Sunday, February 10, 2008

God is Here

What an incredible day of worship...

There is a sweet anointing in this sanctuary
there is a stillness in the atmosphere;
come and lay down the burdens you have carried
for in the sanctuary, God is here.

He is here
He is here to break the yoke and lift the heavy burden.
He is here
He is here to heal the hopeless heart and bless the broken.

Oh come and lay down the burdens you have carried
for in this sanctuary, God is here.

Speak to me Lord, speak to me Lord.
Speak to me Lord, speak to me Lord.

Speak Lord, speak Lord.
Speak Lord, speak Lord.
Music by Martha Munizzi

After hearing our choir worship the Lord, you can't deny that fact that God is Here! He was and continues to be in that sanctuary, despite the differences and circumstances that can occur in any church. The pastor summed up the worship time with a lesson on Unity...could it get any better? I didn't think so. I was having a moment this morning having fantastic worship and a great sermon, well, there just wasn't anything I needed more.
Hope you had a worship-filled Sunday!


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

First year gone by...

It seems like so much time has passed and then at the same time it seems like it was yesterday that I received the phone call from my Dad. "He's gone, Karen." This day a year ago was a sad day for our family. My grandfather's battle with cancer ended and in the same second he was present with our Almighty God. I ponder what that moment was like for him, knowing I won't know fully till I arrive there myself. It was sad telling my little man, who was just shy of 3 was still sad praying and talking with him tonight as we both cried and remembered how much Pepaw loved him. Oh, boy, was I ever grateful for those trips that we took to see him...Boo...his only great grandson. Pepaw certainly loved that little man. I asked Boo if he would tell his little brother about his Pepaw...he agreed he would.
The pain isn't there any longer, but the memories and the loss still grow. From experience I know the loss will get less difficult as the years pass and I pray the memories grow by leaps and bounds.
God proved Himself faithful through those days leading up to his memorial service. It was a beautiful ceremony, with family and baseball friends speaking about what kind of man and baseball player he was. The video tribute was incredible! I just watched it and I still love all the pictures that were chosen for it.
It's probably a hard day for my family still, so at this time I pray for God's all-surpassing peace to overwhelm them all. God's perfect plan is still in order and effect and we need to continue to turn to Him during the rough patches that still lie ahead.

If you would like to read my tribute to him, please read My Grandfather.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Internet Connection - Check, Check

We finally got our Internet connection hooked up at the new house...whew...I was going through some withdrawl!
We are settled in the house and loving every minute of it...even the bills that come with it. When you have waited as long as I have to own a home, at this point, you revel and thank God for everything! :)
Boo is loving his room and his bonus room - notice I said it was his bonus room! My mom made us some drapes for the dining room, and they are cuteness. The kitchen looks great and most nights I feel like Rachel Ray in my gourmet kitchen! It's a dream come true. The nursery is the only room really uncompleted, with items and furniture in no order and the walls haven't been painted yet...but we do know what color they will be painted.....drum roll please...

BLUE! We are having another boy and we are excited. Boo was thrilled and said that was what he always wanted...and God heard his prayer. Isn't that sweet? Yeah, at that moment I felt horrible that I had been calling it "she" for the last 6 weeks. My blood pressure is staying down and the specialist is thrilled with that. I even got a 3-D sonogram and it was pretty cool too...they said the 20 week appointment will be so much more clear. Can't wait!

I hope everyone is doing well and I hope to get around to visit you all soon...I miss my bloggy friends!