Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wow!

I saw this song on someone else's blog. I know this is how so many women feel in the world and my heart goes out to them. It is not a fun place to be, but it is a good place to be- where you know that God has your life so intricately detailed and planned out- as long as you always make sure that He has the steering wheel and not you!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pray for Harper!

There is a pink stamp to the right of my page that says "pray for Harper". I do not know this family... I read her blog alot because a friend gave me her link...she is always putting up good recipes and projects and her dad does a devotional that is on the side of my page as well. She (Kelly) is truly an inspiration. She amazes me with her faith and trust in the Lord. She and her husband tried for over 2 years to get pregnant with Harper. She is finally here and having some lung and heart issues. She was born with pnuemonia and is in VERY critical condition. The message that this family is sending is monumental... people all over the U.S. read her blog- check out how many people have checked her blog since last Friday- WOW! The Lord is doing great things in this family's life and right now they REALLY need our prayers. You can add the "Pray for Harper" stamp to your page as well by getting the URL from Kelly's blog page. Pray for them often!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

WAIT

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried; Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied. I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate . . . And the Master so gently said, "Wait."
"Wait? you say wait?" my indignant reply. "Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?By faith I have asked, and I'm claiming your Word.
"My future and all to which I relate Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to wait? I'm needing a 'yes', a go-ahead sign, Or even a 'no' to which I can resign.
"You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe, We need but to ask, and we shall receive. And Lord I've been asking, and this is my cry:I'm weary of asking! I need a reply."
Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate, As my Master replied again, "Wait." So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut, And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting for what?"
He seemed then to kneel, and His eyes met with mine . . . and He tenderly said, "I could give you a sign. I could shake the heavens and darken the sun. I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run.
"I could give all you seek and pleased you would be. You'd have what you want, but you wouldn't know Me. You'd not know the depth of my love for each saint. You'd not know the power that I give to the faint.
"You'd not learn to see through clouds of despair;You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there.You'd not know the joy of resting in MeWhen darkness and silence are all you can see.
"You'd never experience the fullness of loveWhen the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,But you'd not know the depth of the beat of My heart.
"The glow of my comfort late into the night,The faith that I give when you walk without sight.The depth that's beyond getting just what you askFrom an infinite God who makes what you have last.
"You'd never know, should your pain quickly flee,What it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.Yes, your dearest dreams overnight would come true,But, oh, the loss, if you missed what I'm doing in you.
"So, be silent, my child, and in time you will seeThat the greatest of gifts is to truly know me.And though oft My answers seem terribly late,My most precious answer of all is still . . . Wait."

Sunday, January 11, 2009

5 years!



Cal and I are celebrating 5 years "officially" together today! We have actually been "dating" on and off for 6 1/2 years! wow- time is flying! God has been so gracious to us throughout the years and finding each other was one of the most truly precious gifts he has given. I thank God every day for my wonderful husband and the man of God that he is. He is truly the spiritual leader in our home and my rock that I lean on. He is my best friend and sincerely cares about everything that I need. It was 5 years ago today that Cal mustered up the courage and asked me to be his "girlfriend" in my little college house in Oxford. Little did we know that 2 years later, he would get down on his knee in that very room and ask me to be his wife. Our journey together has had it's ups and downs and we have made the best out of every situation that has been handed to us. We are praying that God will grant us the gift of a baby and as we continue on this journey we are constantly reminded that His timing is not our timing. He is a soveriegn God and He has a perfect time table. God is going to do GREAT things! I'm so thankful for 5 years with this amazing man and I can't wait for many more!