Monday, June 14, 2010

Refreshing Moments

Sometimes we get congested with … Congested with the “to do list”; with running from here to there; with the worries you don’t like to worry about; with thoughts for tomorrow. And at the end of a day we are tired and weary and not looking forward to another day. Blahhhh!
But there are moments that will refresh our spirit. These moments are special and need to be found in every day. Refreshing moments help us with the congestion of life.

Here are a few moments I saw today:
A smile from my wife
A challenge from my son
A group of kids using their G-d given energy for something positive
Standing on a football field
Hearing that my mom is challenging herself
A small gift from a friend
Satisfaction of doing the right thing

I suppose I will have a few more tonight:
When I shoot my son with a paint ball – Ha ha ha
When I eat dinner with my family
Watching the sun set
When I kiss my love goodnight

Look for refreshing moments in your day. It really helps

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Love

One of the best things about life is the people you get to spend it with.
This weekend I will be celebrating 17 years of marriage with a woman that rocks my world!
On this side of eternity she is it for me. I truly believe G-d placed us in each other’s life. And I can honestly say I love her more each day we are together.
I enjoy waking up next to her every morning and climbing into the bed with her after a long day. I’m thrilled to conquer new adventures with her. I love the kids we have together (as my daughter is slurping her milk in front of me). And I look forward to many more years.

I agree with a statement someone said about my feelings toward her “Steven is very attached to Nikki.”

Thank You Lord for my wife!

Can I Say That

Have you ever heard someone say something that was a little different? It could be just a short statement that catches you off guard. Maybe a statement that causes you to stop and think. Perhaps a statement that sticks with you.

I read a statement like this that really provoked me to think. I was reading in the book of Job and the poor guy was going through a lot. He had lost most all his possessions, all his children, and his wife was telling him to curse G-d and die. He even had these boils all over his body. He also had a few friends that came to sit with him in his misery. However they made matters worse. Job was walking through a very difficult time in his life.

Nestled in a response to one of his friends comes this statement. As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.

Can I say that??? In the midst of all my trouble (which is nowhere near what Job walked through) can I still see my Redeemer? Or has the trouble of this life stolen my sight? Can I muster up enough strength to still know that my avenger will come? Or have I lost hope of rescue? Can I declare to all that I will be back up on my feet? Or do I daydream of times when things were better?

What do you say in times of trouble?