Saturday, November 19, 2011

Seeing through a New Lens

So I am officially joining the world of bloggers.  (Help!!)  I've had several friends who are Authors encourage me to do so.

As far as what I have to offer, well, that's up for debate.

I can tell you that my faith (like film) has developed in the dark times of my life.  I mean, who needs faith when the sun is shining, when life is good, when bills are paid?  That's a breeze, faith can get back burnered.  But it's in the dark, when you can't see your hand in front of your face (that kinda dark), when you are feeling your way down the hallway, inching your way forward (with no light in sight)...that's when your faith develops.

I've had the nail biting priviledge of experiencing that kind of faith, not necessarily by choice.  Didn't raise up my hand for it, yet thankful for the roots I've developed as a result of the storm.  I've watched my 4 kids learn to rely on God because there was no other option.  I've learned to not trust in myself, my circumstances or my feelings, because they are all fickle.  I'm still learning that challenges that God allows are a gift, they're just wrapped up in really ugly wrapping paper disguising the value of what's inside.

God's greatest gifts come through great pain, think of those kids you gave birth to.  But God, through all of this, has improved my vision.  He gave me a new set of glasses.  The lens in which I see the world is much clearer.  What used to be blurry is now coming into focus.  Sometimes we need to have our eyes re-examined to get 20/20 vision and God's Word is what brings clarity to what we are looking at.

Do I have it all figured out?  No.  But when doubt comes knocking...I'm putting up a "Do Not Disturb" sign!


  1. Love to see you kicking this off. I'm subscribed and expect great things! Write on!!

  2. I'm so excited to follow your blog. I already eagerly await your inspiring Facebook posts - I just love everything you have to say my sweet dear friend. You inspire me and what a treat that you'll now be inspiring the masses via your blog. Love you!

  3. Thanks Julie, you have always been more than generous with your encouragement towards me! And Matt, appreciate all of your help.