Oh, how I love summer. Sunshine and warmth are my friends. This summer has been especially busy for some reason. Perhaps it’s kids getting bigger, perhaps its been spending time working on the HOME building, perhaps it’s because my step son is at basic training for the Marines and we’re counting down the days til we see him, perhaps it’s because I’ve had so many good God moments that are keeping me charged and going.
Today is a log of some of the spiritual ah-has I’ve had…
Following some stuff with Emma, I was crying out to God one Sunday in church for her emotional well being. God chose to touch me in a way that said… now you can see a piece of my heart, in part you feel what I feel. And I did. In the core of my being, I could feel his sadness and grief and pain for each of the children that are trafficked each day. And just that brief glimpse of his heart was more than I could handle. I was nearly sick. Literally. Oh…. words don’t describe what happened to me in that moment, but to say that I’m changed forever is an understatement.
I was able to take in Beth Moore and pray for hurting people that came forward, and feel God saying how much he loved me in such a joy filled way that it is still overwhelming. He whispered to me that Emma will get “better” and my weepy eyes just stood in awe at how much he truly loves each of his children. I also got got bond with three new friends. Friends from the http://www.compelconference.blogspot.com/ – Compel Women’s Conference, and sisters at heart. Leila, Jill and Michelle, thanks for the fun and laughter. Jill – next time, we’re taking a map:-)
June also held healing for my husband. He wrecked his shoulder and when I left for Beth Moore, was literally unable to move. Through the prayer of faithful kids (and others along the way) 24 hours later he was able to have full range of motion, no pain, and able to use it normally. The crazy thing about healing is that we always believe it is for someone else. And when you are healed… it’s very humbling. We processed and praised and stood in awe. And then… my macho man was flipping a countertop (he makes concrete countertops) and hurt it AGAIN. (It’s ok to roll your eyes – I did!) This time, God’s holding out on healing..
Tom and I have been able to do some fun studies together. We’re meeting with a group on Sunday nights studying revelation and are loving it. New perspectives and mroe anticipation for what God has in store for us!
And last week, we were blessed with a teriffic family vacation. (Well, without Kendra and Matt, but it was still pretty fun!) Surrounded by God’s beauty we swam and fished and boated.