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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Trying to keep worry at bay...

As things move forward for our dear Maria-
planning a wedding and the thought of finances, slowly doubt, uncertainity enter in. The Lord has blessed us, my beloved provides, but there is no grace for extras. Winters are harsh and hard here in PA. Prices of oil heat make things very difficult. I try to not allow the uncertainty to over come me, and I believe that The Lord will provide, and that I must trust and obey. 

My sweet girl would stop everything if she knew this fear was there. She did not want a traditional church wedding, with dress, guest, and reception. She said she would have preferred to do it just like me and her dad did. ( of course wisdom with age- brought reason to her heart)  I showed her clearly how selfish her daddy and I were by not allowing others to be part of our union, and be blessed by our love. 21 years later I have no regrets in my selfishness by marrying my beloved husband. I just know the hurt we caused his family and mine. The pain is not worth living with in knowing you caused others to stumble for a very long time. 

As we moved forward... Lord give me strength. I know you are who you say you are and I know you can do far beyond what I can think and imagine. Be with this family. Strengthen my young men as they seek your Will.. Lord show them clearly what that will is. Remove these young women from their lives if they are NOT your will. If they are your will... help me to see the need for you in them, and well as their relationship. Lord forgive me if I have failed in showing the Word to them, and guiding them to righteousness. Lord they are your children. They are your men and only you can speak into them. Lord give me strength to be blessing to all these young ladies. To guide them unto righteousness inspite of how they were raised. Lord only you can bring peace to our Lives, and to peace to my heart. Forgive me for not spending time with you. I need you Heavenly Father... 
In Jesus Name.

Amen

Solo para la gloria de Dios
Angie

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friendships

Hello dear sisters and saints
Babygirl has not being feeling well so she has had me on and off awake all night. I am not very good at that so this last time I decided to stay a wake for a bit for my own sake and hers.

I have been laying here contemplating friendships. I got to thinking of my beloved husband. He truly is an incredible man, incredible person. He has this friend- work buddy that adores him. Yes this man is older than he is but he often text me asking me, "how is he really Angie"- I want to know the truth. He worries about his physical well being. 

On Father's Day this same gentleman contacted me and said " I wanted to give Sam a gun but I know he won't just accept it, so here is the deal, you gather a dollar $1.00 - from every child in your home and I will sell you this gun for $7.00. The kids then can give him this gun for Father's Day." I agreed of course. I got the gun and since I know nothing about them had no idea the true value of this gun. When Sam opened it on Father's Day I even thought wow that is a nice looking gun. 


I envy their friendship. I have traveled through life seeking a friendship with someone as they have for one another. Oh as you know it is so much more than the gift of the gun. The heart that this man has for Sam so willing to give up something of great value to the world so he can have it. At the same time caring for him as a man and being sure he did not step on that man ego! (Which is where the "buying" it came in )

How come Lord I don't have that?
What is about me that keeps women from loving me? From caring for me and wanting to walk through life with me? 

Friendship - what does that look like and mean?

John15
13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Friendship to me is someone you are safe with. No matter what you say or how you say it they know your heart and love you through it all. I try to love with all that I am.

Proverbs 17:17 

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Friendship to me is realistic- we aren't always going to agree on everything or see eye to eye, but through that friendship and love words can be exchanged without offense and we can love through our differences.



Solo para la Gloria de Dios






Angie

Friday, October 25, 2013

What do you do...



Morning dear sisters and saints..

I have been troubled by something and I am unsure of how to handle it. I am going to try to share without exposing anything really- just so I can get it off my chest. Does that make sense?

I am struggling to understand -
What do you do when you make an effort to love someone, you are always kind and considerate but people don't receive it?

You continue to reach out- they don't receive it?

Their attitude and heart shows such an inconsideration, and selfishness that is not conducive to the body at all. Excuses are made for this inconsiderate and selfish attitude ," that I am just like this , or I am just straight forward "

My struggle- do I say something or just allow God to handle it?

What would you do??


Ladies- it is so hard sometimes as the Lord places you in ministry to please all people. I strive not to please people but Christ. It is always encouraging though when woman approach me and share their hearts and tell me how blessed they are by what the Lord is doing through me. I always try to respond that "It is to the glory of our King"

But this situation is leaving me doubting if I meant to reach women. I am not trying to be unrealistic- I realize that though Jesus might have convicted people- they did not change their ways, and turned against His Words. I guess truly how I need to look at it, is they are turning against Christ not me.

Thank you Lord for all you are and what you do in our lives, in my life. Thank you for always keeping in your hands!





Solo para la gloria de Dios
 Angie

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Why there are two....

In this season I spend alot of time alone. My beloved is gone working crazy hours, so it leaves me to care for our home, our children, finances, and anything else that comes up...

I have realized why there are two of us to care for life, and why we are to do it together, it is way too hard to do it on my own. My emotions become raw and I find myself a bit sensitive to making decisions and dealing with situations. (if that makes sense)

I am grateful to my beloved- He brings so much balance and so much order to my heart when sometimes I can not untangle it all. He reminds me of who I am to be in Christ and leads me with wisdom and the Word.

I wonder if that is the kind of balance the Holy Spirit, Christ and the Father are for one another.. Of course I totally realize that in my human mind- they never get their emotions entangled but they bring a balance to one another, each part fulfilling a role, only each one can fulfill. The power they each hold, they could do it but what wonderful balance they bring, the Spirit submitting to the Son and the Father, and the Son submitting to the Father and our Heavenly Father leading them..

My beloved brings that order to me, peace to my heart, and guides me with the same gentleness, and love that I see within our Heavenly Father. Sisters it is truly a gift of our Lord to have a man who loves the Lord, and desires to live for Him.

I know I am so very blessed!!!

Solo para la gloria de Dios


Love In Christ Angie

Friday, October 18, 2013

singing Praises to Him...

One of things that warms my heart is watching my children praise the Name of our Lord.
This morning Noah was singing... This was the song he sung...





Bless the Lord!!!

Solo para la gloria de Dios

Love In Christ Angie

Thursday, October 17, 2013

21 years and counting

It has been 21 years- at exactly 5pm, today I said "I do" to my beloved. He has brought me so much laughter, heartache, joy, challenges and most all love and friendship. I often think about my world around me, the joy he brings me, the laughter, and challenges. He brings me to a place mentally, emotionally and spiritually that no one ever has.

I think of what it would be like to have loved no one else but him.

I look forward to seeing what the next 21 years will bring him and I...


Dress I wore the day we got married. 





Love In Christ Angie

Thought it was time to post a photo of Maria and Mitch

As I mentioned a few weeks ago- my sweet girl started a courtship.
I thought I would share a photo of her and him

He truly is a gift to our family and I know she will live a life Glorifying her Savior with Him by her side.



Love In Christ Angie

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Broken





Our redeemer can heal all wounds.
 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.-

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.


Love In Christ Angie

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