Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Legacy Begins

With a very tender heart I am not sure how to write this next sentence. The Lord welcomed home my Grandma this evening. Today at about 5:30pm, she left her suffering body to receive completeness in Christ with each of her daughters by her side.

She is healed, she is free, she is home.

Many family members from all over the country are hearing the news and making their way to say goodbye. Please pray for all of us as we spend the next several days together to pray, cry, remember, and say goodbye.

I am honored to have known her. She will continue to live in my life in so many ways. I know that her legacy will be carried through generations.

I love you, Grandma. I'll see you soon.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I wake up this morning with a need for prayer. Our Father is calling my grandmother home. She has been in the hospital for a few days now and the doctors say there isn't much time left. In these last moments will you pray for the Lord to be near to her. The Lord would be very present as she navigates these last few hours/days on earth. Pray she would be without pain, without worry...that she would be filled with joy at the coming time with her Creator. Please pray with me this morning.

How gracious is the Father that He would let us experience such loss.

This might offend some. I'm sure many will not agree. It is not by my own might or strength that I can utter such a phrase, but rather, His spirit within me. I cannot pick up the scriptures without facing God's mercy through His allowance of suffering. The apostles did not escape it. We, as those in the "last days", are guaranteed it. By His grace, it fosters within us steadfastness (James 1), genuineness of faith (1 Peter 1) and power (2 Corinthians 12). It also reminds us that there must be more than this (2 Corinthians 4 & 5).

Yes, there is mercy and grace in life going on...but there is also mercy and grace in life stopping for a bit. In a woman going home to the Lord after 88 years of life. In a woman losing her twentysomething husband after 3 years of marriage. In a woman losing her 2-and-a-half hour-old daughter.

This has been a gift. A bittersweet reminder of true reality: this is not our home. We were not made for this. There must be more than this.

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Lord is near

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men.  The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

I am in Me today!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Saying Goodbye to a Friend...

This was such sad news to me today. If anyone knew Stanley, you knew that he was the sweetest dog. I was with Julie when she chose Stanley, or when Stanley chose her really. He was a very fun puppy and the most loyal of dogs. Julie could just whisper his name, literally, and he would come running. I'm sure his whole family is hurting today, including his best dog friend Henry.

We'll miss you Stanley!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

This is the Life!

Last night we were able to spend some time on Eagle Mountain Lake here in Ft. Worth. A wonderful family offered to take us around on their boat. It was a great time and a wonderful weeknight getaway!!

Thanks to the Sanders Family and Evonne for including us in this fun day!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I'm baaaaaack!!

First off, let me apologize for my brief disappearence. I had some issues with my blogging that, in a moment of hormones and frustration (same thing), caused me to just cancel my blog. I never thought anyone would ever notice, but I had a few people call and wonder what happend. So for the two of you that are reading my blog....I'm back.

I can't make any promises that in a fit of increased estrogen I just cancel my blog again, but hopefully this reappearence gives you hope that I may actually come back!!

Talk with you again soon!