Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I Love You Forever...

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
Forever and ever my little boy you'll be...
love, mom

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

For today...

from the words of Job, the man who lost the most and yet loved God...
paraphrase mine, as I understand his words...

Job 42:1-5
God, I know You can do all things and that any plan You have made can't be changed by anyone but You. God You ask me, "Who do you think you are, Kathi to question my plans without any knowledge?" I admit that I worry about and speak of things that I do not understand, things of God that are much higher than I can ever understand here on earth. God said, "Listen to Me now and I will speak truth to you, Kathi do you understand My great love for you and trust Me?" Lord in my life I have always heard about You and Your great love and sacrifice for me, I came to know You as my Lord and Savior years ago but now, this past year, I have seen You with my own eyes." I am sorry for doubting You.

This passage really spoke to me and I hope it will speak to you if you have questions.
Job lost so much more than I ever have and he lost it all in one day! Yet He never turned away from God, questions, yes he had those, pain and grief, yes he had those, doubts, maybe, but He never turned from God! If you struggle in life with hard things right now, God really is with you and He is for you. His love is real and His plans are hard to understand sometimes. Ask Him to help you walk through whatever it is, He will. He will never leave you or forsake you!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Motto to live by...

Motto to live by...

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming, "WOO HOO, what a ride!!"

I believe this was truly Tyler's motto for life! He lived it!
My question is, Do we really live this life God gave us? or do we just get by? This year has been one that I have struggled with how and why to live in many ways. Heart broken I limp through life. Recently God has convicted me that life is a GIFT only from Him and that this gift was meant to be enjoyed and most of all lived for Him. Really living, is not living recklessly or without true convictions or purpose. That is a wasted life, a life that does not honor the gift or the Giver! A joyfilled life is what I desire!
From now on I may be limping, but I will enjoy it and live my life with a smile on my face, knowing that this pleases God the most. Life is too short as it is. If today you're limping through life, choose to limp with a smile, laugh at yourself and enjoy God's great gift of life.
When I get to Heaven and see my precious son, Tyler,
I will, as I believe he did,
say, "WOO HOO, what a ride!"
Thank you Jesus!!