Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This Is For Real

Life is just plain hard sometimes. When it gets that way, I run to the One I know can ultimately understand, comfort, clarify and heal: my true Love, Father and Creator. Jeremy Camp is a Christian music artist that Andy and I saw in concert the year before he became "big." His life has been anything but easy, and recently he and his wife suffered through the miscarriage of their 3rd child. Please take a minute to check out their blog of this experience at Jeremy and his wife are such an incredible encouragement to all of us, no matter what we are facing in life.

And when you get 5 minutes of quiet, throw on the headphones like I am and check out these videos of Jeremy's. I highly recommend the devotionals. The others are excellent as well. Please just note that adult ideas are portrayed. May the Lord bless your walk with Him through these videos. And if you are in one of those "life valleys" like I am right now, may you draw comfort in the One who desires nothing else than for you to run to Him.

Surrender Devotional

There Will Be a Day Devotional


Lay Down My Pride - Men, you will relate to this one best

Living Vicariously Thru Grandpa Freddie and Gigi

I love dogs. I REALLY love dogs! Always have and always will. Grew up with them and up until 3 months before Aiden was born, I always had one. At this point in my life my sanity cannot take cleaning the messes of another living thing, but that does not take away from the fact that I long for a dog of my own. So right now I am living thru my grandparents and their 8 week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I don't think he has a formal name yet. And I really don't care - I just want to steal him and eat him up!

Wisdom of the Day

My second cousin's wife wrote this and it hit home for me. I hope it chastens you as well. Enjoy!

As children, we always thought the days were long, sometimes way too long. When we were really young, we often had to take a nap. The question, "When?" often came from our mouths, wondering just when we were 'going to leave', 'going to eat', 'going to bed','going to play'. Seemed we had all kinds of time, as though time, itself, stood still.

Now, as adults, time seems to be getting away from us. There's never time enough to really get anything much done in a day. Takes longer to do a project. The day passes so fast, that it's not long until we are seeing the sun go down, and it seems just a few hours ago, it was coming up. We look into the mirror and we don't recognize ourselves!!!!

David was anointed by God, and the Bible says that David was a 'man after mine own heart'. [Acts 13:22] But, he wasn't a man without trouble or persecutions. Yet, he held on to God and his promises.

Today, no matter how short the time seems, we need to hold on to God and his promises, just as David did. As the saying goes, heaven is 'just around the corner'. We need to be as the five virgins who remembered to keep their lights trimmed - stay in the Word, keep our eyes open for him to split the eastern skies. He is coming back, and time for us is short. matter how busy we get....we have to make sure we put God first in all things....and give Him the time He deserves. I want God to say that I am a woman after His own heart....even in the midst of trouble and persecution. My time is HIS time--

How about you????