Monday, April 13, 2009

Praying for Dee

I have a very wonderful Mom-in-law who has helped us all through times of illness.

She has gone through two rounds of radiation for cancer on her feet, and she is also a diabetic. She is in a lot of pain in her feet now, and is having to stay off of them, which is hard for her to do. We are all praying for her.

Jase said tonight that we should tell the administration and teachers at Durant High School that he can't attend classes right now so that he could go take care of his Grandma Dee.

We love her and pray for her every day.
We pray that Michelle and Abby will have safe travel as they go to be with her this Wednesday.

It was a Blessed Easter!

Listen to this, O Job, Stop and consider the wondrous works of God.
Job 37:14

Considering just a few of His wondrous works:

Every single piece of nature created by Him!

His Son who He sent to live a life of ministry, and then sent Him to the cross for us, then raised Him from the grave and to Heaven with Him!

Family, Friends, Health, Jobs, . . .
Jeff, Jase and I began Easter morning with the "Classic" service complete with Handbells, Orchestra, Choir and a great message. Jeff and I enjoyed the Love Dare Sunday school lesson. Jase stayed for the Contemporary church service.
Then we drove to Denison for lunch at my Mom and Dad's.
Our 6 year old nephew, Camden got excited with me about making the Ressurection Crescent Rolls.
Mom prepared a delicious dinner.
I got the privilege of doing what our Aunt Mary did for us. I hid the eggs for Camden.
Josh, Adrianne and Madasyn came later after celebrating with Adrianne's family at her Granny's. Madasyn already had her own basketful of eggs.
Camden and Jase hid Camden's eggs again for Madasyn, Grandma and Grandpa to hunt.
Camden didn't mind letting her hunt his eggs, and she didn't expect to keep them. I thought that was really great of both of them!
We missed Kalyn, Danny, Alyssa, Melanie and Zachary.
Jeff, Jase and I got to see all of them on Saturday and will be with them again this coming Saturday.
Kalyn went to church and lunch (and nap) with them, so they got to be family for each other.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Simply Scripture and a Sincere Prayer

I can't think of another title for my post. It's just scripture that is on my mind and my prayer to my Lord.

For all of those effected by the fires and everyone needing God's refuge.:

"I am your refuge and your strength. Even though the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, do not fear. I am on ever present help in trouble." Psalm 46: 1-3

My Focus Verse for the rest of this month:

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Other verses, there are so many, God's Word is sooo good!

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievance you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues, put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do; whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:12-17

Dear Heavenly Father,
I praise You for giving us the reason to celebrate Good Friday and Easter. I am so grateful to you. I thank you for making a way for us to live in Heaven with you forever.
Dear Lord, I repent of my feelings of anger. Please help me to completely do away with those feelings and to be able to communicate your love to everyone I interact with.
I acknowledge Your presence in my life.
Dear Lord, I pray for every person effected by all of the fires going on right now. Please be with those who have lost loved ones and their homes. Please be with the firefighters and keep them safe.
Dear Lord, I pray for myself that you will continue to help me work on my verbal communication skills and to have a gentle spirit.
I pray that you will equip me to do all that You have called me to do.
I thank you again for all that you have blessed me with.
In Jesus Name I Pray