Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I'm not gone, I just haven't been here....

I don't mean to depress you but I am taking this space to tell my year in review in all it's facts and glory to God.  This year has posed some unusual challenges for me; I attended two funerals of people that are so very dear to me.  My Aunt died early in the year, suddenly, and is with her Lord.  My sister-in-law died after a long battle with a difficult disease; also, safe in the arms of her Savior.  Both were more like dear friends.  But I am so happy for them because they are in heaven and not here on this earth where things are so uncertain.  I'm thankful that my brother is now free from being care giver (after 20 yrs.)  I honestly don't know how people go through these things without the comfort that comes from God's Holy Spirit that has lead our family.

We are, by nature, a happy, laughing family.  And so, life goes on.  We put all our trust in God's Sovereign plan happily.

Now to the pleasure of celebrating HIS-story.  Galatians 4 says
When the fullness of time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman.....
We get to celebrate this because God made a way for us sinners to come to Him, through His Son.  For God so love the world that He gave is only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16



JP is our substitute pastor now and is doing a really good job.  He served last week.


All our furbabies are doing well. Daisy, our eldest, shows that she sometmes has trouble coming up the back two steps with her back hips so we help her then.  She is 13 yrs. old...for A GSD that's pretty old!!  But, she is so fiesty, still with the stick game and she can see a squirrel in trees at the end of the yard that I have trouble seeing!   My shadow, Charlie, is still a big lug love! as they all are it's just that I spend more time with him since he literally take every step I take (can get old by the end of the day,,,haha)

We here in the holler wish you all the best and Merriest Christmas season.  Blessings from the holler...


4 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

So good to hear from you. We are very sorry abut the sad losses in your life, but as you say, they are now in a better place. We send you wishes for a happy and holy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom Kathie

nancy huggins said...

I have been MIA a lot to due to some challenges but hoping for a better 2015 and keeping my faith also..It is hard to loose family and friends but you are right about them being in a better place

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Mrs JP,

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I haven't been in the blog world and thought I would check in today and saw your post from 4 weeks ago.

YD

Cindy said...

Haven't checked blogs in ages. So glad you are still here.
Sorry for your loses. God bless you.