Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Today I am leaving for nearly a month. I am heading to Morgantown, WV with 65 others from Mason Dixon Baptist Church for a week to be the Hands and Feet of Christ. Then Brian and I are heading to Florida for 2 weeks before traveling home and stopping to see family and friends in VA. Excitement and lots of other feelings while packing for Brian and I yesterday, missing our Packing Boss, Annette Lewis Lear. Even running around stressed for last minute stuff was better with her! This will be the first missions trip without her (yet another first I hadn't even thought of until last night). Feeling great peace, however, and still trusting God's perfect plan. If you have that special someone today, love on them and cherish every moment! Take that extra minute to be with your kids. Make sure you are making your life count, not for anything in this world, but for the One who created you and loves you in spite of yourself. I'm doing well, knowing no matter what, God's got this. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him." Ephesians 1:3-4

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Rightly timed song...Tuesday, June 8, 2014

I would say that I can't believe it's been half of a year today since Annette went to be with the Lord. It would be more accurate to say that I don't want to believe it! This song came at a great time as I walked the dog this morning and reminded me, again, that He is FOR me, He was for Annette, He's for my future, and He's for my life honoring Him and pointing others to Him. Maybe my hardest Sunday morning yet, but I'm choosing to look to Him and not my sadness, not my loneliness, and not my weakness...I know that He is for me!!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Saturday Evenings...Monday, June 7, 2014

Sitting here watching tv, reflecting on 20 years of Saturday evenings hanging out with Annette Lewis Lear...can't believe tomorrow marks 6 months since she went to be with the Lord. Seems, in some ways, like it just happened, but feels like it's been years since I've held her. Still trusting God's perfect plan even if I'm still not liking it. Thanks so much for all the continued support in so many ways. Getting back to feeling like me again, which is strange since I never imagined a me without Annette. But, again, "...I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day." (from 2 Timothy 1:12 NKJV)