Friday, July 7, 2017

Simple, Not Simple

Over the last few days I have found myself both deliberately and desperately seeking God for a perspective that could allow me to see his good, in ALL things. Although this journey has been painful, the last few days have challenged me to embrace the special moments, I am often to "busy" to acknowledge. In the mist of tragedy and pain, God has continuously provided me opportunities to see his good in the SIMPLE THINGS, I often overlook.

I cherish the SIMPLE fact that my kisses still comfort my big babies owies!

I adore the fact that every time I lift David over my shoulder, I am greeted with a kiss, that sends the SIMPLE message "Thanks Mom I know I am heavy".

I find comfort in the SIMPLE gesture of David's extra love and kisses this week, just because he can tell when mommy is struggling through difficult days, and he also knows just how to bring her comfort!

I am encouraged by all the SIMPLE ways David assists me in our daily processes and his care, as if he's assuring me in his own way, that I don't have to do this all alone.

I celebrate the moments when a SIMPLE clothes hanger or water bottle can produce contagious and uncontrollable giggles, that can turn around any day!

I'm grateful for the revelation that despite all the many challenges we have had to endure and overcome, David SIMPLY does not know how to be sad.

Witnessing all the SIMPLE ways God has found to reassure me of his presence, at a time when life feels painfully complicated, has inspired me to intentionally rely on him more. It has motivated me to gratefully acknowledge the incredible gift God gave me in my pure and precious son, David!

I believe it is really is quite SIMPLE, if you choose to seek to find God, under any condition, in any circumstance, you will indeed FIND HIM!

Over the last few days I have found myself both deliberately and desperately seeking God for a perspective that could allow me to see his good,  in ALL things.  Although this journey has been painful, the last few days have challenged me to embrace the special moments, I am often to "busy" to acknowledge.   In the mist of tragedy and pain, God has continuously provided me opportunities to see his good in the SIMPLE THINGS, I often overlook. 

I cherish the SIMPLE fact that my kisses still comfort my big babies owies!

I adore the fact that every time I lift David over my shoulder, I am greeted with a kiss, that sends the SIMPLE message "Thanks Mom I know I am heavy".

I find comfort in the SIMPLE gesture of David's extra love and kisses this week, just because he can tell when mommy is struggling through difficult days, and he also knows just how to bring her comfort!

I am encouraged by all the SIMPLE ways David assists me in our daily processes and his care, as if he's assuring me in his own way, that I don't have to do this all alone.

I celebrate the moments when a SIMPLE clothes hanger or water bottle can produce contagious and uncontrollable giggles, that can turn around any day!

I thrive off of the opportunity to generate such genuine excitement by, SIMPLY spinning David around in my office chair.


I'm grateful for the revelation that despite all the many challenges we have had to endure and overcome, David SIMPLY does not know how to be sad.

Witnessing all the SIMPLE ways God has found to reassure me of his presence, at a time when life feels painfully complicated, has inspired me to intentionally rely on him more.   It has motivated me to gratefully acknowledged the incredible gift God has given me in my pure and precious son, David!


I believe it is really is quite SIMPLE, if you choose to seek to find God, under any condition, in any circumstance, you will indeed FIND HIM!  


Monday, July 3, 2017

On the mountains and in the vallies!

Today has been one of the toughest days I've ever had to face!

"I’ve walked among the shadows
You wiped my tears away
And I’ve felt the pain of heartbreak
And I’ve seen the brighter days
And I’ve prayed prayers to heaven from my lowest place
And I have held Your blessings
God You give and take away"

I've learned that seeking God for understanding is not always an effective strategy.  Somethings are just not designed for us to understand. Today we lost a precious friend, it was a traumatic and painful loss, that I will probably never understand. 

I will never understand why God needed Jessica, Seth, Pam, Debbie, and Zack more than we did, but I trust him.  

I TRUST his plan, even when it hurts! 

Today I was honored with the opportunity to share some very intimate moment with some very special friends of ours, as they said goodbye to their son.

Although heartbroken, I also find myself comforted. I witnessed death today, but I also witnessed life, God was there, I felt him with us in our suffering.    The experience allowed me to see God for the limitless God that he is.  A God who is with, us always, even in devastation. 

This time around,instead of begging God to take away the pain, I'm going to  pursue him, through it!  
I'm on a mission to find and reflect, Jesus in all things.  I'm going to diligently seek his comfort and willingly share it with others.  And during this time of tragedy, instead of running from my emotions like I generally do, I'm going to stand strong in my pain, in hopes that I can share the love and light of Jesus even in dark places.

When life hurts too much to even determine what's next, worship him and declare,

"NO MATTER what I have, Your grace is enough
NO MATTER where I am, I’m standing in Your love"


Life is short, please respect, trust, love, and empower others often.  Honor and respect the valuable time you have left, by living a life that shines for Jesus and serves others, on the mountains and in the valleys!