Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Looking Forward to Watching This Documentary

If you are interested in keeping an eye on this movie, you can access their website here.  They have the latest information about the movie and more clips that you can watch. 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Book Review

The Hiding Place

I cannot believe it has taken me this long to read this book.  To think that I am approaching my 47th birthday in January and I have never read this Christian classic.  I have made it a habit ever since having children that we have a family read aloud before bed every night after family devotionals.  This is on top of other books I read to them during school times.  We just finished this wonderful book.  If you have not already read it, I urge you to do so.  It is the heart wrenching story of the Ten Boom family, Christians caught up in the setting of WWII who take up the dangerous cause of hiding Jews from the Gestapo.  Knowing the danger they are in, they continue to make the selfless decision to hide and help God's chosen people.  It is a beautiful story of self-sacrifice.  But, it goes even farther than this.  It is the story of a family who is caught, sent to prison and then, some of them, on to an extermination camp.  It is the story of childlike simple faith in a God who works all things for our good.  God's overwhelming Hand can be seen throughout every page.  I was especially convicted by Betsie Ten Boom's thankfulness in all situations.  She is a shining example of taking from God's Hand all that He gives with gratitude.  There is even a time when she is in a camp that is riddled with disease and fleas and she even thanks God for the fleas!  We find later that even God uses the fleas for her good.  One of my favorite quotes from Betsie is,"...tell people what we have learned here.  We must tell them that there is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still.  They will listen to us, Corrie, because we have been here."  These women were heavenly minded!  It has encouraged me to be more heavenly minded as well. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Time for Everything

It seems like all my posts lately have been "catching up" posts.  I seem to take longer and longer breaks between blogging.  But, for everything there is a season.  And right now, the Lord has fashioned my seasons in waiting on Him. I want to thank all of you that have been so good to check up on me, pray for me, and not forget about me during this time.  It has been so precious to read that my friends in blogland have been praying for my recovery.  Words just don't seem adequate to express how much that has truly meant to me.  I wish I could give you more of an update on my health, but it seems that little else is known.  I began getting "dizzy" probably over a year ago.  Little by little it got worse and then a few months ago I experienced a bout of something that was much like vertigo...not sure if that is what it was or not.  All I know is that I couldn't walk, or stand without running into walls.  The episode passed and I have been battling bouts of dizziness ever since.  Praise the Lord they have not been to that magnitude!  They took a CT scan of my head to rule out all kinds of horrible diseases.  It came back with nothing, of which I am thankful to God.  I have revamped my diet drastically.  That has helped a lot.  I am seeing my chiropractor, which has also helped, but the dizziness has not completely gone away.  There are days when sitting at the computer and looking at the screen makes me dizzy...therefore, fewer blogging posts.  But, truly, God has been so good to me throughout all of this.  He continues to shower upon me His grace.  He is drawing me closer to Him during this.  He reminds me of the preciousness of things taken for just walking normally.  I am learning more and more that things just don't matter in this world.  His will, His way, His ultimate purpose for my life is all that does.  I am learning to thank God in all things, even for my dizziness because it is through this that I am learning to lean on Him for the very essence of my life.  I would greatly appreciate your continued prayers and I look forward, if the Lord allows, to be back to sharing my heart and home with you all soon.