Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's her name. . . .

The Hubs and I were having a discussion about a post I wrote, where I referred to Noah's wife as "Mrs. Noah".
He chuckled at that and I did too.

But, it began me thinking about that lady who lived so long ago before me.

Do you realize the Bible never tells us her name?

Never. Not once.

No name for the lady who stood behind and beside her man for years.


Years of mockery, scorn and shunning.

Never once do we read about her telling him to stop. And could he please just lighten up.

Telling him 'NO I AM Not GEttiNG ON THAT. .. WHAT DID YOU CALL IT. . A BOAT??'. (Remember no one even knew what rain was at that point in history)

Made his meals, did his laundry, raised his sons.
And we don't even know her name.

It struck me of all the unsung heroes I know.

Momma's loving their kiddos and their men. Even when it's hard.

Missionary's serving in places we'll never know about to a people, who it seems will never understand.

A pastor in a church of 100 doing everything from counseling, to cleaning the bathrooms.

Maybe you're feeling overworked and under appreciated today.
Like no one even knows you're there.

I can promise you this.
God sees you.
He knows how hard you're working.
And just like Mrs. Noah, he's got a place reserved on the boat just. For. YOU.

Be blessed today friend, rest in the knowledge that your hard work is not going unseen by your creator!

Blessings and Peace,
Monday, February 27, 2012

Snap Shot

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the amount of H.U.R.T.  people are going through.
And that's only the stuff they're willing to share.

Even in my own life and the lives of the ones I love. . .

Man it's just so difficult sometimes.

The Hubs picked picked up Little Girl from preschool this week.
He sent me a picture of her when he drove up to the school.

I immediately texted back, "Is she lonely? She looks lonely-that makes me so sad."

His reply back:

"Nope, I don't think so."

So, what does this have to do with those around me and dear ones I love, going through life's most difficult things??

We only see a glimpse of what's going on.
We don't see the whole picture-YET.
But we will one day.


Wait for the Lord;
     be strong, and let your heart take courage;
    wait for the Lord! Ps. 27:14

One day. . .but wait-WAIT for the LORD.
Hold on, He's coming to your rescue- you just don't see it yet, because we can only see a glimpse-not the whole picture.

Blessings Dear Friends and thanks for reading and commenting,
Friday, February 17, 2012

Time Flies . . . .

Twenty years ago this is what I was doing. . .

And this. . . .

We were so happy. . . .

Now we are  here. . . 

And Here. . . .

And the only answer I have is to how or why



Grace at  the beginning,

Grace in the middle,

Grace as we continue through the years.

Given and received.

Covering much

And binding together.

Friday, February 10, 2012

What's Going On

My poor little blog hasn't received a whole lot of love lately.

There are reasons and then there are REA SON S.

But, one of them is not that I don't have some things and some words rolling around in my mind, because I assure you I do.
It's just I haven't been able to either get them out in a sane manor OR I probably shouldn't get them out of my head-it's safer if they stay where they are for now.

Anyway, life moves on here.

I had something so offensive said to me last week about my kids and their attendance of a Christian school.

It hurt. It made me angry.

But, I've come to this place where I can say, "If you don't judge me on my kids behavior/family school choice, I won't judge you on yours."


Ok then.

Honestly,  isn't this life hard enough without us all turning on each other, just to build ourselves up??

Shouldn't we be helping each other?

And as a side note, I'm not raising robots but children.

Good kids, sweet kids, kids who love Jesus.

But, also kids who have their own minds (and the older they get opinions) and personalities.

And you know what?  That's a good thing.

I don't recall Jesus ever telling the disciples they should not use the personalities and gifts God had given them to use to follow Him.

He knew when He called burly fishermen and tax collectors what He was getting.

Same way with our kids. He gave them their personalities for a reason.  (some of us have been blessed with kids with LOTS O Personality.)

He wants to use THOSE personalities.

One of the biggest things I've learned as a parent (and trust me, I've got a long way to go)
is that I'm not trying to 'break' my children (even the stubborn ones) I'm trying to bend them to follow Jesus.

So, Mama that is struggling, let me encourage you- You CAN do this thing.
Love your kiddos. Ask for help when you need it-and know that Jesus sees ALL the hard work you're doing!

And Mama that feels superior-
Remember this life isn't over yet and it's a long, lonely way down when you fall if you've pushed everyone out of the way who could've tried to catch you.