Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I have neglected to tell the people who read this on a regular basis how much they are appreciated.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

If it were not for friends like you, my life would not be the same. You have each touched my heart deeply.

I am eternally grateful for HIS guidance in our friendships.

Prayers needed please

My grandfather is in the hospital. His kidneys are not functioning the way they should. The doctor's say there is a 50/50 chance for him to survive based on the recent events in life. Read about it here.

I just need the courage to accept God's will. I need the peace that passes all understanding in order to demonstrate that to my family members who do not serve my Lord.

One of our pastors spoke on regifting tonight at church. You know, getting something and then giving it to someone else. He spoke about rewrapping before you regift. In order to rewrap God's gifts, we need to use and understand them ourselves. We need to know HIS gifts so intimately that they are second nature to us, that they flow freely and without regret.

I need to be able to do that.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Indentured Servitude

Like the indentured servants of old, you and I are bound to Christ. He purchased our salvation and place in Heaven with His blood. Offering our bodies to as a living sacrifice is our reasonable service (Romans 12:1).

Doing His bidding is our reasonable service.

Has He asked you to do something that is unpleasant or humbling? Just remember that He walked and talked with those that no one else would walk and talk with. He cleansed the unclean.

Has He asked you to do something outside your comfort zone? Just remember the Garden of Gethsemene.

Jesus is our perfect example. We are to aspire to be like Him.

He talked with the Father daily. There was a deep connection there.

He understood what was required. He asked for clarification and confirmation.

He was obedient. He did the things He did out of love.

That last one is the kicker. Indentured servants of old were not required to love. Just complete the time period that was agreed upon.

As servants of Christ, we are still indentured but God added another component. Love. It is not optional but part of our reasonable service.

Indentured servitude is a choice, an agreement to the terms. We must serve on HIS terms. We must choose.

Heavy stuff that can't be shoveled. . .

Have you ever felt that you were the nearest dumping ground? I kind of feel that way lately.

My brother in law is having family issues and calls almost daily. He will be in the States from Germany on Tuesday. That's when the "real" therapy sessions start.

My mother in law is having a disagreement with her sisters about the treatment of her 94 year old mother. This is a result of not speaking to each other about anything important for years! I just want to lock them in the closet and let them fight it out! Can I really fixt this? NO! Do I want to? YES!

My family is still reeling from the loss of my grandmother. This Earth will NEVER be the same!


All of the above issues deal with forgiveness and grief. Forgiveness and grief are both processes. However, you must be willing to work through the process in order for the situation to be resolved.

The neediness of these situations will eventually go away. Knowing that is helpful.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Do you like pie?

Works for me . . .

You Are Pumpkin Pie
You're the perfect combo of uniqueness and quality.You're able to relate to many types of people with many different tastes.But you're by no means generic or ordinary.In fact, you're one of the most original people around.Those who like you are looking for something (someone!) special.You tend confuse people when they first meet you. You're not as complicated as you seem.Even though you have a lot of spice and flavor to you, you're never overpowering.You are a calm and comforting force in people's lives.