Monday, September 13, 2010

A sweet Poem I came across.

Child of My love, fear not the unknown marrow,
Dread not the new demand life makes of thee;
Thy ignorance doth hold no cause for sorrow
Since what thou knowest not is known to Me.
Thou canst not see today the hidden meaning
Of my command, but thou the light shalt gain;
Walk on in faith, upon My promise leaning,
And as thou goest all shall be made plain.
One step thou seest-then go forward boldly,
One step is far enough for faith to see;
Take that, and thy next duty shall be told thee,
For step by step thy Lord is leading thee.
Stand not in fear thy adversaries counting,
Dare every peril, save to disobey;
Thou shalt march on, all obstacles surmounting,
For I, the Strong, will open up the way.
Wherefore go gladly to the task assigned thee,
Having my promise, needing nothing more
Than just to know, wher’er the future find thee,
In all thy journeying I go before.
- Anonymous

Saturday, September 11, 2010

If Jesus is my portion.

     Today was my Great Aunt Louise’s funeral service. Nearly a month ago I was sitting across from her telling her all about the next year and what all I will be doing. A few days later my parents told me that her cancer had return from many years ago. And less than 3 weeks later God in all His mercy welcomed her home, keeping her from having to bear the pains of cancer. We all knew this day would come. It was assumed that we would have a few more months with her. The services were beautiful. Filled with the Word of God and evidence of a life well lived. Please be praying her husband of 59 years, Uncle Clark (Not a typo. Isn’t that amazing!?). As well as, her son and daughter and grandchildren.
     The day my Aunt passed away I read a verse; “They still bear fruit in old age…”Psalm 92. She was an example of this verse. Even after her death the fruits of her prayers and love for the Lord are still flourishing. Hearing of her marriage I cannot help but desire 59 years of mine someday. What a sweet example of our Father sovereignty over two lives becoming one.
     One of the songs she requested be played was; “His eye is on the Sparrow”. My dad later told me that this song is played at a lot of the funerals of the Ware families because my great-grandpa (Aunt Louise’s father) was known for humming and whistling this old hymn often. And that small “Habit” of his stuck with so many people. So naturally I had that hymn stuck in my head most of the day. It would also be no coincidence when my bible reading for today happened to be in Matthew 6. “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they?”
     This is such peace from my Father. Just a few days ago I caught myself falling right back into anxiousness. But if Jesus is my portion…why? I need forgiveness for not taking Him as His Word. He is God is he not? Then WHY should I ever give any anxious thought a second thought?

     From what I learned of my Aunt today, she really did live a life of faith and service to God everyday. It was said of her that, "I have never seen anyone with such peace about death." It is because my Aunt Louise knows Jesus. She put her turst in Him and lived her life For Him.

Friday, September 3, 2010


I am a strong believer that Time is one of the most precious gifts that could ever be given. It is one that can never be replaced or bought. All that to say, I am praising my Heavenly Father for the past two days where I have spent the most time I have ever been able to with my sweet niece Claire. Just her and her Aunt Jerri K.  I put her down for nap and felt the tears well up (yes i said it...tears). I am just so proud to be her aunt. So thankful to be apart of such a tiny little girls life.  I sure will miss her while I am gone. I will miss all of my family. 

Please be praying for me. Pray that I use the month of September wisely, with no other preoccupation but to prepare for Dubai and spend with Family & Friends. Pray that I will have the discipline to be in the Word and draw closer to God during this time. 

Thank you, 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sweet Dreams - Isaiah 9:6-7

This passages of scripture came to my mind just a few moments ago as I was about to shut down my laptop. I thought I would take a second and share with you.

Isaiah 9:6-7
"For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this."

This is a passage that is often resounding during Christmas time, as well it should. However, God's word is not seasonal. It is alive and active every moment in all seasons of life. It is timeless and it is absolute TRUTH. This passage fills my heart with hope and joy as I think of Mighty God, our Everlasting Father entering this world as just a tiny little baby. My King, born in a stable. This Prince of Peace,  He washed feet, loved the outcast, and was completely humble and sovereign.

My thoughts tonight will rest in Him.
Pondering His might, peace, and the fact that I am a Daughter of the Most High King.

sweet dreams...