I know that this day of praise may be considered a bit strange, but this is where my heart is today. Do you ever have days where you feel like everything is crashing in and you feel like there is absolutely nothing you can do to help anyone.....even yourself? Well, today was that day for me! So you may ask yourself......how is this a praise? Let me just tell you......My God is great and greatly to be praised! My God is there.....even when I may not feel Him! My God is there because His Word tells me He is! My God is in control, even when feel out of control! My God loves me......even when I feel unlovable! My God is great and mighty and He gives me strength when I have no strength left! My God is AWESOME and He loves me and cares for me........no matter what! How would we ever know the absolute depths of Gods love if we never had a need.....if we were always happy......if we had everyone else to depend on? Today......I praise Him in this storm of my heavy hearted day
As I sit and look at this picture, my eyes just fill with tears! When I went to the facility where Mrs. Mary lives, I was filled with so many emotions. My heart breaks because I can only get there about once a month due to the cost of traveling. I went to see my first patient and she was able to wake up enough for me to talk to her for a few moments, but she was just too tired to stay awake. When I was getting my paper signed, I asked about my next patient because I had only seen her once and I could not remember where her room was. This is when my heart broke.......she had died just four days after my first visit with her. Her smile and laughter left me with a memory that will stay with me for many days to come. She had the sweetest little giggle! I was so excited about getting to see her......only to find out that the next time I get to see her is on the other side of life. As I went to see more of my patients, I found several of them were in a much worse state that I had seen them in a little over two weeks ago. My mind went to the thought that I might not ever see them again because it will be so long before I get back.....my heart was broken. Mrs. Mary, who is pictured above.....was in such a sweet and precious mood! This lifted my spirit as there was music playing and she was pseudo dancing! At first her speech was muffled, but before I left.....we were talking and smiling.......and she told me that she loved me.......does it really get any better than that? You see.....it is always my hope to be a blessing......but by the time I leave, I am far more blessed than I could ever have believed! Each one is so precious.....each one brings such joy and peace to my heart! The only man that I have right now.....we hold some of the most bizarre conversations due to the fact that he has Alzheimer's. We start with one topic and cover about 10 different conversations in a matter of 5-10 minutes! I always ask him if he fixed something today and of course he has! hehehe, I love him so much! I wish I could move them out near me so that I could see them everyday......but alas.....that is not possible. For those of you who pray......I ask that you will keep me and my patients in your prayers. First, pray that if they have a need.....I will be able to do what God wants me to do to fill that need both spiritually and emotionally! Second, pray that God will help me as I see my friends slowly slip away. I need your prayers that I can always do what God wants me to do....and that somehow.....they will find great peace as they prepare to meet our AWESOME GOD!!!!!!
Praise Day 301: Today I praise God for the anticipation of seeing my hospice patients......Chelsea......and all of my Toccoa Falls College friends tomorrow!!!
Today was a long, cold, and windy day.......but my excitement for tomorrow.....was overflowing! I don't get to see them but one time a month because of my gas situation.....and sometimes.....I get to see them twice.....and that will be tomorrow!!! I am so blessed to work with these beautiful elderly patient and I do not know how I deserve to be so blessed, but I am thankful that I am!!! As of tomorrow......I will have 7 patients there! We will talk......polish nails.....brush hair......and who knows what! Each time I go I have another great experience........and another blessing to my heart! Oh the excitement that is building! Hopefully I will have a story, and new
Praise Day 300: Today I praise God for the incredible oportunity for leading worship at Ball Ground UMC!
