Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Family's Visit

My daughter and two precious granddaughters,
ages 19 months and 7 years, visited last week.
 As I told them , it was the only fun I have had all summer. And then the news came on about
the shootings in Colorado:

and I held them a little tighter
and I kissed them a little longer
and I told them how much I loved them
and I realized my back pain wasn't so bad
and I praised God for their safe trip
and I prayed for the families in Colorado

"How precious is Your unfailing love, O God. All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of Your
wings," Psalm 36:7 NLT

"For I hold you by your right hand-I, The Lord your God. And I say to you, Don't be afraid.
I am here to help you," Isaiah 41:13 NLT

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Lamp

There's a darkness in me, I'm sorry to say. It slipped in when I was a little girl, alone and damaged. But I'm happy to say, there's a Light in me also. And the Light in me is greater than the darkness. Praise God! "O Lord, You are my Lamp. The Lord lights up my darkness", II Samuel 22:29.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Smiling, not Screaming

I'm so tired of going to doctors who all tell you something different. It makes me want to scream. In fact, this week, after having an injection in my spine, and going to three different dentists ending up in an extracted molar this morning, I was ready to start that screaming. But when I looked up I saw Jesus. I realized Jesus had given me the strength and peace to make it through this week. I realized Jesus never tells me three different things. He is Truth. I realized Jesus walks me through difficult days by holding on to my hand with His strong right hand. When I looked at Jeaus, I no longer felt like screaming, I felt like smiling. "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My Righteous Right Hand", Isaiah 41:10.