Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008 :)




WHAT A GREAT DAY! Lots of food and fun and time with family...plus just a time to remember how great our God is. Have you thought about that lately? Have you thanked Him for the fact that He has allowed people like my Grandma Case and Grandpa Vincent (1st pic) and Ella (2nd pic with Danny) to be examples in our lives? What are the examples in your life? Have you thanked them lately?
What about your immediate family? Have you thanked them lately for putting up with you on a day to day basis (lol). Truly family is one of the greatest things in the whole world...
And another thought, have you thanked Jesus for giving His all for you? For dying on the cross for you? For loving you that much?
Just a few thoughts from today :)
Blessings to you all and hope you are having a great thanksgiving! :) :) :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cool news..

Yes I do have some cool news to tell ya'll BUT I don't have any pictures...so, you will have to wait till tomorrow!

Here is some of what went on at our house today :)










Also I have been playing around with my camera and photoshop and took some pics of jen looking at the computor today and changed them up a bit. I am not sure about some of them but others I thought turned out cool :)
What do you think?






















Well...that is all folks...where has your focus been lately? How is your relationship going with the LOrd?? Hope all is well :)
Blessings to you alL!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Great Article

Broken Dreams
By Chantel Harding

Author's Note: I wrote this a few weeks after everything I thought I cared for in my life shattered, and I found myself alone, starting over, and hurting so much I didn't know how to go on. I wrote it by faith then, for I could not see the beauty of new dreams, or hope of joy returned, or that the ache in my heart would ever lessen and the sting fade, but then, I chose to sing, to hold on, because He promised that sorrow would turn to joy...someday. Today, I look back, and it was a long and dark journey, and I may always carry a few little scars in my heart, but He did not fail. He brought more joy, more beauty, more than I ever could have hoped for and I see His hand.

It wasn't His plan that I have a broken heart, but He knew what was best in the end. He gave me strength to let go, to face the shatteredness that was a result of my own choice, yes, but worked His plan over the mistakes, and made something beautiful from what seemed like brokenness. And it gives me hope to keep trusting the outworking of His will in my life. It may take time, but I'll keep singing, keep trusting, keep believing that His way is perfect. Always perfect.


I saw my dearest dreams crumble, broken into a thousand pieces, and fall to the ground. They were worthless that way, and with trembling heart, I bent to try to gather the pieces back up and make sense of the emptiness that closed in around me.

For one small moment, I thought I was alone in the world. No one knew that what I lived for, what I had hoped for so long would be a reality, was now but a pile of rubbish. And perhaps... no one would care. But my tears, falling to the ground, unseen by any human eye, were not unseen by Him. He knew my grief, He saw my broken dreams, and He cared.

The dreams that each of us holds dear, the fragile things that our hearts long for, that we wait for all our lives, do shatter sometimes. All of us have tasted of the bitter sorrow that clutches the heart as those beautiful things we thought were within our reach tumbled to the ground, and all that was left was but a pile of broken pieces. This is no uncommon fate. Yet, there has not one thing, one tiniest of disappointments pained our hearts, but that His watchful eye has taken it in. He has put all of our tears into His bottle. He knows. He cares.
Are you tired of chasing pretty rainbows?
Are you tired of spinning round and round?
Wrap up all those shattered dreams of your life
And at the feet of Jesus, lay them down.
When I first looked up from my dreams, and with painful heart looked at the road ahead of me, I did not think I could go on. I could not see Him that day. It was all too dark, but He was right by my side. I couldn't feel Him there, but He was holding me in his arms. I did not know if I could give up my broken dreams, so much a part of me they seemed. But He was waiting to take them, and even to give me the courage strength to let go.

But God is no arbitrary breaker of dreams. He sees each one of our hearts and desires. He knows our dreams better than we do, and He wants to give us the very best, much better than what we thought we wanted most of all. We cannot see His plan, but if we can learn to understand His purpose in pain, we have gained a blessing that is indeed rare.

In the breaking of our dreams, He wants to take us yet another step higher. He desires for us to trust Him with our hearts, but we hold on so tightly. We are afraid to let go, and let Him have what is dearest and nearest us. And He knows that unless we are broken first, we may never realize we need to let go.
Give them all, give them all, give them all to Jesus
Shattered dreams, wounded hearts, and broken joys.
Give them all, give them all, give them all to Jesus
And He will turn your sorrows into joy.
Yes, God is a Master at transformation. It is He who “healeth the broken in heart” (Psalms 147:3- KJV) And He is able to turn sorrow into joy.