Wow!!!! This morning the boys lead worship in a great and powerful way! I have seen them play in many situations.....and for many churches.....but this morning, the presence of God was surely with us! This church has a special place in our hearts and the way God led us there was a miracle! Two years ago we had gone to Winter Jam, and we passed out informational packages about the Band. One of the packages ended up in the hands of a fine young man who was doing his Senior project for school by doing a fund raiser for missionaries in their church. This was our 4th time participating with this church and they have become our home away from home when we are up that way! Jared Lathem, the pastor of the church has such an incredible heart for God, and a deep knowledge of Gods Word. Between staying with the Guy family, and spending time with old and new friends at the church while worshiping together.....was an incredibly blessed day!!!! I praise God for His people......and for thei
Praise Day 299: Today I praise God for three things. First, I praise God for the opportunity that God has given us to record with Loyd......and second.....Chris and I got to go and watch Madison Gowin and her team win the State Championship for High Scho
What an incredibly busy.....and incredibly blessed day!!! We started the day driving to Columbus, GA to watch Madison and her team play for the state Championship....and they WON!!!!! This left them the Undefeated in their region....State Champs! Madison did not get to play in this game because of an injury.....but she was part of the team and helped play to get here! The pic does not have her in it, but it does have the 3 Seniors.....and the Trophy!!!! This now means that both Madison and her Dad Eric have won State Championships!!!!! As we were here, the boys were recording on of our new songs as we try to make a collection for an EP! Loyd is extremely talented and from what I got to hear....it is going to be amazing!!!! Chris and I drove straight to the Church and were honored to listen to a speaker that the had there that night! Afterward, we set up all of the equipment once the boys got there and then headed to the Guys house......This family is such a great blessing all on their own! Although it was a whirlwind day.....it was a great....great blessing!!!!
Praise Day 298: Today I praise God for being able to go and see my niece on the Homecoming Court as a Senior Representative at Morgan County High School!
It was such a beautiful day to enjoy watching my niece get Second Runner up to Homecoming Queen! Kristina looked absolutely stunning, and David looked quite dapper! Neither Leslie nor I were even on the Homecoming court, although Luisa was every year! It was quite a shock to Kristina to even be nominated, so the fact that she got Second Runner Up was an incredible blessing! Mom and Dad were there, and Leslie and I got to sit on the front row and take pictures....it was incredible! God often allows sweet little blessings to pop up here and there......and for Kristina....this was her turn for a cool blessing!
As it sometimes happens, I am really behind on my praises. I am doing my best to catch up, so some of these will be quite short. However, even if they are short.....they are still praises that mean so much to me! Today I had the chance to finally face time on my own phone with Candice and the boys! Now the one thing I do not like about face time is that I have to sit and look at myself in the upper right hand corner. I try to avoid it, but it just sits and stares at me.....hehehehe! Technology has come so far from the days when I was a kid! We could talk on the ROTARY phone, but if it was long distance....not so much! I do love getting to see Candice and the boys....and even Josh when he is there! It gave my day a sweet reminder that no matter how far away we are....
Praise Day 296: Today I praise God for a church that supports the families during times of need.......and sadness!
Several days ago, one of the members of our Church, had a major loss in his family. After a long hard battle, David lost his mom. I have never been somewhere that would cancel a service so that all could go to the funeral home that could go, but we did and the turnout was huge. Our Church, like all churches, has its issues.......but one thing is for sure.....we love each other! I praise God that He has blessed us greatly with loving and caring members!
Now that it is just Chris and I at home, I have gotten really good at keeping up with the laundry....thank goodness!!! Now, when Chelsea and her friends come home for a visit......laundry is suddenly plentiful! I want to thank God today for my wonderful super capacity washer and dryer! Though it may not be super fast......it does hold super amounts of dirty and sometimes stinky clothes! I may hate doing laundry......but I am EVER so thankful for my big ole washer and dryer!!!!
Today was the day after our whirlwind trip and my body was beyond exhausted! We made it to Church and throughout the day without crashing......even though many times I wanted to! God is so incredibly great and I am ever so thankful that He is here to pick me up when I am down.....and to give me strength when I have absolutely no strength left in my bones!
I am a fun loving Honeygram, wife and mother who loves Jesus with my whole heart! If you have any questions.....just ask me and I will do what I can to answer them! May God Bless You All!