Thursday, March 28, 2013

As time goes by

The baby is now 3 :) Time moves on and I'm not quite sure I'm ready for it! I've been so blessed by the knowing that God is with me. This is my portion (thank you Maureen). He knew and knows where my feet and being a mom to a family of 8 children would walk, much more than me and the plans I've made. Some are leaving the nest and the little ones grow big. He is yet with me and even better, with them.

Little Grady marches on to be a big boy, and we celebrated this milestone with him. He plays with his cars a lot and I'm frequently just standing there watching him play, capturing his little chubby hands as a picture in my mind. I'm thankful that though he certainly brings drama to our lives, he brings a lot of fun and love as well.

Little boy with eyes so blue,
Today we celebrate you!
Your lively games and mischievous grin,
And racing cars just to win
We turn the page and watch's God's hand
Grow You in His loving plan!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

If, and reminding my soul where to put it's trust

If God is at work
Why should I be disappointed if things don't work out the way I wanted?

Could I trust Him, and His purposes even if it's not the way I planned it to be?

Can I let Him write His story in my today? Could I just rest in His love and let it quiet and still me?

Can doors of the past be closed and windows of the future be lived when they come? For He knows the future. It will come one day at a time.

Even still, He is working all things out for good. Even still.

Why so downcast o my soul? Put your hope in God.


Monday, March 11, 2013

On being quieted

Wrestling with relationships, life decisions, and direction right now. Reminding my soul where to trust yet again. I guess I need to do it very often.

Zephaniah 3:17
17 For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.