Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Summer Top 10

My Summer Top 10

1. Floating on my float at the lake

2. Grape Kool-Aid Jammers

3. Cool breezes in the mornings and evenings

4. Kids Camp/Crusades

5. Sitting on the porch with my sweetie

6. Riding with the windows down and the radio up

7. Monday night walks with my sweetie

8. Sunday afternoons on the front porch with the family

9. Warm Sunshine on my legs after freezing in my office

10. Star gazing

Monday, June 16, 2008

Experiencing God...

I am in AWE...

Over the past several months, God has just been revealing himself to me over and over and over in new and wonderful ways...

From standing in Faith in hard places
To watching Him open doors that He has promised He would open for 7 years
Blessing after Blessing
Strength after Strength
Standing in the hard and experiencing His Grace, Mercy, Strength, & Forgiveness
Soaring in the new things He is bringing about

You know we say God is good all the time, but I have literally experience God being good at all the hard and the easy in the fun and the the known and the the past, present, and the future.

God has done so much in my life since I accepted him years ago...
He Saved Me, Healed Me, Restored Me, Added to Me, Took from Me, Grown Me Up, Broke Me Down, Reshaped Me, Redirected Me, CALLED ME, Loved Me.

I just want to give Thanks today:
For my Heavenly Father
For my family who love me and show me and support me and teach me and protect me - I needed a family to show me what it looked like and you guys never hesitated to take me in - you All are my miracle
For my friends - I prayed for you guys and God sent you to me

Thank you Father for your incredible Love that I still do not quite fathom. You are the reason for ALL of the Good in my life, You are the only One who gets the credit and the GLORY!! Thank you for loving me!!

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Joy is a choice...
Joy does not change the circumstances but changes you even in the midst of the circumstances and through changes in yourself therein lies the possibility of the circumstances changing too.

So last night I learned that Joy is a choice and I am making the choice to choose Joy in the midst of all my circumstances.

I can have Joy because I have a Heavenly Father that loves me so much that I cannot even begin to understand it. I have Salvation in Jesus Christ and through Jesus a relationship with my Heavenly Father. I have a family that loves and supports me and stands by me no matter what. I have life. I have love in my heart for myself and God's Children. I have a calling and a purpose. God has a plan for my life, a plan to prosper me and not to harm me to give me a hope and a future. I can stand on the Word and Promises of God no matter what.

I choose Joy!

I surrender to you completely Father. I surrender all of my circumstances to you.
I choose You Father. I choose Joy. In Jesus name. Amen.