Thursday, January 12, 2012
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. You see I just found out some news that left me sitting in a cloud of sadness tonight. The specifics aren't important but I know that as I turn my attention to God and look for His presence in all of this, I feel a clarity that leads to peace. The only way this could happen is because I trust my Lord. I just need to remember to look for Him with all my heart. This might be very elementary to many of you, but this is new for me. Having God speak to me with memorized bible verses. I feel like a character in a Karen Kingsbury novel. :) Thank you God for loving me. Amen
Posted by MARIANNE at 10:40 PM
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Yes, I am a hugger. Considering that I am of Peruvian descent, all of you should be happy that I gave up kissing as well! I grew up kissing my loved ones hello and goodbye. Total strangers who I never met got kisses if they were older and deserved respect. Kisses on the cheek, nothing gross! Christmas and New Years were hug and kiss-fests with my Peruvian-American family. So if I see that someone in need, they get a hug or a reassuring touch. No apologies, just a gesture of love and care.
Posted by MARIANNE at 9:49 PM
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Tristan came home this weekend with a homework assignment of having to find 100 adjectives that describe him. They had to be positive, not physical traits and words he has never heard before. We had so much fun doing this together. Not only that but it brought a closeness for the rest of the weekend. We had great talks about serious subjects and I was blessed to realize that my son is maturing into a thoughtful young man who is learning to have great insight. We also played some computer games together, simple ones that his old mom could understand. My prayers tonight will be that he continues to mature into the best person he can be, that is remains close to the Lord and that whatever struggles he faces, he turns to the ones who love him... God, his parents and his family.
Posted by MARIANNE at 9:47 PM