Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Keep Me Sweet"

"You don't just wake up a sweet old lady...You have to start now."

My grandmother "Mimi" or Mrs Voncille is definite proof of this. She sits day in and day out in a chair. Diagnosed with MS she is no longer able to walk. She constantly has a smile on her face and "I've never heard her complain."

"That is a far cry from my prop-me-up-on-the-couch-and-listen-to-me-whine approach to suffering. Suffer in silence? Not me. My misery loves company and a large audience as well. Needless to say my family is not looking forward to my old age and neither am I. It's miserable being miserable."

"Keep me sweet, Lord." Or in my case, make me sweet! Not on the outside, as in what people see or think of me but on the inside when someone hurts my feelings or when I feel like 'things aren't fair.'

"I don't want to be a contentious, demanding, fearful woman. And that means I must get serious about living according to what I know rather than how I feel."

'Blessed is the woman who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him, she will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out it's roots by the stream. It doesn't fear when heat comes, it's leaves are always green. It has no worries in the year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.' Jeremiah 17:7-8

"I want to be like that, so rooted and secure in the Lord that even in times of burning stress and lonely drought, I have no worries! I want me response to be full of faith and not of fear. Instead of griping and groaning, I want to be full of joy and peace!"

*exerts from "Having a Mary Spirit" by Joanna Weaver

This past week, I got to go to Mexico with some of our very best friends, (hence the last post) and I got to spend a few days in Memphis where I met my sweet nephew Miles, spent time with my sweet family and all my in laws. We all went to Adam's parent's lake house. It was a.blast!!!! There were 10 adults and 7 kids (2 still in bellies!) We found out that Christi is pregnant again!!! Yah!!!

Many more posts to come!

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