Wednesday, January 2, 2008

What a day!!

Well I can't believe how late it is and I'm just now sitting down. After waking, spending some time with my Abba Daddy and getting everyone up and back at the routine I had a TON to do today. Got all my Christmas decorations down and it's weird because last night I was SOOOO ready to bid them farewell for a while and now that it's done I'm actually kinda sad. This Christmas was just an AWESOME time! The last few haven't been all that great since my dad died in Nov of '02 and my brother-in-law in Sept of '04. It was nice to stay home and just be together and to be happy.

Anyway, the job is done and it's time to get busy. Since my only trip outside was to the Target to get some medicine for Josh and a few other essentials I wasn't sure how I could show someone some extra 'love' today. But God (oh how I love those 2 words) put my old neighbor in the video game section and of course my 2 boys HAD to just look around so we "bumped" into each other. Now, I LOVE her dearly and her girls are just about the sweetest things EVER but my heart is just so sad for them. They are practicing Jehovah's Witnesses. So, I told her how much we miss their family and asked them if we could get together soon. I pray that when we get our kids together they may see something in our lives that is missing in their own. So I left there knowing I hadn't done anything special to show "love" to her but God reminded me that the battle is His. I can't save ANYONE! I can't force ANYONE to believe anything. All I can do is be His spokesperson and love them.

So, I pick up my God Calling this evening and it was great!!! I'll share again! If you're tired of hearing about this book, well, go buy your own! hahaha "Never let one day pass when you have not reached out an arm of Love to someone outside your home - a note, a letter, a visit, help in some way." CAN YOU STINKIN' BELIEVE THAT?! I promise that's what it said!! God just cracks me up!!! Also at the end it says "How many burdens can you lighten this year? How many hearts can you cheer? How many souls can you help? And in giving you gain: 'Good measure, pressed down and running over.' I your Lord have said it." DO YOU LOVE THAT? That's going on my list for the year!! Show some love today, cheer a heart!!


Alyce said...

Hi Valerie..I found your blog through posting at Sheri's. What a beautiful family you have. Do you also speak/work w/ the Proverbs 31 ministries? What an awesome bunch of women you/they are. I have been blessed and enlightened so much by reading these blogs daily. Lysa's, Rachel's, now Sheri's and yours. Maybe one day our church can get a conference pulled together. Blessings,

Valarie said...

Thanks Alyce, but no I'm not a speaker! I mean, I love to speak, do it often and a LOT of it, but not the way you mean! hahaha Thanks for poppin' by and I hope you'll come back. A few of the Prov. 31 girls are friends of mine and have spoken at my church several times. That's how we're "connected". Take care.