Sunday, March 27, 2011
Patience is more than endurance. A saint's life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says--'I cannot stand anymore.' God does not heed, He goes on stretching till His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly. Trust yourself in God's hands. Maintain your relationship to Jesus Christ by the patience of faith. 'Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him." Oswald Chambers
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Balancing~ it is a balancing act I have been doing these past couple of weeks...it had been twenty years since I worked outside the home. When we had our business I worked my own hours at my own pace~ those days are long gone...and so now it begins again...except this time we are a family of five with three teenagers ....need I say more?! ha ha So I am once again getting into a rhythm and learning all over again how to balance life with work. It hasn't been easy but the kids are trying to be as helpful as three teens can~ I am exhausted by the end of the day...feet absolutely killing me.. but! feels so good to know both Tom and I are bringing home a paycheck...God's provision is amazing. I like my job talking and helping people all day...I am a people person..and I am doing very well at sales. So thank you Lord for placing me right where you have at this time in my life~ The Lord knows just what we need and is always there to provide.
Monday, March 14, 2011
God is good~ I know that I have been not around for quite sometime....but there is a reason~ so many changes going on around this neck of the woods.....Tom and I both have jobs!! Praise God! I am rejoicing tonight....tired but it is a good tired. As I write Tom and and Austin are sharing some down-time together at mom's and Gabby is sitting here keeping me company....mom is on her computer and Mandy on her's~ everyone is occupied but together. I am sore but the Lord gave me the strength to make it through the day....and I was greeted very warmly by fellow employees which made it much easier to ease back into the world of full-time employment. I was sharing with a friend the other day that I would not have foreseen all of this~ and than she shared that the Lord knew what would happen and how we would deal with it and just what we needed....yes~ I can see that...had I known what was around the corner...well~ I may have not kept going but with his strength and only that to sustain me...I did keep going and we are getting by and Lord willing we will look back at this time as a time of growth...as a time where we learned to rely on him for all things. I sit here tonight thankful and realizing that the Lord is responsible for the blessings in our lives...big and little and I have learned to be truly thankful for them all~