Monday, July 25, 2011


Have you ever looked into the eyes of Hero?
Have you ever shared the smile of a Survivor?

Now you have.

July 24, 2011
13 years old
Stroke Survivor - 12 1/2 years

Great is thy Faithfulness

Yesterday was Ashley's 13th Birthday!  (pictures to come)

We celebrated by attending church together and then dinner with friends last night.

Our friend is the worship Pastor.  Great voice, great talent but most importantly, a Great Heart for God.   During worship, the band sang Great is thy Faithfulness.  I told him at dinner, that song was for me.  I love the hymns - their testimony.  And on her birthday, I needed to remember once again, how faithful my God is to me.

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
There is no shadow of turning in thee
Thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not
As thou hast been, thy forever will be

Great is thy Faithfulness
Great is thy Faithfulness
Great is thy Faithfulness, Lord unto me!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hope for Today

The blessings of having a child with disability is the variety your day holds.  You never know if that morning will bring an illness;  an allergic reaction;  a new symptom;  another doctor's visit;  another hour on hold with the doctor's office, or maybe even a new doctor!  

Yes, that is sarcasm.

The true blessing in this chaos is learning to trust each day to God's hand.

Recently I became quite agitated - okay, mad - when my well thought-out plans were not going to materialize.  I just wanted to have some say over my day, my week, my month.

It was not to be.

God says in James 14:13-15

  "Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city. We will spend a year there. We will buy and sell and make money."  You don't even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? It is a mist that appears for a little while. Then it disappears.  Instead, you should say, "If it pleases the Lord, we will live and do this or that."

Lord, I'm trying!  I really am.  To leave each day to your will.  

How beautiful to know He does not give up on us!  Ever!

That is my Hope today.  And we all need a little Hope!