One day…

There are many things that I do not understand. I get bits and pieces of revelations, here and there, but I have yet to even scratch the surface. However, one day, it will all become clear.Β  There will be no more hints of reflections, but instead, my eyes will truly be opened. Upon that glorious day, however, all of my questions will immediately fade into the background. Yes, everything else will pale in comparison, when I see the face of my precious Redeemer.

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“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” ~1 Corinthians 13:12

More on…My Help and My Hope

God gave me a poem and then a passage of scripture. Then, he gave me an image, idea, & a promise. I was able to find this photo & add the text. Thank You Lord…I needed this!!

This is the poem (from last post): https://jsjourneyjournal.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/my-help-and-my-hope/

This is the scripture passage: “I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great …love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him…” ~Lamentations 3:19-25

God has promised that He will never leave me. (Matt. 28:20, Joshua 1:5, and Hebrews 13:5) God is faithful. (Deut. 7:9, Psalm 33:4, Psalm 145:13) God keeps His covenants. (Nehemiah 1:5, Daniel 9:4, Genesis 9:1-17)

My Help and My Hope

My Help and My Hope

(I wrote on 10/30/11)

I have an affliction

that threatens my mind.

It is a condition

that hasn’t been kind.

It’s brought much confusion,

heartache, and pain.

It’s tortured & taunted me

time and again.

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Yet, I have a Savior

Who won’t let me go.

He shields and protects me;

He does love me so.

He’s given such grace,

‘Tis sufficient for me.

His strength is so perfect

and ever will be.

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Though I seek total healing,

I find no such cure.

But, He’ll always be with me;

of this, I am sure.

Every Day’s a Good Day!

As little Kerry was praying last night, he said: “…And Lord, please help us to get a good night’s sleep tonight & to have a good day tomorrow. And Lord, I hope You get a good night’s sleep & You have a good day tomorrow. But, OF COURSE, You have a good day EVERY day, because You live in HEAVEN!!” =)

Memories-Faith & Family Video

Memories-Faith & Family:

Kid’s Stuff

–One day, I took the kids along with me to the gym. They played basketball, while I walked the (open-viewed) track upstairs. Kerry suddenly rushed up to me for the SECOND time & said, “Mommy, I’m sorry to interrupt you again, but I had to run all the way up here to tell you…that I’m about to pass out!” {Lol! Hmmm…really?! πŸ˜‰ =)}

–So Sarah and I both got our hair cut last week. When we got in the car to leave, Sarah looked in the mirror and proclaimed, “I’m GOR-GEOUS!” =) (Her modesty astounds me EVERY time! ;))

–A couple of days ago, Kerry suddenly exclaimed, “Mommy, Mommy, you have to see this! This commercial says you can take this medicine, and it will help you remember things!! You REALLY need that!!” (…He always knows just what to say. πŸ˜‰ =) )

Embracing All of Life

“Dear Lord, please help me to embrace & enjoy the good times while they are here. May I not fear the bad times to come, but may I also not be surprised when they do. Let me always remember that whatever the moment brings…This too shall pass, and that’s o.k. Let me not dread, dwell, or anticipate…But instead to just experience the ebb and flow of life; to receive and accept what You ordain.Β In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

I was feeling especially good this morning…happy, whole, content, peaceful, hopeful. Then a shudder of panic & fear went through me for a second. When I called out to God, it was fleeting, and then gone, and the peace returned. (The prayer/statement above is what came to me.)

β€Ž”Dear Lord, I’m reminded of one more thing. (I’m sure you are not surprised by that. ;)) Dear Lord, please help me to remember that whatever life brings (or whatever I fear it may bring), that I need to give you my best. I always need to give you my all…no matter how big or how small.”

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