When we give Him our dreams, He doesn't just take away the broken pieces. Ah, no. He does much more than that.

When at last, I let go of the pieces I was holding on to so tightly, when I finally gave Him my dreams, my hope, my everything, He gathered them all up, and began to rebuild them into something more beautiful than I could ever imagine. If He had not allowed them to be shattered, I would never have learned to let Him be the one to make my dreams what they should be.

And so will He build for each one. We may not know or understand it at first, or even for a long while, but the day that He opens our eyes to see His working, it will all be clear. Then, we will understand the meaning of the blessing of pain.
He never said you only see sunshine,
He never said there would be no rain.
He only promised a heart full of singing
About the very thing that once brought pain.
It is not the promise of an easy pathway, nor of constant 'sunshine' that will bring us the contentment and happiness to wait on Him to fulfill our dreams. It is the choice that we make, to see beyond the pain, and to trust His purpose. He has promised us strength to sing, even during the darkest moments, and this is the key to joy that is stronger, even than all our shattered dreams.

I do not know if the dreams I gave to God not long ago will ever be mine again. I cannot see ahead to know what the future holds. There are still tears in my eyes, and yet I can sing. I choose to sing, and to go on my journey, trusting that in His perfect time, my dreams- beyond my highest of expectations- will come true, someday.

My friend, He will build your dreams too, if you'll let Him.


(Indented lyrics from "Give Them All," (c)1975, BMG Songs, Inc. Words and Music by Phil Johnson and Bob Benson, Sr.)

Monday, November 17, 2008

So much...

"As a christian, you are 'of God and throught God,' then live 'to God'. Let nothing ever set your heart beating so mightily as love to HIM"
~C.H. Spurgeon

"He who kneels the most stands best."
~D.L. Moody

"Verily, verily, I say to you, He that hears my Word, and believes on Him tyhat sent me, has everlasting life, anmd shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death to life."
~John 5:24

"When your will is God's will you will have your will."
~Charles Spurgeon

"The early disciples were fishers of men-while modern disciples are often little more then aquarium keepers."
~Unknown

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Character

"Character is what you are in the dark" D.L. Moody
You know like in the dark were no one else is around and your true self comes out. What thoughts do you think? What movies do you watch? What books do you read? What websites do you surf?

I had to answer those questions this week. I had to make a choice. I had to decide what I wanted my character to be. I had to make a choice how I wanted to live the rest of my Christian life...completely one hundred percent surrendered and set apart for Jesus Christ OR continue to live just 1-2 steps ahead of the world...which choice sounds better to you?

Something to think about :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Case Kids

SO over at Miss Jocelyn's she asked us to post some pics of our siblings so here we are!
I have 2 sisters and 1 brother. We are all a year and 1/2 apart in age 18, 17, 15, and 14. I am the oldest and then it is Abby, Jen, and Dan. So here are some pics!


The 4 Of Us: (R-L) Jen (15), Dan (13 at the time. Yeah he really is that tall...notice the street sign :-p), Me (18), and Abby (17).




So As I was looking through my pictures I came across my album from when we went to a Cabin in the middle of nowhere for a family vacation. It was a ton of fun and time of relaxation and I don't think any of us wanted to leave! It was so neat to be able to spend time as a family...anyway, SO here are 2 photo albums from the vacation...you will definately see the family in full blown caseness! Such as me in all my glory with racoon eyes cause I was swimming and my make-up ran. So go check them out :)


Case Family Vacation Part 1


Case Family Vacation Part 2

Monday, November 10, 2008

Back to the real world...

So I have had an amazing week off! BUT I am back to work today :( I am working everyday this week so it will be an experiance! I am just praying and focusing on the Lord. I really feel like this last week was a turning point in my walk with Christ and now I feel that moving forward is when I am going to need to lean heavily on Him for strength to hold to my convictions and truly be a set apart child of the King.
On my facebook this was my status this morning:

Katy is still pondering the difference between being a "christian" young woman and a set apart (for Christ) young woman.

One of my friends commented on it and I thought that it was really really good (made me think even more!) This is what she said:

Just a thought...that lots of girls are Christians and believe Jesus died on the cross for them and he is their personal Savior.....but not many girls CHOOSE to be set apart from the world & live totally for him by their actions, lifestyle, etc. Anyways you made me ponder it too! God Bless ya girl!


I am off to get my passport and then on a date with Dad :)
Blessings to you all!

