Thursday, April 7, 2011


We all make plans. Endless plans. Tomorrow I will..... next week I will...... next month I will...... next year I will. The fact of the matter is none of us know what the next moment holds, much less the next day, the next month or the next year.

Are there people in your life that have forgotten how you feel about them? Is there someone in your life that may doubt your love for them? Have you left something unsettled between you and someone?

Almost 10 years ago my life changed in an instant. I've written here about it before. It was the night my first husband took his own life.

For many years I was tormented by the things that were left unsaid. I was haunted by the things that had been said but never been made right.

Thankfully, I now have peace with all that is involved with this death. However, I went through many years of turmoil in just dealing with the emotions of the event, not to mention the things that were left unsettled.

You do not know what tomorrow holds. There is no time like the present to make things right. No matter what it is, no matter who it is with... make sure those you love know that you love them. You just never know what tomorrow may bring.

Lord God, I pray for peace in the lives of those who read this who may be in turmoil. I pray that You will be the Peace that passes all understanding to their soul.

I pray for this nation. I pray for our president. I pray that as a nation we will humble ourselves before You.

I pray for Congresswoman Giffords. She, more than most of us, realize the truth to the statement "there is no time like the present." I praise You for sparing her life. I pray You will use her life mightily for Your glory and honor.

I pray for the nation and people of Israel. I pray that You will keep her safe. Guide her and protect her.

I pray these things in the precious Name of Jesus- Amen.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Lord, tonight all I want to do is just rest in You. Every day it seems as though things become more and more tumultuous in this nation as well as around the world. While nothing major happened today, there are several news articles that have the rumblings of another shoe dropping before long. Sometimes it just becomes too much to think about.

I pray that You will help me to make a difference in all that I do.

I pray for Congresswoman Giffords. Every new news article that comes out now is more good news. I praise You for all that You continue to do in her life. Protect her and keep her. Continue to help her grow in strength.

I pray for President Obama and the other elected leaders of this nation. I pray for the people of this nation. I pray that they will humble themselves before You.

I continue to pray for Israel. Shelter her in the shadow of your wing. Help her to draw near to You.

I pray these things in the Name of Jesus Christ- Amen.


My husband and I went out to dinner tonight with two other couple friends of ours. It is a very rare night that we are able to have a date night on a Saturday night.

We had a very good evening, laughing and just hanging out.

As we left to pick up the kids, walking back to the car, my husband and I held hands. Now, this is really nothing unusual for us. We hold hands all the time. What is unusual is that we were holding hands and it was just the two of us. Most of the time we have all five kids bouncing around us chattering as we go. Or, we will be holding hands in the car, the children chattering in the backseat.

It was a moment in time that I will cherish. Nothing out of the ordinary, yet everything extraordinary! I am truly blessed in more ways than I can count!

Lord God, thank You for the abundant blessings in my life! My heart overflows with gratitude!

I pray for Congresswoman Giffords. Please continue to heal her.

I pray these things in the Name of Jesus Christ- Amen.