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October 26, 2006

Into Neutral

I have a tendency to go into neutral when I am feeling overwhelmed with life. I am sure that is part of my "brain fatigue". There are things I can do, but don't want to; and things I can do only if someone is available to assist me, and things I don't want to do, but I have to do. Then there are things I wish I could do, but can't because I've lost the time or energy to do them. When that is the situation, I feel so frustrated, not at anyone else, but at my dependence on someone else, or someone else's dependence on me. I don't know if that makes any sense or not. Never-the-less, I am getting some things done.

I did enjoy working on a scrapbook with my granddaughter, Amie, last week. She spent the summer with her other grandparents in NC. Judy (her other g'ma) has worked for Folkmoot USA for several summers. Amie was able to interact and get some autographs and pictures from groups around the world. We started with the Columbian group. It will take us quite a while to work through it all. I believe there were seven countries represented this last summer. I found a government web site that gives a lot of general information on all countries. I am incorporating some of that into her album. (every moment is a teachable moment!)

Continue to pray with me about the five couples who are having problems in their marriages. I continue to lift them up before the Lord for healing and restoration and appreciate anyone who will join me on their behalf. For more information, see blog entry: "A Heart Cry".


October 16, 2006


Today, my granddaughter, Amie, is nine years old. WOW, where does the time go? I saw her Sunday night. She was so excited about her pierced ears, and I still didn't make a connection to her birthday. EEEKKKK

I remember when she was born. They named her for me. If I had had a little girl I wanted to name her Amie Michelle after my aunt who died of cancer. It means

"beloved, who is like God."
My sons often told me that which ever one of them had their first baby girl, they would name her Amie Michelle. So, Jeremy & Julie were the first. Thank you Julie for letting Jeremy have his choice of names. It has and always will be a special moment in time for me. Amie got to wear the little yellow crocheted outfit that another aunt had made for her daddy. It was a yellow pinafore, booties, hat, and sweater. But, since I had 3 boys, I just held on to it hoping a little granddaughter would be able to wear it. And so she did! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMIE! Grandma and Grandpa love you.
You are OUR beloved, who is like HIM! May you always strive to be like Jesus.


October 11, 2006

A Heart Cry

My friend's email made my heart cry! Her husband has seen a lawyer about getting a divorce. God can heal a marriage, please pray with me that

1. God would put a hedge of thorns around the spouse that is being influenced unto ungodliness.
2. That God would make each partner teachable and willing to communicate to work things out.
3. That God would put a hedge of protection around the children.

Pray not onlyfor this couple, but for the other couples for whom I have been praying.