Stepping Out in Faith

Sometimes you just have to have faith that God will help you when he gives you a nudge to do his will.

I Am a Real Person! September 24, 2012

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My daughter, Ashley, was looking into blogging the other day. She remembered that I had started a blog and she had never looked at it before. When she checked it out, she said all of a sudden I was more than just her mom. I was a real person. I had to chuckle at her description of this new side of me that she’d never seen before.

I guess we do seem to do that. I can remember when my parents would give me advice, I would listen. But I didn’t plan on taking their advice seriously! I mean what did they know. They were just my parents! But a few short years later they seemed to have gained so much knowledge! I began to actually ask for their opinion and really consider what they had said. As teenagers, we tend to think we know it all. As we get into our twenties, all of a sudden we understand that there is so much more to learn! I certainly feel validated to know that my daughter sees me as a real person! I love you so much, Ashley!


When One Door Closes, Another Opens September 10, 2012

Sometimes we struggle because we think we know the direction God wants us to go. Just when we think it’s going our direction, the door of opportunity closes. Just remember not to get discouraged. God doesn’t see things the same way we do and he can work in some pretty mysterious ways! Keep the faith and continue to pray for God to open your eyes to his will. Be prepared to go in a direction that you hadn’t considered because God may stretch you in ways you hadn’t imagined. Just when you think you’ve lost your way, the door will open and it will be clear to you that this is the plan that God has for your life. Pray that you have the discernment to realize it when God is pointing you in that direction!

Yours in Faith,



God is There For Us Even When We Don’t Know We Need Him! September 8, 2012

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, but life has kept me busy of late. Lots of stress in my life for the past few months with deaths of family and friends, two daughters graduating, and facing the empty-nest syndrome to name a few. But this summer I began to feel very lethargic and when my vision became very blurry along with extreme thirst and many more trips to the bathroom than normal, I began to think that I needed to get to the doctor and figure out why I was feeling so badly before school started again! A trip to the doctor quickly revealed my suspicions, I had diabetes.

I’ve been on insulin shots for about 5 or 6 weeks now and am beginning to get a handle on it. My insulin dosage has been adjusted a couple of times and the changes in my diet and exercise have changed greatly. My cholesterol has been high for many years, but I never went on medication for it because it was my only risk factor, but with the diagnosis of diabetes, that all changed. I began taking medicine for the cholesterol as well. This week, my cholesterol numbers are looking great now and I feel much better. It was a wake up call for me. I want to be around a few more years for my family. I think of my children and my future grandchildren and know that I have to do whatever it takes to be as healthy as I can be.

I am thankful to God that the symptoms helped me figure that I needed to get my health checked out. I knew that I needed to lose some weight and my weakness was Mt. Dew. Several months ago I prayed to God that if he would make Mt. Dew not taste good to me, I would be able to not drink it. When I think back, that was my  first clue about the diabetes. The Mt. Dew didn’t taste the same any more. I quit drinking it and drank sweet tea. It didn’t taste good either. The only thing that did taste good was water. I’ve never been a water drinker, but that’s about all I’ve been drinking for a couple of months now. Diabetes does run in my family, but I guess I just never figured I’d be the one in the family to get it. I feel that I have taken it in stride and praise God for helping me to easily make the changes in my lifestyle that I need to make. God is good!

Yours in Faith,



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