Monday, April 29, 2013

Mind Boggling?

Today is our official last day of vacation. What started out last week as a "stay-cation" turned into a full blown week of wind, waves, and wooing.
Last Tuesday evening while eating out, we decided we were going to go away instead of staying home. We tossed around the idea of Gatlinburg, TN, but had just gone there for a quick trip a few weeks earlier. I had wanted to go to the ocean again since October, but just did not think it would happen. Ted quickly took matters in hand and made reservations for a hotel on Myrtle Beach. We had a splendid drive to the coast and checked in to a hotel that was way above our expectations! We walked into the suite, took in the view of the surf crashing onto the shore, and promptly extended our reservation for another night!!! What a wonderful week of fishing, shopping, dining, walking, exploring new places, and celebrating our 21 years of love and life lessons.

Yesterday at church, about 20 people got saved and assurance of salvation. These are people who have been church members and have been faithful and involved nearly their whole lives!
First, it makes you check up on your own salvation status, but secondly it boggles the mind that someone would either be satisfied for so long trying to pretend to be a Christian or "religious" without knowing FOR SURE! My heart aches for those others who just want to go to church and make others think they are saved and going to Heaven. In their desire to appear righteous, they are just sitting in filthy rags. I even know some who are NOT saved and seem to have no desire to be saved, yet will come to church and activities as if it's just part of their social life.

How I yearn for the light of God's truth to shine into their foolish minds blinded in darkness.

Do YOU know for sure that you are going to Heaven? How do you know?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Paris Amour

April 24, 1992-April 24,2013, no it's not an epitaph on some tombstone, it's the beginning and continuing dates on our marital journey of bliss.
Our vows have come true, better and worse, richer and poorer, sickness and health, until Jesus comes. If you don't care to do the math, Ted and I have been married 21 years today!!!!!
We both took vacations this week so we could spend time together. Yesterday, we went shopping and rejoiced how after all these years we are still very, very much in love and don't care who knows it or that we take time to show it (flaunt it, lol).

As we started today together, Ted made me breakfast and coffee and put together our new porch umbrella. Tammy gave me a tiara for my birthday, and I thought it would be cute to wear it today. Not sure how long I will keep it on, but it's reminiscent of the tiara I wore 21 years ago. Ted has been faithful all these years to make me the queen of his heart, and I am honored and humbled to be loved by him.

As my friend Kristi would say "MUSH, MUSH".

Happy Anniversary, SuperMan, I love you with all my heart and thank God for you every day!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Prayer Changes Things

There has been soooo much on my mind since my last post. I even went through what seemed like a mini-depression. Fortunately, God has amazing ways through His Word, and our church and His Holy Spirit to pull me out of the wallowing pit of despair that I plunged into. Since then, I am not stressed about the financial burden we have looming over us, I have committed Ted's job situation over to Him, and I have embraced the fact that someone prayed me into this position of employment. To know that you are put into places and positions for reasons where people need you and want you is humbling, but invigorating. I do not have God's big picture, but I can sure see how things are falling into place that will bring honor and glory to Him.
So, on this beautiful spring day, I want to shout to the Lord and thank Him for answered prayer and His peace that passes all understanding.

"Oh yes, I know prayer changes things,
When I was down on the stormy, raging sea,
I was lonely, sick, and full of misery,
But along came the Savior, and I know He rescued me,
That's how I know, yes, I know prayer changes things, changes things."
(adapted from the Robert Anderson song of the same title)