Sunday, October 31, 2010

Celebrating What???

Today is hallowe'en ... an event I don't "celebrate" ...

"To celebrate" means to observe; to commerate with festivities... and I don't participate in this. I am very fortunate to live in an area where we hardly ever see more that 5 children at our door... I do pass out candy to them - is that "celebrating"? I do not wish anyone "Happy Hallowe'en"; nor do I make Hallowe'en cards and such.

I realize that hallowe'en is a fun time for children - a time of candy, games, costumes; a time for scary stories, bobbing for apples, and so on. However, I also believe that there are people who are serious about celebrating the darker side of this event... and that disturbs me. I believe it is a spiritually dangerous time and that we as Christians must cover ourselves and our families in fervent prayer.

And - we must stand firm in the knowledge and belief that God is in control of it all - He is our Security and our Salvation; our Refuge and our Victory!
Praise His Name!

Romans 8: 38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future,
nor any powers,
neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We are secure in Him!
We are His!
He is Risen!
We are victorious!
May you be blessed and safe this day! May your hearts be full of praise and thankfulness to a Loving God!
Resting in HIM,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


PSALM 13:5-6
But I have trusted in Your mercy,
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I have been gone from blogger land for a month -
it has been a hard month for me ... physically, emotionally, spiritually....
for we know that when one aspect of our being is affected, the rest of us is too.
I'll not go into much detail,
suffice it to say that my health has not been what it was 2 years ago ...
actually it's been worse these past 2 months...

I am learning to live with chronic pain and troubled sleep - and all that that entails!
I am learning to say NO -
I am learning to ask for help; to ask for prayer.
I am learning that I am not "wonder woman" to everyone around me.
I am learing to live without guilt -
The guilt comes from not meeting our own expectations and the expectations of those around us.
And - I am learning that all of this is OK.

"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus" - Romans 8:1

And I'm still counting my blessings ....
431. my husband who loves me unconditionally
432. beautiful sunsets
433. a double rainbow - so vibrant and close one could almost touch it!
434. laughter with girlfriends
435. God's grace and healing power
436. my smiling grand-daughter
437. Madison's laughter!
438. watching my daughter be a loving mom
439. safety as I travel
440. morning coffee
441. Hot lobster
442. lunch with hubby and friends
443. Fall flowers from hubby
Psalm 18: 1-2
I will love You, O Lord , my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, My strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my slavation, my stronghold
Blessings on you this day!
Hold tight to HIM!