“tune my heart to sing Thy grace”

September 26, 2014 by 5 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. It is a joy for me to write and it some ways it’s how I process everything that is going on around me! I write so that I may remember and learn from the providence of God. I have been keeping a journal since the early age of 10!! Yet, writing has always been a way I process and I’ve missed writing here on this blog!

Honestly, in this new season it’s hard to find the time to write my thoughts out. Right now my kids are out back playing and I can see them running around and for this moment enjoying each other. Though I don’t know how long that means I have to actually finish this post. But in this moment, Praise the LORD that they are playing with each other and from the window I can see them having fun with dirt, side walk chalk, sand bucket and a bunch of random toys that end up outside in our toy box!

What should I say?

Should I describe how the Lord is daily making a way for us? How He is showing Himself to be tender to me in my grief? How He continues to be faithful when often at times I am not? His grace truly is my standing place? Even when my circumstance is not what I was hoping for, He is giving me grace to take one day at a time, even one moment at a time. It doesn’t always look pretty, but by His grace He is Keeping me.

I am seeking to train my heart in thankfulness! We are not born with this, if you haven’t noticed!  Oh and I have a journey ahead of me to learn the art of gratefullness!  This “tune my heart to sing Thy grace” is a plead for the Lord to work in our hearts and teach us! He is willing and promises to lead the humble in His way!  And Jesus example of humility with joy is amazing!   “Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2).

“Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,

Call for songs of loudest praise.”

 

He is providing fellowship for me, two Bible studies to be a part of, help with my children, and even some evenings off to go run at my favorite park (thanks to my sis in law!)! He is providing. I don’t know how it will look in the future. Yet RIGHT NOW, God is providing. And I am even now reminding myself this truth right now as I type.  He even led a family in our church to want to pay someone to come and clean my home twice a month!  Friends, this shows the heart of God towards those who suffer.  Though He has bruised me, He promises not to crush me!  Praise Him for His mercy!

God truly gives me reason to rejoice! My greatest need has been met in Christ! I have been forgiven!

Thank you for ALL your prayers for me and my 3 littles! Please continue to pray! I know the Lord is using the prayers to sustain and strengthen us in this sorrowful time of missing my beloved Marky and my dear Momma. Thankful they are in Glory with Jesus! 

Here’s a couple of pictures of the kids near the end of Summer! So very thankful for these three!

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little moments & rest for this momma

July 31, 2014 by 5 Comments

Here we are.  My family.  At a red light.  I turn my head because I hear them laughing with each other and smiles for all 3; which is not always the case when you are working with 3 kids that are 4 years and under!  …continue reading

Sweet Family!

July 29, 2014 by Leave a Comment

These precious family members have been the hands and feet of Jesus to me!  I thank my God for you each daily! The support truly is a gift from the LORD! On good days and harder sad days they have been here! They have cried, prayed, …continue reading

Brokenness and Gratefulness.

July 25, 2014 by 6 Comments

Hello Dear Friends, First, I wanted to say THANK YOU for ALL the kind letters, cards, generous gifts, and prayers y’all have given to me and my precious children upon the passing of our dear Mark!  We see the Lord’s kindness through y’alls love you …continue reading

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   …continue reading

Loved always.

June 10, 2014 by 4 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

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