Thursday, November 17, 2011


What a blessing to have this blogging outlet.  Sometimes I just need to get things off my chest, and journaling my thoughts this way has really helped as I’ve been navigating through seemingly rough waters.  But I am happy to say the rough waters are only ripples now. 

I’m so thankful that the Lord is all-knowing.  The verse that says He is a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path is so true.  I can only see as far as the lamp casts its light.  But that’s ok.  God knows I don’t need to see any further than the lamp.  I am secure when I’m within the radius of the light.  When I venture off on my own, I leave the safety of the lamp’s light.  Before I know it, I’m tripping and stumbling and soon flat on my face.  All because, in my self-righteousness, I decided to take things into my own hands.  Thankfully, I am beginning to ‘get it’ quicker now.  Just stay in the light and trust the Lord to guide me.  How hard is that? 

On the Chelsie front:

She is becoming more and more like her former self.  The rough edges that were so not her are beginning to smooth out.  She is finding her place in life and slowly coming back to her First Love.  I continue to pray that the Lord will help me to speak His love into her life.  We’re all together moving out of a place where religion had us for so many years and into a newfound freedom in Christ that astounds me everyday.  I’m loving my new relationship with my Savior!

God bless,


1 comment:

  1. Brenda,
    I'm so glad to hear that God is working in Chelsie. There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see our children struggling.

    And AMEN to freedom in Christ!

    If you haven't read Interrupted (by Jen Hatmaker), you should! It's a great book about moving away from the typical legalism and being the "church" that more resembles the one in the Bible. You can find it at Amazon or

    Have a blessed day!



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