I have a fondness for those pretty bluebirds, and love the saying, The Bluebird of happiness. However we know that our happiness comes straight from the Lord, and not a bluebird. The scriptures tell us over an over that He is our joy, and He is our happiness. Can you even imagine not having the Lord. It would be such a sad and lonely existence. We need the Lord to lift us up when we are down. We also need the Lord to keep us humble when we start thinking that we are higher than we ought. We are happy because we know the Lord. He is our hope. But thank you Lord for those beautiful bluebirds, another beautiful evidence of our God.
In the Garden this morning my eyes were drawn to the sunflowers growing there. The sun was just coming up and they were all at attention, even leaning toward the sun trying to get closer. I have watched them through out the day and they turn with the sun. When it is overhead they are looking up, as the sun starts its declinetoward sunset the sun flowers actually turn to face the sun as it sets. I took my granddaughter for a photo shoot in a sunflower field. Thousands of beautiful faces and I intended to have her face in the middle of them. When got there we could only see their backs because they were following the sun, so we had to go into the field with the bees in order to get that photo. Sunflowers desperately need the sun. I found myself wondering if we Christians are keeping our eyes on the Son, are we desperately seeking the Lord for our strength? We can wear ourselves out doing things in our own strength. It’s when we look to the Lord, Gods Son that our strength is increased in that supernatural way. We can do amazing things for the Lord. He is our strength!!! Don’t ever try to go it on your own, failure is a huge possibility on your own!
This is a crazy day we are now living in as the coming election looms close. We see such division in our parties it appears that there is no possible coming together. I being a Republican worry that the person best for this country will be overlooked because of divisions and lack of unity in the party. What I have to remind myself is the Lord ultimately is in control of this as we continue to see the misrepresentations, and lies that make it all seem so ugly. The Republican party could very well lose this if they can’t work on the premise of this scripture. I took this photo of the Thunderbirds. A performing group that could never do what they do without oneness of mind and spirit. “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that ye all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind an in the same judgement.” 1Corinthians 1:10 We all need to pray for this election. I believe it has the potential of taking us to a bad place, or taking us to a better place in this country.
“It truly is finished”. The Last things Jesus said before his head bowed and he died on the Cross. When things seem overwhelming to us and mountains loom in our way. Mountains of Cancer, unemployment, debt, divorce, a child on drugs, a sick child, loneliness, so many things can be overwhelming to us. But when Jesus said it is finished it was for you that he came and died on the cross . Look to him in your times of need. He is there to help you. I know, because He is helping me. He lifts me up every morning. I had someone ask me, when you wake up each morning do you think of your cancer. I had to answer no, because I am so well cared for by the Lord. I wake up with hope and joy. I have adopted an attitude of gratitude with this event in my life. As crazy as it sounds, I feel honored that I have this Cancer. Honored because the Lord tells us in His word that he will not give us more than we can take, and he must know I can take it. There is a purpose here. The Lord did not give me the cancer, but he allowed it. I want to be the best I can be at having cancer so that I might give glory to the Lord and be an example of how he can carry us at times like this. Today my radiation was finished. Everyday for 3 weeks, and it seemed like just a few days. My treatment was at The Urology Center Of Colorado in Denver. I could have never dreamed of having better care. The Radiation team there was wonderful, the Doctor, and the staff were exuberant with friendliness and smiles. Made me feel very comfortable. Going each day became something I looked forward to. I know the Lord did that for me. Today was my last day, and they all gave me a great send off with hugs, and kind words. This part of my journey is finished for now. I am including some other photo’s to share my Radiation journey, and the treatment room where the Elekta Versa linear accelerator is. Also a recent photo of my husband and I. We are o.k. and in the palm of the Lords hand. We are trusting the Lord and going forward. Thank you all for your prayers.