Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
By the way, people talk about him being 'extreme' and 'radical' but I totally disagree. I think he's living out life the way that Jesus would want us to and He gets passionate about God the way He would want us to...we call it crazy and extreme but I think it's the way anyone that's a believer and loves Jesus should be living, including myself. I pray that God will show me how to give 100 percent to Him and let all the things of the world go and just be crazy about God. He's so worth it....
Walk for Strides is the cancer walk they do every year around October in Nashville. My first experience was two years ago. One of my mom's best friends has cancer and me, my sister, and my mom had signed up to walk. The walk was October 14, and my mom died unexpectedly on October 8. We still went to the walk. It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. I took a hankerchief with my mom's name engraved on it, and I reminded myself over and over that she would want me there even if I felt like crawling in a hole instead. My mother's friend was in a wheelchair that year. I'll never forget the look on her face when she saw me and my sister had still come to walk. It is forever etched in my memory. And it taught me that people CAN make a difference on this earth if they are willing to let God use them. My mother was a wonderful friend and she let God use her compassionate and loving heart to encourage and strengthen those around her. Her legacy was there that day.
We made it through and the next year my mother's friend was walking...she even beat our time! I was so excited for her, but honestly, in the depths of my human mind, I wondered, why did God heal my mother's friend but not my mother? The thought passed because I know the answer. God is sovereign and only He knows why He chooses to do things the way He does and I really wouldn't have it any other way. He is loving, kind, and gracious, and I trust Him in that He knew what was best.
Well all that I guess to say that the walk for strides is coming up again this year...it's a special event to me for many reasons. I put a link at the top of this post so if you're interested in checking it out please do. I'm looking for two things: people to donate money when I walk, or people to come out and walk with me. Even if you don't go all out and get sponsors and raise a lot of money, your presence there will mean a lot and raise awareness. If you're interested in either one of these, comment or email me.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Last night Kylie wasn't feeling really well and she just snuggled up next to me and smooshed her face up against my cheek. I could feel her breath on me and her soft cheek against mine and I thought, who am I to deserve such a sweet moment, such a pure joy, as this?
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Here's the blog I read this morning...it's a father talking about his daughter, The Brown One.
The Brown One.It takes her a while to warm up to you.It’s not that she doesn’t love you.She does.It’s that she doesn’t trust you.Yet.I’ve seen it happen everyday for the past 5 years.She grabs someones heart, only to crush it later, only to grab it again and make it melt twice as fast.It’s just what she does. She needs consistent relationship to trust you.
I know God loves me.I know He won’t ever leave me.I just wonder the feeling He gets when I come in and out of relationship with Him on such a regular basis.
Probably feels a little bit like my brown one.Yet He never flinches. And is Always waiting.Funny what a 5 year old can teach you about God’s love.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Went to Opry Mills on Saturday with my daughter and my dad...haven't been there in awhile. It was such a fun and relaxing trip...we didn't do anything special or that exciting. We just enjoyed the day together, talked, and laughed. It was a good reminder to me of the blessing of family. God brings family in our lives for a purpose and although I will never understand why He took two special family members from me when I felt like I needed them the most, I was reminded that I had it good for awhile, and I still do. I have been blessed beyond measure with family in my life. Lord, may I never forget this blessing that you have given me...may I not take it for granted, and may I soak up every minute of it knowing that we don't know what tomorrow brings but for today, life is good.