“I still remember the days I spent praying, for what I have now” It was 20 years ago almost exactly...that I said my vows and thought life would be like most fairy tales. I would be waiting at home with an apron on for my husband to come home from work with his dinner on the table. The home would be spotless and tidy and there would be children running about in the most mannerly way. A perfect husband, a perfect home, a perfect life with all the perfect children we desired. Have you ever tried a Pinterest project with high hopes of it turning out just as you thought it would? And than it was the most tragic epic fail of your life?
Well, that's how my marriage was...I was....and my non existent Children where.
Once we were married, we tried to have kids right away. We waited and waited. AND waited. Nothing. There wasn’t much more I desired than to be a mama. And it was just not happening. My marriage started to hurt, I started to hurt and my relationships started to hurt. It was hard to be places …
Is joy the same as happiness or contentment? What is Joy and do you have joy? Where does it come from? Can we have joy in difficult times?
I love people. There. The secrets out. I just love people. I really enjoy having one on one time with people. I love to see where they are at in their walk with God. If I can sit down with someone and find out where they are in their faith, I walk away blessed, and encouraged.
But what’s the real reason behind this joy that I find? I’ll answer that yet. :)
I’m a pretty happy girl if I can take a drive to good ole Tim Hortons, or if I can have a relatively clean house, or if my children are having a good day, but that happiness is not lasting once the children start crying all on the same day or even the same hour. Once the house needs to be cleaned again (or you find out that there’s another whole area of the house that you didn’t get to), that happiness is soon turned to unhappiness. Don’t even get me started on if I can’t make it out to Tim Hortons (j…
Have you ever made plans in your life, big or small, and kind of put a light “ if it’s the Lords will” on top of it? Almost feeling obligated as a Christian to say those certain words knowing that after all God is in control but yet have this high chance in your mind that you know things will all pan out the way they should or the way you have planned?
All because there isn’t anything too serious that could or should come up in the mean time? And all because everything the last while has been smooth sailing? For myself I am 100% guilty of this.
Instead you ought to say “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:15
I took that verse for what it said and let my mind ignore some of the surrounding context to realize the importance behind this.
“Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mis…