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Friday, December 5, 2014

Just Thinking

Here we are at the weekend again. This week just flew by didn't it? I feel like I kept trying to lasso each day to slow it down, but by today I just gave in, December is in a hurry to zoom by. This weekend is our move in anniversary to this house. We started building in 2001. Our other house was on the market and here in our town the twin towers brought down the housing market. We moved in on the morning of December 7th and I really prayed we wouldn't be having our own personal Pearl Harbor. Thirteenth years later, I can tell you nothing I was afraid of happened.

God has continued to be faithful and that verse He gave me so long ago when I was standing watching the sun set and crying because I really was scared out of my mind.

" How long wilt thou mourn?...fill thy horn with oil, and go, I will send thee... I have provided"... ---1 Samuel 16:1

We had not had any lookers at the old house, and then on the last day there, Ron had taken the kids over to bring our chicken coop home. It was the last thing. He had the kids in his truck when a couple got out of their car and wanted to see the house. They went through it and told Ron they wanted to buy it. By December 20th they had made an offer and we had accepted. I had asked God earlier if He would sell the house by Christmas. He did.

I have been thinking all week, about faith and about Trusting God and  how He has led our life. How He has never once failed to keep His word. How sometimes the things I prayed for He just said flat out no. Others He has said, " Will you trust me."  I realized that life is like an ocean, the tide comes in and the tide goes out. There are good times and there are hard times. There are tests and there are rewards. But never can I say, has God forsaken us. He has given far more than I ever dreamed, more than I ever deserved. He has taken the bread crumbs I have offered and turned them into a feast.

I think because it is December it is a good time to start re-accessing life.  To see if God is leading us to a new place, to see where we want to be in five years. To gain a perspective on life at this age. I know one of the things I want for Christmas this year, is a new daughter to love. I love this stage of life because I get to have lovely people that God has brought into our lives without labor. I spent years on my knees praying for our children's mates as soon as the babies were in my arms. Now seeing the gifts the God has brought and has added, for me, it is the best gift I have ever received. I love having new people to love. It really is a wonderful life. 

I am so thankful this morning. I am so glad to be here right now. I still remember when Ron walked in the door and we were newly married with one kid and a ton of bills and the joy on his face when he said, " Kim Look!! The verse God gave me for our life. " give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38 God continues to do just that. I am so thankful we never gave up.

This was not the post I was going to write today. Sometimes posts just write themselves. This is one of them.
Have a lovely Friday,

" Tears may be the beginning, but they should not be the end of things.
---"The Goldfish," The Little Bookroom," 
Eleanor Farjeon, 1956


  1. thanks for sharing your faith and your rewards. :)

  2. Hi Kim, Just wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I'm glad we "met" this year through blogging.

  3. Love this post today, Kim! Have a great day and a wonderful week-end! xo Nellie

  4. Sweet post Kim.
    I love reading your words, and I know that you are grateful for your many answered prayers, and for all that you are blessed with.

    This is a great time of year to reflect on our lives, and on our blessings.

    Love that Sasha girl! She seems to be saying. ""come on mom".


  5. So nice to remember everything! It's been a crazy fast week for us, too. I can't believe its almost Friday. This will be the third weekend in a row that Ryan's had only one day off, so we're tired.

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed your sweet post this morning. And it is always soo good to look and realize that soo many of the things we feared or dreaded NEVER came to pass. Yes, God is good and how much He has blessed us never ceases to amaze me. Enjoy your week-end!

  7. Thanks for sharing, Kim- you lift my spirits every time I stop by for a visit.

  8. I'm afraid I'm not very religious, but I do believe everything happens for a reason. I'm glad things have worked out.

  9. I agree... thanks for sharing your faith and how God has been faithful in your life. I fear so many things these days, and I remembered the verse, "God does not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline." 2 Timothy verse 7.

  10. If we are truly grateful and thankful we wouldn't have time to complain.
    Your post was lovely and so nicely written. I love the peace you reveal.

  11. This post did a wonderful job of writing itself because He builds all of our faith by the words of other's testimonies, and this testimony built mine. This season is different..many hills and valleys...but He is always faithful.

  12. you have such a strong faith kim and I am so happy for you!! very pretty images today!!!

  13. Kim, this is a lovely post and I'm so happy for you. This year has flown by; hard to believe it's almost 2015. I am hopeful God will move me in the next six months, closer to family. It's my prayer and, hopefully, His perfect will.

  14. Thanks for writing the post that needed to be written.

  15. Hello and thank you for the lovely photos and what a recap! ..back to the twin towers...back to babes in arms...early prayers for mates for your children...and the sweet thread throughout of your worries versus the gifts and blessings that have come your way...

    I wish a joyous Christmas to you and yours.


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