Our teenagers learned of Daddy's cancer in an unusual way. My son was listening outside our bedroom door. He, of course, ran down the stairs to share what he had heard with his older sister.
And, there are others. Other “aged women” I have watched on a weekly basis. They taught Sunday school. They worked in the nursery. They cooked meals for fellowships and conferences. They decorated the church. They sang in the choir. They cleaned the church. They did all these things while loving their husbands and raising their kids.
A year ago today, I didn't understand that in order to shine brightly for God, you have to be surrounded by darkness.
Have you just come out of a long trial? Maybe someone in your family was sick, or you experienced the death of a loved one. Your head might still be spinning from the emotions of your trial.
Maybe you are in a church or community where you find it difficult to make friends. Before you blame the church members, or even your neighbors, make sure you following Biblical principles when trying to develop new friendships.
Not only had God allowed all of this struggle into our lives the last two years, but His hand was there the whole time, leading us. Excitement began to replace our wonder, and thankfulness.
Let's face it, we've all had moments that have overwhelmed us! Whether it's a crazy schedule or a stressful situation, if you find yourself overwhelmed, try meditating on this:
As I look forward to life returning to normal for our family, I also feel a little timid in leaving this valley behind. You see, God has been here with us.
I have debated writing this post for a few months now. It is not my intent to whine, complain, or cause discouragement! God has been SO GOOD to us while on this journey! However, many have asked me how Gabe is "really" doing? So I thought I'd share with you, what he probably won't tell... Continue Reading →