Archive for December, 2007

A Dusty Frame~2007 in review

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Here are some posts from 2007 that I would like to share with you. I’m trying to limit it to 2 per month but I may not have any success….just read what interests you. January Getting To Church on Time a neat story of God helping my husband make it to the prison church service. […]

Please pray for Lee

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

He has felt often like giving up lately. He says that he is not sure that prayer works. He said that every time he starts reading the Bible and praying again, something happens to discourage him. I have been so blessed to hear him share things with me from the book I previously mentioned. I […]

Cozy Swap

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I participated in a Cozy Sisters Swap last fall. I failed to remember my anonymity when I signed up! Oops! Saralyn was a good sport though. She patiently waited until my friend brought her package to me. I got it long after she sent it but that’s not her fault. I set the box aside […]

Thank you Barbara

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

  Barbara at Stray Thoughts sent me this lovely award. She said, “I admire her honesty and the evidence of grace and God’s strength as she deals with being a temporary single mom while her husband is incarcerated. The lessons of faith her family has been learning have been a joy to witness” Thank you […]

Changed into His Image

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

My sister sent this book to Lee for Christmas. He was telling me about it and I said, “Hey! I found that at the thrift store the other day for .25.” So we are reading it together. We’ve been talking about things we read or illustrations we like when I visit. One illustration we both […]

God’s Provision

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Time after time throughout this trial, God has provided for us in wonderful ways. At the beginning, when I looked at this stretch of time, God sent a quiet peace in my heart that James and I would be alright. I knew then as I know now that God would provide for us. Many of […]

Christmas Eve at the prison

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

I went to visit Lee on Christmas Eve. The visiting room was decorated. A tree stood in the corner its lights twinkling brightly. A toy train chugged around the base,happily unaware of its location. The air was full of the sounds of people in a festive mood. Lots of loud talking, laughter, and smiles. There […]

Our Christmas

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

James and I had a wonderful Christmas. We spent the whole day in our jammies! We rarely do that so it was a special comfortable treat. For some reason this Christmas, the gifts under the tree were a huge pile. We celebrate Christmas simply on purpose. We limit the gifts and choose them carefully. I […]

Personal Practices of Biblical Forgiveness

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

It’s not easy! Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely word,until they have something to forgive. C. S. Lewis We talk a good forgiveness line as long as somebody else needs to do it, but few of us have the heart for it while we aredangling from one end of a bond broken by somebody else’s […]

Forgiveness~What have we learned?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

More note from Family Camp this summer.  Understanding your privilege and obligation to accept and give forgiveness. Paradigm of forgiveness: What have we learned? *God has addressed the issue of forgiveness: our need to seek forgiveness and grant forgiveness. *God’s Word acknowledges that serious real life offenses take place which require a Biblical response. *God’s […]