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Fewer Words Thursdays-Trials

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It’s Thursday again and time ro join my friend, Andrea Hutchinson, for a little writing prompt she likes to call, “Fewer Words Thursdays”. The rules are few and simple. You can click on the picture to go to her site and join in the fun. We would love to have you if you feel so inclined.
It’s funny that Andrea wanted to do her prompt on trials today because right now is kind of challenging. We left this morning to drive our daughter to college in Florida. We have stopped in North Carolina tonight and are staying at a hotel.
I’ve been having a hard time with this since she started her Senior year in high school. I am starting to wonder if I have been through part of it already because since we left, I have felt better. Or maybe I am just denying what is happening.
I loved her passage in James on trials, James 1:2-3. I have always enjoyed that passage. I do believe trials make you stronger and increase your faith. You grow closer to God and the next trial you face, you are stronger and better prepared for it because of the strength you gained from it.
The only way I am going to get through this is leaning on God. I am not ashamed to lean on Him for strength and comfort. When people say that religious people need God because they are weak, they are wrong. God makes the Christian stronger and frankly, I don’t know how I would get through my trials without Him. I do not know how I would face every day if I did not have God in my life. I do not see how people do all the time.
It is not always a leaning on God but a comfort of just knowing He is there and He will fight for me, just like He fought for David when he faced Goliath, the Israelites when they crossed the Red Sea, (not to mention, all the battles they fought and won), Daniel in the lion’s den, Paul when he was persecuted, Joseph when he was sold into slavery and put in prison and finally, Jesus, our Lord, when He lay in the tomb after His death.
If I am faithful and live like I should, why would He not fight for me?

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Countdown To College Day 2

By:
Holly Green
Well, here I am at day 2 of countdown to college and am 9 days away from driving Steph to Florida and coming home without her.
We had words again last night. We have been clashing since she graduated. I know it is because of the heightened emotions flowing between us and Terry told me that I have been more on edge lately. Well, of course I’m on edge right now.
Last night, we discussed what needs to be done before she leaves and it makes me feel better. Isn’t that how women are wired, anyway? We get busy on tasks that save our sanity. We feel like as long as we stay busy, we’ll be OK. I don’t know how many women I have seen on tv, who’s child died and they are taking part in the investigation.
I am not comparing this to a death. I hesitate to do that since I know people have lost kids. I am just saying we get busy in a difficult time, sometimes as a way of coping.
Steph went to work today and I started going through her clothes to wash for her to pack. I cleaned other parts of the top floor, where the kids’ rooms are and did OK.
Yeah for me!

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