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Archive for November, 2009

the wait

*update – the firstborn and his girl made it safely home right at midnight!  Praise the Lord!  Let the holiday begin!!!  Happy happy Thanksgiving to you!  May your wait soon be over, as well.  God bless you.*

I’m on the couch, watching reruns of Gilmore Girls to pass the time.  I’ve baked a cake, and finished the last of the laundry from high school retreat weekend.  (best husband in the world did ALL the laundry during the night – getting up to move it from washer to dryer!)  Will write on that later.  I think.  but I digress.  I was telling you about the wait.  yes.  I’ve been to the store, I’ve made the beds.  Best daughter in the world has cleaned all the upstairs – including game room, getting it ready.  I’ve done some work I brought home last week from the office.  Now.  waiting.  eager. so  tired.  not much longer.  Colorado son and his girl will be here.  🙂  I could not be happier.  Tomorrow?  Nashville son flies home.  The wait will be worth it.  for sure.

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waking up

Good morning!  I awoke with a grin on my face this morning, realizing something is up, just not sure what.  Let me explain. . . . Sunday morning, the song that awoke me on my alarm clock was the Phillips, Craig and Dean song, “Let the Worshippers Arise”.  It made me smile.  literally.  And I don’t often smile immediately upon awaking.  Wish I did, but it takes a little while for me.  Anyway, I thought about it all day.  It just seemed profound to me, but wasn’t sure I was fully aware of all of the implications.  I mean, I was arising.  I was worshipping.  hmmmm.  I even started to write a post about it, but stopped.  I mean, so what? I just didn’t think it had that much interest.  It had intrigued me, but I let it go.  Monday morning – can’t remember anything specific about the waking song.

Then today.  Ready?  Chris Tomlin’s “I Will Rise”.  wow.  Of course, I immediately got up, eager to see what it is that God wants to say today!  So, I guess the question to you is this – are you awake?  In the truest sense of the word – I ask God to heighten my senses to all that He is, and is doing in my life, and in the lives around me.  I pray the same to you.

I Will Rise
Artist: Chris Tomlin
Album: Hello Love

There’s a peace I’ve come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There’s an anchor for my soul
I can say, “it is well”

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles’ wings
Before my God, fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

There’s a day that’s drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes

And I hear the voice of many angels sing, “worthy is the Lamb”
And I hear the cry of every longing heart, “worthy is the Lamb”

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Jesus Calling

That’s the name of the newest devotional in my morning routine.  Jesus Calling.  It’s by Sarah Young.  I think I really like it.  Here is today’s entry. . . .

I am Christ in you, the hope of Glory.  The One who walks beside you, holding you by your hand, is the same One who lives within you.  This is a deep, unfathomable mystery.  You and I are intertwined in an intimacy involving every fiber of your being.  The Light of My Presence shines within you, as well as upon you.  I am in you, and you are in Me; therefore, nothing in heaven or on earth can separate you from Me!

As you sit quietly in My Presence, your awareness of My Life within you is heightened.  This produces the Joy of the Lord, which is your strength.  I, the God of hope, fill you with all Joy and Peace as you trust in Me, so that you may bubble over with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Colossians 1:27; Isaiah 42:6; Nehemiah 8:10; Romans 15:13 (amp)”

Have a great weekend.  Bubble over with hope.  By His power.  amen.

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Bake-a-thon

I love to bake.  I try to bake at least once a week, but today was all day baking.  First of all, today is a very special day!   My baby boy, Adam, turns 23!!!  (yes, I realize how old I am.)  He requested a new cake for me to bake – a red velvet cake.  I just pulled two very red cakes out of the oven.  (We will not celebrate till tomorrow, so I will frost tomorrow, but am still not sure what kind of frosting – do you have a suggestion?  a favorite one?)  More on birthday boy in a minute.

Tomorrow morning, I am blessed to help give a bridal shower for a very special girl – a daughter of one of my very best friends on the planet.  I’ve so been looking forward to this!  So, today I also baked a batch of brownies, a blueberry cake, and these cute little baby cupcakes – so adorable – strawberry cake, from scratch, with fluffy strawberry icing.  That’s right.  Good stuff.  As I began my day, imagine my delight to discover that my water had been shut off!  We have construction occurring on our street, and it’s been challenging, for sure.  I visited with our friend, mr. construction dude, and he assured me the water would be back on soon.  It took about 3 hours till it was back on, then the bake-a-thon began!  I had so much fun.  Seriously.  And I think, finally, we are all ready for the shower.

Now, for the birthday boy!  Adam – you have made your parents so very proud!  Ohmygosh, how blessed we are that you arrived 23 years ago!  What a big year you have had – about to graduate (look for another post in the near future), engaged to be married, and already have a job waiting for you.  This is a very pivotal year, for sure.  I thank God for you – and ask Him to continue to lead you, and give you wisdom and discernment for the year ahead.  I pray His presence in your life, son, each day, and that you prioritize Him first in your life, and in your day.  Love Him dearly, and love others well.  You have much to look forward to, and I know it will be such an wonderful adventure.  Happy happy birthday!  I look forward to seeing all that God has in store for you!

“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him”  1 Corinthians 2:9

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