The blessings that have been added to our heart and home still amaze me when I look into their eyes…
Only God could do all this.
Jeff and I are blessed with 2 daughters, their husbands and a sweet collection of children that make me smile…and sometimes cry.
The lessons we’ve all learned on this journey–the things we’ve heard from their lips, the insight into the heart of God…
In thinking of 2013, I counted these blessings.
Sometimes I may have forgotten that these are blessings, as sometimes life gets a bit overwhelming…and sometimes people tend to not see a blessing ..instead they see a bother…
I recently looked back at the incredible joys of years past, and I saw such evidence of God—and yes, even in the trials and heartaches, the hand of God was there….keeping us through every situation.
Added to the family this year was “Bubbie” the lamb. We teasingly said we were giving him to April and David’s boys as a start on the Live Nativity for church next year…so you never know 😉
He’s a cute little lamb…and even though “Mary” didn’t come by the other morning, the little lamb did wander off … (hopefully not to follow anyone to school).
I’ve thought about those missing from our Christmas gatherings this year. My dear friend Connie Haile spent her first Christmas in heaven, and through her passing, as we went to the house to support Courtney, Mike, Sunny and Jeremy, I met her spiritual mom, Mildred, and met her sister Becky and mother for the second time…and friendships were formed with other “Connie” girls. Karen and Delores are other girls I’ve added to my “texting” buddy list. (HUGE BLESSINGS)
So even in her passing, she was doing the work of the LORD….bringing hearts with like faith together for strengthening! As I looked back at the effects of Connie’s life on others–and how she pointed lives to Christ…I realized–that is exactly what I want to do–
Point hearts home. To Jesus. To the cross.
Without being able to do that…what would be our purpose?
As I gear up to be more diligent at blogging…and shouting out to the world about Jesus Christ–through the world-wide-web, I would like to ask you to pray with us.
We desire to seek Him more, serve Him fully and follow Him wherever He leads.
If you don’t mind me asking….
Is God calling you to a specific change for 2013? A specific place? A new challenge?
Care to share?
© Angie Knight- The Knightly News