I Thessalonians 1:2 "We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;"
There will be two posts today...this post and my puzzle of the week post. I want to share my heart in this post this morning.
I want to tell each of you that come by here (and especially those that leave comments) that you don't realize what a blessing you have been to me. Just you coming by has encouraged me more than you know. I have thought so much lately of quitting my blog and just not doing it anymore. I've been having a bit of a pity-party I guess you could say.
I've been feeling like a bit of a failure lately. More so in the days leading up to my youngest daughter moving out of our home. I feel as though I have failed as a parent...as a Christian and as an example of what I post on my blog. I realize what we as parents do to raise our children and to teach them with the Word of God as our guide that in the end they will be faced with choices to continue that as an adult. The choices they make is not always the correct ones that are God's will.
I can say that the choices our children make definitely break our hearts when they go against what God's Word teaches. The choices our daughter is making is very hurtful and has caused me to question my ability to teach others what God's Word says. That is where I've been. God has been helping me to look at our son and other daughter and rejoice that I haven't been a complete failure. Also...the comments and the little red dots on my map in my sidebar has been more encouraging than any of you will know.
I may not be posting much but with the heartbreak that I'm experiencing I have just been withdrawn a bit. For this I apologize since there are still some that are coming by looking for encouragement and whatever God might have for them for the day. My desire is and always has been for this blog to be a blessing each and every day to someone. Please forgive me for my lack of posts lately. My husband...Kristina and I need your prayers. We are all hurting right now. Our youngest daughter is leaving Friday on her 18th birthday. We will especially need your prayers that day and in the days to come.
A big thank you goes to all my readers for being the encouragement I've needed even though you had no idea you were. I love you all in Christ!!