could only be that of our Abba.
I can only imagine that when we stand before the Throne, that our Father will embrace us with His face and His hands as He embraces us. And the sweet smell of His love.
Feb 16, 2007
(2 Corinthians 12:9-10) "But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
I started a "new" life when my divorce became final. I would never live the life I had known for the those 12 years.
One of my nurses started a "new" path when the doctors recently announced her unborn daughter had a major heart defect.
One of my dear friends started a "new" life when the doctors told her "We did all we could to save your little boy."
A life of "new" doesn't mean it's something improved but something we have never experienced before.
It can mean we are lonely, weary, empty, frustrated, hurting, hopeless, fearful or discouraged.
And during these times, reasoning with someone will be almost impossible.
That is when we have to call on God's Words, because at this time in our life, nothing else makes sense.
This is when we hold onto "My grace is enough; it's all you need." This is when you "Let Christ take over."
And so the weaker you become, the brighter the light as our Lord's love shines through the torn and battered worn out places in our life.....