Monthly Archives: May 2011

Month: May 2011 Mother’s Happy Day 2011

To my precious children… how strange it is to be apart from you this day.  How interesting that the Lord would, in His wisdom, goodness and mercy, have us to be a million miles apart on this day.  But as I have held you in my heart from the day you were born, so also, I hold you in my heart this day.  And I am missing you terribly. But I also know that the Lord is in the details, having orchestrated this whole trip, this is His doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.  I genuinely rest in complete joy and assurance that you are in the mighty hand of the Lord: that He has blessed, redeemed, equipped and filled you, each one with His Holy Spirit and that none can pluck you out of His hand.  I am comforted that you are competent beyond my comprehension and blessed beyond my greatest  hope and vision for your lives.  I am, above all women, most blessed. I pray that I might be to you even a particle of the great joy and blessing you are to me.  I pray to be even a glimmer of the hope you are continue reading

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Month: May 2011 the blessing

An excerpt of my reading today, finishing the book of Joshua… in light of Mother’s Day tomorrow and in my absence, praying for my children. Joshua 23.6-24.15 6  Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; 7  That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: 8  But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day. 9  For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day. 10  One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you. 11 ¶  Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God. 12  Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the continue reading

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Month: May 2011 today’s diamonds

Pools are forming around every tree as rain pours from booming thunderous clouds and lightning flashes across the already bright sky.  Again hammering thunder and lightning booms and cracks across the sky… more rain now soaks everything in sight.  Flashes of lightning seem to introduce more striking booms of thunder, ushering in more showers of rain. The breeze is fresh and aromatic, the greens, reds, yellows and whites are more brilliant, more fragrant, than earlier in the morning sunlight.  The sheer curtains are billowing in the strong breezes.  We’ve just finished another lunch on the lanai and we’ve been studying  the travel guide and planner to see what tomorrow holds for us: another day in paradise. More with the passing of each day here, we’re staggered by the reality that this is the Lord’s doing and it is, truly, marvelous in our eyes.  You know how I say, when something’s so big – so amazing – even so difficult to fathom: this is so big, the Lord must be in it.  Well, that’s just exactly what I’m thinking of this whole Hawaiian adventure – this dream.  For it truly is so big – God must be in it. Every day continue reading

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Month: May 2011 33.25

Thirty three  and a quarter years ago today, Wes and I were married in SanFrancisco.  The glow we had that 4th day of February truly was the glow of love, but it was also the glow of a high fever — a fever that led us to go to the doctor for meds and a fever that led to us to cancel our honeymoon plans to go to Hawaii — to Maui. We’ve often commented over the years that we knew the Lord was in control of those plans — those cancellations — and had a better plan for us for that time.  We just dreamed we’d take that honeymoon trip someday. As I type this message, I’m seated outside on a lovely lanai, beside Wes at a beautiful teak dining table — terracotta tiles under our bare feet.  Many times in the last couple of days I’ve been crying at the grace and mercy of the Lord as I reflect on the provision of the Lord, the experiences of the last year and a half and the exceeding merciful kindness He’s shown me – us. Tears of joy, tears of sorrow, tears of thankfulness, tears of regret, tears of continue reading

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