Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rejoice ...

i think ...
no actually i know

i am a pretender

i like to pretend that things are great...
i like to pretend that this deployment is all going to be good
that i will not be discouraged ...
pretend that we will not be affected

and yet ...

deep inside... way down i know the truth

we are going to go through ups and downs
we are going to have days of deep lows
days of nothing but heartache and tears

and that... is truth

you see God never says it will all be an easy walk
he says ...

And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God... Not only so
but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know
that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character
and character, hope.
Romans 5:1-5

and today i continue on ...


in my kids ... in the fact that first thing this morning i was able
to hear my husband's voice on the line...

rejoicing in friendships

looking out my window last night to see a friend
scraping off my snow covered car ...

receiving a perfectly timed email of encouragement ...

neighbors shoveling my sidewalks

good girlfriends bringing pizza and Starbucks

friends stopping only to give a quick hug

yes ... today i will continue to REJOICE!

knowing that even on the days of suffering ...
 He is here
He is whispering in the ears of those around me, He is providing
encouragement ... He is doing just as He promised He would

demonstrating His love



  1. Love you....bring your adorable children to us to see!!!!

  2. I love the reality of this post. Accepting that it's okay to be having a hard time with this. This gives me encouragement because it means you are truly living consciously in each and every moment.