~The Calm~

I had a wonderful time this Friday night when a few of April’s friends came to visit and have dinner with Rick and  I.  We love it when they visit!  It brings back wonderful memories and also let’s me know that she had good friends that love and miss her so much… I miss having April and her friends hanging out in our home.  I really miss my baby girl so, so much… But am blessed for special times in the future like we had this past Friday night with her friends!!

 

It’s time for verse #2 of the Beth Moore SSMT for 2011!  This is going to be an incredible year if I can memorize 24 new bible verses, do the “Made to Crave” bible study, read the Chronological One Year Bible and then to read all the books I have bought!!! lol

~But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”~

~Exodus 14:13-14 NLT

Just stay calm…. I have learned these past few years that things happen for a reason even if we don’t understand what those reason are at the time.  I have also learned that all I can do is dig deeper into the word of Jesus and that things work out for the best if we abide in what he says and in the way he leads us.  
“It is what it is and that we have to take it a day at a time.”

A look at a few of my books I have to look forward to this year…. 🙂   Still waiting on my “Made to Crave” by Lisa TerKeurst!!


Tomorrows Sorrows~

As I pulled myself from bed this morning and poured my cup of coffee, I felt I like I was hit with a ton of bricks…the “D” word was all over me ~ DEPRESSION!! It was raining and cloudy and my anxiety was there.  I went to my chair, then to my couch and then this afternoon finally to my bed for a nap.  Thank God for my wonderful husband that stands by me on these days.  He had cooked a wonderful dinner and woke me up to eat when it was ready.  I am so blessed to have him…

Tomorrow is a day with attorneys and depositions in my daughter’s case.  We lost April, my youngest daughter that had just turned 19,  in August of 2007 in a drowning incident.   That was the day my life as I knew it ended.  Nothing has been the same.  I can say my life with Jesus has grown more than I could have ever imagined.  For my Lord is the one that carries me through these days of utter depression and  loneliness.   Today reminded me of what I have read and been told many times: to turn it over to God!  That is sure easier said than done. 

I wanted to share this sweet poem from a little book a dear friend gave to me that was written by Helen Steiner Rice…

 

Let Go and Let God!

When youre troubled and worried

and sick at heart

And your plans are upset,

Remember God’s ready

and waiting to share

 the burden you find much too

heavy to bear-

So with Faith let go and let God

lead the way

Into a brighter and less troubled day…

WOW, if only I could  learn to just turn it all over……. I know eventually I can.  I have learned a lot in the past 3.5 years since my world was turned upside down and inside out.  It has been through prayer and leaning on God.  Knowing that God is ALWAYS there and He is the same Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!

As my faith continues to grow each day, I will continue to live my life for my Savior as He gave his life for me…

Blessings,

Cindy M~

HAPPY NEW YEAR~2011

“Special Moments”~

2011~ First thing in the mornings is my perfect time for those special moments alone with God and to enjoy my coffee…  What better way to start off the new year than to join in Beth Moore’s “Siesta Scripture Memory Team” as we all learn 24 new verses for this year!!  How exciting to be joining thousand from all over as we grow closer to God.  My 1st verse for this year is Psalm 51:10~”Create in me a clean heart, O’ Lord, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”   Check out her site in the post below.

 I hope you can join me as I become closer to my Savior this year and grow as a servant… 

Blessings, Cindy

My New Year Prayer for 2011

The New Year is almost here… A time to set your sights on new goals and resolutions, if you do that sort of thing.  I just have one thing I am gonna do to start this year off, that is a “New Year’s Prayer”…

I pray that God will lead me to becoming a “Women of Purpose”.  To keep my mind open, see and hear the vision that He has for me.  To teach me to make time each day for only Him.  To be able to learn to soak in each and every word of His.  I want to pour my life into the lives of others and bring them to know Christ.  To be an obedient woman in prayer and a mighty servant for Jesus Christ.  I pray to be open for your directions sweet Jesus and to follow you.

In your name I pray~Amen