Archive for November, 2006

If you are praying for us…

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Even if it’s just now and then we appreciate your prayers. Here’s how you can pray. 1. Strength and wisdom for each day 2. Provision for our needs 3. The judge who is reviewing the appeal. We believe we will get a decision in the next month. We are praying for God’s will to be […]

A quiet holiday

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

We stayed home today. Slept in. Watched the entire parade. Read chapters of a mystery book. Worked on our  music notebook (more on that in another post). I cooked a very simple turkey breast dinner. We had potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberries, and apple pie. The weather was beautiful so little boy played outside for quite […]

God makes no mistakes

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

“God Makes No Mistakes” Kim Buffington I learned this in college. The songwriter lost her fiance shortly before their wedding. When I hear her faith and trust in God after a heartbreaking loss, I am encouraged. God never looks back and says “Uh oh”. He plans our lives and moves accordingly. My life I give […]

Faith

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

“Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.” ~ Oswald Chambers~ God is working in my life to produce faith. I am not “there” yet. I have moments of wavering. At these times, I ask God to help me. I am not in a place […]

On being thankful

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

I enjoy Thanksgiving. *Family *Focusing on God’s goodness *A warm cozy day punctuated with laughter of friends and family. Being thankful for everything has been a tremendous help for us in this trial. I notice when I make note of blessings big or small, I have more peace. Small blessing really is on oxymoron. Nothing […]

Coincidence?

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Long ago in what seems like a different life, I went to Bible college. I took a 2 part class to be certified as a correctional chaplain. I learned about many things. About how hard being a police officer is, how things in prison are, satanism, occultism, drug and gang awareness. I used to joke […]

Regrets

Monday, November 20th, 2006

The other part of the letter from my husband remarked on the photos I sent him. He doesn’t like getting pictures and seeing how big our son is getting. He actually forbade me from sending photos, but I think that Daddy needs to see the growth and changes and pieces of our days. So, I […]

A confession

Monday, November 20th, 2006

My husband wrote me a letter today. I was reading it and started to feel sick. He wrote, “Well, I have to confess something to you. I am really sorry.” My stomach lurched and twisted. I have heard far too many confessions from this man and usually they leave me with worse things to deal […]

Other people’s trials

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Often I look at other people’s trials and thank the Lord that I don’t have to go through that! *enduring illness *a disabled child *death of loved ones *abusive spouses I said to my pastor’s wife once, “I guess people look at me and don’t want to go through a trial like mine.” She looked […]

Loneliness

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Many years ago, my husband walked out of church to see Vic on the steps. He was sitting with his head in his hands looking forlorn. My husband stopped to see what the problem was. Vic said “Oh I just wish I had a girlfriend.” My husband shared the usual platitudes. “God is our friend” […]