Pages

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Inspiration...

This video was so encouraging to me. The Lord works no matter where we are...





Solo para la gloria de Dios Angie

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Seeing His handwriting on an envelope....

Yesterday I received a letter in the mail and in the corner it said SR Sellers,Joseph R. - Yep we got the letter with graduation information and his address. I was so so so excited. Though it wasnt a written letter from him. It was a letter where the Navy has you fill in the blanks, it was still nice to see his handwriting, and know he is surviving ;) Now I will anxiously wait for a letter- if the little booger writes. He hates writing but I hope he will write once so I can hear how he is, and his thoughts on this whole boot camp process.In the meantime, I continue to pray for him and write him letters so he knows how we all are. Life has been busy. Soccer has started, so Noah had two practices a week. We were suppose to have a game on Saturday but it snowed... Yep we had snow in April                                                                                             Here I was trying to catch the enormous snowflakes...
 
On Sunday we got to go see Dallastown High School play of Mary Poppins which the kids had never seen the movie before.
Praising the Lord for these special opportunities and moments with these two kiddos. Solo para la gloria de Dios Angie

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Saying Good bye from afar


This week has been an emotional roller coaster for me. On the April 4th my beautiful son, youngest of the first 5 children went off to the Navy. His leaving  left me hurting so badly. Not because I never really wanted my children in the military- that is true. Not because he is making his own choices, that is true as well. Not because God is control and I know I have raised him according to the Word of God-- that is true as well. I know He is in God's hands-- I know all this. I even know Joey is strong and is able to endure. I know bootcamp in the end will be a joke for him, as it was for me and for his father. YEP I know all that as well. ( these are all things people are saying to me to "try" and encourage me) The difference between them and My husband and I - they got to see them off, they got to hug their children, say good bye, pray over them, and love of them. My heart hurts- because I could not see my baby off- I could not say good bye and show him how proud we are of him.

That was also his choice. Maybe some day he will know what it feels like, as Sam and I experiencd our parents pain over and over.  He called early Monday morning (like 12:20am) to tell me he would send me his stuff, and he was there and that he would not be able to call for 3 weeks. I could hear the slight fear/ intimidation in his voice and the commanders screaming orders in the back ground. My heart hurt even more knowing that realization set in, and a bit of fear with it. Arriving is always an eye opener for everyone.



You think "what in the world was I thinking?"...

 "What in the heck did I sign up for?"

 In the end when it is all over- he will be glad it is over, and that he made it through. But for 6 years- his life is not his own. He belongs to the USA- He is a weapon for them to do as they please.

 Being proud of him has never been an issue. He is an incredible person, an incredible son. He is strong and determined. He has always tried to be better than anyone in my home, running after his brothers. Always trying to be stronger, smarter and faster than any of his brothers. He was his sisters best friend, and playmate, doing anything she wanted, playing tea party, or dolls, or make-up.

Watching him take life by the horns (as the saying goes) makes his dad and me very proud. The pain comes watching all this from so far away. As a parent, I was going to be there for my children. Be to them what I did not have. I wanted to guide them, give wisdom, and bless them into every transition they choose to make. It is never to agree with what they are doing( because trust me I don't agree with everything my children have decided to do) but to love them in spite of their choice.

 My thoughts are never ending with you Joey(Jar Jar) I love you!



Lord protect my son, when he is weak, make him strong. When he is scared comfort him with Your peace. Help him to endure, and Lord help him to bring You glory no matter what choice he makes. Amen

Solo para la Gloria de Dios Angie

Sunday, April 3, 2016

A reminder of the truth....

When you need to be remind that HE IS.....






Solo para la Gloria de Dios Angie

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Testimony of a Redeemed Sinner


 
 This is a paper I had to write for school:




I grew up in a home where the church was not foreign to me. I even attended a private “religious” school. Though we attended church most Sundays, the sin that engulfed our home, my parents, the lack of Christ-like behavior, and lack of a relationship with Jesus, had its impact on my life.  As I grew I understood that there was a Creator, I believed in God, knew that Jesus died for sins, but had no idea that I was a sinner, and that I was the one who placed Jesus on that Cross. My life manifested the lack of understanding and I found myself in sin and drowning in the darkness of the world.

There was a point when I had left home, on my own, where the darkness was so great I saw no light, no hope, or release from the darkness of sin. I sat crying wondering how my life got to this place and even contemplated ending my life, thinking I would find relief from the pain. I cried out to God asking why! Very clearly I heard a voice. I heard an answer, "Because I am not in your life." At first, I was not sure who the "I" was and sat totally startled, but then a peace that surpasses all understanding came over me and I knew at that moment who that "I" was. I was seeking peace, hope, and light. I knew that Jesus was so clearly speaking to me. I knew I had to find a way to live for Jesus and I knew a good place to start was the church. It was in that search that I landed in a small church who shared with me about Jesus, about being a sinner, and that Jesus died to save the sinners from being lost in sin. They shared how I could be saved, and lead me in dedicating my life to Christ in professing that I am a sinner, and professing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

This was so long ago and the journey has not been easy. There have been many valleys, that the Lord Jesus used to work on me.   My eyes were finally opened to the realization of how much of a sinner I am. If there is anything good within me, it is only because of the Lord Jesus Christ. He chose to do a work within my life. Each step, each revelation, has been to bring Glory to my Lord and to have more of Him within me and less of me. I have not reached the end of completion because we all know the work is not yet complete as long I live and breath. I am still a sinner, but now I am a Redeemed Sinner that has been cleansed of all my sins and has been adopted into the family of Christ.




Solo para la gloria de Dios Angie

Disqus

 
Blogger Templates