"3But know that the LORD has set apart[a] for Himself him who is godly;
The LORD will hear when I call to Him.

4 Be angry, and do not sin.
Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in the LORD."

~Psalm 4:3-5

Sunday, November 09, 2008

What a week!

Hey all!
So I really believe that me breaking my foot was a precious gift from God! So many things have happened...were do I even start?
I have so many things that I am praying about. It is like God has opened my eyes to the possibilies that He has in store for me. This whole week He was been kind of pushing me...stretching me...asking me how far I was willing to go for Him and how much I was willing to give up for Him. It is really scary when God shows you exactly what you are and then tells you "I want this and this and this and this gone from your life." Surrender is such an easy word to say but to actually do? I learned that it is not so easy but oh so worth it in the end! God is so good! Wow! So yeah, alot more to share with ya'll but I am praying about it a little while longer 1st :)

I am off to bed...tomorrow I go back to work :) I think they missed me. :-p So Good night all!


Worth the Cost?

by Dr. Paul Chappell

“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
John 5:39

Many have been willing to give their life for God’s Word; are you willing to make time to read it?

In the year A.D. 303, the Roman emperor Diocletian issued a decree which he hoped would extinguish the spreading flames of Christianity. One of his primary objectives was the seizure and destruction of the Scriptures. Later that year, officials enforced the decree in North Africa.

One of the targets was Felix, Bishop of Tibjuca, a village near Carthage. The mayor of the town ordered Felix to hand over his Scriptures. Though some judges were willing to accept scraps of parchment, Felix refused to surrender the Word of God at the insistence of mere men.

Resolutely, he resisted compromise. Roman authorities finally shipped Felix to Italy where he paid for his stubbornness with his life. On August 30, as the record puts it, "with pious obstinacy," he laid down his life rather than surrender his Scripture.

Felix was willing to give his life for God’s Word; are you willing to make time to read it? We’re all guilty of taking God’s Word for granted. We have a Bible at home, one for church, one for devotions, maybe even one for decorations; but is your Bible more useful as a dust collector rather than a life transformer?

Felix was only one of many men and women who have helped preserve the Bible throughout the years by standing up for their faith. Even though they knew they faced certain death, many stood up for Christ and would not recant or turn their backs on Him.

So many Christians have given their life so that you can own a copy of God’s Word. Not every Christian has that privilege. Many hide Bibles in their purses, bags, or baskets. Many Christians in Communistic countries dearly hold on to pages or pieces of the Bible that they own. They would do anything to have the complete Bible and have the freedom to read it.

Yet how many times do we neglect spending time in God’s Word? How often do we rush about our day without stopping to make time for God and reading His Word? I’m afraid if times changed and we were forced to recant God’s Word or be killed, many Christians would choose the easier route of recanting.

In a month focused on thankfulness, don’t forget to thank God for His Word. Renew the preciousness of the Bible in your life. Don’t take for granted the fact that you can read His Word anytime and anywhere. Thank God for that! Take time right now to read a chapter in God’s Word. And thank God that He has preserved His Word for you through the centuries.

Listening and Led: Emotions

I borrowed this from Anna :)

"What we listen to will lead us. What we pay attention to will make an impact on us. What we are preoccupied with will shape us.

Emotions. They’re loaded and confusing - especially for us women. Often, they’re not what we would expect, and they seem uncontrollable. Positive emotions bring so much pleasure, while negative emotions can effectively ruin our day (if we let them). Happiness, sadness, excitement, anger, fear, depression, sympathy… the list goes on.

As a teenager, I mistakenly thought that the way to handle emotions was to suppress them. So I waffled back and forth between denying my feelings and wallowing in them. I thought I had to completely separate my spiritual life from my emotional state.

Yet the other extreme isn’t right, either, and it’s even more tempting - to listen unconditionally to whatever my emotions tell me. I feel sad; therefore, something must be missing from my life. I feel anxious; therefore, God isn’t truly in control. I feel discouraged; therefore, I cannot handle my circumstances. I feel happy; therefore, God is happy with me. I feel guilty; therefore, I must not be forgiven.

Thinking this way means that I am being led by my emotions. But I am not to be led by them. Neither am I to deny their existence. Sometimes my emotions may be right on target; sometimes they can be completely wrong. This is why my emotions must be led by and aligned with truth - specifically, the truth of God’s Word.

