Sunday, July 8, 2007

Nothing too exciting going on around here today. My sister, Sandy and her family left early this morning for a quick stop to Starbucks and then a long 9 hour drive back to their home. We enjoyed getting to see them even if for a short while. :) My dh and oldest son left for olympic development soccer camp this morning and the little ones and I went to church. We have been home with the blinds closed and doing nothing except for watching tv and playing cards. Trying to keep it really low key today.
We spent yesterday at my in laws a going away of sorts for my nephew, Adam. He is in the Army and will be stationed overseas. He is leaving for training this week for a month and then he will leave the states. It was very hard to say good bye. In the bible it says that we are not promised tomorrow(proverbs 27:1) I am guilty of living my life just the opposite. I am guilty of thinking that I'll mend that relationship tomorrow, I'll write that note or make that call tomorrow and I know that the Lord could call me home at any moment yet I still live that way. Having to say good bye to my nephew really reminds me of that verse. I have been and will continue to pray fervently for him and his safety but I need to remember that I too have people here in my home, extended family members and friends that need to be prayed for fervently just to get through another day and sometimes just to make it through another moment. Maybe they are not facing being in a country full of enemies but they face the enemy of anger and bitterness, lonliness, fear, being led away from the Lord and his holiness, and living a life full of selfishness and discontent. So as I have commited to pray for Adam as he is off fighting for our country I am also going to commit to pray for myself, family and friends, that we will lead lives that are pleasing to the Lord and though we will have struggles I will pray that the Lord will give us peace and endurance to make it through those struggles.
I was looking in the book of Psalm in the bible and I came across these verses. I will leave you with them:
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. he alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2


Sandy McTier said...

Thank you so much for everything! We had a great (short) time visiting ya'll. Hope Chan has a great time at camp and we're right there with you on the prayers for A. Please send me his address so that I can send him care boxes. That would be awesome to start through your blog - ask people to send him care packages once he gets there!
Love ya

Christy said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to know there is another local blogger. If you come to the Hope show and you recognize my stuff, please say something. I'd love to meet you! Your blog is very uplifting with all of your bible verses. I really needed the "be still" one. Look forward to reading more of your blog.

Kim said...

What a lovely post. You and your sweet sister are such an inspiration to me. You are right, we need to pray for so many going through a specific challenge but need not forget those closer to home who fight spiritual warfare daily including ourselves. Losing our friend suddenly on Friday has once again reminded me how fragile life is and how important it is to make TODAY count. Hugs ~ Kim

justabeachkat said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I hope you'll come again. You're always welcome.

I've enjoyed my visit here too. I'm dashing out the door now so I was only able to read just this one post, but I'll be back.

What a sweet and true post today.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Thought I'd check in on yours and little did I know that the verse you featured would be one that has been on my heart A LOT lately. Thanks for sharing!