Sunday, July 4, 2010

He is with Me

"He is with Me." - whispered to my soul from his Creator, my Comforter. I know we will meet again, never to be separated. I rejoice in all the blessings surrounding me here - five to be specific - my husband and 4 children. Yet my soul longs for the one not here...and hears, over and over again - "He is with Me." - and - "I am with you." That is enough. I keep walking. His tender mercies new every morning. His plan still wonderfully good. Because of Him, His mercy and love, I have hope. And joy in the midst of the temporary sorrow. Happy "due date" Max. Hugs from Mommy.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


God is good all the time. His mercies are new every morning. His faithfulness - to YOU - forever. Even when things do not turn out the way we had planned - or how they were supposed to - God is still right there. When we bring our disappointments and hurts to Him, He fixes them, fixes you. I like what Joyce Meyers says - "double for your trouble"!
It's PAYBACK time!!! Oh He is so good. I just love GOD! I am nothing without Him and because of Him I am everything that matters - righteous, loved, healed, whole, joyful.....

God whispers to my heart, "I've got Max." He's doing good. He's fine. And I am letting God, the lover of my soul, take care of me; in the midst of missing Max HE is loving me, comforting me, revealing Himself to me in deeper ways.

Friday, June 25, 2010

New House Dream Come True

So much has happened since my last post....We closed on our house June 15th and moved in 4 days later. A dream come true! Every day that I am in this house, our house, I like it even better and my heart overflows with gratefulness to God. I found out that the sellers had prayed and asked God for the right people to buy their house. I believe He answered their prayers and ours! The sellers had to move out of town so we never actually met them. I was able to talk to the wife on the phone yesterday (she is so nice) and think I may have made a new friend.

The neighborhood is wonderful. We live in a cul-de-sac and 3 of the neighbors have already come over to say hello. God is so good! It took some time, but we are beginning to see the fruits of faith and patience concerning this (our) house. I had such peace that I could not explain when we first saw the house back in February. Now that peace is coupled with joy and excitement and gratitude for all that God has done and is continuing to do. This is just the start!

Moving in went quite well. We did not ask anyone for help but friends offered and showed up to help clean new house and old house, mow, move, bring food, and we have offers to help paint! The house is lovely and doesn't need painting but there is a certain someone (can you guess who he might be) who really loves the beach and desires to have those colors in our house. I can't blame him, I like the beach too!

Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New House

Yesterday we signed the paperwork (i.e. closed) on our house. It has been a long process with some various delays and required patience and persistence. We were told that there had been 2 other buyers ahead of us that had backed out because they did not want to have to wait so long to close. Some things are worth the wait!

Interestingly, I had been looking for a bigger house for months to make room for an expected addition. I viewed this house many times, and liked it except for one small detail. I passed it by. We even bid on another house. Finally one day Jeff and I were again searching for houses and I showed him this one. We went and looked at it and felt so peaceful. The "one thing" actually turned out to be not a deal at all! The price of the home was reduced and now within our price range. Glory!

God brought us just the right people to help us through each step of the process. We were a little apprehensive due to a bad experience 6 1/2 years ago. We did not know if we would even qualify; or if we did, what the interest rate would be. Everything went smoothly. God is so good!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Well, here it is. I am finally writing. And why? Because I am asking my 10 year old daughter to do the same - a journal about her summer. So here it goes....

The day is hot and sunny. Much better than cold and rainy. Daughter is spending the day at a friend's house. I am at home with the boys and Daddy. We have finished reading "Flat Stanley" with hopes of a future writing project for them. Oh, and it takes 17 minutes for an ice cube to melt on the sidewalk, an activity we did for the library summer reading program. Laundry is going as usual. The living room floor is strewn with Duplo Castle Legos and I hear Star Wars music coming from the family room as the boys are playing Lego Star Wars Wii. I am pondering many things as I weave through my day: homeschool curriculum for the fall, the continuation and logistics of our co-op, closing on our new house, decorating our new house, missing Max...etc. All interspersed with a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of my family and the people we will touch throughout our journey - life here on earth. God is at work. He is ever faithful, ever loving. I say out loud, "He loves me. He likes me. I am redeemed. He has the plan for our lives - a good one! He is helping us to walk that plan out." Selah