Wednesday, September 30, 2015

1am Personal Therapy Session

It's those hours between Tuesday and Wednesday. The house is oddly still and quiet, the kind that hurts your ears. I'm so tired but can't sleep. My heart is so full with burden...for, the one who lost her husband to cancer, the one addicted to drugs, the family of the sweet friend who just couldn't see the light through the dark tunnel she was lost in, the one recovering, the ones fighting for their lives. The list goes on and truly, the more God puts on my heart and the longer the "prayer list" gets, the more I realize how important it is to petition God for each other. It can seem so trite almost to tell one another that we will pray for them, kind of like the saying, " my thoughts are with you." (Huh? What does that mean). But truly, to carry one another's burdens before the throne, in prayer, is what we are called to do-really pray, not just say. We ALL have a story, a burden, a thorn in our side. One is not more important or tragic than the other in God's eyes. So, while I feel so heavy hearted for so many, I'll turn it over to God. Who loves and cares and knows exactly what each is going through. 
God thank you for hearing what only our heart can say when our words aren't sufficient.
I love you. You know, because you are GOD.

Disclaimer: please know this is just me, writing to myself as therapy;)...and putting it out in public.

O send our Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy; yes, with the lyre will I praise You, O God, my God! Psalm 43:3-4

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Homecoming happenings

This week was Homecoming Week at The Rock Academy. Some say it seems early for that, but we have been in school since mid-August!!
Each day had a dress-up theme and everyone from jr kinder-high school joined in with school spirit! We ended the week on Friday, with an all school pep rally & chili dog feast and then the BIG football game. Even though the stadium lights shut off before the game was over, our team hung in there and prevailed once the lights came back on! It was a fun night. Our school may be small, but it's mighty with school spirit!
    Yes, Sutton looks thrilled here;)

    Got his football signed by the team

    That's our "flyer" in the middle!
    Grandpa came to cheer her on
    Go Warriors!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

"Bubbling over"

Last week, one of the daily scriptures on my Bible App was Romans 15:13 (amp version)
May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing (through the experience of your faith) that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.

As time goes on, the world gets worldlier and more of those I love face struggles I want to shield them from (both physical and spiritual), it seems that hope could easily be lost. We can get lost in fear, the sadness of "bad" news, the uncertainty of the world our children will grow up in, the busy-ness of life. But, (Thankful from the tip of my toes to the top of my head that there is a but!) God knew we'd feel this way, and He gave us His word in the power of the Holy Spirit (we) may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope!
So thankful that it's not on our own strength that we have hope (I can think of 1,000+ times I have failed in the having hope area). We all have experienced what seems like a hopeless situation. There is hope through the Holy Spirit. God is our hope! He is bigger than the tragedy, the unfair situation, the struggle in the relationship, the disease that could be fatal. Thank you Jesus that you bring Hope! It's so appropriate that "overflowing" can be translated into "bubbling over", isn't it?  As His Hope quenches our parched souls, when the evil one would just love to keep us in a "dying of thirst" place. So, drink from the Hope God wants to pour into your thirsty soul!

My soul was filled with joy, peace and hope this week because God has answered another prayer regarding my health tumor marker has gone down 1.7 points! (Yippee!!!) While that number may seem small, it had been creeping up a point each time the past few months. I'm believing this to mean that the SOT is at work in my body, killing those nasty cancer cells! I'll have a test in November after the treatment has been given its full 16-18 weeks it needs to, stay tuned;).

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