Monday, December 2, 2013

Being Called

At church they have been talking a lot about obeying God. Listening to him. Going when he says go. Moving when he says Move. Doing when he says do. 

Well, I woke up feeling of how many times have we heard God and not done anything? Then I started to think about when people say, "why do bad things happen to good people?" God is a mighty God and he moves through us. He calls each of us to fulfill his plan. What happens when God calls us to visit or minister to a neighbor (for example) and we don't do it? What if that neighbor has a drinking problem, has never heard the word, winds up driving drunk one night and killing someone who was one of the said, "good people." It's easy to think we are good people living in our little bubbles of goodness- unwilling to step out of our comfort zones. How much of what we don't do that God asks of us, causes "bad things to happen to good people" because we were not obedient? 

Makes you rethink ignoring the call. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

I can't believe it's been one year!!!

We are coming up on the 1 year anniversary of the night that changed my life! And today we ran into the detective who was on Matthew's case. He said the DA's office wanted to arrest him but several of the guys (including the detective) fought for him. Said Matthew would win, so why ruin his career. They never filed charges.

I had never so vulnerably spoke with God, than I did that night. For what felt like the first time in years, he answered me. (Even though now I realize he was always there for me!!) Not in thought, not in words, but in His actions. My life will never be the same. As much as the shooting was a curse, it was a  blessing.

I have forgiven the man who shot at my husband and hope he is living a much purer life- apart from the life of hate and evil. I hope God wasn't just there for Matthew and I that night, but was there with all parties directly and indirectly involved.

This picture was taken 10 minutes before the shooting. I am blessed it wasn't my last memory of my husband. I am thankful God's wish was for him to stay so that he can continue to inspire and be a blessing to those around him. And most importantly, he can be that light for our precious children. May they grow to know love for humanity like their father.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My parents have been married 36 years!

How sweet is was to be a part of their special day with a surprise dinner. They were so cute as we spoiled them the way they should be! We had a wireless speaker outside so that we could control the music from inside. I played them their song-they danced!

Friday, February 15, 2013

In God we trust

1. Help others even if this means stepping outside of your comfort zone.
2. Don't gossip. Ever! Before you speak, think about the motives behind why you are saying what you are about to say.
3. Love everyone. Even if they have wronged you. You don't have to be best friends. But certainly don't partake in #2. But this will leave you open for a #1 if they need it. And they will slowly start to rebuild #4 in people. Maybe they have been hurt before and have lost all #4.
4. Trust is easy to be taken away and slow to rebuild. Even white lies can hurt. Be honest. Be nice. Be trustworthy. It's the best characteristic to have and shapes the person you will become
5. That voice that comes into your head really fast and out of nowhere when your thoughts are running wild and unclear- that is God. Listen to it. Do it. (As long as you aren't committing sin because that's the Devil)