Monday, June 28, 2010

I wonder...

I wonder if...Callie Grace is playing at the feet of Jesus...if she looks like we remember...if she knows she has a baby brother named Corban and a little sister named Ellie...if she knows how we wish she were here to claim her rightful spot among the grandchildren as the first granddaughter...if she knows how loved and missed she is.

What I don't wonder about is where she is or Whose she is.  This precious little babe opened her eyes and was in the presence of the Lord.  Our faith in Jesus is the anchor that holds us steady. 

Happy birthday tomorrow, sweet little one.  We celebrate your life and honor your memory.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

On hold

I don't know about you and what is going on in your house, in your life, in your family, in your church right now.  In our house, we are "on hold".  Being on hold isn't something many of us like too much.  Nothing is more annoying than the louder-than-it-needs-to-be music you listen to while waiting on hold for your caller to pick up!  Right now, it seems to me like that louder-than- it-needs-to-be music is accompanying my daily routine.  We are waiting on so many answers to prayer - and they are life-changing answers - jobs, health issues, aging parent issues - I feel like I'm being squeezed about as hard as I can be.  Does anyone know what I'm talking about?  Remember a time in your own life when you were in the vise grip?  I know I've been here before - it seems kind of familiar!  I am asking the Lord for big answers - and I assume He wants me to pray when I am awakened at 3 a.m. and can't get back to sleep.  I've always prayed, "Lord, wake me up and get my attention when I need to pray.  I don't want to miss anything."  According to scripture, my name is engraved on the palm of His hand.  He knows how many hairs are on my head.  His ear is attentive to my cry.  And that's just the beginning.  How could I even think that this same God doesn't know or care what is going on in my life?  He is ever so faithful - so I will just sit and wait a little longer, trusting Him and His perfect timing. 

Thanks for letting me "whine" - it is so much nicer to do in print than in person!  Bless your day!