February 26, 2013

Update on Michael

My 22 year old cousin, Michael, has been battling a rare form of liver cancer for a while. . . but it's really been a struggle.  He is now in excrutiating pain due to a ruptured disc.  He will going to Maryview Infusion Center tomorrow for some more platelets. They put him on an antibotic today because his white blood count is so low.   Starting tomorrow, for three days, he will take a shot that will help with his blood. With the shots and another bag of platelets we're hoping this will help.
He was supposed to go to Georgetown next week for a second opinion, but will be unable to make the trip due to the amount of pain he is in.  Please also pray for his parents, as I am sure this is a pain that is almost unbearable.  Pray for his sister and brother, as well as all of their children  ~ they love their Uncle Michael!
Please pray for God to meet the family's every need. . . and to show me if there is anything that I can do to help.  It's just a helpless feeling for the extended family and friends. 
So let's just take this to the Lord together!

Please pray for Divine Intervention. . .
Thank you so much. 

February 25, 2013

The Moon

I couldn't help but notice the pale blue light that was casting it's glow in my dining room tonight.  I knew it meant one thing: 
There's a full moon out tonight.
That got me to thinking: 
We are like the moon ~ it doesn't give off its own light. It simply reflects the sun's light. Depending upon its phase, or how much of the moon's surface is actually facing the sun, determines how much light we see reflecting from the moon.
Have you ever heard someone say, "Well, if THAT'S a Christian, I don't want to be any part of it!" or "I've been burned by Christians." ? ? ? I have. It's sad. . but true.

The effectiveness of our testimony of God's love & grace is determined by the amount of "US" God has.

  • Am I withholding a piece of my heart from Him, or am I fully surrendered to His will?
  • Am I spending too much time on my iPod, YouTube, texting friends, or even at Christian social gatherings ~ or am I spending enough time seeking God in His Word?
I wonder if God created the moon & its phases to show us that we too will go through phases in our spiritual walk with Him? There are times when we are able to soak His Word up like a biscuit to gravy. Then there are other times when our schedules are so hectic, that we can barely find time to whisper a prayer. There are seasons of new growth, abundance and harvest, as well as winter time -- the season of lying dormant. The important thing is to recognize what phase we're in. . and do our best to focus on God & His Word.

This world is a dark place---just a glimpse of the evening news is proof of that. . . We need to shine for Him. . . and the only way to fully shine is to fully look to Him.

If you don't know Him as your Saviour, there is hope: there is a phase of the moon where it has completely turned its back on the sun, and we only see its dark side. But guess what that phase is called? The New Moon. It's about to begin its turn towards the sun....and before we know it, a sliver of light will shine.

It's never too late to turn to the SON....the Son of God. He longs to fulfill your heart and your life with abundant joy and peace. :)

"Behold...I make all things new." Revelation 21:5

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)