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In this life we can not always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.." :) Mother Teresa

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“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis

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I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

GUESS WHERE WE ARE GOING!!!!

NO WHERE!  WE ARE GOING NO WHERE!





                    NOOOOOO WHERE!!!!!



               THIS IS MY COVID 19 POST.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Easter Week 2020

This week has been quite special in many ways.  It has caused me to reflect upon what happened  during this time 2,000 plus years ago!
It just so happened that Passover 2020 was on Wednesday this year, so we read the verses pertaining to Passover. 
Last night, we had a Tenebrae service on youtube with our church body.  Normally, we are involved in that service, but this year it was way scaled back!
We watched a selected part of Jesus of Nazareth. Tomorrow we will watch the last part!

Our biggest celebration with family each year is Easter.  But this year, we will all be in our separate homes. 
It is so surreal.  I will have no photos of family events this time, because we won't have any.

BUT.... the truth remains, that Christ Rose from the grave!  It was "uneventful" for many in the world who were not in the area of Israel.  They didn't know.  YET.

For those who were there, it was VERY eventful!  The grave could NOT hold our Lord Jesus Christ.
He rose again bodily, conquering Sin and Death.  What an amazing event in history that has set a different course for all of eternity!

I'm so thankful to know that Easter, no matter what happens socially or politically is a reality and truth that cannot be held back.

Happy Easter! HE IS RISEN!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

SO HOW ARE YOU DOING?


We have been doing well, but there is a serious side to this whole thing and it would be lying to say there wasn't concern! Of course there is!

I have had so many thoughts going through my mind since this whole thing started, but I always land at the place where I put my faith and trust. 

The unemployment rate right now is staggering and I feel sad watching one person after another lose their jobs, some temporarily, some permanently.  Many have families to support and are sole supporters!

I am concerned for the future of the country, and the financial burden that will land on our children and grand children long after we are gone.

I am concerned for those who are shut in by themselves without family around to talk to.  I know a few people in this situation and it is heartbreaking that they are literally in solitary confinement.

We have been fortunate not to know anybody personally who is sick, but I imagine that will change.
We know people who  know people.

And then, there are the normal tragedies of life that are ongoing and complicating life.  One such is a family who was a regular blog reader that was in a car accident a few days ago. They have a child in the hospital in very critical condition and my heart is broken for all they have been through.

I see my grand children out of school, my sons working from home, but uncertain of what is to come next.  We have several people who are at high risk for this virus including sons, grand children and children as well as Mike and myself.

This is a time to ask one's self, "Is your house in order?"  "Are you prepared for illness or death?"

We MUST live our lives everyday without regret and looking in light of eternity. 

This virus is no surprise to God, nor have the viruses that came before this one over time. 

I have hope and confidence that no matter what happens, we are in the hands of a tender and loving heavenly father.  He gives and He takes away.  He is mighty in wisdom and His ways are not my ways.  I cannot pretend to fully grasp His ways.  Though I would love to. :)

So, instead, I will put my trust in the ONE who knows all things and rest that He knows my days, He knows my future and He holds my hand.

Well, We Are Still Self Quarantining, except for.....





This has been such a surreal month to say the least.  I could probably say that about everybody!
We do have an "essential business" so we are working to repair vehicles, but the work is slower, or it was until a few days ago.  We also have some back up work to do, but we didn't pay ourselves this week.

Erika is an essential worker as a bank teller, and I must say I am concerned about her having to work in this environment.  She is being careful, but how careful can one be?  She is home for now.
AND I'm thankful they finally closed the bank lobby and she is doing drive thru.
Sarah has no hours right now at all.  Our sons are all working from home, except one who is a school teacher. I'm not sure what he is doing. :)

We have been keeping busy with the chickens, and daily life, trying to stay on a good schedule, and the girls are doing college online right now.

We couldn't let April fools get past us..... SO I was able to pull of something simple. :)  Squash smoothies instead of peach! :P



Sarah has been keeping quite busy reorganizing the books down stairs and in the attic!








She just brings joy in all circumstances! :)

Erika and Donato have found some creative ways to be together.
The other day, THESE

With some fresh salmon were dropped off on the front porch.  Then they face timed and cooked a meal together and ate together, apart. LOL
I love their creativity and good spirits!

On Sunday, we enjoyed hanging out, but very much missing the rest of the family!








And so,


I leave you with some humor..... :)  We will all get through this!

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