Apr. 1, 2009

...I will be back, I just don't know when. I need some time away.
Thinking of you!
Thanks for sharing your lives with me!
I'll miss the stories, adventures, the updates, the beginnings!
Please pray for me while I'm gone. I need it!
I am walking in the valley right now.
I know His hand is on me, leading me, but its a hard road to walk.
I know in my head that this will make me stronger and
produce the character that I need to walk the valleys that are coming,
but right now, I just feel so alone.
Thanks for all your encouragement in the last while.
It has blessed me.
I love you!

Mar. 31, 2009

"O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,
I will build you with stones of turquoise,
your foundations with sapphires.

I will make your battlements of rubies,
your gates of sparkling jewels,
and all your walls of precious stones...

In righteousness you will be established:
Tyranny will be far from you;
you will have nothing to fear.
Terror will be far removed;
it will not come near you...

...no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,
and this is their vindication from me,"
declares the LORD.

Isaiah 54

Today a friend sent me an email with a verse from 1 Peter 2 on it. So I went and read the whole chapter.
And it changed my day!!!

These are the highlights:

"So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. You've had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God's pure kindness. Then you'll grow up mature and whole in God...

But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. Friends, this world is not your home, so don't make yourselves cozy in it. Don't indulge your ego at the expense of your soul...

...This is the kind of life you've been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step.
He never did one thing wrong,
Not once said anything amiss.
They called him every name in the book and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right. He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. You were lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you're named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls."

(The Message)

Mar. 30, 2009

Hi. I'm not in the spirit of blogging right now, so I'll make it brief. There is a lot going on right now in most areas of my/our live(s). Grappling with life (I'm sure I'm not the only one).
Just wanted to ask that you would pray for me/us. And I'll be back soon!
Love you all!!