Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cry Out to Jesus

   Sometimes I just need to inhale as much air as I can and scream out to Jesus. The last few days have been such days. My little Piglet (one of my best friends kiddos) has been visiting me and I swear that is God's way of keeping joy in my life right now when all I want to do is throw something breakable at the wall! He is my little ray of sunshine. "Auntie, I come to see you on an airplane!" "I was thrust into your arms at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born. Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me. My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in! Like lions they open their jaws against me, roaring and tearing into their prey. My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me. My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead. My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet. I can count all my bones. My enemies stare at me and gloat. They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing. O Lord, do not stay far away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid! Save me from the sword; spare my precious life from these dogs. Snatch me from the lion’s jaws and from the horns of these wild oxen. I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people. Praise the Lord, all you who fear him! Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob! Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel! For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help." (Psalms 22:10-24 NLT)
   Verses like these help me remember that even David who was the "man after God's own heart" had similar moments and he did just what I try to remember to do...... Cry out to Jesus!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Much Change

Well, let's just say I have been a bloggy failure in the last 6 months but here is an insight as to why. First, the end of my trip to Washington that I was telling about in my last post will go mostly untold but, it was good. We spent the last half in Tacoma with Jefri, Kai, Seth and the Goertzen's. How could it be anything but awesome?! Then I got home and went right back to work, planning my trip to ca for Mikael and Jessica's wedding, my Cousy visiting and then came......Zach. Man, what an amazing whirlwind this has been. God sent me a major out of the blue blessing in this amazing man! We have learned so much about each other and have really felt God moving sooooo we are getting married in December! 3 months to plan, ready, set...GOOOOO!!!