Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Quick Post!

A friend helped me last week realize something that I was really not noticing. Since the death of my Mom, I've pretty much been un-steady. I haven't really been content with my life where it is now, I've thought of marriage, college, anything actually. Or I've thought to be with friends would help my problems, but it doesn't. The time is going to come when I have to come home and then return to normal life. My Mom was my anchor. She pretty much kept me grounded and focused. She was the one stable thing in my life. And now, she is gone...With help though, I've realized that I need Jesus as my anchor! He is immovable, and with him as my anchor, I can't be swayed. I'm working now to keep him number one in my life. If I keep my eyes on Him, then I know all things will work out the way they should and it will be in His will!

Here are some lyrics to My Anchor Holds...I've liked this song since the first time I heard it, but for different reasons than I like it now! :)

  1. Though the angry surges roll
    On my tempest-driven soul,
    I am peaceful, for I know,
    Wildly though the winds may blow,
    I’ve an anchor safe and sure,
    That can evermore endure.
    • Refrain:
      And it holds, my anchor holds:
      Blow your wildest, then, O gale,
      On my bark so small and frail;
      By His grace I shall not fail,
      For my anchor holds, my anchor holds.
  2. Mighty tides about me sweep,
    Perils lurk within the deep,
    Angry clouds o’ershade the sky,
    And the tempest rises high;
    Still I stand the tempest’s shock,
    For my anchor grips the rock.
  3. I can feel the anchor fast
    As I meet each sudden blast,
    And the cable, though unseen,
    Bears the heavy strain between;
    Through the storm I safely ride,
    Till the turning of the tide.
  4. Troubles almost ’whelm the soul;
    Griefs like billows o’er me roll;
    Tempters seek to lure astray;
    Storms obscure the light of day:
    But in Christ I can be bold,
    I’ve an anchor that shall hold.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Going Home

Well, it's been 10 days now since we left Missouri for Kentucky. The time seems like it went by so fast. We all had a wonderful trip, well our family did, I hope the Myers Family weren't too put out by us. :( Everytime we go to stay with their family we all learn something new. I always wonder what the Lord is going to teach me while at their house. This time it was a BIG issue! Not something I would have figured to learn while at their house. While at their house we heard of two people that are engaged now. One I know fairly well, and we are all happy, but in the back of our minds we think, why not us? I've noticed how easy it is to give your heart away and I wonder all the time if it's okay...I always thought I was the only one like this, but after talking to a friend, she told me that she struggled with the same thing. It's hard to think that you know the one you are going to marry and then a while later find out that the one you thought, might not be him at all. Girls, don't let yourself do this. I have and I'm trying so hard to get myself out of it. I still believe the Lord can work things out and change hearts that need to be changed, IF it's his will, but in the meantime we have to be patient and put all of our trust in the Lord who is faithful to do good!

Since we have been here, Mandy and I finished our quilts. Through quilting, I also learned to not be such a self-centered perfectionist! I got upset a few times over mistakes I made where the corners didn't match up or where my lines weren't straight. It just shows so much how on our own we fail, we need Jesus for everything we do and every minor detail of our lives.

Yesterday Abi and I worked on a song for over an hour on the guitar. It was so much fun! The strumming is a lot of fun and just a bit challenging so it keeps us practicing. Then last night, all of us played Dutch Blitz. Everyone that comes to the Myers House has to play Dutch Blitz with them. They are all so good, and it's a really fun game. It will be sad to leave today, but we do really need to get back to regular life. From this point on we are pretty much starting over. I need to get into a regular schedule and get some of the things around the house organized. David started going through Mom's clothes before he left, so I'll have to go through them when I get home and decide what to do with them.

Oh, I better go practice some more, we need to record the song before we leave. :)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

In Kentucky!

After the two bad weeks I have had, I was very much looking forward to our trip to Kentucky. Mandy and I flew to Louisville yesterday...can you believe it, the flight was only 39 minutes long! :) The flight was very smooth and everything went better then planned. Praise God!

It was so nice to see Mr. Myers, Hannah and Lydia at the airport. Seeing them just made us smile. After eating lunch, Bethany and Hannah played on their dulcimers some. I've never seen anyone that can really play a dulcimer, but they both could and they were so good. The whole family is so talented. Then Mandy and I got our guitars out. Pretty embarrassing after listening to them. We will keep working on it though.

Hannah had the idea that while we were here we could make a baby quilt. So, Mandy and I came down to pick out our fabrics. She has every color imaginable so we had a lot to choose from. When we get closer to them being finished I'll post a picture.

Last night we all watched Facing the Giants. Each time I watch that movie, God shows me something new. One part of the movie the dad tells his son that it is fear that keeps him from trying out for the team. The son was afraid he wouldn't make it. These last few weeks, I have been struggling so much with that. I am most afraid of failure and more and more I see that happening to me. I think I try to rely on my own strength or my own goodness to get me through each time instead of relying on the Lord and resting in Him. I was talking to a friend and I was mentioning this to her and I said, maybe once I learn this lesson then it will be different. And she said, No, Danielle, you will still fail, even then, because I'm not perfect. As much as I'd like to be. Anyway, if you haven't seen Facing the Giants, please go rent it. There is so much in that movie that needs to be seen by the world. It has been a blessing to me and my family.