I know it's been a long time since I've posted here. I have to admit I've been struggling lately. Not outwardly but inwardly. Not spiritually but emotionally. Sometimes I think it's because I'm just way too busy. Other times I think maybe I'm staying so busy because I don't want to stop and think.
Even though I really do miss Mom & Dad with every fiber of my being, I am thankful that they were my Mom & Dad. I can't imagine what my life would have been like without them. I am grateful for all that they taught me. I am grateful to have known two such beautiful people so intimately. My mother was the most gentle person I've ever known. She exuded grace and hospitality. My father was so warm and friendly. Together they lived God's love for others.
I pray I can show God's love to others. I pray God will use me in even a fraction of the way He used them. I pray for grace to be forgiving. I pray that I will get back to writing soon. I have missed reading through their notes and studies although I haven't been able to bring myself to do that for a while. Please pray for my strength. I am grateful for each one of you!
Ephesians 1:15-17 (The Message)
That's why, when I heard of the solid trust you have in the Master Jesus
and your outpouring of love to all the followers of Jesus, I couldn't
stop thanking God for you—every time I prayed, I'd think of you and give
thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master,
Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in
knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can
see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of
this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter
extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless