How great is our God?

How great is our God?
 
Well he is here! And he has made a lot of people in our family change their position in the family heirarchy. I have become a Grammy, my daughter an aunt, my sons, uncles.  He has made my parents great- grandparents and his father and mother’s grandparents, great-grandparents.  He has brought tears, smiles and laughter to all who have prayed and awaited his arrival.  He has brought a ray of sunshine into the world the moment he entered.  A blessing from the Almighty God!  An amazing thing that happens every few seconds every day but yet it makes your world stand still for one single moment in praise of a God who spent 9 months weaving him together. 
 
Today is the birthday of my grandchild Brodie!  He came into the world squirming and screaming…He was 7 lbs 2 oz & 19" long…when I got the picture and laid eyes on him, my heart melted.  He is a precious baby doll! 
 
His mom and dad, exhausted but proud, happy and filled with wonder!
 
 
Thank you God for my very special belated Valentine!
Shell
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Mother’s Valentine!

Ok, Valentines came and went…it was nice, afterall. The memories did not override the day or the moments of it.  One of the things I decided to do is to lavish my co-workers with love….gifts!  It was fun to see their faces when they opened their gift.  They were surprised and appreciative.  That was a gift in it itself!
 
Then one of my single-again friends called and wished me "Happy Single Awareness Day"!  I rolled with laughter, what a profound way of recognizing the day…all week listening to the DJ’s banter about what to give your sweetheart, what not to give your sweetheart, how to give it and what is the most romantic way to give a Valentines, only heightened the question "what about the singles?" 
 
I wasn’t feeling sorry for myself but was feeling something and could not put my finger on it…left out, not really, cuz there were those that wished me "Happy Valentines" and then when I got home, my daughter and her boyfriend had gotten me a vase with a poem on it about "mother" and three flowers: a rose, a tulip and a carnation!  What a sweet way to celebrate.  Being a mom and giving unconditional love to our children. And then they took the time to show me they love and appreciate me! They love me no matter the mistakes, the obsessive-compulisive behavior or the ranting and ravings that come with the motherhood territory.  My two sons, wanted only to sit and talk with me, hug me and tell me they loved me before bedtime. 
I got it, God gave me His Valentine through them and it was romantic…it melted my heart!
 
How silly we are about the state of being we are in, single, we most likely want to be married, if we have brown hair, we want to be a red head and if we have a small house, we want a big house…and so it goes, the heart of discontent.  God make my heart to be content in you! 
 
"Charity suffereth long, and is kind"
1 Corinthians 13:4
 
Grace to you all!
Shell
 
P.S. I have brownish/blondish hair and I like it, I have a medium sized apartment and I like it…so I guess I two out of three isn’t bad, hey?    

Changing Colors Again!

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies." Proverbs 31:10
 
If you have been to my site before you are probably saying, "A different color, again?" and thinking what is up with this chick? Well there are many reasons for changing one’s environment.  Let me just give you a few. You can get this list from Proverbs 31…
  1. to keep a new perspective
  2. to stay hip and fresh
  3. to be creative
  4. to get out of the box
  5. to give the world around me some color
How are those? So I chose hearts…for February. Hearts remind of love and love reminds me of God because God is love!
 
Besides this is the month of "loooooove" as one of my favorite Christian radio DJ so comically said the other morning on my way to work.  The month of love…Valetines Day!  I also think of a Nat King Cole song called  
L-O-V-E. It is very cool!
 
But of all the days on the calender this one in particular does not hold very good memories for me.  I can handle not getting a valentine, flowers and candy and all that because realisticly there are probably more people in the world that don’t get those things than people who actually do, so I am most likely in the majority and that is ok… 

The reason for the not so romantic memories is two things that changed my life and my childrens lives forever both happened on or around this day.  Both had to do with ex-husbands and I will spare you the details.  I choose not to be bitter about it and certainly don’t wish to take the joy and romance out of it for everyone else. This is just a hard month for me because it takes extra effort to keep my thoughts from turning into a pity party.  So I have been asking God to help me change the memories… you think He can? He is God! The God of love!  The God of the month of love! The God of Valentines! God is love!

So I am changing the color on my site, yet again, to remind me that with God things are always changing.  How I choose to use the change or represent the change in my life will determine the kind of woman I am. Proverbs 31 or otherwise!

Happy Happy Valentines day to you, God bless you!

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