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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Time Flies By

Well, last night at my house was pretty exciting. Alaena sat up all by herself. I was jumping up and down and saying, "Look, look, look!!" And she just smiled up at me like she knew she was really something.
I was so excited about this new milestone, but then when she had gone to sleep last night, I began to think how the last 6 1/2 months has flown by so quickly. As James 4:14 says, life truly is like a vapour. It is here one moment then it's gone.
I just pray that in these quickly passing moments I will be the example to my little girl that I should be. I pray that we will celebrate many spiritual milestones in her future. Because those are the most exciting milestones there are.
Hope all of you are doing well today!

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Be Glad!

Just wanted to share a smile with you guys today! And to share this verse from Psalm118:24, "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

He Gives The Strength

Lately it seems like everywhere I turn I see more hurt and pain. I have several friends who desperately long for children, but God hasn't seen fit to give them their desire yet. I have a friend who is dying with inoperable cancer. I have a friend who is facing the end of a marriage. Alaena's grandparents and I are in a constant struggle with Alaena's father.
And yesterday, I was feeling pretty much like "I CAN'T DO THIS!" But last night after I had put Alaena to bed and I had cleaned up a bit, I sat down on my bed, and I opened my Bible to do my Daniel study by Beth Moore. Now Beth, she had some pretty amazing things to say, but it was what God showed me after my study that really hit me.
I was reading through part of Psalm 119, which has been a pretty special chapter to me lately. I got to verse 28, and I just burst into tears. Check out this verse.
"My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word."
See, God wanted me to see that I'm not the only one burdened. I'm not the only one struggling. And He wanted to remind me from where I draw my strength.
My strength is found in His Word. Now, this isn't rocket science. It's something I already knew. But I often forget. And when I get buried under burdens, I try and try to dig out. I try to fix everyone's problems. I try to make the world right. But God reminded me last night that sometimes this imperfect world just ISN'T RIGHT, and sometimes we will carry burdens. Heavy burdens that seem to crush us from within.
And at times He will remove those burdens. But sometimes He just gives us the strength to carry them. Sometimes He uses them to make us stronger in Him. So though I face today with the same burdens, I can go on because I know the One who gives me strength to face them.
And He'll give you strength too if you'll ask Him!

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Picture Update

Not much time to post today, but I wanted to give you guys some updated pictures of Alaena. Hard to believe she'll be 6 months old in just a few days! Hope you are all doing well!