Archive | August, 2009

when we all get to heaven

20 Aug

Today my beautiful Betta fish, Samson, died.  I think his tank was too toxic or something and for my next Betta, I will have a testing kit.  He was only 2.

Samson sat on my desk and every day, he would flip at me….whirl in his tank…pout if I moved his toys…(Tiggers and a Pirate’s of the Caribbean mini puzzle, and a penguin…that sat outside around his tank).  He was very particular and if after cleaning…his tank was turned differently….he might not have anything to do with me until he got used to it again.  He would come up to my side of his tank…where I sit….and flare out…as big as could be…when he was ready to resume our friendship.  He was friendly, proud, loving, and I loved him back….a fish.

This made me think, of all the people….the pets….dogs, cats, fish, bugs, …that I have had in my life and loved…even the neighbor’s kids and their pets…..I love these …and I am so afraid at times that I will never ever see them or “feel” them ever again.

Then I think of heaven and of Jesus…..and how He loves all of us, and even though there is maybe no mention of all our “pets” and things…..I know…that a Lord who is able to love me without reservation….would also love Midgie, and Mitzie, and Bear, and Little Boy, Georgie, Dolly and Diamond… and on and on…many more….and yes, even Samson….a fish… These friends, have enriched my life, given me joy, and returned…yes I said returned…my love.  I also know, that a God who loves all these things…will not let them simply “be no more”….after all, in eternity, in the forever and ever… there is surely room for a dog….a cat….a bird….and yes…..a fish!

A New Day is Dawning!

17 Aug

Hallelujah!  and we start a new week, a new school year, a new season (almost) and for some…a new life…!

As I was doing my devotionals this morn. it kept coming to me …over and over, again, my friend..(lol)..that we can work and work and work and work….and without God holding onto the wheel and guiding us, we are merely going in circles, like someone lost in the woods.

My son was lost on his 3 wheeler last week.  He and his friends rode  on and on and finally figured it all out when  they realized the tracks they were following, were their own.  They had been driving around and around in a big circle.   Isn’t that the way of it? 

When we follow our own tracks, our own path, if you will….we never really get anywhere.  There can be no “reaching the destination” on our own.  God alone knows the way.  He will guide us, lead us, make us successful, send us blessing, even…..but all this COMES FROM HIM.

Once we realize that we can not find happiness or success by doing that which we do ourselves….we can then, look to God, and plot a good course…to Glory.

Amazed and Humble

4 Aug

Do you ever have a tendency to measure value from yourself and your own perspective?  Are you sure your standard is high enough ….if you do?

I have been blessed, by a young man, who is almost half my age….who started working for this world of ours….trying to make things better for all of us… an age, when I-at the the same age-had thought of nothing but dates or lack there of, popularity or lack there of, beauty or lack thereof….etc.

It is just….how awesome is the life that is dedicated and devoted to others…..from the beginning.  A life that God can use to stretch from….and develop from….

I beg you….use your life….take it and work it and shake it and love it….and get all the greatness out of it.  One thing I know for sure…..God has given us all the “chance” for greatness….just some of us actually take him up on it.  Thank God….I say Thank God…for those who take it up.  They are the ones who make our lives full of the goodness we grab for and expect.