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.

Daily Prompt: All About Me February 13, 2013


Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you. This is my response to yesterday’s prompt:

When I first started blogging, it was in response to our church’s need for someone to take over the website. I contemplated this for several weeks before offering to rise to this challenge. I had never run a website before and I had a lot to learn, but nobody else was coming forward to take the job.

After much prayerful consideration, I felt that I was being called by God to “Step Out in Faith”. I knew that God would provide the skills I needed to complete the task at hand. The blog was a result of my feeling of God’s tug to have faith in him. I felt that this was something I needed to share with others to challenge them to step out in faith also.

 

Daily Prompt: Call Me, Maybe February 5, 2013


Cell phones have become a part of our everyday lives. When I walk out the door without mine, I get a little frantic! I have an app on my phone that helps me keep track of all the information I need to document for my diabetes. I can log in the amount of carbs I eat, my blood glucose numbers and keep track of the insulin I inject. That doesn’t include that my phone is my line of communication with my children and the rest of my family. I can access my email, check facebook, write a blog post, and get directions all from the palm of my hand.

Yes, when I was a kid, eons ago, we got along without cell phones. If you were going to be separated from your family or friends you always had a plan to meet somewhere at a certain time. We planned ahead. That’s not so much necessary now a days because of our cell phones. We live in the age of technology! We might as well embrace it and use it to make our lives easier in whatever ways we can.

 

Missing You, Daddy!

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Twelve years ago my dad left this world. He was at peace with God and tired of the fight, comforted by the presence of his family until the very end. No matter that we knew the end was near, it still hurts; every day…

My dad was one of the greatest men I’ve ever known. Family was very important to him and I respected him very much. Not wanting to disappoint him, I always tried to do my best (well, most of the time) and treated others the way he and my mom had taught me. He was always there to cheer us kids on in all of our sports and school activities, including band concerts, Christmas programs, and made sure we had what we needed. We didn’t have a lot of luxuries, but we never missed them or felt slighted because we didn’t have the name brand clothes or newest toys.

We knew what it was to work. He expected us to do our part in caring for the animals on our small farm and other chores around the house. He enjoyed gazing at our small herd of angus cattle and got satisfaction from the small things in life. He helped coach my brother’s baseball team and with the dog training club in 4-H. ┬áTaking horses to shows and helping with our cattle to get them ready for the 4-H fair were other things he found enjoyment in.

I have no regrets. Even though I lived 3 hours away with a family of my own, I called him every week and spent time with him as often as I could. He overcame the odds many times as the doctors called the family in saying that the end was near. He fought back and despite the odds, he returned home to live another year or so. He said the thought of his grandchildren was what gave him the strength to get well enough to come home. It’s never easy when you know someone is dying. What do you say? My advice is to spend time with them, let them know that you love them. Listen to what they have to say. They need to say what’s on their mind to feel that they have closure and to feel that they can go in peace.

My sister lives in California, and was traveling home to see him. The doctor said he would never survive until her arrival, but he did! Even though he hadn’t spoken for several days, he acknowledged her arrival and breathed his final breath two hours later. We sat there and remembered the good things about him for a long time. We laughed and we cried as we recalled his singing “You Are My Sunshine” and the time he scared us at Halloween by pretending to be the Headless Horseman. I have many memories stored in my heart and no one can take them from me. I miss you, Daddy. Thanks for the encouragement and the love and guidance you provided. Forever, you will live on in me and my brother and sister! I hope we’ve made you proud. I wish you could have been around longer for your grandchildren to have known you better. You would be so proud of all of them, I’m sure! I know that I will see you again, in God’s time, and I look forward to that sweet reunion!

 

Weekly Writing Challeng: Mind the Gap February 4, 2013

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Ereaders versus paper books: which would you prefer? I own an ereader, and like the convenience of downloading ebooks immediately, but there’s just something about opening a book and being able to quickly rifle through the pages. The ereader is good to put a lot of books in one place and carry them all with you on vacation or just on the go. The immediate availability is nice. I also like being able to get to them through my ipad or iphone. But if I’m at home and want to curl up on the couch and read, I’d much prefer a paper book.

 

 
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