Category Archives: life

Happy Birthday! Mom

You have been gone now for almost 30 years, it is hard to look at my life and think about the things you have missed out on because of the day someone took your life from us.

As I enjoy each of my 8 grand children, getting to be Grammie to them, and Mom to my children, it hurts my heart you only knew one of my kids. You never got to live long enough to meet my husband and the two wonderful girls I married after you died.

You never got to meet the little girl that looked just like both of us and has your name.

There are so many things you have not been here to see, but I pray you can see from where you are. The impact your life has made on mine and those who are part of my world is incredible!

Many years ago, right after I married Scott and we had our youngest daughter, we took a family picture and I placed one of those pictures in the bottom of the flower urn so you could meet my new family.

Over these past 30 years, some years I have missed you and some I have been mad that you are gone. I know it’s not your fault you are no longer with us, but it is hard to be mad at the person who caused the accident, especially since I don’t even know their name.

The lady that took your life took my Mom, my children’s Meme, and my grand children’s Great Meme. I forgive that person, but I miss what we could have shared as a family.

Now with four grown children, two spouse’s, a Shane, seven beautiful grand daughters, and our Jackson Paul, it would be nice to have you be part of our world and help love on all these kiddos.

Mom meet my world.

We have two that are camera shy, Steven who you know and loved, and Jonathan. Miss you Mom, Happy Birthday!

That is all I got today! God bless you and yours.

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Forgiven

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There is a new song that is out there that is called Forgiven by David Crowder if you have not heard it you so need to look it up on Youtube.

This song speaks of how it felt to hold the nail in his hands as he nailed Jesus to the cross, it was cold. The weight of the hammer in his hand and the look on Jesus’s face of forgiveness. It is a wow moment for me each time I hear this song because it is my sin that did nail Him to the cross and He would have done it just for me.

There are so many times that we forget that we are forgiven that we have the honor of forgiveness if we have asked for it. Psalms 103:12-13 tells us “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He remove our transgressions from us. And the our Father has compassion on His children.”

Are we able to do the same for those that we need to forgive?

No, we are human and can not forget the wrongs or unjust actions that have been done agaist us. We are able to forgive those that have done these acts and need to for our own well being and happiness.

It does not even matter if the person knows or acknowledges you feel the need to forgive them. In many cases they may have no understanding that you feel wronged by them. Also some people are just not able to speak of the past.

So what do you do with these feeling? You let them go! Forgive and be done. It is really between you and God anyways. He wants to heal your heart and make you whole. When you carry the burdens of unforgiveness in your heart it is a encumbersome heavy load that will weigh you down.

Well that is all I have for you today, love yourself and others. See ya next time.

 

When life blows you over.

Over the last few weeks we have had two of the dead trees in our yard blow over from the high wings that we have been having.

At first you may be thinking how sad that is to lose a tree that was planted more than 20 years ago, and you would normally be right.

The things about these trees is they are dead. Dead to the point of the roots are starting to come to the surface and the bark is falling off the tree. This is how we found these trees when we bought the house here in Ridgecrest. The house had been empty for a long time and without care and water the trees could not make it through the hot summers alone.

Even with a great tap root after years of drought they could not make it without life giving water.

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I liken this to our walk with the Lord, we can have deep roots that have been our support for many years. We may have been walking with the Lord our God for most of our life time. If you stop drinking from the word of God and eating from His table you can become like these trees dead but still standing.

The only reason that the trees have come down now is with all the water we have had this winter the ground is saturated and the storms knocked them down.

If we become complacent in our walk with God we risk being blown over in the storms of life.  Make sure you take in God daily to stand strong.

Yes it is a good thing the trees came down, we would have had to spend a great amount of time and energy to get them out ourselves. In life we do need to rid ourselves of the dead things that are no longer bringing forth fruit.

Thanks for reading. See ya!

Beware

If you are not careful to remember where you came from, and give God the glory. He will reminded you.

Greggpotts's Weblog

Years ago, a man was running for a United States Senate race and his campaign slogan was “I will never forget who I am, who sent me here and where I come from.”  That may not be verbatim but it’s close.  That slogan caught my attention.

I’ve known lots of people who become successful and, unfortunately, the success goes to their head and they do, forgot where they came from.   Moses told the people of Israel “Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God…” That’s exactly what’s happening in America.  We are a prosperous nation.. and many have forgotten God.

But it can also happen to individuals. I ask you today.. does that statement apply to you?  You don’t have to be super wealthy to forget God.  Maybe there was a time when you were struggling and your prayer life was strong… but, you got back…

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