Daily Archives: January 22, 2009

Preparing for February

In the coming days and weeks, I may disappear for a day or two. Don’t be alarmed. I am preparing for February. I’m not setting myself up for more grieving, rather for being thankful for all that God has shown me through the past year. Actually, for the past several years.

Our life journey took a rather sharp curve last February. The vehicle of our lives tipped and is still righting itself. But God still drives. Last January, I shared a bit about the difficulty my sister, Wanda, was having before she left this life for her eternal life in heaven on February 12.

I posted a bit more during our struggle with what was going on…and many of you prayed for us and with us during those hard days of life. We learned that “praising Him in the storm” was indeed, the hardest walk of our faith yet. But praise Him is what we did. For we trusted in Him alone. Wanda had already outlived all the expectations by all of her doctors by about 24 years! What faith she had!

Then during that time, Aimee and I started the Sisters of Faith site. We were blessed this past year by several sweet sisters in Christ that joined us in an incredible Bible Study called, 90 Days with Jesus the One and Only! I have felt the sweetness of the Holy Spirit in my own life and seen what He can do when I give Him full access and total control. Too often I try and control things…but I am learning…

For the past few weeks, my heart and mind has traveled back to last year. I don’t want you to feel obligated to click on each link and read it, but if you are new to my blog, then you might want to know a bit more about this journey of Trust that we have walked. Wanda had an extreme trust in God. Incredible faith. Strong heart.

So, sisters, if I can impose upon you to endure a few entries about our last few days with Wanda, and then the days that followed her home going, I will share with each of you what inspires me to keep on going —sharing—telling—writing. For HIM.

We begin tomorrow.

Thankful Hearts

Wasn’t sure I’d make it. Not to today…but here. I am very thankful for the physical miracle in a dear nephew. God is working on his heart. Yeah God! God is working on his body. Yeah God! God is always working. When we can’t see with our physical eyes…I need to remember—look with the spiritual eyes.

I am thankful for traveling mercies, groceries, electricity, heat when needed and cool air when wanted. I am thankful for family. Children and grandchildren. Parents, siblings, grandparents, friends and other family. I am thankful that when we have a need…God is there. AND He sends angels when we need to see or hear with the physical.

“My thoughts are completely different from yours,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. “ Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT

I am thankful beyond words that I belong to HIM! I wish I could tell you the whole story…but today, time does not permit. And it’s not over yet. He is still working. And we are still praying and believing for all the prodigals to come home.

Be sure and visit Iris for more thankful hearts!