Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Heart felt WORDS - Spoken or written - are one of the most wonderful things in life to me.
I have always taken lots of time, and thought, in buying that Perfect Birthday card that speaks my heart. Consequently, as parents do, we pass our values on to our Children and Grand-Children.
The box in the bottom of our office closet, filled with Cards of WORDS from our family, are and will be one of the heirlooms that will be left to our children and grandchildren. Crammed full WORDS from Mickey, Suzette, Jacque, David & Marc that have spoken their heart to me.
These are my "jewels" for my 78th birthday ~~~~~~
From Daughter Jacque -
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
I've been thinking a lot lately about two things. How BIG is our God and how BIG is our Faith?
Within the church body I currently attend, and all I have been exposed to and involved with since Jesus became my SAVIOR in 1958, I hear a lot of TALK about faith. But, as I look around I observe and witness a lot more FEAR and DOUBT than I do FAITH.
Why do I say this and what do I mean? I hear "God will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory" (Almost a direct quote of Philippians 4:19 kjv But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.) yet I hear these same people worrying about the cost of this or that; how they are going to afford this or that; making money, or the lack thereof, this or that has broken down or won't work. One of their primary concerns on all levels seems to be voiced in lack, and doubt coming from their mouths and their actions.
I hear, "By His stripes I am healed." (From Isaiah 53:5 kjv But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed)yet I hear how this hurts and that hurts and asking for prayer for the same ache or ailment time and time again, running to this or that Dr. and taking this or that medication or treatment. We must pray, seek the necessary medical advice and then begin to WALK in healing regardless of how we feel, or what is hurting.
I believe our problem is multi-fold. #1 We do not see GOD big enough. We try and put God into an extension of our image or understanding rather than realizing He is soooo BIG we can never describe or understand him. The issue is not understanding, it is BELIEVING what His Word says....period.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By now I have to tell you the tears are beginning to flow in my eyes. I cannot tell you how very touched I was with this act of love and kindness from a dear friend and a breast cancer survivor.
This is not the first time Angel Cathie has shown up --- Last week, after Mickey had his pet scan David, Cathie's husband, had knocked on our door and came in carrying this adorable little basket filled with rice-krispy treats and chocolate mints, a get well card, and a medical magazine with one article highlighted and marked for Mickey to read.