Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thankful or Not

What am I thankful for? There are so many things I can't count them. God has blessed me in so many ways it is unbelievable. No I am not rich but I do have a good job where I can afford to provide a roof over my familys head. I have my health though it is not perfect I am doing OK for my age and my family has their health. Right now I have a friend fighting for his life against the retched disease called Cancer so I am thankful that we have our health. I am thankful for I was born in a country that I am able to worship freely in. God helps me get through everyday life, the ups and downs. I am thankful that I have a great family and that I married into a Christian family one that loves me for who I am. I have a mother and father n law who raised four great boys and showed them the love it takes in a marriage and how to love God. How great is that we should all be lucky. I have come a long way in my life to stay how thankful I am. One day I will discuss where I have come from but it is nice to know that God is in control and he had a plan for me. He knew I wouldn't take those pills and drink that alcohol that night when I was 15 and he knew just where to put that Bible. Thank God. So when I look around and see all the great things God has done and is still doing I say Thank you God with all my heart.

It bothers me when my children are blind to all of those things. They see the things they don't

have. Like three of our friends are building big homes and all my daughter sees if that our house is not as big as theirs. They are blinded by jealousy. How to do you open their eyes. Wouldn't they be sad if I developed a horrible illness or would they wonder if I why I couldn't have an illness like such and such? I know that sounds stupid but how do you make them see life ?

Today someone said they hated me and that hurt to the core of my soul especially when so much has been provided to them. All I could do was to be silent. But those words hurt me so bad it almost ruined the day for me. She said them so forceful they went straight to my heart!

So I have shared somethings I am thankful for and some I am not. Good Day

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Lifting the Fog

It has been a crazy week and it is only Tuesday. The week started out with me driving across the state to bring my youngest to her grandparents house for Thanksgiving week. I have finished most of my Christmas shopping and I still have a busy rest of the week with work and going back to get my child. I woke up early this morning to a really foggy morning. You could barely see the road in front of you. As I was driving to pick up my daughter I was going down a street that has lots of trees criss-crossing over it. The rays of sun shone through the trees and were lifting the fog. Well of this brought this to mind, we have so many busy days that we get foggy. Sometimes we get so focused on all the "stuff" we have to do we lose sight of what is
really important. We need the SON to lift our fog and help us to see more clearly. This is
so clear to me, especially this week. We have so much to be thankful for but I let the little things bog me down. If I step back and look God has blessed me so much. Too many times I forget to say thank you to my heavenly father for the little things in my life that make life possible.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Joining the rest of the world

I have never been one to really understand computers. I still pay my bills the old-fashion way and very rarely check my email, but my surroundings are forcing me to join in reluctantly. I have a job that requires me to be on the computer and I my children are in activities where their instructors send me messages via email. So now I am really taking a big step and creating my own blog spot.
For years I have written some of my own devotions to help me connect with my creator on a daily basis. Most of them come to me by Divine inspiration. It can be something as small as a butterfly on a flower to something big like the devastation that occurred on9-11, but God gives me the words to write. So I am starting this to share my thoughts with those who want to get closer to the Lord through words he has given me.