March 17, 2011

Time with God

How do you spend time with God? Do you sing, pray aloud, read His Word.. talk to others about Him?

I spend my time with Him by writing in a prayer book not only for myself but others as well. I do this, because I personally do not like praying aloud. I like to write things out so I can see them and also refer to them later. I have been spending a lot of time writing in my prayer journal over the last few weeks. It is a comfort and a release for me. I am so glad I chose to do this. I have learned so much through it, especially this last week. I've prayed/wrote many a prayer for those I know battling sickness, for our finances and many other different things. All of these prayers have been answered, not on my time, but His. I prayed the prayer for our finances a couple months ago and had just started to lose hope that something better would come through for us, just as I started having that little bit of doubt, God came through for us once again. I have learned through writing my prayers down that He really does answer them and sometimes, its not right then. He kind of makes it suspenseful for us at times and makes us wonder, them BAM! there it is! I've had my prayer journal for a year, but just really started using it this year. It has made such a difference for me and I am glad I can read older entries and know without a doubt that those prayers have been answered in some form or fashion. It amazes me and it is such a blessing.

Thank you Lord for answering each and every prayer not in my time, but Yours. Thank you for the wonderful people I have in my life to share such wonderful things with. Amen!

I hope everyone has a blessed weekend!

March 3, 2011


I have been meaning to write this blog for quite sometime. I've sat and thought about it several times, what I wanted to say and  how I wanted to say it. I've come to the conclusion that there is no certain way it needs to be said.

Family. How important are they to you? How often do you visit or talk to them? Do you keep in touch with relatives on Facebook or through e-mail that do not live nearby? That is one thing I love about social networking. It allows us to keep in touch with those we don't see often and we're able to let them know we love them often.

This year my mom asked my sister and I if we would like to have dinner once a week at her house. We both agreed and I am glad we did. It is so nice to sit around the dinner table, be a family, and enjoy good food and many laughs. This is something you don't see often anymore. People are too busy living life in the fast lane and good times like this just pass them by. It's so sad to think that the world is like that now. Family doesn't mean what it use to for most, but for me it always will!

I encourage you to make time to spend with your loved ones as often as you can. Its precious time that we cannot get back. Have dinner, go bowling, have a game night, or even a movie night! Just make an effort to spend time with them. I'm glad I have! :)