Thursday, March 20, 2008

You never said it would be easy...

If You Want Me To
Artist - Ginny Owens

The pathway is broken
And the signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason why You brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I'm gonna walk through the valley
If You want me to

No I'm not who I was
When I took my first step
And I'm clinging to the promise You're not through with me yet
So if all of these trials bring me closer to You
Then I will go through the fire
If You want me to

It may not be the way I would have chosen
When You lead me through a world that's not my home
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I'll never go alone

So when the whole world turns against me
And I'm all by myself
And I can't hear You answer my cries for help
I'll remember the suffering Your love put You through
And I will go through the darkness
If You want me to

When I cross over Jordan, I'm gonna sing, gonna shout
Gonna look into your eyes and see you never let me down
So take me on the pathway that leads me home to you
And I will walk through the valley if you want me to

Yes, I will walk through the valley if you want me to

God has used these lyrics to minister to me so many times in the past, but more now than ever!
He is teaching me to trust Him and that these trials are working for a greater good!

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:2-5

Through the most difficult times in my life, I only learn more about God's promises! He is faithful and just! He will never leave or forsake me! His plan is better than mine! He will repay those who have wronged me. He has my best interest in mind!

Thank you Jesus for being the constant in my life!

Monday, March 10, 2008


here is the most recent picture of my ever growing belly-- so sister's wedding was fabulous! i will post pics and details soon!

check out my sister's wedding slideshow! photos by the fabulous brooke turner

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

family fun

wes and i spent the weekend in spartanburg, hanging out with family and celebrating our nephew, Ryder's 2nd bday!

it was a beautiful day! thank the Lord! many of wes' extended family were able to join in the festivities and they are always a blast! wes' dad is one of 10 and so he has a lot of 1st cousins! (see the photo)

this is a very busy week for my family because my sister gets married THIS SATURDAY! please be praying for her and phillip as they start their new life together!

also, wes will be flying to moscow for a week with 12 college students...i ask that you pray for their safety and health!