Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Joy Of The Lord

It's good to have a solid faith that doesn't leave you always relying on hearing from God to take the next step. But oh, does it feel good to get a word from Him! God is so good because He's always right on time and He knows just what we need. The Word the Lord showed me that I needed to hear, and I wanted to share with you is from Nehemiah 8:10. "Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." With everything happening in this world and personally with myself, it's hard not to get down. The enemy attacks our minds to make us feel like we're unworthy of God's love. That we're not good enough, that we'll never do anything right. And he is a liar! It's so awesome that we can always go into the presence of God and receive that joy from Him that we need to overcome the attack on the mind. Even if there are circumstances you feel you can't deal with, His presence is there to give you that joy you get from knowing Him. So just praise Him! You don't have to wait until your circumstance change, you don't have to wait until you feel good about yourself, you don't have to wait until you feel like praising Him! Praise Him, and that joy you need will come.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Time Away!

Sooo, I went and visited my family. Away from my hubby for a week with my son. It was good. I missed my hubby, but the visit was refreshing. I know, y'all, you're like, where has she been? But I've needed some time away. I hope you understand. I hadn't seen my family back home since last year when me and my husband went up for my dad's 90th birthday last year. This time, I stayed with my mom for a week and a half. It was nice to relax in the countryside and read, and think and enjoy the company, as well as being back in my hometown. My son harassed my mom's dog the entire time. Pulled his fur, hit him, chased him around. My husband and I were thinking about getting a puppy for him, but now, we're not so sure.... What else? Well, my dad wanted to go out to Denny's, so we went and ate there. Here's a pic of my dad sitting across from me at the restaurant:

I also read a whole book while I was there! I actually hadn't read an entire book in a long time and now I want to start reading more. The book I read? The Testament by John Grisham. I liked it. I was looking for a book to read on my mom's shelves and she didn't have much of anything I was interested in, so my brother handed me that one. I enjoyed it.... I wish I had taken some pics of the sunny countryside to share here, but I didn't. It really was beautiful, though. I thank God for the trip because I barely get away. I'm glad to be back home, though. I realize just how much I have here now. Looking from the outside is such a different perspective.