Archive for June, 2009

June 15, 2009

More Than I Can Handle

Taken from “Messages of Hope”

“God will never give you more than you can handle”.  I have been told this by more well intentioned people than I could possibly count.  You have probably said this to someone or someone has said it to you in some way shape or form.  Usually you hear this when you’re struggling through some sort of trial or hardship that has you at your wits end. I actually believed that it was true myself until I got to know the truth and God for who He really is. » Read more

June 15, 2009

Childlike Faith

Taken from “Messages of Hope”

Picture this scenario for a moment –

Jesus Blesses Little Children – Mark 10:13-16 –NIV and life application translation:

People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.  When Jesus saw this, he was indignant.  He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”  And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. » Read more

June 15, 2009

Valentine’s Day

Taken from “Messages of Hope”

Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day ?  What exactly is this holiday and why do we take the time on this specific day of the year, February 14th, to celebrate.  Post Offices, banks and schools are open, we are expected to show up for work on February 14th also, so what really is the significance of this special day?  When did Valentine’s Day become so important and who started all this fuss anyway?  Have you ever asked any of these questions or at least wondered about these things?  I have.  Valentine’s Day, (second to our Saviors birthday – Christmas) is actually my most favorite day of the year.  It has been my favorite holiday ever since I can remember.  » Read more

June 15, 2009

To My Mom

Taken from “Messages of Hope”

“April showers bring May flowers…”  The beauty and sweet smell of spring is finally in the air.  Flowers open their eyes and stretch their gentle petals after a long winters slumber.  Birds of rainbow colors have returned with joyful song after a long vacation down south. Even our friendly black ants have surfaced again from wherever they hide.  Spring is a celebration of new life.  How appropriate that Easter, our precious Savior’s resurrection, is celebrated just as the season of Spring begins to unfold.  Our Heavenly Father is so sweet. » Read more

June 13, 2009

His Strength

Taken from “Messages of Hope”

Family members, friends and strangers often ask me – “Jill, How do you do it?”, “Where do you get the strength to do all that you do?” And most of the time these candid questions are followed by comments like these – “I could never do what you do!” “There is no way that I could ever handle what you’re going through.” “I’m so sorry that you have to deal with all this.” (For those of you who do not know, I am the mother of three small children; Erin 9, Hunter 7, and Camryn 5.  My son Hunter, was born with the fatal disease called Krabbe Leukodystrophy.(For detailed information on my son, Krabbe disease and Hunter’s Hope, please check out our website at www.huntershope.org) The answer to these comments and questions is actually quite simple, yet profound – Philippians 4:13 (NIV) “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” » Read more

June 11, 2009

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Taken from “Messages of Hope”

Did you have a good day today or was your day filled with disappointment? Before your head hits the pillow tonight, what will your prayers to our Heavenly Father consist of?  Will your conversation be filled with thanksgiving and praise, or will you be too tired to even pray at all?  Have life’s circumstances overwhelmed you to the point of helplessness and hopelessness?  What am I getting at? – is probably what you are asking yourself right now.  Well, I would like to talk to you about what it means to be THANKFUL.

From the moment little children begin to coo and babble, almost instinctively parents begin the “Say please and thank you” regiment. I would imagine that we probably tell our children to “say please and thank you” more than we tell them “I love you”.  Isn’t that crazy?  But, it’s true, isn’t it?  I know you can relate. It seems as though we are all born ungrateful and as we grow and mature we learn how to be thankful.  Or do we?  » Read more