Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Just Breathe

Some Saturday mornings you find yourself awake at 6:15am and need to get up and see what God wants to say in this still, dark, quiet moment....and sometimes....He answers.

Riding the waves of my emotions, I feel ...tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. [Ephesians 4:14]

I weary from being tossed about by the world's calamity.  I read too much.  I see too much.  I hear too much.  I find myself exhausted in this place.  I live in a world where fame comes in 140 characters, so everyone who is anyone or anyone who thinks they are someone speaks and my ears are full.  Everybody has a story to tell.  Everyone speaks loudly and yet I don't hear a word.  My mind is a storm stirring debris between my ears.  My heart is cloudy with emotions.  I can hardly keep standing.  I need strength to just keep breathing...

I seek solid ground.  I seek solid foundation under my feet.  I seek security and rest.  I feel like a lost, ignorant lamb needing a shepherd.  I need to be rooted and feel established.  My soul searches for what it longs for.  The emptiness is here and I need to find my purpose, my calling, my fulfillment of something greater than me, something more valuable than what this world gives, something more....God, I need you now.

Breathless, I read His promise, I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul. [Jeremiah 32]  Not only will my Father secure me, but He assuredly secures me with all of His heart and soul.  He establishes me.  He holds me up in His righteous right hand, reminding me that I'm His and He's never left my side.  He's seen me through the darkest night and He's the one whose loved me all of my life.

My soul finds rest in God alone....He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62
He hems me in. His hand is upon me.  Psalm 139

I'm whole again.  I breathe Him in and let Him sanctify me again.  Cleanse my heart, O God, examine me and know my anxious thoughts, then give me the peace that passes understanding so I can walk again....securely down the path of peace, without all the noise.

This is what the LORD says: As I have brought calamity on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised them....I will restore their fortunes, declares the LORD. [Jeremiah 32]

Seek peace and pursue it.  
I sought the LORD and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

MUMS the Word

This Friday, Luke takes his girlfriend, Jordan on a date to a real TEXAS homecoming...MUM and all! (shout-out to my Sassy-P for making it!)  Although I myself went to high school in Texas, and love this state more than you should by the way, I am seriously questioning the outrageousness of this tradition and would like to know WHO decided since 1991 that these already gaudy things needed to grow??  I'm guessing Hobby Lobby and Michael's had something to do with it, but try explaining this to third world countries...that's all I'm saying.  *Insert Debbie Downer wah-wah here.

Anyway, son, HAVE FUN!!! :)

Pictures to come...