Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Keeping The Faith....

Unfortunately we are not getting a baby this month :( My monthly "visitor" made an appearance today and I must say I wasn't as disappointed as I thought I would be. Don't get me wrong, it still hurts, but the pain is not as bad as it has been before. I totally credit the Lord with giving me this sense of peace. I have felt like God has really been speaking to me lately. Almost like a parent comforts a child, I can feel His presence when I am at my lowest. I feel His reassurance that it WILL happen. "Be patient, it will come" is what I keep hearing. I know that even though I yearn so much for a baby to come NOW, I understand that it is His plan and when HE thinks we are ready He will answer our prayers. It may not come in the timely manner we want it to, but I have FAITH that our prayers will be answered. The answers to our questions are not always what we want to hear, but true faith is trusting that even when it is NOT what you WANT in this moment that it is what is best for you. Still praying!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Shawn McDonald

Wow, is all I can say. I don't know if I am the last one on this bandwagon but I just recently stumbled across this phenomenal artist! Shawn McDonald! He is absolutely incredible and has a great story and testimony about how God changed his life. His songs are sooooo well written and really "speak" to your soul. I watched a small piece about him on television a while back and was just really taken with his story. As a child he was basically abandoned by his parents, left to be raised by his grandparents. As an act of rebellion he fell into the world of drug abuse and drug dealing. He got into trouble with the law and God spoke to him. He picked up a bible that was given to him as a child by his Grandmother. The first verse he read spoke of "Cleaning your house of the demons" He took that piece of scripture and rid his house of all his demons, his drugs, then 2 days later his house was raided by the police and they found....NOTHING! He then took a friend up on an offer to attend church and from then on has let God lead his life. He is now married and has a beautiful little son. He is such a great example of the work God can do in someones life! His music is absolutely AMAZING. Go to Itunes and download the above album, Simply Nothing, and then download his new album, Roots! You won't be disappointed with either one. My favorite songs are Gravity, Beautiful,Take This Life,(Simply Nothing),Time,Wash Me Clean,Waltz in 3,Greed,(Roots). Go give him a listen!