My New Website

For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. (Psalm 33:4)

I have some exciting news!  Today is my due date with baby boy number 2 and to celebrate I’m bringing you my brand new website.  I’m so excited to share it with you.  It really turned out well and I look forward to using it as a tool to reach the nations.  Please join with me in this grand adventure!

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Growing in Grace

It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises [with musical accompaniment] to Your name, O Most High,

To show forth Your loving-kindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night,

With an instrument of ten strings and with the lute, with a solemn sound upon the lyre.

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God’s Promises

For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. (Psalm 33:4)

There are so many promises in God’s Word for His children.  These promises have been my anchor through the storm.  I have been clinging with all my might to the promises of God knowing that He will never fail me.  So in these next couple of weeks I want to dive in to these promises with you.  Let’s take a look at all that God promises us when we follow Him.  I’m looking forward to this new study with you.

1.  God will bring good through this.

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Pressing On

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do:  Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14)

One of the greatest moments through this whole journey was this moment above.  A couple friends of Dad’s had asked if they could put a benefit together for him.  Of course we said yes.  They had asked this during their very first visit to see dad in the hospital.  Then they went to work to put this beautiful event together for dad.  Many people pitched in to make this event a success.

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Home Sweet Home

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. (Psalm 29:11)

This will be my last week writing on the blessings from my Dad’s accident.  I could continue as the blessings keep to pouring in, but I want to get started on another study with you.

The time had come for my dad to come home.  He came home July 14th.  What a sweet day it was.  My sister Abigail picked dad up from the nursing home in Crosby and helped him get settled in.  Paul, Zion, and I were on a flight to get there by the evening so we could spend dad’s first week at home with him.

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Moving On Up

Dad’s move to Crosby was a great move.  The first blessing in this move was being accepted in to Crosby’s program.  We were hoping dad would be here because that meant he was a little closer to home and made visits from family and friends just a little easier.  The lake near by and the opportunity to fish didn’t hurt either.  The move to Crosby was a good one and dad continued to receive the therapy he needed to help further his healing.

Here are a few of the blessings from this phase of the journey…

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Do you trust me?

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.  As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9

I read this above paragraph on a very difficult day.  God knew that my heart was heavy and that I needed a breath of fresh air.  This was the day that my dad found out he was going to have to have a feeding tube put in.  At this point, it had been over two weeks since he had eaten.  They first tried the picc line because it was less invasive and they had hoped dad could build his strength up with this.  Unfortunately, dad did not make enough progress.  He just wasn’t able to get his swallow to work the way that it needed to.  I remember dad’s brokenness this day as he responded to his need for the feeding tube.  I watched tears flow from his eyes.  It was so hard to see my dad broken.

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How Priceless

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.

Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; GREAT is YOUR FAITHFULNESS. (Lamentations 3:22-23, NKJV)

If you were to take a tour of my home, there would be one thing you would notice on almost every wall.  The Word of God is pretty prevalent in our home.  There are many good reasons for this!  I love words!  And I truly believe that the power of these words continue to transform my life.  It is so refreshing to walk around our home and be reminded of God’s Word often.

This above vinyl wording is on a wall in our bedroom.  It’s right above the door to our master bathroom.  The great thing about these words is that every morning I get to wake up to them.  I wake up to this reminder, this promise from God.  I wake up remembering that God is Faithful and He always will be.  I celebrate this daily!

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Forever Faithful

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them– the Lord, who remains faithful forever. (Psalm 146:5-6)

Lately, I have come across a few people who are hurting in many ways.  There are a lot of tough things going on in people’s lives.  One common theme is a desire to see God come through.  A desire to be victorious!  I think it’s so important to stop for a moment and look at God’s record of faithfulness.  I want to explore how faithful He has been and how faithful He will be.  God has a record of being faithful at least a Gazillion times.  More times than we will ever be able to count.

It’s hard to see His faithfulness at work in our lives at times because we see things from our perspective.  We see things unfinished, full of pain, agony, often bewildered by circumstances, and just frustrated by the lack of control we have.  We need to take our eyes off of the circumstances and put our eyes on the One who is in control!  The One who never steps off the throne, never says He’s too busy, never calls it quits, never says He’s having a bad day, so He can’t help us.  He is always there!  We just have to stop and become available.  Stop and listen!  Stop and allow Him to work!  Stop and get a new perspective on the current situation!  Let’s look at God’s record of faithfulness and compare it to our lives.  Let’s see how He has been faithful!

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