Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So Depressed....THEN......

I was so depressed the other day, we were out in the pool and I told my husband that I had no idea what was wrong with me. I am NEVER bored, lots to do and my time is my own. So why in the world would I be feeling depressed!

THEN, my quiet husband said......... I think we are not grateful enough for what the Lord has done in our lives and we do not thank HIM near enough!


it was! The secret to real joy in our lives, inner joy, not the joy that can wash off, is gratitude! An attitude of gratitude is where we should live.

I am

reading that book "on thousand gifts" by Ann Voskamp. I need to read it a bit more slowly, maybe start at the beginning again. It is the job of the enemy to pull our focus onto the things that we do not have and it is the job of the Holy Spirit to bring our focus on to the blessings.

Oh Lord

For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. Isaiah 50:7

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. Psalms 121:1

Oh Lord

Help me to keep my eyes like a flint turned toward you from whence cometh my help.

Have a blessed day girls....... it is still so hot here..... no break in sight.. BUT I will turn my eyes........


Friday, July 8, 2011

Oh My Gosh !

Oh my gosh!

What was I doing when praying for summer to get here......... Be careful what you pray for! haha

That forecast is for Oklahoma City and we are about 4-5 degrees hotter....... It was 112 in the shade in my back yard yesterday. I don't know for sure but I think this is into our 3rd week of over 100! 

Pray for rain for southern Oklahoma... and Texas panhandle...!!!

 July 9th - 15th 

Ours will be 107- 111....... 
This needs to end.... Lord........ 

July 8-14th


Saturday, July 2, 2011

One Year Today

One Year Today

Today is one year since I lost my Dad. After two long weeks in the hospital he slipped away at 4:20 am on July 2nd. 2010  Where in the world did this year go.

I had been by his side for the entire two weeks and if I would leave the room he would begin to call out my name.  My sweet sister in law Alpha told me that even when we thought he had slipped into a coma, he would call out for me.  

The Lord has taught me a great many things this past year and I can tell you that it has been an emotional journey. There were so many things dividing the family and after losing Dad,  it all came crashing in. I have much to share but not just yet......  just a little more time and I will share a journey that the Lord has taken me on. 

 BUT for today..........

  I honor my father  Paul E Walsh. He was a son and a husband. He was a father to 4 children. Paul Edward Walsh Jr, Larry Wayne Walsh, Helen Denise Walsh and Kathryn .  He served his country in WWII and as my older brother stated at the funeral service...... He gave back more than he took.    

He was a giver to a fault and was taken advantage of by many people in his life but as the word of God tells us, it is better to give than receive.  He gave.........

Dad, today even after a year...

I still have  fleeting moments that I need to walk across the yard to check on you and mom. I still wake up in the middle of the night thinking that you need me. There are moments in my day that I want to hurry over and ask you questions about my garden or how to prune my roses. 
Or just to sneak a couple of your Hershey kisses. 
You have been gone one year....... my heart still weeps as though it was just yesterday. They say that as time goes on the pain begins to ease........  I hope so.......

I love you Dad and I so look forward to seeing you again.

!-- gt;