Sucker Punched

Today as I was working on a study I wondered how much endurance I really have during the trials that are put before me. Sure I get through them only because the day ends every day. Sometimes I feel like a child just enduring because I know I have no choice. So today I read James 1:12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. After reading  this scripture I am so convicted thinking how warped my thinking is. Yes I get through it but am I patient? Do I rejoice in the suffering or do I plead for it to pass? Today I realized what a “Whimp” I am. I pleaded and asked God last night to intervene and take this ache from my heart and remove this...

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Comfort

Today as I pondered on the word comfort I couldn’t help feeling convicted. I realized I was seeking not to comfort because I sought my own comfort. To me its like an oxy moron it makes no sense. So this morning when my husband shared 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 I had a deep ache in my heart. “3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”  We are comforted by our precious father so we can also comfort. It’s like being blessed with a fortune and we only indulge our selves, such selfish thinking. There is so much work to be done so many hurting...

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Kindness

Today as I was stopped at a red light I could not help but notice a young pregnant girl crossing the street. She was holding on to her little girl who was red and flushed from the heat.  I quickly realized there was a young, tough and mean looking guy walking behind them who apparently was her boyfriend or husband. I could tell she was angry at him as he ignored her and just kept drinking an energy drink and listening to his music. Then suddenly the light turned green and I headed home, but for some odd reason I saw myself in the young girl and I wanted to help her and give her a ride. It was one of the hottest days outside at 108 degrees and I could see she and her little girl were tired and hot . Regretfully once again my fierce enemy “flesh” started a coup and...

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Adoption

A few weeks ago my daughter came in the house telling me we needed to get a rooster for one of our hens. If you know anything about roosters you would understand my dilemma.  Roosters and their cock a doodle doo early in the morning is not something your neighbors will appreciate.  But my daughter tried to explain one of the hens was wanting to have chicks and she felt we needed to get a rooster so she could have a family. I asked my daughter how she knew this and she explained the hen pulled all her feathers out and all she was doing was sitting on eggs. I don’t know how my daughter knew this but I really didn’t give it a second thought. Well a few weeks later my daughter asked me if I wanted to see the new baby chicks and I was taken back. “Did you guys get a...

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Wonderfully Made

Wonderfully Made” As I sit and watch my kids basketball practice I am reminded once again the “beauty of innocence.” So many different children some tall, some short, some fair some dark. You see those who are jocks, some who are quirky, and those who are clueless. Then I see my boy his feet and arms all going in different directions as he is running. He has the biggest smile on his face he has no idea he is different from the rest of the kids. There was a time my heart would ache as I watched my ”disabled children” trying to fit in. But now I praise God for my “special blessings.” Many might say a ”disabled child“ is God’s mistake. But being a mother of “many disabled kids” I can share they are...

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