Sunday, December 15, 2013


What a busy time of year! My last post was how God had used someone to encourage and lift me up, what I did not know is that maybe He was using me at the same time. That special person was released from her position that very same day. Maybe God planted ME in her path as we encouraged each other!
You never know the big picture, but you just need to be in His picture frame.

OK for a quick recap on the family.

Ted's finger has healed amazingly well, and the doctor was very pleased with how the third degree burn that left absolutely no skin has healed without skin grafts and minimal scarring. He has not lost any use of his finger and it no longer hurts. Within a few months it may even look like it never happened! What an amazing Great Physician we serve. His recent doctor's appointment was wonderful. He has brought his diabetes into remission and needs to keep on that same path now the rest of his life. He has not been taken off his medicine yet, but will get evaluated in 4 months to see if his levels are still normal. Ted's job keeps him soo busy, pray for him as he travels, and even if it be the Lord's will, he could get another job that might not be so time consuming.

My job is challenging as I have stated many times, I do hope as I work there longer that it will get easier to mentally handle. Honestly, I do not want to work, and I can't see myself spending the majority of my life working at a job that has no meaning for me. I do my best at the job and pray for strength all the time. If God needs me there to help others then it will have meaning.

James seems to like his job for the most part although it amazes him at the types of people he encounters on a daily basis. He is looking forward to leaving for the army in 8 weeks. Pray for him.

Justin is so tired of his job and wants to quit, he is weary of the 3rd shift and it won't be long before he puts in his notice. He leaves in 6 weeks for the army. Pray for him, I still am amazed that they cleared him medically. Pray that he will gain strength and endurance.

Pray for both my boys to be strong in the Lord and in the power of HIS might.

Alot of Christmas celebrations beginning to happen, and as our Pastor preached tonight... I don't want to lose Jesus in the midst of this celebration.

After Christmas, we will start packing up the boys lives as they knew it. Sorting through whatever treasures they want to keep and what they want to get rid of. This will be a bittersweet time. I hope to inject encouragement and support into this next stage of their lives that will remind them that this is how life is to be lived. They are now men who need to find the Lord's will and do it on their own. Mom and Dad will always be here in their hearts and memories, but it's time for them to walk their own path.

I will probably turn Justin's room into a workout room, so that I can start getting healthy as well. For the past seven months I have suffered daily headaches and frequent migraines. This is a chronic condition, and I was in despair that I would have to take medicine every day of my life. Just in the past week I have not had to take it every day and my headaches seem to be lessening in frequency and intensity. What a relief!

My hopes are that if I can lose my extra weight that my body will regulate it's levels and I can live a healthier less painful life.

Tomorrow marks the 4th year since Momma went to Heaven. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. It's not as painful, but it's no less of a loss. We all miss her more then words can say, but now we are just that much closer to seeing her sweet face again. Jesus is coming soon, and I can't wait to see Him.

I will save you a seat at the marriage supper of the Lamb.... will you come?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

In the middle of my path

Last week was very stressful and by Friday I was barely hanging onto my last nerve. I cried out to God, but part of me was so despondent that I did not know if and when He would answer. About 10am on Friday, I escaped to another part of the complex where I work and God literally planted a person in my path that reached out to me and encouraged me. We discussed spiritual matters and hugged each other, and after that Planned and Purposed encounter God bolstered my spirits and gave me the strength I needed to get through the day, take a meal to Ma who was recovering from back surgery, and helped me plan a lesson for the Super Teen Class the next day.
Does God hear you when you pray? YES!! and although sometimes He waits to give you an answer, He always answers you just when YOU need it.

Although this journey takes me along a rocky path and often there seems to be roadblocks and stumbling blocks in my way, He also plants people in my path to help me just when I need that help or assistance.
My Lord knows the way through the wilderness, all I have to do is follow.
Strength for today is mine all the way,
And all that I need for tomorrow,
My Lord knows the way through the wilderness,

All I have to do is follow....