Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Time is a funny thing- some days we wish it away as we eagerly await an exciting event… and other days we wish for it to stop- as we try to savor and hold onto that moment we have waited for.
Time is something that affects our every day- and yet often we loose track of it- and other moments we cannot take our eyes off of it.
I read this written somewhere the other day and thought it was worth sharing.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics.
One thing that that Lord has laid on my heart this past year is that TIME is our LIFE.
Each moment of every day we have been given is our life.
And I cannot help but to wonder how much of my life I have wasted on things that have no eternal value…
Often in the Christian world we say we 'gave Jesus our life'. And yet as we look back on our lives- little of that time is actually spent serving Jesus.
If you give Jesus your life- you give Jesus your time. All of it.
And yet many times we are guilty of only giving Him parts and pieces of our time- the parts that are convenient to us- and our plans.
More than ever before I realize what a precious gift our time is and how quickly the days are filled with things are not worthy of our time. More than ever I realize how important it is to stay focused on what we are spending our time on. My biggest fear is that one day I will look back on my life with regret that I didn’t do more with the time I was given. Time that I could have been making a difference in the life of someone else. A chance in time that I will never be able to have back.
I believe when we truly give Jesus our lives we will see changes in the way we give, sacrifice, and love others- even in the most inconvenient of times.
As we ring in the New Year I challenge you to really focus on the time you have been given- and make it count. Hug just a little bit longer, forgive just a little bit more and look for more ways to give your time- your life- for His glory.
May God bless you richly~ beyond anything you could have ever imagined in 2011- and may it be the most glorious time of your life.
"LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered-how fleeting my life is. Psalm 39:4
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Danae has once again decided to do a drawing and bless TWO lucky people with a gift card (one for $50 and the second for $25). All you have to do is simply make a donation (whether it be $1.00 or $100) to The Pass It Forward Fund or one of the other awesome and deserving fundraisers that you can view here on Danae blog. Next, leave Danae a comment so she knows who you are and then wait to see if your name was drawn on January 1st. :)
Thank you Danae- you really are an angel.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I had no idea we could fall so deeply in love with you that our hearts would physically ache thinking of how close we came to missing this.
Carson, not a day goes by that I do not marvel at the fact that God allowed you to be our son. From the second you came into our family it felt as if it had always been. The bond you and Kaden share never stops amazing me, but better yet- the bond you have with all of us does as well. Every single morning, without fail, you greet me with your beautiful smile. It is, hands down, the best part of my day. Thank you, my precious son, for being exactly who you are. Thank you for handing out your sweet hugs so freely. Thank you for loving each and every one of us with complete abandonment- and for allowing us to love you the same. You are such a good, good boy and your presence in our lives has brought us more happiness than we could ever ask for. I love you Carson Christopher more than you will probably ever be able to understand...
Thank you Lord for this child~ and for giving us more than we knew to ask for.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Check out this precious family and join me in supporting them as they step out in faith to not only bring home a son from China..
Two waiting children who's lives are about to be forever changed through the miracle of adoption.