The God of all grace

June 12, 2014 by 5 Comments

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace,

who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ,

will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

~ 1 Peter 5:10-11


These verses in 1 Peter were a promised hope to my husband when he first became a Christian over 10 years ago. I was looking just now through one of his old journals and he referenced these verses in how he prayed for the Lord would be faithful through the early stages of his santification . Oh how he was fighting hard against sin with the strength of the Lord provided! And now it encourages my heart to see the Lord answered these prayers to my sweet husband, as he is in Glory with His Savior right now!

Fully restored.  Fully confirmed.  Fully strengthen.  Fully established.  By The God of all grace!

Indeed, this encourages my hope in Jesus.   I pray these verses over my family and myself as we wait upon the Lord to provide through these darker days as we grieve & miss our dear Mark.   God truly is the God of all grace!  His grace is that amazing!  May the Lord answer these prayers soon for me/us!

To God be the glory!

Loved always.

June 10, 2014 by 3 Comments

He is greatly missed, but always will be remembered in our hearts. Thankful for the Godly Legacy Mark leaves. Forever changed & grateful.

Mark is at Home. And I am here.

June 6, 2014 by 22 Comments

  Mark has been in Heaven for over 48 hours as of right now.  Two days in Glory with His beloved Jesus, our Savior. Can you believe it? I’m still trying to catch my breath and believe this is best. This little life is so …continue reading

I Have a Shelter

May 28, 2014 by 6 Comments

Thankful in days like these that we do have a Shelter to hide in. This song speaks great truth about our Lord. Hope it encourages the down casted, as it has me. Wanted to give a little update. Mark had his first seizure yesterday morning. …continue reading

“pain is no measure of his faithfulness”

May 22, 2014 by 15 Comments

“I believe in a peace that flows deeper than pain That broken find healing in love Pain is no measure of his faithfulness He withholds no good thing from us No good thing from us, no good thing from us.”  ~’Open my Hands’ by Sara …continue reading

a legacy worth repeating…

May 11, 2014 by 2 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day, dear Momma! You have given us a godly legacy that is worth repeating! We miss you so much our hearts hurt!  But, by God’s grace, we want to follow in your footsteps of a life well spent for our King Jesus! You loved and shined brightly …continue reading

We Delight in The Lord

May 7, 2014 by 21 Comments

We had a very nice vacation in Florida – thanks so much to all of you who helped make this possible and for praying for us during our travels.  God sustained us the entire time.  Mark was most comfortable in the pool, so we did …continue reading

Happy Resurrection Day!

April 20, 2014 by 2 Comments

Happy Easter! JESUS is Risen, Oh Happy Day!      

God’s harder providence-Part 2

April 15, 2014 by 23 Comments

“For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love.”  -Lamentations 3:31 Minutes after the adoption of our Henry… to our surprise (but in the Lord’s sovereignty) my dear momma …continue reading

Adoption -Part 1

April 14, 2014 by 2 Comments

A lot has happened this past month!  This was both a joyful and sorrowful month.   However, regretfully more sorrow than I have ever known.  Yet, in the same breath I can say we have experienced more strength & dependence on the Lord than we have …continue reading

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