Saturday, September 27, 2008


I am involved in a women's mission group which meets once a month at my church. I decided to start going to it a little over a year ago because I felt out of touch with things going on at my own church since I play on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights at another church. I love both churches, but I didn't want to be completely out of the loop at my own church. So one of my friends was in this women's mission group and I thought it would be a good thing for me to be involved with. It has really been such a blessing and I've become more aware of the importance of mission work inside and outside of our country. When I went for our September meeting a couple of weeks ago, we had a speaker from a local ministry called Footprints. This is a ministry to families who have premature or sick babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of our local hospitals. I am so excited about what they are doing because I know from experience what it's like to have a premature baby in NICU. (Read my story). The ministry has even expanded now beyond our local hospitals and there's no telling where the Lord will take it from here. Please take a look at the Footprints Ministry blog when you have a chance, and pray for the families who will learn about Jesus through their connections with the NICU and Footprints.

I am copying these verses from the Footprints Ministry's page -- they are the verses that spoke to the young lady who started the ministry when she felt the Lord leading her in this direction yet didn't know how she would do it.......

How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like a morning fog-it's here a little while then it's gone. What you ought to say is if the Lord wants us to we will do this or that. Remember it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it." James 5:14-15, 17

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Last Day

Today is my last day in my 40's! I can hardly believe it! Tomorrow, September 24, I start a new decade and I have to admit, I have not been looking forward to this. But what can you do except make the best of it. So, my husband is about to take me out tonight for my birthday dinner since Wednesday will be such a busy day for me with work, then the activities at the church where I play the piano. So, without much time for posting right now, please go back and read my post from last year, My Best Birthday Present. I have been so very blessed to share my birthday with my firstborn for the past 26 years! Aaron, in case you happen to read this, I love you and Happy Birthday tomorrow!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Lately, my life has gotten so busy it seems, that I haven't had a chance to post. I apologize to my blogger friends if you are still even checking my site. I want to post but every day it seems like by the time I have worked all day, come home, walk, fix supper, eat and do a few things around the house, then it is time for me to go to bed. And believe me, I take my bedtime very seriously! I NEED my sleep and since I have to get up at 5:30 during the week, I try very hard to get in bed by 9:30. But just to update you on what's going on, I am still walking every day and have kept off the weight I lost. The days are getting shorter and shorter so I keep having to start my walk earlier to get back before dark. Pretty soon, it will be dark when I get home from work so I will only be able to walk on the treadmill. At work, I've had some changes, good changes, so I'm thankful for that! I won't go into it all here, but I will need to rely on the Lord to help me with the new responsibilities. My motto for my job and my life has always been from Colossians 3:23......
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Destiny, Fate, or God's Will?

Do you believe if something is “meant to be” that it will automatically just happen when the time is right? Or do you believe that we have to take matters into our own hands and make things happen by our actions? Here are a couple of definitions of the word destiny: 1) an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future; 2) the ultimate agency that predetermines the course of events. Even though I never realized how I felt about this subject, now that I think about it I am realizing that I’ve always believed that if something is really “meant to be” then every choice a person makes will eventually lead them in the direction that will finally accomplish the event that was meant to happen. I know that many times when counseling my daughter when she’s had boyfriend problems, I have said to her “well, if it’s meant to be then it will happen.”

As a Christian, I can’t really separate things that are “meant to be” from the will of God. I think a lot of people use the words “destiny” or “fate” but Christians usually say “God’s will”. Do you think God automatically works out His will no matter what choices we make? It is all really mind-boggling to think about. I do believe that ultimately God will work things out for his purposes to be accomplished. What about the doctrines of predestination versus free-will? These are just some things that I think about sometimes and I would love to find out what others think about them.

Isaiah 55:9
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.