Emotion: I feel sad; therefore, something must be missing from my life.
Reality: “You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Ps. 16:11)

Emotion: I feel anxious; therefore, God isn’t truly in control.
Reality: “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matt. 10:29-31)

Emotion: I feel discouraged; therefore, I cannot handle my circumstances.
Reality: “I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:12-13)

Emotion: I feel happy; therefore, God is happy with me.
Reality: “But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at My word.” (Isa. 66:2)

Emotion: I feel guilty; therefore, I must not be forgiven.
Reality: “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Rom. 8:1)

The secret is to tap into a reality far greater than the seemingly enormous vortex of emotions. It’s like throwing back the drapes and letting the sunlight stream into a darkened room. Better yet, it’s stepping over the threshold from that dark room, into the brightness of the outside world. God does not want His daughters to live locked in prisons of fear, depression, anger, or shallow happiness. His Word holds the truth; His Word is the light that we can hold our dark hearts up to in order to discern what is right. “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Gal. 5:1)"

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Thought this was really good :)

"Love in Various Perspectives

The original message used to be like this:

If you love someone, set her free
If she comes back, she's yours
If she doesn't, it was never meant to be

The new versions:

PESSIMIST:
If you love someone, set her free
If she comes back, she's yours
If she doesn't, as expected, she never was

SHAKESPEARE:
If you love someone, set her free
If she comes back, she's yours
If she doesn't, here's the poison
Commit suicide for her

OPTIMIST:
If you love someone, set her free
Don't worry, she will come back

SUSPICIOUS:
If you love someone, set her free
If she ever comes back, ask her why

IMPATIENT:
If you love someone, set her free
If she doesn't come back within some time
Forget her!

PATIENT:
If you love someone, set her free
If she doesn't come back
Continue to wait until she comes back

PLAYFUL:
If you love someone, set her free
If she comes back, and if you love her still
Set her free again

ANIMAL-RIGHTS ACTIVIST:
If you love someone, set her free
In fact, all living creatures deserve to be free

PHYSICIAN:
If you love someone, set her free
If she ever comes back, it's the law of gravity
If she doesn't, either there's friction higher than the force
Or the angle of collision between two objects didn't
synchronize at the right angle

POSSESSIVE:
If you love someone, don't ever set her free

LAWYER:
If you love someone, set her free
Clause I1 of paragraph 13a-1 in the second amendment
of the matrimonial freedom act clearly states that...

BIOLOGIST:
If you love someone, set her free
She'll evolve

SALESMAN:
If you love someone, set her free
If she ever comes back, deal!
If she doesn't, so what?! NEXT!

MATHEMATICIAN:
If you love someone, set her free
If she ever comes back, 1+1=2
If she doesn't, Y=2x-log(0.46x2+ cos
(52/34x5y(-0.5) where c is the infinite
constant of no turning point

PSYCHOLOGIST:
If you love someone, set her free
If she comes back, her super ego is dominant
If she doesn't come back, her I.Q is supreme
If she doesn't go, she must be crazy!

But here's the real version:
If you love someone, you will care enough to share
your life to help, to give rather than to get or to receive.
If you love someone, you will begin to invest
more of your time, listen carefully to what the person is saying.
If you love someone, you will rejoice at that person's success.
And most importantly, you would pray for that person
and bring him or her closer to the Savior.
Now, that's what the real issue in love is all about
and that's the right perspective.


*Got this around the net. I love it! It has all the humor, entertainment, simplicity, and the lessons you'd ever want in a poem. I really admire who ever composed this."

Obviously it was a forward I DID NOT come up with this :-p But I thought that since I am too lazy (cough) and tired (can that be an excuse???) to write something that would actually make any sort of sense right now I thought I would post some random thing and that is the 1st thing I picked out!
Have a good night :)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Some Questions that have been on my mind lately

These questions kind of all stem from me pondering alot of things these past few days. One of the main things I have been pondering is what the difference is between being a "christian" young woman and being a set apart (for Christ) young woman.

What does it mean
To really live for Jesus
What does it mean
To abandon all else and pursue Him
What does it mean
When I say "I am completely surrendered"
What does it mean
To cry out in Jesus name

What is the difference
Between set apart and normal everyday
What is the difference
Between stay or going
What is the difference
Between living for or dying to self

When we say
"I am a Christian"
Do we really mean it
When we say
"I follow Jesus"
Is there a limit to where we'll go
When we say
"I gave it to Him"
Was it all or just a part
When we say
"I will die for Him"
Can we die to self each day

Yeah welcome to a little peek into my brain this past week :) God has really been doing some pruning and honestly I really believe that my breaking my foot was the best thing that has ever happened to me! (albeit the most painful :-p).
Blessings to you all!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

This sums up perfectly some things that have been especially on my mind these past few days....

