December 31, 2009

Year's End

O Love beyond compare,
Thou art good when Thou givest,
when Thou takest away,
when the sun shines upon me,
when night gathers over me.
Thou hast loved me before the foundation of the world,
and in love didst redeem my soul;
Thou dost love me still, in spite of my hard heart, ingratitude, distrust.
Thy goodness has been with me during another year, leading me through a twisting wilderness,
in retreat helping me to advance,
when beaten back making sure headway.
Thy goodness will be with me in the year ahead;
I hoist sail and draw up anchor,
with Thee as the blessed Pilot of my future as of my past.
I bless Thee that Thou hast veiled my eyes to the waters ahead.
If Thou hast appointed storms of tribulation, Thou wilt be with me in them;
If I have to pass through tempests of persecution and temptation, I shall not drown;
If I am to die, I shall see Thy face the sooner;
If a painful end is to be my lot, grant me grace that my faith fail not;
If I am to be cast aside from the service I love, I can make no stipulation;
Only glorify Thyself in me whether in comfort or trial, as a chosen vessel always for Thy use.
The Valley of Vision (204)

July 31, 2009

It's July, Now What?

So it's the end of July and I still have not decided what to do. My life has been crazy and turned upside down since I last blogged. Just a summary:
  • Our beloved church family ended on February 15, due to a lack of numerical growth, thus a lack of money.
  • We had to start the very emotional process of finding a new church family.
  • By God's grace and by March, we found one!
  • However, it was in Vallejo, another city, another county, an hour away.
  • We believe that you should live in the community where you also attend church- don't know if I can support this one Biblically, so let's just call it a personal preference that we feel strongly about.
  • In fact, we feel strongly enough about living in your church's community, that by May we decided to uproot ourselves and move.
  • So, right now, in this bizarre economic market, we find ourselves house-hunting on a regular basis. Driving to Vallejo at least four times a week which is a minimum of eight hours drive time weekly!
  • Then, we started school in July so we wouldn't get behind when we moved.
  • Thus, I have even less time to blog now than I did then, but...

I'm not entirely prepared to let it go, I really enjoy writing and having this little creative spot, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I am not ready to let go yet, so maybe what I'm telling all few of my faithful followers is- I'm back!

March 7, 2009

Where to Go From Here

As you can tell, I have not blogged in a while. I've just figured out that I am not a woman who can do it all; at least, I can not do it all well. Yet I am unwilling to touch "permanently delete." So, don't expect anything from me until July. That gives me time to wrap up school and consider what the Lord would have me do.
If you have ever visited my site and/or do regularly, yet never leave a comment, please consider doing so if you like what you see and/or the Lord uses it in your life. If I am reaching only two people, I can accomplish far more in private emails than blogging. It is also an encouragement. When I visit "smaller" blogs, I always try to leave an encouraging note regardless of if I know the person or not. Hey, encouragement is a Biblical practice!
Until July,

February 3, 2009

Truths for a Tuesday

The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

February 2, 2009

Monday's Moody Musings- Who am I?

I am a debtor to God's grace and forgiving mercy; but I am not a debtor to His justice, for He will never accuse me of a debt already paid.
Charles Spurgeon