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Pslam 27:1

"The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes came upon me to eat at my flesh, they stumbled and fell, though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear, and a war shall rise against me, in this will I be confident."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I remember the day like it was yesterday. I had just found out that my husband had been having an affair. I had for small children at home and my 13 year marriage had ended. I didn't know what to do or where to go. I pray you have not been in that situation before but if you had, you know that feeling. You cannot think, you cannot feel. You are in a state of shock. But you still have to be a mommy to the little ones without them realizing what had just happened to their family.
My son Tyler had a best friend name Jimmy. Jimmy's mom (Angela) and I had become the closest of friends. Words do not describe the love I have for this woman. Looking back I cannot tell you how Angela came to my house or why she came to my house that night. But she was there. She held me as I cried. She prayed as I mourned. I kept saying over and over "What am I going to do?" and she gave me the best advice I still follow to this day, ten years later. She said, "When you don't know what to do, don't to anything."
I cannot tell you the relief I had over that. She told me that it's ok to not do anything. As a mother you feel like you have to fix this for the children. You have to make this better somehow and maintain the happy household you thought you had hours before.
She reminded to me to mourn my loss and I have a right to do that. She was there all night for me. She came back the next day and took care of me and my children during this time.
Now, ten years later both of our lives have changed. We don't get to see each other as much. We always say we need to plan time together and visit but we can never get our schedules to work. The other day my son had to go to the Emergency Room because he was hit in the head with a ball. We wanted to get it checked out so we ran to the ER. There standing in the ER was Angela. She was working as a nurse at the hospital. We saw each other, ran into each other's arms, and cried and cried. It felt so good to see her. She felt like home to me. The bond we have created will never be broken no matter how many years we go without seeing each other. I love her with all my heart.
John 15:13 - Greater love has no one than this, that he lays down his life for his friends.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bible Study!

I did it!! I have volunteered to start a bible study at work. Right now, today, I feel like I have must of lost my mind. This is my third study at work. It's....strange to do a study at your place of employment. You have women who are mad at another in the study because they complained to a supervisor...so they both drop the class. You have one who starts having an affair with her boss...so she drops the class. You have people that complain about too much work and they drop the class.
I wonder where did I go wrong Lord? I felt lead to do this and something was amiss somewhere. And then it hit me. When I did the first study, it was God driven. I knew what he wanted and how to maneuver in it. When we ended that one another person offered to do another study. I did NOT pray over that. I did not ask God's direction, I just thought that if its a bible study then that must be ok...right? Wrong! The whole thing fell apart.
This time God put it in my heart to try this again. We are studying Chip Ingrams the R12 factor. Which I feel that is what God wanted. I make my promise now that I will NOT do anything without the guidance from God. We have a full house of attendees and are very excited.
Now I need to make sure I spend time with God each week to make this happen.