How to Ascertain the Will of God
by George Müller


I seek at the beginning to get my heart into such a state that it has no will of its own in regard to a given matter. Nine-tenths of the trouble with people generally is just here. Nine-tenths of the difficulties are over come when our hearts are ready to do the Lord's will, whatever it may be. When one is truly in this state, it is usually but a little way to the knowledge of what His will is.

Having done this, I do not leave the result to feeling or simple impression. If so, I make myself liable to great delusions.

I seek the Will of the Spirit of God through, or in connection with, the Word of God. The Spirit and the Word must be combined. If I look to the Spirit alone without the Word, I lay myself open to great delusions also. If the Holy Ghost guides us at all, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them.


Next I take into account providential circumstances. These often plainly indicate God's Will in connection with His Word and Spirit.

I ask God in prayer to reveal His Will to me aright.

Thus, through prayer to God, the study of the Word, and reflection, I come to a deliberate judgment according to the best of my ability and knowledge, and if my mind is thus at peace, and continues so after two or three more petitions, I proceed accordingly. In trivial matters, and in transactions involving most important issues, I have found this method always effective.


"To be like Christ. To displace self from the inner throne, and to enthrone Him;to make not the SLIGHTEST compromise with the smallest sin. We aim at nothing less then to walk with God all day long, to abide every hour in Christ and He and His words in us, to love God with all the heart and our neighbor as ourselves...It is possible to cast every care on Him daily, and to be at peace amidst pressure, to see the will of God in everything, to put away ALL bitterness and clamor and evil speaking, daily and hourly. It is possible by unreserved resort to divine power under divine conditions to become strongest through and through at our weakest point." (Bishop Handley Moule, Thoughts on Christian Sanctity)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

1st time ever!

1st time for alot of things... I voted today! It took like 2 seconds to flip all those little lever things... I also went to the foot specialist (who was very personable) and came away with this: It's official name is "Walking Cast". Yeah, and no it can not be forced to look any more fashionable in any way! Hey it is a good thing I am not too into looking fashionable :-p Actually it really is a blessing because I can go back to work AND I can now walk! WITHOUT crutches! that is very nice let me tell you. I am going to have it for 3 weeks and then it is back to the specialist for a checkup and hopefully we are done! Oh and I found out what I actually did. I fractured the bone in the top of my foot and I also succeeded in seperating the tendon from my bone which in the process the tendon took a chunk of bone with it...did that make sense? Anyway, hopefully it will be fixed by 3 weeks :) UNTIL THEN. Dad tells me I walk like Frankenstein (THANKS DAD!). It is interesting to watch me walk I am sure :)

So here I am all dressed up with my robot leg! Gotta love that face huh? WHY am I standing my car? Well, because I drove today! With that montrosity on my right foot! I was impressed with myself :-p lol So yeah I was very happy :)


















I got dressed up for mom to take pics for my application to a NTM short terms mission trip to Mexico this summer. And sadly the pitures needed to be basically shoulders and up so after much deliberating Mom narrowed it down to 2 (I hate decisions!) and said she liked them both which really didn't help me! Anyway thought I would share them with ya'll and see what you think. #1 or #2?????


















So, yeah that was my day today :) I just had celery and peanut butter (yum). And I am sitting in an oversized hoodie (I LOVE oversized hoodies) typing this and being very hungry :)
Just thought I would leave ya'll with this verse:

28 Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Isiah 40:28-31

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Just when I thought it was all good...

Hey all! So guess what I am doing right now? Well besides blogging obviously! I am sitting in our recliner in the living room (yeah I get internet connection in here still can't believe it hasn't cut out yet!) and I am eating saltines and drinking water and am about to take 4 Ibuprofen. Why 4 do you ask? Well, heh, here is a video from last night that might give you a clue?:


