Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Girl!

Thirty two years ago today (at 11:20 a.m. to be precise), the young lady that would capture and keep my heart was born!

I am so thankful for her and the blessing that she is in my life.

She and I have always shared a close relationship and I am grateful
that through the years, though circumstances have changed, our bond has not!

It makes my heart so proud to see the amazing young woman she has become. She is a wonderful wife and Mother, as well as a compassionate, caring friend.

(Some of you also follow her blog and may want to go by and wish her a happy birthday at ( )

Happy Birthay to my Best Pes!

I love you!


Monday, February 21, 2011


There are days when my feelings seem to just be bubbling inside and the happenings around me cause them to bubble out. Sometimes in laughter, sometimes in question, sometimes in tears and of course sometimes in wonder.

I have always been an emotional person, however I think over the course of the last couple of years I have become more comfortable with that trait. For me it's always been my view that I can handle anything, I can hold it together whenever I need to, I can be the strong one. I realize more each day that I can't handle everything, I can't always hold it together and I can't always be the strong one. And I also realize that it's okay!

I have faith that God is with me always, that He can handle anything, He will hold me when I can't hold it together and He is always the strong one.

I am thankful for my faith, for the peace it brings inside and knowing it's okay to let myself feel what I feel!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Love is........

I remember seeing the little cartoon type characters with the phrase, "Love is" and then some cute little ending to the sentence.

I feel that often times we use the word love without thought to what it really means - I love this candy bar, I love your shoes, I love.....

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

I Corinthians 13: 4-7 & 13

It's a good idea to be reminded of this and to check myself to be sure that this type of love is growing in my life!

Happy Valentine's Day!


The Providence of God

There was a discussion in a Sunday School class I was a part of recently about The Providence of God.  Different people shared how at differ...