I saw this necklace and knew it was somethings I wanted to be reminded of. I can do all things through His strength, not mine. If it is strength you see when you look at me it is not mine. Mine was gone long ago. The only reason I am able to do all that I do is through God's grace that gives me strength each day.
A mircale that this condition is gone and even the doctor said "this doesn't happen". But, the bigger miracle isn't in the taking away the hard but that My God comes close and walks with me even in the hard. In what is now our everyday life.
Stop trying to push your way through this day and rest in your Father's arms. Pour out your heart to Him every pain, every fear, don't hold anything back. Then let Him hold you when it hurts. Rest in Him and let His peace fill your heart. This peace doesn't mean you don't have things to do, things to be concerned about or even that the ache and weight of it all goes away. His peace comes in the middle of it all.
I woke up the next morning and the fear that had gripped my heart the day before was replaced with peace.
There are many times I look at my to-do list and calendar and feel overwhelmed. I've cried "God, I can't do all this..."
I recently studied through the I AM statements Jesus makes in the book of John. It is one of my favorite studies ...because I feel like I am sitting at the feet of Jesus listening to Him tell me Who He Is.
The Bible says "do not fear" 365 times.
But today I find myself in a place I know that I am afraid.
It seems like I am reliving a nightmare that I never wanted to be in the first time.
Continuing the thought of exercising my faith from last week. What does exercising faith look like?
I wanted to share a great story of God's grace in my life. I wanted to share with you like we were sitting together talking. So, I made a video.
my little girl began singing this that day I listened closely as she said
“You are treasured, you are beautiful, in the eyes...in the eyes, of the one who made you.
Today is hard but I will trust that God is at work. What looks like a mess to me is Him working. I believe God will bring a masterpiece together. I will cling to His promise that He works all things (even the hard days) together for good (Romans 8:28).
Here is a beautiful sight!!!
Grace wrote her name without help and without tracing it!
It's messy and wobbly
but it's hers!!!
and that is what makes it so beautiful to me.
There were tears as I cried out to God: "This isn't fair... I already deal with so much with Grace. Why them too? I can't do this..."
BUT GOD - where He guides, He provides
With the weight of now having not one but multiple, with not some but all my children having some kind of special needs, I cried out to my God, My Father.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9a
I don't think I've ever been so excited about Summer Break before. This past year brought a lot of change for us. It has been amazing to see God open doors, place people in my (our) path and provide for things I could not have imagined
Awana means so much to me. As leaders, we hear the kids recite their verses and wonder if they are getting it. But let me tell you as a kid who grew up going to Awana, it is these verses that I learned as a child that I find myself going back to and the ones I know best.