Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Season of change

Fall is upon us! Though, tardy it may seem, the longing for the cool weather and beautiful colors has intesified their effect and has made it well worth the wait! The crisp blue sky, warming sunshine, the rustling of leaves as the breeze sweeps by... all things I absolutely love! Our Father has given us this much needed change once again. I marvel at the wisdom of our God, and how His ways are so far beyond my understanding. He knows we need the change and he knows just when we do... for after the biting cold of winter sets in, once again, we will surely be pining for Spring!

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!

Fall Fun

Every year mommy and the kids love to hit the corn maize with excitement and enthusiasm with the intent of finding our way through, quickly. Also, every year I might add, we end up being rescued by someone after wandering aimlessly for about an hour in a supposedly 15 minute long corn maze with the full realization that we are hopelessly lost, tired and without a direction.

How many times do we feel that way in our life circumstances? Excited about the path we are about to journey into, knowing fully it is the will of God... then we lose hope, direction and just get plain tired of all the trecking that has gotten us nowhere. We can't lose our faith or our trust in Jesus! He has been with us the whole time, watching every step and He can see the beginning and the end of our "maze" of a life.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

~ O, Lord, how happy should we be, if we would cast our care on Thee, is we from self would rest, and feel at heart that One above, in perfect wisdom, perfect love, is working for the best.

-Elisabeth Elliott

He'll get you through, and the timing will be perfect.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! ~Isaiah 30:18

Lord, come to me...
Healing, calming my tired spirit this day. Whether the hills are low... or steep, quiet the fears that rise. Breathe on me once again the reminder of your refreshing spirit in my heart, as I drink you in I am filled with hope in each new moment you give. My soul waits for you, Father.

Whether I turn to the right or the left, my ears will hear a voice behind me, saying,"This is the way; walk in it." ~Isaiah 30:21

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. ~Isaiah 26:3
The Lord's love for us is something we cannot fully comprehend! It is so beautiful and infinite, but we can bask in it's warmth and rejoice in it's everlasting beauty. Jesus... God's son, how wonderful, beyond comprehension, a life given, a picture of grace, a man, yet God, who is the picture of God's love for us. Let me live in that reality and have that truth etched into the innermost reaches of my heart.