|Posted by [email protected] on July 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM||comments (12)|
Twenty-one years ago on this day I was blessed with a son to love and care for. Admiring in awe the gift I was given, I knew eigtheen years wasn't going to be enough time to shelter my child under my wings. My son's eighteenth birthday has come and gone. I learned that raising a child isn't so much about protecting them as it is about teaching them how to spread their wings to fly and learning right along with them to spread our own wings. I learned that a parent's job doesn't end when their child turns of age. I learned how much fun it can be to stop and smell the roses even past our children's preschool years. I learned that what we teach our children makes a huge difference in their lives as well as in our own lives and that blessings come even from the struggles. I learned through inviting the Lord to show me the way, I raised a son who gives in return what he has been given. Having no regrets, I thank God for the beautiful child I was given to love and care for and to be loved and cared by. I look forward to the days ahead with my son as we both continue to learn and to grow. I look forward to the blessings yet to come! Happy birthday to my son!
|Posted by [email protected] on November 15, 2013 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
I am grateful that I am valued. I am a child of God and that makes me valuable. As I reflect on being valuable in God’s site, Ephesians 3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” empowers me with confidence that God will meet all my needs.
|Posted by [email protected] on November 14, 2013 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
November 14, 2013
I am grateful for having perseverance to endure what I must endure until my dream comes to pass. As I breathe in perseverance, I find strength reflecting on Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up,” to help keep me strong and focused on doing what is right. I am grateful for what I know is on its way.
|Posted by [email protected] on November 13, 2013 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
November 12, 2013
I am grateful for the dream to be alive in my heart to teach others what I have learned through experiences God has allowed in my life. As I breathe in the gratitude of my blessing, I breathe in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” with a knowing that God will provide me with all I need to fulfill my calling for His purpose. Philippians 4:13 helps me tune out the doubt, insecurity and unknowing of how my dream will come to pass. My heart feels light and appreciative. I am excited to continue my journey and to see what’s to come of all the lessons learned.
November 13, 2013
I am grateful for the beautiful growth that has taken place in my life. As I breathe in the experiences that brought me to where I am today, I perceive my current status as right where I am meant to be this very moment. I feel strong, full of life, and confident that I will be all I am meant to be. I am able to reflect on what disappointed me yesterday and see the good in it today. As I reflect, I have faith in all I hope for. “Now faith is assurance of [things] hoped for, a conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
|Posted by [email protected] on June 27, 2013 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Today, as I think back to my blessings from the previous day, I wonder what God has in store for me today!
My morning started yesterday by seeing my teenage son off to work after preparing his lunch with him for the day, then waking my daughter for morning gymnastics and seeing her off after getting her a bite to eat. And for me....I headed off to my dear friend's house to accept an invitation for morning coffee to catch up on what we've been doing since school's out. I love those summer time invitations!
My morning was filled with blessings already! I headed off to see my Doctor for my yearly visit and even that was great as I look forward to seeing her because she has become my good friend who has been an inspiration to me. But from there....it was time to get to work and my work for the day was to paint.
Painting has always been one of my least favorite chores, but my mom and dad wanted their shed painted and I volunteered.
It was 90 degrees and my painting project was on the west side that day! I wondered where I'd find the blessing in that!
I got started at 5:00 in the afternoon with the sun beating down on me and dreaded the next few hours that it would take me. But before I knew it, clouds covered the hot sun and my project didn't seem so bad.
I finished the first coat of paint and my mom and dad came along and admired the freshly painted building. I couldn't help but appreciated how much it meant to my parents that even in their late age, they still wanted their farm to be neat and tidy. They stood there and watched me put on the second coat of paint and talked of fond memories.
The sun stayed under the clouds which was a blessing in itself, but the memory I am left with of mom and dad admiring the freshly painted shed that added beauty to the farm where they raised me is a blessing that will stay with me a lifetime!
May you discover the blessings in your day!
|Posted by [email protected] on June 25, 2013 at 8:40 PM||comments (0)|
Finding the blessing today in spending time with my daughter on a hot summer day. She's being a big help preparing for The She Speaks Wrting and Speaking Conference coming up. This will be my first time attending the conference... very excited, but a little nervous!