Thursday, January 17, 2013

Our Children....

"And so what we should be thinking about, is our responsibility to care for
them, and shield them from harm, and give them the tools they need to grow up,
and do everything that they’re capable of doing. Not just to pursue their own
dreams, but to help build this country. This is our first task as a society,
keeping our children safe. This is how we will be judged. And their voices
should compel us to change". President Obama-January 16th, 2013 

Yes, President Obama, we should keep our children safe, and shield them from harm, and give them the tools they need to grow up and do everything that they're capable of doing. To let them be able to  pursue their own dreams and help to build this wonderful country.  This is our first task as a society, and yes, this is how our country will be judged. Their voices do cry out compelling us to change, starting from where every child's life begins,  the womb.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Just Between Us

I carry so many hopes and dreams for this new coming year of 2013.

But, one lesson I have learned in life is that expectations can be the death of you.

So, with these expectations, I very carefully and gently place them in the Lord's hands and trust Him to bring them to pass, keeping my eyes and heart focused on Him and not on myself or others to fulfill them. Of course, I am to do my part, whatever that consists of, but ultimately my hope and expectations are from Him. 

When we begin to look at others to fulfill our dreams, our hopes, our expectations, we become disappointed, disillusioned and discouraged. The three D's. Sounds like the friends that gathered with David in the cave when he was running from Saul.

Goodbye 2012. You have given me some of the deepest desires of my heart and also some of my deepest pain...but just between us: that is life, and I love life.