Dear God, show us the road
that you have chosen for us,
and give us the courage
to walk down it... Amen

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Here I am...

Thank you all for checking on me. So much running here.
I promise to share all the details soon.
Here we are at Daddy's b-day/retirement party with Katie. And there's one of Cody at Prom acting silly. someone stuck their head in the picture last second:(

Thursday, April 23, 2009


May I quote?

"God's Word is a surgeon's scalpel--able to skillfully separate thoughts, intentions and motives--when it is read by one with a seeking heart."

I was visiting - Whatever He Says - when I found this post from the archives.

What exactly am I seeking? Hoping for, wishing for. If I seek only Him, his word, it will be a lamp unto my feet. Mercy, Grace will be my reward.

Today, what are you seeking?

(photo - Click Tunnel)
More to come on our Easter Afternoon

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

While I'm running, waiting...

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

Birthday - 40 me
Retirement & Birthday celebration - Dad
Work -
Baseball - Jesse-Ray
Soccer - Jesse-Ray
Track - Cody
Track injury - Cody
Prom - Cody
Cody gets his braces off...more dental work to follow. Going to see an Endodontist, loss of private insurance means a great cost for me - ouch!

Today is the first in many weeks that I've actually fixed a home cooked meal. I miss this-
Is there a plan, a reward for this overworked anxious mother?
I remind myself...
While I'm waiting
I’m waiting
I’m waiting on you, Lord
And I am hopeful
I’m waiting on you, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait.
I will move ahead, bold and confident. Taking every step in obedience. While I’m waiting, I will serve you. While I'm waiting, I will worship. While I'm waiting, I will not faint. I'll be running the race, even while I wait.
I’m waiting
I’m waiting on you, Lord.l
And I am peaceful
I’m waiting on you, Lord.
Though it’s not easy
But faithfully, I will wait.
Yes, I will wait.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. -Psalm 51:17

James 3:2 says that we all fall in many ways. It's true, isn't it? No one could ever say, "Well, I've never failed the Lord."

But what do you do when you're confronted with your sin? When God uses a messenger, a circumstance or His Word to hold up a mirror to you, what do you do in that critical moment?

Because we all do fail the Lord, the issue then becomes, how do I respond when my sin is revealed to me? That is the great dividing line in all of humanity.
More here

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Deena!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Return to Him...

He is risen...the tomb is empty. He has gone to prepare a place for you...if it were not true He wouldn't have told you so.

Are you ready for Him-
Today, tomorrow, remember His sacrifice for you.

Friday, April 10, 2009


“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
- Romans 5:8
In a dream I was there, when they crucified Jesus.
In my dream I saw his great agony.
I ran to the man that was piercing his body.
And when I pulled him away, that soldier was me.

Though only a dream
I crucified Jesus
It was my sins he bore
On calvarys tree
When he prayed alone
In gethsemanes garden
I believe he prayed
That night for me

Simon Peter was there, and his heart was so troubled.
And many that Jesus, had touched by the way.
They beheld their Lord, there bleeding and dying.
And in the dream I could see, that soldier was me.
(The Primitive Quartet)
Thoughts from Ann

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Daily Exam...

Examine yourselves to see if your faith is really genuine. Test yourselves. If you cannot tell that Jesus Christ is among you, it means you have failed the test. 2 Corinthians 13:5

As I was driving to work this morning, during sun rise, my thoughts go to His promise...That He will supply our needs, that He will never leave us, that all things work to the good of those who love the Lord.

If I can endure for this minute whatever is happening to me, no matter how heavy my heart is, or how dark the moment may be

If I can remain calm and quiet with all the world crashing about me,
secure in the knowledge God loves me when everyone else seems to doubt me

If I can but keep on believing what I know in my heart to be true,
that darkness will fade with the morning and that this will pass away, too.

Then nothing in life can defeat me for as long as this knowledge remains
I can suffer whatever is happening for I know God will break all of the chains
that are binding me tight in the darkness and trying to fill me with fear for there is no night without dawning and I know that my morning is near.
Helen Steiner Rice

photo - last Tuesday morning

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sow Bountifully...

But this I say, "He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully"...

I am missing you all, and am most grateful for your kinds messages. I hope to be back regularly very soon...