Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Just say THANKS


This morning in my God time - I sat outside in the warm calm sun and read 1 Thessalonians 3. Paul was telling the Thessolonians how happy he was to hear from Timothy about their faith and love. These people were new christians that Paul never quit praying for and he was super overjoyed to hear that they hadn't fallen away. Paul didn't get to be with them for very long while he was establishing their church and I am not too sure he ever made it back to see them. But it brought great joy to Paul to see that they were maturing with his loving help from afar. This makes me think about Brent - most of you know the story that he is the reason that I am a firm believer. Brent is the reason that I decided to give my life to God. I knew he would only marry me if I was a believer - he would NOT be unequally yoked. So, I became a believer and he lovingly encouraged me on my journey. On Mother's day my cards (homemade ALWAYS) would say how proud he was with me spritually and what a godly example I was to the kids. He cheered me on and encouraged me and I think I took him for granted. I can't really ever remember telling him thanks for the BIGGEST thing in my life. Thanks for helping me see my need for my Saviour BUT not only that for helping to GROW. I say this - because if there is someone like this in your life who has helped you with your maturity in Christ - maybe you want to tell them THANKS. It might be just what they need to hear!

As for the picture - well, we all know that pictures make blog entries more exciting. I was perusing this old computer's photo library (since I dropped my laptop and it is in the shop getting a huge overhaul and I am relegated to the computer ROOM with a computer with a cord!!!) and I found this picture from last summer when Jenny came for a visit and we all went to Santa Fe. Brent and B were sitting in front of this mountain lion and they are supposed to be posing like they are about to be attacked. I think it is FUNNY.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANKS!

DAD

tsyr mu (a loving mother) said...

I love to see all the fun pics of Brent. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey. Thank you for letting us grieve with you. Brent was an amazing father and husband and, most of all, faithful child of God. I love to see his life portrayed in photos...it always amazes me how the pics capture his joy...only pure joy could shine through even a two dimentional photograph...I know you don't like the cord, but keep those old pics coming...I like em. Besides, you get to feel close to me hanging out in my room, er, I mean the Spare Oooom! (Cant wait for Prince Caspian!)

Bronson Boy's said...

I have to totally agree with tsyr mu....Thank you for sharing your life with us. Thank you for sharing you heart with us. I have never personlly met Brent but I am forever eterally greatfull to him for leading you to the Lord. Gratefull that you accepted him as your personal savior! It just makes my heart sing with Joy.

Anonymous said...

I agree with M, too. Thank you for sharing with us. And that is a hilarious picture! Love, Denise

LivPurpleNow! said...

I love your insight and closeness with Jesus. Thank you so much for sharing your journey and encouraging so many in their walks with God. YOU ROCK!
XO

Pinky said...

OK - so, I never had this intention! Thank you guys for your encouragement. I am overwhelmed with your kindness. You guys ALL mean so much to me.

LaughterThoughts said...

I don't know, but it looks to me like little B is laughing in his picture... I see smiling cheeks! I don't think he's too scared of that ferocious ol' mountain lion!

Miss Kim said...

I just wanted to let you know that you really inspired me this morning. I am a friend of Mrs. J and found your blog through her. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. I am praying for you today.
Love Kim

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