Few things in my life have touched me as
much as the portrayal of Mary in this movie,
The Passion of the Christ.
The heart of a mother for her beloved son.
Perfect Love. Mary’s Song.
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
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Of all the things that can be a part of ones memories,
Rape has to be near the top of the list of atrocities.
The enemy of our soul, who hates us with vicious malaise,
uses this and more to destroy any possibility of reaching
the heights that God has for us.
This story made me realize that even though the processing
has been done, it my never be finished.
Like shards of glasses embedded deep inside,
the remnants work their way to the surface.
This is all so doom and gloom, right?
Let me tell you about the light.
The Year of the Lord’s Favor (NIV1984)
61: 1-3, 7. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
7 Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.
Jesus truly is the only answer to the pain.
He will never leave you or forsake you. (Joshua 1:5)
Then you will know the truth, and the truth (He) will set you free. (John 8:32)
He knows the truth.
He IS the Truth.
You are not alone.
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I received so much love from the ones I love today.
I am truly blessed.
My heart and mind are turned to my own Mom.
Although she has been gone ten years,
The love she had for me,
goes on well past her life and death.
You see, back in the day, the late fifties, being an unwed mom was to to wear the scorn of every person you came in contact with.
Mom’s early story was one of loneliness and despair. She was for all intents and purposes looking for love in all the wrong places. The unwed part was hidden from me for my entire life. I only found out after her death in 2001.
What love did she have for me when she could have ended my life, or she could have decided to give me to another? Either would certainly have made her life easier.
The fact remains. She chose life. She chose life for me and a more difficult life for herself. Through the pain and loneliness and scorn, she raised me the best she could. Through a need for love from a human or just because she felt it the right thing to do, she chose life.
I am who I am because of the courage of this woman.
Not all the choices made were the right ones, naturally, but she did make the choices.
One of those choices was to be married again, hopefully giving more stability to her life.
What it gave her were three more children, with whom she shared her great love, and even more heartbreak than choices she had made before.
It is my belief that one choice that she made later in her life, was the life-giving choice to follow Jesus Christ.
Knowing full well that she required more help than any mortal man could give to her. She found that the decisions she made would have a great effect on me and my siblings.
She chose Jesus.
Her life and ours were never the same.
His sacrificial love for her and us,
brought us through to today where we bless His name,
and where - Her children arise and call her blessed – Proverbs 31:28
I love you Mom.
I’ll see you when I get there.
I still choose Life.
I still choose Jesus.
I still choose Joy.
If you have not yet chosen Him~
Please refer to the Resucue tab at the top of this page.
A life-giving choice awaits.
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