Way Maker

Paul McClure - Way Maker - YouTube
Way Maker - Paul McClure (video)
This Good Friday feels different than others but I am more mindful than ever that we have a Savior that is alive!  I've been at my desk for a long while with this song on repeat.  Maybe you can listen while you read my thoughts.  

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Have you felt alone in this isolation?  You are not alone - He is here!  He is working!  Be still and draw nearer to the One who cares for you.  

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Have you received a Word from God?  He's a Promise Keeper!  He has not forgotten.  He is a Way Maker!  Remember who God is!

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Let Him in.  He's a heart mender - He cares about your broken heart.  He will fill the void left by the hurts of this world.  

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It may feel like we've made a mess of things, but God will turn our life around.  He is a Way Maker!  We may have made some choices that it seems we cannot recover from, but God can turn it all around to Victory!!!

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Maybe there is a hurt that seems too big.  Maybe it's a hurt from a church, maybe it's a hurt from a friend.  Maybe it's a hurt from a stronghold.  Whatever the hurt - God is a Heart Mender!  He cares for you!  He is a Way Maker!

Leeland - Way Maker (with lyrics)(2019) - YouTube

Think back on the times that you can't explain it but that bill was paid.  What about the time you were spared from a certain heartbreak.  What about the time that you felt so alone and scared and out of no where you hear from a long lost friend.  Remember when you felt the call to allow Christ to be Lord of your life?  He's still there!  He's a Way Maker, a Miracle Worker, a Promise Keeper!  Do not forger the times that you were in darkens and God made Himself known to you.  

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God cares for you and He knows the ways that your heart is broken.  He wants to hear from you and He wants to comfort you.  When I call my Dad, he is so glad to hear from me. Every talk with my Dad is sweet and comforting - how much more so with my Heavenly Father!  My Dad ends all our calls with telling me he loves me and I hear his voice crack every single time.  How is it not more so with God?  Give the heartache to God!  He cares for you and he'll mend your broken heart!

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I pray as we head into the Resurrection Celebration that we'll draw nearer to Him that died and rose to give us Eternal Life.  The Enemy is alive and could use this time of isolation to keep us from the Truth that God cares for us.  Put on a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair!

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Who is God to you?  Have you felt the pull to accept Christ as your Savior but you haven't answered the call?  I can pray with you and I can put you in touch with others to pray with and walk with you.  Make this the weekend that you answer the call!  

My God, Lord of my Life, that is who You are!!

I'm OK

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Well I wasn't trying to scare anyone.  I'm OK, really I am.  Thank you for reaching out to cheer me up and for encouraging me.  I really just needed to get some things off of my mind.  So, I'm really OK.

Let me lighten this space by sharing some things that are on repeat around here.  

1.  Egg salad - fortunately we have been able to buy eggs.  A favorite of mine and David's has been egg salad sandwiches or with crackers.  Kambree won't touch it though.  The egg salad link will take you to the Naptime Kitchen blog and she's a great Instagram follow.  

2.  Best Fiends - Have you tried the game Best Fiends?  It's a good time-killer and it works without WiFi.  This game is a mindless escape.

3.  Kindle Paperwhite - I was able to snag a gently used Kindle Paperwhite off of the Facebook Marketplace a month or so ago for just $35!  It even came with the case.  I've been reading a lot more but Best Fiends is using some of my reading time. 

4.  Instragram Stories - I guess it's the isolation but lately seeing how others are doing anything is very comforting.  

5.  Apples - Specifically Honey Crisp Apples!  Kambree will have at least one a day and I'm loving them too.  We have one dog, Tiffy, that loves apples and she gets a little treat too.

That's all I have for today.  I'll be back soon!  

Stay well!!


Quarantine Diary - April 6, 2020

I started to touch up this pic but the breakout and gray roots peeking through tell a tale.  

I have some thoughts - ramblings if you will. 

Is anyone else finding themselves feeling very emotional, sentimental, grateful, remorseful, etc.?  I do feel over-whelmed in a lot of ways, but I am very thankful for the privilege that I have to be working from home.  To still be receiving a paycheck during this time is a tremendous blessing and I pray that it continues. 

I stepped into a store for the first time in almost a month on Saturday and I walked out about five minutes after walking in without purchasing a thing.  I've been on a bit of an obsessive search for paper products.  I've been able to find some online and I'll continue grocery shopping online until that is no longer an option.  I placed a Kroger order a couple of weeks ago and I accidentally placed it at the wrong store so I cancelled that order - on the day that order was originally planned to be picked up I received a call that my order was cancelled.  The young lady wasn't aware that I had cancelled the order and she was tasked with calling all the cancelled orders because they are unable to fill 90% of the orders they are receiving.  She was almost in tears!  Retail workers holding us together - I see you!! 

In many ways this feels surreal - is this actually happening?  Are we actually being ordered to stay home to avoid contact with others - can we actually not find toilet paper?  Have small business owners been forced to close their doors and are other businesses still operating at such a high risk?  It's a lot to take in.  Small business owners, those who have lost their job, those who depend on tips, beauty industry, special events planners/staff, etc. - I see you!!

We have always been very blessed to have David's Mom so involved in Kambree's life - she has been a great source to give us a little break and really love on Kambree.  We sure do miss those breaks right now - let me tell you that if we could fast-track adopt Kambree a sibling right now we'd do it.  This is something that we have long considered but we haven't acted on - parents with a young single child at home can likely relate.  Guess who is present for all the "watch this" - one of us all day everyday.  Grandparents missing their Grandbabies - I see you!!

One of the things that has been so touching to me is watching how hard the Educators are working!  They are doing this thing - they kicked in during our Spring Break and created an entire system where there was no system.  We have received phone calls and countless messages - the Zoom interaction alone is so good.  One morning one of the Teachers listened to the kids talk for an hour about all their different pets and she participated like there was nothing more interesting.  I've been moved to tears many times.  Educators getting us through this school year - I see you!!

I'm well aware of my privilege as I type this - have all the other kids lost the ability to get full from any meal?  Kambree asked me for Ramen Noodles at 9:30 last night and I almost lost my mind.  I made a decent dinner then she had two pieces of pizza later because she was starving but the noodle request almost pushed me over the edge.  She ate some cereal and we all made it another day.  There was one day that I prepared her some type of food every single hour that she was awake and that is a lot of hours! 

Speaking of a lot of hours - the shelter in place order does seem to extend the length of the day.  I haven't slept well for a few weeks and it sure makes the day seem longer.  When we finally get Kambree down for the night I'm pretty much wiped out.  Even though I'm home all day the work day does seem to last longer - there are more breaks during the work day than there would normally be.  Many days I have worked until after 8:00pm because I just have to get it in where I can. 

I had three Zoom meetings today (four if you count Kambree's and it should definitely count).  I have three monitors at home and we haven't been able to get them set up to Zoom so David rigged our laptop up on a ladder behind my monitors so that I could Zoom and still access all monitors.  My walls are white - not sure why they look yellow.  Note:  the white wall sentence is so that years from now when I look back on this I won't wonder why we had yellow walls. 

I wanted to pop in with a few random thoughts.  I feel like we are all in this together but I do wish everyone would really do the thing that we are being asked to do.  I was out Saturday because of work and I know going to the store is a necessity - there are lots of necessities.  Take care of your business but then get home.

I don't know when I'll get back on but maybe I'll sleep better tonight since I released these thoughts from my brain.  Stay well!

Way Maker

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