Monday, April 6, 2009

Joy in the little things...

Our life is easing up a bit... we finished the life-group we were hosting last Thursday... "Fireproof Your Marriage"... it was a great study... praying that it strengthened the marriages of those that participated... I know it did ours. I am so grateful for God's working in our life as a couple!
We also just finished a 13 week Financial Peace class... yes, 13 weeks...every Sunday afternoon for 2 hours... it is also a great class, but a major commitment... I would advise everyone to take it... we are a financial work in progress... do we have financial peace? not quite yet, but we are on our way!
I have a card to share with you today... it was one I gave to a friend of mine for a belated birthday... those colors make me think of summer...not cold north winds blowing!!! No, that was not a complaint!
Also, something else I want to share is this scripture, Psalms 51:10-12:
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit."
Do you ever feel sometimes like the only thing you can pray is a Psalm? I have felt recently a little stressed & overwhelmed... I wonder if I am living up to my potential or am I just being too hard on myself???? So many questions... so little time! Then I come across a verse or two that just jumps right out at me... so many times I read Psalms right out loud like I am speaking directly to God... it might sound crazy... but it helps... it also lets the devil hear God's Word & he will be on his way so he doesn't have to hear It.
With Easter just around the corner it reminds me of times gone by... Easter was always a very important day because of the celebration of the resurrection, but my mom always made it a fun time as well with coloring & hiding the eggs... of course we always got a basket full of candy... actually we still do, but now I have to share it with Luke! *Ü* We want to be at our own church for Easter & so we will be without family again this Easter. I think holidays are the hardest... don't misunderstand... Luke & I have such a full life in Lake City & we love our church family, we are living the life God has given us... but it is at the cost of losing close contact with my family... that makes me sad... everyone just gets too busy.
Sorry, I know this is to be uplifting... lift me up by sharing a nice Easter memory with me... with a grateFUL HEART, carin

1 comment:

lynns said...

My favorite Easter memory is going to the early, early sunrise service with my family.

Peace to you, friend, and thanks for sharing your Scripture with us.