Thursday, October 6, 2016

Life Without Lawrence

Life without Lawrence - Today marks 3 months. In some ways it seems like an eternity and then again it seems like it was only a moment ago that I heard his last breath. This morning I was thinking about the day that Lawrence was put on ECMO. There is no way to describe seeing your husband being wheeled out of the room to be put on life support knowing without a miracle he would not live very long. Yet in typical Lawrence Miller fashion he wasn't scared or nervous or worried. When the surgical team came to get him I asked them to wait while I prayed. They were so patient and even prayed with me. Then as they rolled my sweet, always fun loving husband out the door he lifted his arm, pointed his finger and said..."To infinity and beyond." It was a priceless moment. The surgical team chimed in with him and then everyone burst into to laughter! Lawrence loved to make people laugh. In his worst moments he never missed an opportunity to bring a smile or laugh to someone's life. I miss that silly man so much, sometimes more than I think I can bear. But then I remember. I remember his laugh, I remember how much he loved people, I remember how much fun he made life and I know that's what life is all about. Loving people, loving life and making someone's day a little better. Three months ago my beloved Lawrence took that last infinity and beyond. Oh how high he must be soaring today!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

What are you giving Jesus this year?

I love Christmas. I can’t think of anything about Christmas I don’t enjoy; the decorations, parties, special events and the food, especially the sweets. I love it all. Some people complain of the commercialism but I even enjoy that part.  Those who know me well will agree I love a bargain and the holidays are a bargain shoppers dream. Besides I love-giving gifts to people and God has always provided a way for me to do at least a little something. His word says He provides seed for the sower (2 Cor 9:10) and I’ve received many Christmas miracles. My hubby likes to say I have Christmas faith.

On the top of  “these are a few of my favorite Christmas things list” is the music. I try to start listening to it the day after Thanksgiving but true confession here, sometimes I can’t wait that long. This morning one of my favorite carols came to mind; O Come Let Us Adore Him and it got me thinking. I like to ask Jesus what He would like for Christmas. After all, it is His birthday we are celebrating. So, as I was thinking about a gift for Him I had this idea. This year my gift to Jesus will be an “adoration list.” 

As I write this blog my sweet husband, Lawrence, is in the hospital. He has a lung disease called pulmonary fibrosis. There is no natural cure.  The initial prognosis for recovery of this flare up wasn’t very good but he is getting better every day and we have seen God answer prayer. Eventually, if the disease progresses, the only hope is a lung transplant

The words to this familiar Christmas carol, O Come Let Us Adore Him, became very real to me today. Not only am I thankful for answered prayer but I absolutely adore my wonderful God and savior who was born to not only to die for our sins to but to bear our sickness and disease. He gives us grace, strength, peace and hope no matter what we are facing. I adore Him!

This Christmas if you are looking for that special something for Jesus you might consider an adoration list. What better treasure to bring to our king. He is worthy! My Christmas invitation to you is, O Come let us Adore Him! The perfect gift, for the perfect One!

Christ is the Lord!

Friday, October 23, 2015

You are amazing!

You would be amazed at how amazing God thinks you are! Have a wonderful day being the wonderful you God created you to be!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Isn't it nice to wake up...

Isn't it nice to wake up every morning to God's love and mercy! It's not just Thursday. It's a brand new day filled with new mercies, renewed hope and God's unlimited love. Blessings on your day frineds!
Lamentations 3:22-23 MSG
God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He’s all I’ve got left.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

God Is Still Speaking Today

Just as you have natural ears to hear the world around you have spiritual ears to hear His voice. It’s as natural as it is to listen to the sounds and noises in this natural world. You have the potential and capacity to hear his voice. You must hear God’s voice or you will listen to another voice.

God spoke in the Old Testament in the New Testament and He is speaking today.

Wishing you a day filled with hope...

Man's hope is HOPEFUL - Godly hope is HOPE-FULL. Wishing you a Happy Wednesday filled with God's hope! He has great hopes for you and in you!

Monday, October 12, 2015

God wants you to hear Him. He is speaking to you. And one way or another He will find a way…


 If you only do life with facts you can only go so far.  Even if it works out you will not be satisfied. You are a child of God, you are designed to live in the ways of God not the ways of the world. God's ways are always are higher than our ways. His wisdom is beyond even the wisest person you will ever know. 

 God wants you to hear Him. He is speaking to you. And one way or another He will find a way. It will save you from many heartaches and hardships. This week's lesson is about some of the ways God speaks and how you can recognize that it is His voice.