Thursday, December 25, 2008

So Grateful...

... for my Savior, my Friend, my First Love Jesus Christ
... for His gift to me, named Jon
... for my children and grandchildren and their health and happiness
... for my precious friends
... for dreams and the hope and potential to fulfill them
... for my home and divine provision
... for gifts and talents and the ability to use them
... for the purifying that comes out of each trial

Thank You, Jesus. I cannot imagine what You endured for my sake...
Happy Birthday!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dare to Dream?

I read only a few lines of a magazine this morning and I was completely shell shocked. I still haven't read the rest of the article because I've been chewing on this:

"If you feel stifled because you don't have any dreams or goals in life, you're probably living on memories of what you've one in the past. That's no good. Don't give up on life. There is still more for you to do and see. Are you still breathing? Then you still have the potential to dream."
-Voice of the Covenant Magazine, Dec. '08 issue

At one point I know I felt the CALLING of God on my life. I seem to have lost that. That scares me... I know at this point in my life, my calling is to raise God-fearing children in the knowledge of Him. But looking ahead, what do I see? It is blank in this mind of mine, and that has to change.

God, give me vision. I have lived so much in this life so far. I have fought hard, winning some and surrendering others, I know. Now, though, all I seem to have in my head is the battles we've fought in the past few years and I have not been able to rise above that. I don't want the rest of this life to be based on what I'm going through now. I want more. Lord, Help me dream. What do You have for me? What can I do for You?