Saturday, November 24, 2012


So have you ever had a WOW moment while reading scripture?  That happened to me this morning.  Now, I have read this passage multiple times in the past 14 yrs but today it was just different. 

"For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself.  He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ's blood on the cross.  This includes you who were once far away from God.  You were his enemies, seperated from him by your evil thoughts and actions.  Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body.  As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault."                  Colossians 1:19-22

Ok, so I started really thinking about this verse.  That I was once an ENEMY of God.  Who wants to be that, right?!  But here is what really got me......I asked myself the question....would I do what God did for my enemies?  I know Christ rose from the dead after 3 God "got" his son back in three days BUT would I let my son go through ALL Christ's sufferings (even if I too got him back in three days) for my ENEMIES?!?!  Heck no!!!!  AND then after to see THEM as holy and blameless....WHAT?!?!  My SON was the one who suffered...not THEM...they were the ones with evil thougths and actions, not my son...THEY are the ones who should of died!  Why would God do this?!  Then this verse popped in my mind:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."                           John 3:16

WOW!  He must really love us!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Becoming a 1 Peter Wife

As I was really praying and asking God to mold me into a better wife, I believe He led me to 1 Peter.  As I was reading through this book I wrote down 6 things that I am going to work on and pray that the Holy Spirit will change in me.  These are taken from 1 Peter 2:23 - 4:2:

1.  Respect Matt by my words to him and about him to others.

2.  Do not retaliate with insults when I am hurt.  Leave room for God to work.  Choose to bless instead.

3.  Be quiet and let the Holy Spirit do His job.  I only get in the way.

4.  Do not fear what decisions Matt might make, trust in the Lord to take care of me and our children.

5.  Pray for a gentle and quiet spirit.  That I would have a tender heart towards Matt and a humble attitude.

6.  Seek to be a peacemaker within our family and not to just have my way.  Seek not my own desires but God's will.

I will let ya'll know how this not only changes me but my family as well!  : )

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday

Since my husband and I were both Marines, I have to say "Happy Birthday Devil Dogs!"  : )

My Mighty Savior

Thank you Lord that I have MS.  Thank you for the hard days to show me the love my family has for me.  Thank you that because of your grace and your love for me, you allowed me to have MS.  MS has isolated me......I know now this is so you could talk to me and it would be quiet enough for me to listen.  Satan will not win....he will not steal my joy and peace.  Even through the pain and the unknown, you Lord will never leave me.  You are enough for me.  You truly are my Mighty Savior!