Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, October 12, 2007

ramblings of today

Psalm 13:5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation

Yesterday I went to Nashville, one day, had to work, the only thing I got to see in Nashville was the inside of a plant, a Target, and a Joann Fabrics. Seems like kind of a waste, huh?

Except for one thing, those are the only worldly things I got to see. I saw the most beautiful shades of green I've ever seen set against the bluest of blue skies. It was beautiful. The kind of day when you can not only feel that God loves you but you can see it in His painted majesties. Checking out the 'colors' of fall means we have to start somewhere, and yesterday I started with green.

Someone from my old church died this week, I think Monday, but her memorial is Sunday. She was 47, went in on a Thursday, got scanned found out she had brain and lung cancer. Died on Monday after having a seizure. She left behind two beautiful daughters who just lost their dad in 2004. Please keep Jenny and Michelle in your prayers. Pray for those beautiful girls and those who loved Joann.

With this loss, it reminds me how important it is to take care of ourselves, when I could have used the excuse that I was traveling yesterday and ate whatever my heart desired, I stayed on track, and I am doing flex not core. I didn't even use my allowed extra points.
I don't know if you paid any attention to the picture but that's Phyllis. she took the picture herself. Yikes, it gives me tears in my eyes. Please understand, the only reason my daughter turned out all right (and it's still early) is that God has had a hand in her life. I feel like that picture a lot. I find it amazing that she took that picture of a feeling I have everyday. I think we are more alike than I realize.

I feel like I always have my hand up to a God who never stops loving me and never stops amazing me. I know there is absolutely no way I can ever repay Him for all He does for me, but I also know there is NO WAY I am ever going to stop loving people so that they will know His love too.

Isaiah 40:25-26
25 "To whom will you compare me?
Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One.

26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.


Pat said...

I love that picture!!! Nothing on the earth that you've given her matters except Jesus. Good job.

Sara said...

what a fantastic picture. ain't God awesome? love you>a coldsore

Arlene - BY HIS STRIPES!!! said...

You are such an awesome Mom. Like I told you the other are such a true woman of God I am truly honored to be called your friend.

Vikki said...

your daughter also turned out alright because of you. I don't think God wants us to sell ourselves short....cause you are the way he made you. You're parenting the way he taught you.

Beautiful photo

Trish said...

That picture says it all!

Sara said...

i have to tell you, that picture is incredible. you need to make it into christmas cards or something.

Hattigrace said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Mrs. Mac said...

I like that picture too! It says so much about herself. The Lord has blessed you both. Keep up the good directing Mom!

KayMac said...

It's been said, but the pic is awesome. Enjoyed this post.