Showing posts from January, 2016

I Don't Understand

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad that 2015 is over.  It was a difficult year for me.  Looking back, it has made me question a lot of my expectations of life.   I’m one who likes to know what’s coming.  I will keep on until I figure it out.  Unfortunately, this past year seemed to be full of too many unknowns which lead to ‘I don’t understands.’    I don’t understand why my list of friends I pray for, with cancer, continues to grow rather than diminish. I don’t understand why God would take a healthy baby girl from its mother in her fifth month of pregnancy and leave such a hole in our hearts. I don’t understand why one of my best friends from high school died unexpectedly.  I didn’t think I was old enough to be losing classmates already, but it’s happening too frequently. You start re-evaluating life when people your own age begin to die. I don’t understand why my closest friend, who is more like a sister than a cousin to me, would lose her husband, also my same ag

Stay Focused

JESUS CALLING – Jan. 18 I am leading you along the high road, but there are descents as well as ascents.  In the distance you see snow-covered peaks glistening in brilliant sunlight.  Your longing to reach those peaks is good, but you must not take shortcuts.  Your assignment is to follow Me, allowing Me to direct your path.  Let the heights beckon you onward, but stay close to Me. Learn to trust Me when things go “wrong.”  Disruptions to your routine highlight your dependence on me.  Trusting acceptance of trials brings blessings that far outweigh them all.  Walk hand in hand with Me through this day.  I have lovingly planned every inch of the way.  Trust does not falter when the path becomes rocky and steep.  Breathe deep draughts of My Presence, and hold tightly to My hand.  Together we can make it!                                                              John 21:19; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Habakkuk 3:19 If we would follow the words in today’s “Jesus Calling” consis

The Last Time

Here we are in 2016 already.  I don’t know if you’ve realized it, but the older you get, the faster time goes.  I found this ‘reading’ online last year (maybe on facebook) and am using it tomorrow for a MOPS group I’m speaking to.  It is very touching for those of us who’ve been there.  Please take it to heart – those of you who are in the middle of this - you mother's of young children. THE LAST TIME From the moment you hold your baby in your arms, you will never be the same. You might long for the person you were before, when you had freedom and time, and nothing in particular to worry about. You will know tiredness like you never knew it before, and days will run into days that are exactly the same, full of feedings and burping, nappy changes and crying, whining and fighting, naps or a lack of naps, It might seem like a never-ending cycle. But don’t forget… There is a last time for everything. There will come a time when you will feed your baby for the