Sunday, January 3, 2010

Dec 3, Sun

I can actually praise God and feel it! These devotions are phenomenal. First thing in the morning and last thing in the evening. Your prayers are being answered.

Oh, I know that this is not over by any means. I know I am going to have bad days ahead. But I know that I can do it.

Lisa, its funny that you mentioned that song....That song has been going through my head for quite a few days now. I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow and I KNOW WHO HOLDS MY HAND!

Yesterday was good. I had my moments, but I remembered God's promise...."that he will sustain me". I just kept that in my mind.

We took some kids to Laser Quest for Isaacs birthday. It went well. They all came back for pizza here. They had fun. More importantly...Isaac had fun.

Matthew is in Gary, OK. I am not sure where that is. I have heard that it is somewhere close to Watonga. Anyway, a group of his friends were taking him camping (yes you heard right) for his birthday!!!!! I couldn't believe in this cold weather. I am thinking they may have ended up sleeping in their cars. They love to do it I know. I am glad that they are doing that for him. He loves the outdoors and camping like that.

I went shopping with Marilyn. She had some coupons from Kohls that needed to be used. You know how we ladies are....can't let them go! So she knew that I needs sweaters for school. I get so cold when I'm there. So we went and got a few sweaters.

God a surprise call from Pam Beals that someone was bring a meal!!!! I was thrilled! It was a friend from BES that I hadn't seen for a while. It was so good to see her....more than the food!
But the food was delicious. And I so appreciated it. Thank you!

So, it turned out to be good day...I think.

I would like to share some of my devotion from this morning with you, from God Calling:

You must be renewed, remade. Everything must rest on Me. Love is a conquering force. Be not afraid, I will help you.

My Spirit shall flow through and My Spirit shall, in flowing through, sweep away all the bitter past.

Take heart. God loves. God helps. God fights. God WINS! You shall know. The way will open. All my love has ever planned, all My Love has ever thought, you shall see each day unfold. Only be taught. Just be a child. A child never questions plans. It accepts gladly.

Again...those are just the excerpts that spoke loudly to me. But, I do get the feeling...they are meant for me!

My prayers:
Matthew...keep him safe.
A new prayer came to me today as I was reading. It should have been the very first thing I ever asked for...but it will be a request from now on until I see it with my own eyes.
My prayer is that each of my children have their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That Christ will soften their hearts, that He may speak to them and they will hear his voice calling them to Him.
That God will bring a special "someone" to each of my kids to fill that space that was left....and will somehow fill the need of that space.
Isaac. That he will find a "buddy"....that he can do things with at a moments John would do.

Funny, that you have seen the Tribune. I don't subscribe to I haven't even seen it. And yes...thanks to Jim Smith for all those pictures. I never would have thought, when he took those this past much they would be needed and used. Thank you Jim. You are appreciated and loved by the Griffis much.

I love you all. Thanks for reading, commenting and praying. See you at church!!! I can't bring myself to sit down front yet...but I may take Rach and Isaac with me and go to Sunday School class. I love them. Pray for me.



Anonymous said...

Saun (sb)
Have a good day today!

Anonymous said...

God loves the little children, he is with them.

Kristie said...

Saundra, it was so good to see you and Rachel and Isaac in Sunday School today .... and Rachel was such a good sport about the teasing! :) You look fantastic. I hope you feel even a tenth as good as you look .... my first prayer when I woke up this morning was for your family to have a wonderful day today, and I hope you feel the love of that prayer, and many others, as you go through your day today.

Anonymous said...


I continue to pray. I have said that no one could be "strong enough" to bear the grief that losing your husband brings. But I have found that God IS strong enough and He does give His grace and mercy to meet those tough days. Matthew is still at the top of my prayers when God brings you to mind.


Anonymous said...

Saundra, so glad to know that Matthew has ventured out with friends. Geary, OK is were I was born. It was and I suppose still is a great little community.

I'm so glad you have friends that know the right things to say and do. I can hear a tad bit of healing in your blogs. Thanking God for that.

I continue to pray for you and your kids.

God is good and still on the Throne!

Jadean Murray

Anonymous said...


We continue to check in on you daily. Still praying for you and the kids.

Keep blogging....I'm enjoying the devotional excerpts. They speak to me as well!

All our love,
Kelli Bowie

Anonymous said...

Praise God, Saundra! :) I'm so happy to hear such happy words from you. :) You were the first thing on my mind this morning when I woke up and I prayed you would have a good day at church. I hope you did!

I miss you! I'm ready to see you again. :)

Still praying!
Love you,

Anonymous said...

P.S. It's January now. hehe!