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Lest we Forget

28 May

I am so grateful for the brave men and women who headed the call and left what was familiar and comfortable for a life of upheaval and uncertainty. Today I pause with reflective prayer to honor those who gave their all…the fallen brave who courageously breathed their last breath defending the country and the people they so loved.

To the families who gather around a grave rather than a grill-my prayer is that our Heavenly Father will fill them with grace, peace, and healing. That they would find comfort in each other and that the sweet memories of their loved ones will sustain them until they are reunited in Heaven. Thank you, for your great sacrifice also!

 

As you enjoy your 3 day weekend please remember and pray for all the brave men and women in our military. Pray for the mothers and fathers who will never hold their precious boys and girls in their arms again, for the wives and husbands who will never get to live out the hopes and dreams they planned together, and for the precious children who will never feel the tickle of daddy’s whiskers on their cheek or the soft embrace of their mother’s arms again. The burden is too great to let this weekend go by without a heartfelt sense of gratitude for the meaning behind our three day weekend.

 

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

 

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He Sees You

19 Aug

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As you begin a new week and you’re feeling the days are mundane and daunting remember…..

To the tired mama’s who watched the sun rise trying to rock a baby back to sleep-He sees you.

To the husband who works tirelessly to support his family but feels unappreciated at home-He sees you.

For  the toilet, tub, and floor that need to be cleaned again-He sees you.

For the person sitting in the exam room wondering how they are going to handle this diagnosis-He sees you.

To the teen mom who is watching all her friends pack and leave for college-He sees you.

For the weary parents who are praying for a miracle-He sees you.

For weary children struggling, caring for their aging parents while caring for their own children-he sees you.

For the single moms wondering how to make your paycheck stretch even further-He sees you.

To those who feel weary, tired, and broken-He sees you.

Our Heavenly Father sees and loves His children.  You’re not alone, Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged”.  God is there, with you.  The enemy’s whispers will fill you with doubt and his lies will make you feel like a failure but stay strong and courageous.  The Lord is your peace (John 14:27) ,stronghold (Psalm 27:1), and your comforter (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). 

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

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Come to Me

7 Jul

Today a friend posted on her Facebook wall “Please let there be only one set of foot prints today.”  I remember seeing this poem on my parents’ wall as a kid.  It made no sense to me then but it is such a comforting visual now.  I am sure many have read it but here it is.

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  Matthew 11:28 says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”.

A yoke was a piece of wood designed to allow animals to support one another in pulling heavy weight.  We can be yoked to many things and people in our life, good and bad.  When hardship and stress happen in our life, Jesus invites us to be yoked to Him.  This means that he longs to draw you closer to Him, to trust, and rely on Him.  This isn’t an invitation to drop all at His feet and carry-on, no it is a process where you will walk together and a heart transformation will begin. Though the hardship may remain, how we respond to it will have changed.  We can find that if we believe and trust we will find peace in our hearts and freedom from stress and anxiety.  A wonderful transformation will happen in your life and you will find true freedom and healing and you will have been changed from your old ways. Our trials strengthen us (2 Corinthians 12:7-9) and allow God to comfort us (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) among other things. I believe our trials are necessary to make us more like Him.

Are you here at this verse where the burden is bigger than you?  His yoke is big enough for us all!  No matter what you are going through you never have to go it alone.

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

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