Monday, February 18, 2008

Sick child today...and other thoughts

Jordan is not feeling well today, but we are praying over her and believing God is healing her even now.  So that she will be well for our visit to FL to see our sweet niece.  : )  She feels nausea, upset stomach...that kind of thing.  It began late last night/early in am.  Comes in waves...she slept pretty well, but now sick again.    

Josh has the cast iron stomach...he is in there eating his sausage biscuit.  If you haven't tried this:  We LOVE the Jimmy Dean brand of Turkey sausage.  It must be a good seller too b/c we have a hard time finding it in stock.  It tastes even better than regular is GREAT! 

It is rainy here in our part of NC.  We found out today that some of our close friends near Montgomery in AL experienced tornados yesterday.  So lets be in prayer for those folks in that area.  Our friends had a rental property that got mowed to the ground by a tornado.  Yet, no one was hurt there, and that is the real blessing!  Not sure overall if there were any fatalities.  

Despite all of this, God is still on the throne.  He loves us and is so concerned about all of these things...big and little, He cares.  That is comforting.  Praying that the Lord Jesus is real to all of you today. 

I am learning to walk deeper with the Lord.  The most important part of going deep with Christ is abiding in Him...truly having that quiet time with the Lord, reading the Holy Bible and praying...talking to Jesus as if talking to a friend...after all He is my best friend.  To rise early and give Him the first part of the pleasing that must be to the Lord.  It is a difficult thing to do with caring for children and responsibilities...but it is so worth it and my day goes much better when I do!

If you haven't tried "The Message" translation of the Bible, I recommend.  I study and enjoy reading from several translations, but I truly enjoy The Message for every day reading.  It is written in a way that is easy to read, without losing the meaning of the scriptures.  Also, I enjoy using "The One Year Bible" in The New Living Translation for devotional purposes.  It gives you Old Testament, New Testament,  a Psalm and a Proverb scripture passage.  It is rly great!

So, be blessed today.  The creator of the universe thinks so much of us (even "as much as the grains of sand") and He loves us with an everlasting love! We are never alone, He is right with us, holding us in the palm of his almighty hand!  

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