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Thursday, September 20, 2007

In the blink of an eye...

Last night I had a real wake up call. After church our minister of music's wife was hit on her way home from church by a drunk driver. She doesn't have any life threatening injuries - PRAISE GOD - but she's got some broken bones a ruptured spleen and will be in a LOT of pain for a while! Ya'll please say a prayer for her!

I was in a hurry last night and did something I don't usually do but I parked across the street from church and ran my little ducklings across a 4 lane road. Now, don't start on me, I know, I know. Twice this week the Lord has talked to me about slowing down for my kids. About telling them to hurry up and get in the car, hurry up and hook their seat belts, just hurry, even when there's really no need to hurry. Then as I got the news about the accident that happened right where my kids and I had just been I knew the Lord was reminding me of my responsibility to protect them.

Ya'll life is so durn fragile. I know as Christians we don't fear death and actually anticipate being with Jesus, but I just think about the hurt for those who are left behind. Today is the day my brother-in-law killed himself 3 years ago. I know that's not the same kind of thing but still death is death. Some people turn to the Lord as their help but others just don't know where to turn. Especially those who don't know Him. I praise God that my sister, my niece and my nephew knew where their strength comes from but if you think of it today please pray for them too. Every day is a gift ya'll. Live like you appreciate it as such. I know I'm going to!

3 comments:

Leigh Gray said...

hey girl - i am lifting up your sis and family. Also please Debra I will be praying for her as well. My goodness - too much to even comprehend!!

Love you my sister!!!

Leigh!!

PS- i need to do better about the hurrying thing too!

Nicki said...

I'm so sorry about your brother...that's so sad. I've been praying for Debra as well today, I'm glad she's going to be ok, but yes, a good reminder to SLOW DOWN.

sarah carson said...

Hey Val! it's sarah carson. i just wanted to drop in and say hey and see how you were doing..b/c my mom never says anything anymore. well if you wanna email back you can email me at..........
scarso0063@student.greenvilleschools.org