Monday, December 8, 2008

I know Thanksgiving is over, but it struck me this morning, shouldn't everyday be thanksgiving? There have been so many tragedies this past week. One of our local pastors suddenly died at 55 years of age, one of our church member's young daughter has a rare and typically fatal blood disorder and has spent the majority of the past year in a hospital in Minnesota, a young girl from our Christian academy was in a car accident and is paralyzed. many times did I look at my own family and really give thanks and praise God that we are healthy and together. It is so easy to just take the life we lead and things we have for granite. With the economy so unstable, I have never had to wonder if I was going to be able to feed my family. My job (at this time) is secure, but have I really been thankful to have that job? No I complained upon waking, that I didn't want to go to work today. Never considering the people that would love to be able to have a job. Dear Lord, Thank you for the safety and well being that you have bestowed upon my family. Help me to be ever mindful, that it can change in a blink of an eye, but you will still be there to see us through. Thank you for that promise. Lord, please open my eyes to see others in need, spiritually or physically. You have given me so much, please show me how and where I can share it with others. Lord, Father, thank you for loving me, caring for me even when I was turning from you. I love you Lord, use me.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday musings

So this is it. My first blog. I may ramble, but thats just who I am. Last night, I was looking at my son's youthgroup's webpage or site. Not sure what the correct jargon is! Anyway I saw that he had been blogging on it. This morning, I received an email that was actually an awesome blog. So I decided. If not for anyone else, then for myself. A sort of online discussion with God. I pray that if anyone does see this, then they will realize who God really is. What God has actually done for us. Along the way I will share some of my bumps on the paved road.

Once I realized the need for a savior and accepted Christ, you could say that the road I travel on now is paved. As fellow believers know, being a Christian does not exempt us from hitting bumps on that paved road. If you are still traveling down a gravel road, and don't like where it is taking you, I would love to share with you on how turn it all around, get on the paved road, and how to deal with the bumps when you hit them.