Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sun, Jan 24, 2010

Saturday went better than I had anticipated. I did keep myself very busy. The day went fast. There were moments of memories and sadness...but was okay.

I did get one wall of Matthew's room painted. AND HE LIKED IT! I would have painted the other but he has some huge furniture in front of it that I can't move. So I will wait to do that when I have some man power here.

I was worn out (yes, just after one wall of Matthew's), after cleaning up that I had decided that I would only tackle one of the girls walls. Their room is much bigger. I sat down just to rest a minute and chat with Rach....and a knock came to the door.

ANOTHER ANGEL!!!! It was Tina Spear. Asking! Asking!!! Asking to paint. I couldn't believe it! We went to work and got the three walls finished that the girls wanted painted. I couldn't do the ceiling because there is a big crack that needs to be mended. And one wall they want to paint with that black magnetic well as the trim. I am gonna let them do that. But I was thrilled to have that part of MY painting done. I hate painting! The girls loved their colors as well.

Then I was off to Hannah's basketball game in Kingfisher...which I might add was awesome. Even though she didn't was a great game and she came away smiling. It was so worth it.

Its a hard trip anywhere towards Okarche and Kingfisher for me. John and I rode our bikes out to Okarche for breakfast one time. Probably the thing I remember most was how patient he was with me. I really didn't think I was going to make it back. But he kept assuring me that anytime I needed to stop we would. And stop we did....many times. But he was so patient. He could have taken off and been back in 1/2 the time it took us. But we would have to stop pretty much after every uphill battle. He would ride along beside me and coax me along with "You can do it, I know you can, you can do it!" And I did. But I could not have done it without him. He praised me so much when we were finished. Just like in life...he kept me going. Just like now....the times when I think I can't do it without him. But this time it is God coaxing me and telling me I can do it. And if God grants John a peek of me here...I am sure he is up there shouting, "You can do it! I know you can do!"

The service this morning was awesome. The choirs song touched my heart so much. God spoke to me through that song.

David, our teacher, is allowing God to use him to show me the way to a purified, God living life. He doesn't know how he teaches me and encourages me each Sunday. I learned a long time ago that memorizing scripture and saying it aloud chases many of the enemies schemes away. I just think of the time that Jesus was in the desert and he quoted scripture ALOUD to the enemy. I am memorizing because as you all know....the enemy is after me day after day, because he knows I am weak at this time.

Jadean, Take care of yourself. When you are better, come back and chat. Until then, I will know you are praying for me.

Continue to pray for Matthew. He just does not have the discipline to get up. He told me he would be to church and then laid down and didn't come. He apologized and I know he intended to come...but he just doesn't have that discipline. Continue to pray that God will talk with him and move his heart.

Hannah works today at Panera if anyone wants to go by just to cheer her up. Pray for her to keep her strength . Pray that she be a good witness during this time.

Keep Isaac and Rach in your prayers. They are so young, yet are having to grow up so fast. I would like to you pray that God prepare them to open their hearts and lives to him.

Thanks for your reading, and your comments.

Even if I don't know you...I love you for somehow being a part of my life.

I love you


Mindy said...

Thinking about you today, Saundra. I am praying for you daily.

With love,
Mindy Brooks

Anonymous said...

I was praying that the sermon/song would benefit you today and I'm so glad to hear that they helped you. May Gld continue to bless you.
Love, Madalyn
Please tell your children I pray for them, too.

Jenna said...

I thought about you a lot today during church! Thought about the scripture in Romans, that pastor talked about.. "the spirit helps us in our weakness..." you were in the front of my mind during, pretty much the whole service. it's obvious that the things he said today spoke to you! i'm also happy to know that you had a friend help you with the painting & you got it done!!! it feels good doesn't it?!

love you & praying for you! :]

Anonymous said...

I too thought about you during church today and prayed for you as I do every day. Pat

Anonymous said...

It is nice to hear some positive. Good for you. Remember to give God the glory as He is in walking next to you at all times.

The Planet Pink said...

I feel led to encourage you tonight and let you know how GOOD you sound. You may not see it or feel it, but I can see it in your words. Your journey is not over, but you've come so far. You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

James Dyer said...

I thought of you right off as the choir sang and prayed you'd feel as though they were singing to you.

This is i first time to write for lack of knowing what to say. But i read your blog everyday,i'd also like you to know both ashley and tiffany had john and we all thoght highly of him. Your in our thoghts always.

Anonymous said...

Saun (sb)

Have a peaceful week.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Saundra. Of course, I'm going to continue to pray for you and your family...and thanks I'm feeling some better.

Your blogs are gradually becoming more upbeat...Matthew is still in my prayers also. I believe Matthew will have more and more periods of mountain tops and fewer valleys. I believe he's managing them great. He had the wisdom to apologize for not coming to church (there may be times he just can't).

Hannah seems to be adjusting in her own quiet way. The pics of her at homecoming were so pretty.

Continue to lean on the Lord and the help and prayers of your friends. We all love you and your family.


Anonymous said...

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me."

Anonymous said...


I was doing my devotions today and your family came into my prayers along with this verse. "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." -2 Cor. 13:13. I LOVE this verse how it really speaks about that even when all is gone those remain; a faith in a awesome God that knows all, Hope that the future will be better, and that a AWESOME God loves us most of all over everything else. I hope you enjoy that verse as much as I do. I am glad to hear positive things! May God continue to bless you and your family.

-Jeff C.

Anonymous said...

Hi Saun,
Praising with you that God is carrying you through! It may be baby steps, but they are steps! My Mom sends her love and many hugs! Continuing to lift you and the kids up in our prayers. We love you all!
Cousin Lisa