Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Psalm 91:1 The Lord says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name."
Thursday, February 27, 2014
This reminds me of a time I was holding Steven as his meds kicked in. God told me to pray a prayer of thanksgiving. My husband was dying in my arms, how could I thank Him? He then said to be thankful for the days I had with Steve, which I did, easily. Calculating those days now, I come up with 8,340 days, or 22 years, 10 months and 1 day. That is a lot to be thankful for.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Finding out I had a raccoon in my garage and trapping it was one thing. But putting the poor thing down in my back yard was another. Apparently it had gotten into fertilizer or insecticide because it was paralyzed.
After I cleaned up the destruction in my garage, chipped at the ice in the driveway, and dug out gutters from heaps of snow, I was exhausted. So I did what I do when I've pushed myself. I cried. None of this is my job. I'm not angry at Steve for dying, or God, just frustrated at the situation. I know I can ask for help, but didn't.
What happened to just being a girl?
Monday, February 24, 2014
God cares more about our spiritual health than our physical health and so should we. To God, protecting out soul from eternal judgement and death is more significant than protecting our bodies from disease or death.
Too often, we become disappointed in lack of healing when we pray. I know I did. But, my trust in God must remain strong as I learn His value system and line mine up accordingly.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
As I watched Steven lose strength physically, I witnessed his spiritual strength grow stronger. I listened to him pray, and ask me to pray. I saw him want to go to church. I read his note that told me what he talked to God about daily. And I felt God in it all. It's the lens of spiritual wisdom I must choose to look through.