Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Ramble

I've been blown off course a bit over the past month or so. I could say that life got in the way but I think that is one of the lamest excuses around!! We cant' be blown off course unless we allow it. And I allowed it.



It's been a dry season in my relationship with God. Not sure why exactly. I know these seasons come and go but I am ready for this one to be over. NOW. At church we have bee going through a series of sermons based on Hebrews 11. As we've studied each of these amazing men & women of faith I have been convicted. Convicted that I am not willing to do whatever God asks. Convicted that I worry too much and show my lack of faith. Convicted that God does have a plan and has made me a promise. I need to keep clinging to that.



He will bring beauty from ashes in my life. He is!!



David and I go back to court on Tuesday. The information we were given in April wasn't correct and he is facing bigger things than we realized. Still....I believe it's all good! God allowed this to happen for a reason and now I need to trust that God does love my son more than I love him. And that God will be protecting David. (Of course, we'd appreciate your prayers)



Philippians 1:6 says "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus".



God began a good work in me, in David, in Ellie and even in Don. I want to be confident in that promise that HE will carry it out to completion.



Sorry I've been gone so long. I will try to do better. (no promises though, ha) I'll leave you with a picture. We went to a CUBS game last weekend. Can you even believe how far God has brought me physically!! I sure do love HIM.







16 comments:

laurette said...

I love Phil 1:6....so glad you are clinging to that as well. Thanks for always sharing from your heart and soul. Praying with you!

Sheryl said...

My sweet sister. I am praying for you. Cling to our God. He is the only ONE who can see you through every part of your life.

Sheryl

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is so good to hear from you again. You were missed. When you share your heart, we can all relate. So good to see that beautiful photo of you, Ellie and David, and to hear that you are doing better. Love good news.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So happy that you are back....Will be praying...and I am thrilled that you were able to get out and have some FUN....

Jenn said...

Dry spells can be so difficult. I will be praying for you and your family. Keep clinging to Phil 1:6 its a wonderful promise, that God always fufills.

ShEiLa said...

I think sometimes we all need a little time away from blogging to be able to pull it all together. I know that it seems that life happens is a lame excuse... but truthfully life has its moments where you just can't do anything else and keep your sanity... I choose sanity everytime.

I will be thinking about and praying for you.

ToOdLeS.

stephannee said...

I have so enjoyed reading your blog...I too am searching my ashes to find the beauty...

Jackie said...

Hey Sheryl!
So glad you're back and loved the pic of ya'll at the Cubs game!

I think we all can relate to dry wilderness seasons, girlfriend. And yes, PTL, Phil 1:6 is such a wonderful anchor verse during those seasons.....I particularly love the "this, that" part of that scripture. When I can't seem to pray or take another step I remind myself of the "this,that" part......He loves me and He will take care me and bring me thru "this" and complete all "that" He began in me. He is the most excellent starter and finisher!! Hallelujah!!

Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

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nancygrayce said...

Good to see you back! Love that verse! Trusting in that in my own life.

Laura said...

To my sweet siesta, Sheryl!! I so miss you more than words can say..This time in our lives well kinda is hard ok not kinda but just know that I am praying for you every day..you are on my prayer log at home...Much love to you..Hope to chat very soon!

Sadie said...

I have MISSED you!!! SO jealous of the Cubs game (even though that wasn't really THE point of the post ;)) Praying hard for David and for you to be made alike with the characters in the Bible who knew and loved God the way we want to.

LOVE you!

Tammy Nischan said...

Sheryl,

I am so sorry it has been so long since I have been by to visit! It seems like life has been very busy for you, and I love the picture of you guys at the game!! YEAH!!

I'm praying for you today.

Just wanted you to know.

Much love,
tammy :)

Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesant subiectul deybatut de tine.M-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazut, cu siguranta am sa mai revin o zi buna!

KEE said...

Beautiful picture. I can relate to so much of what you wrote in this post. I'm ready for this trial, dry spell, lesson or whatever you want to call it to be over. Having trust issues as I posted about last night and it helped to get it out. Maybe I need to start posting more again, it's thearapy for me.
Anyway, I miss you my friend and will continue to keep you and David in my prayers.
Love you.

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