Tuesday, May 7, 2013



I've had more free time in the past few days than I've had in a very...very long time.

Jonah has spent some time with my parents...I've battled a little over the past few weeks. Tooth problem. Infections. Now Strep throat...
Not fun.

And the question from the human in us says..  "Well, when it rains... It pours."    Or...  "There is so much to do!! I have no time to feel bad!"

I think I've  done more staring at the ceiling in the past few days than I would normally in two lifetimes.

And then today... Something happened. 

I had a little awakening.

Jeremy had already left for work...  Jonah wasn't there... 
It was so quiet and I noticed my bible had slid down between my bed and nightstand. I got down and picked it up...
 And a memory came to me.

I used to sit on the floor beside my bed.. on the left side...exactly where I was at that moment... In the house I grew up in ...and read that precious... precious book in the middle of the day so often.

It wasn't that my Mom never put chairs in my room. She did... It's just that's always where I ended up.

Today, I ran my fingers over the faded leather of the cover and recalled the countless times I had met the Master in the still of a little girls room.

I heard a song the other day..

They'll be hilltops I'll have to climb..
And rivers I'll have cross...
They'll be trials that I won't understand...
But there will always be... Grace sufficient for me...
Until He Comes again...

... Right then and there I sat down and opened up my bible.

And I can't explain this...  Not really... 

But in the stillness of the morning it was like returning to meet a dear old friend.  And I realized, sometimes the Lord's ways are not our own. They do not fit our understanding or our schedules.

Even loving our families... And serving them...

It was good to take myself back... Where it began for me... to sit at the foot of that rugged cross... 

He saw a need...  That I hadn't seen...

The Creator of this great and vast universe knew that I needed a little bit of time with just Him.

I have been so caught up in a fast pace...

Today it was almost as if I could make the words of Jesus  a reality... "Come unto me... All who are weary and heavy laden... And I will give you rest."

And when sleep wasn't enough...

The Lord gave me rest.

Healing and rest.

His Grace is truly sufficient for me.



  1. Another reason that I love living in the country now. I often take the time now to just sit outside in the quiet to talk to the Lord. I just look around and watch the bees, the flowers out in the field, even one of five eagles we have soaring in the sky. How can you look at all of that and not know their is a wonderful amazing God who made it all. Nothing matters in this world like the Glory of the Lord Gen, so happy that you and your family are blessed!!

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