Saturday, February 26, 2011

Truth

Remember this?

"You can't handle the truth!"

What I can't handle is a lie. Is there such a thing as a little white lie? A secret kept...to protect "others" ....or is it ourselves we are protecting?

Deception....

I am a firm believer that the truth will set you free, but even I find myself backing away from telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Would a lie keep me from having a relationship with my Lord? Is it the lie....or the sin we are hiding

I know that speaking complete truth can be unrealistic...for instance.

A friend names her new baby some off the wall name, and you just cringe... when she asks you if you love it, ......which you don't.... is it a lie to say you do?

This example is where we all can go to justify our lies. White, black, purple, blue or yellow.... isn't it really just a lie...an untruth?

I wonder if lying is something we now take for granted. The media lies, government lies, teachers, preachers, and ...... well, let's just say..."man" is known to lie.

So....let us then go to the one who is without sin, clean, pure and holy.

The truth maker. The source of THE TRUTH... Christ.

I no longer expect "man" to be my God. I don't hold others to a higher standard than I do myself, because I know The ONE TRUE GOD...and He has set me free!!!

Truth be known..... I love my Lord, and I'm not ashamed to shout it to the world..... real freedom comes through Christ Jesus.

There you will find TRUTH.
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Laughter

I was looking back over pictures I took on a camera I had misplaced years ago and I noticed some thing...
Laughter.

Our family has gone through a very trying time. Families can hurt, and families can heal...

What makes the laughter fade?

Life.

Life can be so overwhelmingly stressful sometimes that we just take things...everything too seriously......and we forget to laugh.

Most of the times I write a post, I write about how Christ has helped lead me through this journey called... life. This post is a little different..

My life with my Lord is personal and involves....me and Him.

My family is made up of just three.
Small number, but we had a great time together. We laughed.... a lot!

Somewhere along this journey of life, we forgot to laugh. Truly belt out in pure enjoyment of life...as a family.

I know laughter is the best medicine and we are in need of a transfusion.... a hearty dose of the giggles.

Just realizing how much laughter radiated from us, made me long to hear that sound again.

Pictures speak a thousands words, it is said....
And looking through old photos brought back a million laughs. It is a wonderful sound....of happy times...of a family.......my family.

So, I guess it's not too late to name a New Years resolution, since I didn't make one......

I want this year's pictures to be filled with laughter. Happy times. Joyful sounds that will echo through the years to come.


*** This commercial cracks me up.....every time!
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Weighed down

This past week was stressful. We went to tour a college with our son. As I reflected on his leaving home for college I became increasingly weighed down with emotions.
I am very proud of our son. He is a normal teenager with exceptional empathy for others, loyalty to his friends, intelligent, but best of all he is saved.
My blood always runs deep with emotions. Facing the next stage in life can also weigh me down. But I'm glad to have been raised in a Christian hone where I was taught that love lifts us up. Sometimes when life seems to be a bit overwhelming, its good to know that I don't have to face it alone. I can put my trust in the one who holds me and knows the pathways ahead.

Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you.."
So glad that my Lord has it all worked out!
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