video

Here are some facts about that movie: Jen composed that song on the spot. I was really bored. I am easily distracted :-p ANd at the end it cut off and I sounded like I was high on pain killers WHICH I WASN'T!
So yeah, I broke my foot last night. I was riding a horse bareback and all the sudden it spooked and starting rearing and bucking and it was all I could do not to fall off then, suddenly, he jerked to the left and I went to the right landing with my right foot turned under me and taking most of my weight. Ok fine, he wasn't bucking or rearing. We were actually just coming around a corner and I lost my balance and let myself slide off but I landed wrong (hence the broken foot). Anyway, I heard the bone snap and I went "oh man" since I was kinda in the middle of nowhere. The weirdest part was that at first it didn't hurt it was just numb so I got back to the house (traveler stayed right next to me the whole time eating) and Dad ended up taking me to the ER for like the 2nd time in 4 months! So I had it x-rayed (yeah NOT fun) and then afterwards the docter came in and told me that I had fractured my foot and also suceeded in ripping the tendon away from the bone on the top of my right foot. SO they wrapped it in an ACE bandage and sent me home with crutches and told us to make an appointment with another docter on Monday.
In the meantime I am sitting around reading my Bible ALOT and trying desperately not to even twitch my foot the smallest bit b/c if I do it is excruciating. Actually I wasn't too bad last night after I got home But this morning was awful! Before I took my ibuprofen of course :)
SO yeah last night I had a revelation. Kinda. I had to make a trip to the ladies room and let me tell you I was in tears...'nough said. Anyway, so I got back to the couch and I went to lay back down (I have to keep my leg elevated till I see the doctor tomorrow) and on the inside I was going "God, why did this happen? How could I have been so stupid? I can't believe I am stuck on the couch and in so much pain, why did You let this happen?" and I was sitting there basically feeling very sorry for myself God brought to mind the last issue of Voice of the Martyrs that I had read and the stories in there of fellow brothers and sisters for Christ that are being brutally beaten and tormented and killed for the sake of the gospel. I looked down at my foot and thought of all the christions that have broken and bruised bodies and have no access to hospitals, no family to care for them and no pain killers to help ease the pain. Talk about putting things in perspective! It made me realize that while this can seem very "inconvenient" and "untimely" I can have 2 reactions:
#1: Be surly and angry and impatient while waiting for it to heal
#2: Be thankful and take this time of being laid up to draw closer to the Lord through the reading of His Word and prayer and also to take this oppurtunity to pray for others that are suffering but in a much deeper way. Mine is really just physical but there are so many of our brothers and sisters in the Lord that are suffering not only physically but spiritually and mentally.
So yeah, I had a major attitude change :) Plus, I am the 1st of us kids to ever have a broken bone, that is something I am very proud of! SO here I am! These pics were taken last night and I believe that the living room is going to become my temporary room for now. So here I am:




So anyway, this morning I got this really really neat devotional in my inbox thought I would share it with ya'll. God has been really really really making me realize how I need to be in the Word and in prayer each and everyday and just hungering and thirsting to KNOW my God better. I am actually excited I broke my foot b/c I have spent more time with God today then I have in a very long time! He is so good :) So here it is:

Your Personal Guide
by Dr. Paul Chappell

“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,”

2 Timothy 1:9

God’s Word—don’t leave home without it!

One day Dwight Morrow and his wife, the parents of Anne Lindbergh, were in Rugby, England. After wandering through the streets they realized that they had lost their way. At this moment an incident occurred that entered into Morrow's philosophy and became a guiding principle in his life. He stopped a little Rugby lad about twelve years old. “Could you tell us the way to the station?” he asked. “Well,” the boy answered, “You turn to the right there by the grocer's shop and then take the second street to the left. That will bring you to a place where four streets meet. And then, sir, you had better inquire again.”

Finding God’s will for our life requires the exact same directions the little lad gave. Go the path we’ve been shown, stop, ask for direction from God again, then go the way He leads. Stopping to seek God’s will through Bible reading and godly counsel is vital along the road of life.

Romans 8:28-29 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”

The words “he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son” indicate that God has a predetermined plan for your life. His purpose is that you would become more like His Son, Jesus Christ, as you walk in His Spirit according to His Word.

God has a plan, a certain path He desires for you to take. Imagine if before you left for a family vacation you purposefully left the map at home. How would you know where to go, what road to travel, or which direction to head? The map is the most important asset for your journey!

Even so, God’s Word is your most important asset along your life’s journey. Without it, how do you know which path to take, what decision to make, and how to live? The Bible is your guidebook for life. Don’t journey without it!

Are you in the middle of God’s will? Do you know the path He has for you? Take time now to seek God’s leading. If you have a decision to make in your life, lay it before God and seek His will in the matter. Always seek God’s will in a decision, no matter how big or small! Because above all else, God saved us to live for Him and according to His purpose.



I thought that was appropiate :) Anyway, I am off to go...sit! hehe :) Blessings to you all!