Friday, October 10, 2008

Fireplace Thoughts

It's a cooler day and I was sitting by the fireplace pondering...


It’s so amazing to see all that is going on…. All that He is doing…. All that He is awakening… There is no other place that I would rather be... and so I sit here wondering what the years ahead will look like for our family. 

I am becoming more and more dissatisfied with the world and the things of the world. We live in glass boxes... does this matter to us? Does this make our heart cry?

My family is my calling… ministering to them, serving them, leading them, instructing them, teaching them, guiding them, blessing them, and loving them.  In teaching them,  I so desire my children to learn to serve others... to not be controlled by the things of the World but to be under the control of the One who spoke the World into existence and it all starts with me.  

I have to ask myself, Will we allow ourselves to be instruments in our Redeemers hands or will we go on in our own way?  Follow our own plans?  Or, will we instead allow Him to receive the reward of His suffering? 

I am excited to see Him at work, to see Him open doors, to see Him provide. Will He take us to the other side of the country to serve the least or will we be serving others from our own little homestead? Will He call us to adopt?  There is so many different ways that we could turn...  but instead we turn to Him.  We look to Him and ask Him to direct our steps and then we abide... because that's where life is... Life Abundantly. 

graphic from Art Posters.


  1. So great but what's this about going to the other side of the country????? Just kidding, if He leads one must follow. Love your vision for the family.