Tuesday, September 20, 2016

When the answer comes....

This morning as I was laying in bed thinking about an issue that I have been struggling with. I began to pray and ask God for some guidance and He layed something on my heart:
When we ask Him for advice or guidance, and receive the answer, we have a way of "humanizing" the answer.
Our minds can't fathom His wisdom and in our best efforts I believe it is what we do to help. I really do mean well so I try to overcompensate or justify the situation or issue. Thinking about it, it becomes another way of "handling it on our own" The problem is when we do this we return to our own strength which is why we fail time and time again.  When the answer comes we need to trust that is what is best for us without adding or minimizing it.  I love how He reassures me that He is working in me giving me the power & desire to do what pleases HIM!!

I Look To You

As I lay me down,
Heaven hear me now.
I'm lost without a cause
After giving it my all.
Winter storms have come
And darkened my sun.
After all that I've been through
Who on earth can I turn to?
I look to you.
I look to you.
After all my strength is gone,
In you I can be strong
I look to you.

And when melodies are gone,
In you I hear a song.
I look to you.
About to lose my breathe,
There's no more fighting left,
Sinking to rise no more,
Searching for that open door.
And every road that I've taken
Lead to my regret.
And I don't know if I'm going to make it.
Nothing to do but lift my head
I look to you.

My walls have come
Tumbling down on me
The rain is falling.
Defeat is calling.
I need you to set me free.
Take me far away from the battle.
I need you.
Shine on me.
I look to you.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Second chances....

Second chances.... Mike and I are proof they exist!!
Seven years ago Mike and I almost made a decision to separate. We were in a bad place in our marriage and couldn't figure out how to make things work. We walked the pain of an unraveled marriage filled with disappointments and brokenness which left me feeling lonely and depressed. I filled the void with business of various activities. I placed false expectations on Mike, disrespected him most the time, and tried to control him and everyone around me. Mike chose to deal with it with alcohol and work. We both chose to ignore the root of the problem until the problem began to drown us!

Then... we reached out for a LIFESAVER and an Anchor in the middle of the storm! 

There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still.
"He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm"
God in His goodness, grace & mercy restored our marriage and gave us a second chance! 
Mike and I have been through the deepest darkest valleys and we have experienced mountain top highs... but these experiences have truly allowed us to appreciate life together and look at it as the gift it was intended to be. We can honestly say we are each others best friend! For that I am appreciative of...
Second Chances!!