Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Becoming a Grandparent!

I'm filling in for Renee, so I just thought I'd blog about what I'm bursting to tell the world! I'm just weeks away from becoming a grandmother, and I can't wait.  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. KJV James 1:17  After raising four children, my husband and I realize that this monumental responsibility has only been accomplished by the grace of God. Phew!!  And now, what a joy to be anticipating the birth of our first grandson, Gavin Michael, in December, and another grandchild in January.  I loved being a mother, and I'm told there's nothing like being a grandparent.  In a sense, our parenting task is still not complete, as now we get to "parent" in a "grand" way!  Giving lots of love, hugs, kisses, and prayers, and living a godly life that points our grandchildren to the Lord!  So, fellow grandparents, we're joining the ranks, and God's grace abounds!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Counting Our Blessings

We're all tested from time to time with difficult trials that seem to bury us in a sea of despair.  It is during these times that God has the opportunity to demonstrate His  power, love, provision and sustaining grace.  When tested beyond what we feel we can bear, it is the the act of counting our blessings and focusing on the love of Christ and exercising our faith in Him that will carry us through.  Our pastor delivered a very encouraging message last night at prayer meeting about faith.  We must trust in the person of Christ, the power of Christ, the provision of Christ, the purpose of Christ and the path of Christ. We don't understand all things, but God does.  Look around and see all the blessings he continues to bestow even when the sea billows roll.  Thank you, God, for my family, friends, health, church family, home................the blessings are too numerous to list.  God is good......all the time!