Friday, August 21, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
I'm tired tonight--so very tired--and ready for the weekend. Many random thoughts are flitting through my head. I think I'll just share a few blessings from my week. ~~We spent the evening fellowshipping with a couple of families from church. I cannot imagine how lonely life would be without my extended church family! ~~Almost all of the kids' school supplies have been purchased. Do you have any idea how much it costs to fill a bookbag these days? I came across some good deals, though, including notebook paper for a penny a package. ~~My faith was increased this week. There were a couple of needs that seemed would not be met, yet God revealed His perfect will and solved each problem in a way that exceeded all my expectations. He reminded me once again that He is in control. Nothing takes Him by surprise. ~~This week I've been thinking more about how fragile life is. One of my good friends has a child with chronic health problems, and I often wonder how she keeps her chin up with such a heavy load. Her child is in God's hands just like my children are in His hands. This week the 38 year old daughter of a preacher-friend of my husband went home to heaven. After a lifetime of health complications, she is now at rest with Jesus. My heart goes out to this woman's mother who has been her constant companion and caregiver since she was a child. My kiddos are all very healthy, but too often I take their good health for granted. I need to remember to thank the Lord for this blessing daily. ~~God continues to supply all our needs. There are times when I allow worry to creep in, but the Lord perfectly proves Himself all-sufficient. I'm glad He loves me in spite of my childishness and doubt.
Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.