I had the biggest spider I've ever seen on my curtain in the living room. I am not afraid of them, but I died a little inside when our 7 eyes met. He said in his little spider voice, "Please nice lady, please don't kil..." WHACK said my Minna-tonka hard sole slipper.
My six year old granddaughter is playing the piano with a hymn book in front of her. Playing softly she asks, "Grandma, do you know what that note is?" I'm sitting across from her and answer, "That sounds like middle C." "No", she said, "that note is Lord, "and this note is God", and "this one is friend". Her notes are words.. all the notes (just middle C or F# or B to us) are Christ. I asked," What is your song. " she said, "All about Jesus."
"I cannot express how grateful I am for the experience and privilege of growing so much closer to our Lord through these trials. " And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans8:28 What a Great God we serve." That was my John's heart showing.
As I bend in prayer, as I fall to the ground in humble adoration of the Father my knees bear the weight of my heart. I pray, face to the sky, calling out to my Lord and Savior. Thank you for this unspeakable gift of sorrow, this knowing You better, this grace...
I wrote this in response to one of the Davos elite. "If the stars realigned in the night sky to spell out the words "I am here," Krauss said he would "reassess". How about just taking a look at the stars in the sky and reassess, or look at your fingers as they glide across the keyboard or a thousand other things. You don't see a Creator unless He stoops to play ball with you and says, "I am Here", and you still won't believe it because you are a fool. Each time you see these things you close your eyes and say, "It's not enough, I want another sign." A blind man can't see a chair no matter how hard you try to encourage him too. "The fool says in his heart, "There is no God". Sigh Love, Pam
You can sit in your garage all day long and you will not become a car, you can sit in an oven too and not become a muffin, you can also sit in a church for years and years and not become a Christian, "By salvation alone. And that comes by repentance of sin not osmosis. We have to remember in all love what Christ said, "Unless you are born again you cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven." It's His laws, not ours. He says that our, "good deeds are like filthy rags." So why do we "neglect so great a salvation"? "Tell them the rest of the story, tell of the Father's glory, teach them salvation's plan, they must be born again. It's so wrong to only tell and teach half of what the Father's done, for someday we will have to stand before the throne of God, died as unsaved men". From a song I wrote years ago. Something I've been thinking about today.
3,500 unwanted dogs are dismembered, poisoned and brutally murdered each DAY on an average!!! I am so angered and want to do something, anything about it, don't you??? Oh wait, I was wrong, it's 3,500 unwanted children, babies who are dismembered, poisoned, stabbed, gouged, tiny heads twisted off... brutally murdered each day by abortionists. Will you fight for those babies? At least shed a tear? Love, Pam
I wrote this awhile after my husband, John died. John, a devoted husband, dad, grandpa and Elder in the church. He is now my brother in Christ... I knew that I would not know what to do In the days after John went home to Heaven, we were one, companions and best friends, he would be gone. My brother in law, Pastor Rich Peralez talked to me about that ahead of time. I decided to make a plan, I'm sharing this because it may help you or someone you care about. I referred to it every morning, especially the very next days, but as time passed I needed it less and less. It sounds so simple, but it's not. I keep it on my fridge and I called it, The Very Next Day Without John- "Get up, get dressed, pray, make coffee, take pills,, turn on radio (sometimes I listen to a Christian station in the morning), feed dog, read Bible, check schedule, look for opportunity's to serve and take them, don't live on the inside but project, DON'T fear love, DON'T fear "alone-ness", In all my comings and my goings remember that He is with me and familiar with all my ways, serve God until bed " This really helped me to place one foot in front of the other while walking in that numbing fog (which I truly believe is also a gift from God). Love, Pam. and do not be reclusive... Love, Pam