Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I know I said I was back and I still didn't post all week. I think that is how the summer is going to go. Things here are going well but we are extremely busy. I spoke 5 times last week in the Reading area and then had a yard sale on Friday and Saturday.

I just wanted to jump on here and wish all the dads Happy Father's Day. Not that any men read my blog but anyway.....I know my hubby does and he is an awesome father!

We are getting ready to leave because he runs a 10k trail race in Lancaster on Father's Day and then we get lobster dinners from Stauffers. It is becoming a tradition and it's a lot of fun.

I know this day can be tough for those who lost their dads or for those who didn't have a very good relationship with their dad. Just want to remind you that we all have a papa who looks down on us and loves us perfectly. I know things here can be really tough and it is easy to lose sight of the fact that He love us and cares for us. He has shown me so much grace lately it has been unbelievable.

I hope your day and your week is blessed. I will be out of town next Thursday through Sunday. I am heading up north to a snake hunt and some time of much needed rest:) Yes it is a little "redneck" and yes I love it. I will try and update before I leave but if I don't just know that you are never far from my thoughts!

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I'm back.....I hope:)

Is there anyone still out there???? I really let the blog go over the last month. I wish I could tell you everything that has happened but that would be a book in itself. I will just say that I am battling my way through and starting to come out the other side(I think) of one of the most difficult spiritual wars I have ever experienced.

Not sure why the attack and not sure why now. I do know that I have a very full schedule through the rest of this year and I do know I plan on meeting with a publisher the end of July and I also know that Satan would love to take me out right now and he almost did. But in the words of Pat Benetar....Hit Me With Your Best Shot!!!! He hit alright and even knocked me down a bit but what he seems to forget is if we allow God to do His work we come out of the battle stronger, a little worn but stronger and most importantly changed. This month has changed me tremendously and shaped me in a way that nothing else would have been able to.

It has taught me the full meaning of His grace and even though I felt like I was falling hard I never fell away from that grace just further into it. I am fighting back the tears even as I write this. If you have seen me over the last month you would never have even known this was going on. Only one person knew the depth of what I was experiencing but it was real and it was harsh.

I also have a new compassion for those who are struggling especially those who don't know Christ so maybe if for nothing else that is what God needed to show me. Please pray for me over the next few weeks as I will for sure experience aftershocks of the earthquake that has rocked me to my core. Pray that I don't give up because running is usually my first reaction. A million times over I wanted to cancel my publisher appointment and my speaking engagements but for some reason I think God wants me to keep going and by canceling Satan would be winning the battle. Pray that I find the time to finish writing and also for our vacation. We leave on July 9th for California and won't be back until July 28th. I then fly out July 29th to go to North Carolina for a conference and publisher appointment.

I miss you all dearly and if anyone is even still out there please leave a would be such a great encouragement and some motivation to keep going!

I updated my calendar today if you would like to know where to find me. Have a blessed day!