Friday, March 1, 2013

Running to Jesus

A few weeks ago our family received the news that a favorite family member had been taken to the hospital due to very high blood pressure and dehydration. 
I read the news to the family once I had read it from a Facebook post. 
Within a few seconds I turned my head and started to call out to our son, Ryan, to ask him something about his school work.

This is what I found him doing, with tears streaming down his cheeks...

He ran to Jesus.

What a huge wave of gratefulness swept over me! 
Praise the Lord! 
He gets it! 

Then I thought about it...
we as missionaries could work ourselves out of a job if we could just get people to grasp this concept! 

We see spiritually hungry people turning to 
sadly, even suicide.

Why do we worry,
why do we struggle,
why do we fret,
why do we search endlessly for someone who understands our problems,
why don't we just run to Jesus!?

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A little love flowing through our home!

On the actual Valentine's Day we were a little busy taking care of a new convert that had to make several visits to the hospital. So, for us as a family that meant that we would have to make up for not being able to celebrate Valentine's Day on the 14th . 

No problem! I enjoyed the more relaxed schedule!

Here are a few ways we showed our love to one another this year.

On the 14th, while my hubby and I were gone on one of our hospital trips, the kids made us a giant cookie,

in the shape of a heart, of course!

Then for lunch the next day, I surprised them all with these...

made from good old hot dogs, cheese, and ketchup!

Friday night before bed the kids were telling me how they wanted to make us breakfast on Saturday morning. They did just that complete with candle light, menus telling us that they only serve scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, coffee, and orange juice, and waiters (our sons).

It was really sweet!

Then, for the "Corny Valentine" award, I left this on my hubby's desk...

Corny, but I happened to put his favorite candy inside there so he was happy!

Finally, for Sunday I made these for the kids....

These are fun!

 I Love OUR Family!

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