Lavishly Loved

I'm a simple girl with a huge heart for God, family and friends.

Location: Michigan, United States

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

True Love Stories Never have Endings...

Life can change on a dime.

Friday was a great day...lots of giggling over silly things...but having a Joy unlike those around me.
*thus the blog below :)

However, Saturday comes and as I begin to complain about having to work so hard on the house, on my DAY OFF...I feel the Lord all things without murmuring and complaining.

Then at 4p.m I get a text message from my friend Nancy, that our friend Ed Horn was not doing well. His body was shutting down. And my heart broke...I began to cry and haven't really stopped.

Since October, so many people have been praying for Ed, Kelley and their children.

I prayed for healing. Reaching for the hem of the garmet of Jesus.

God did heal Ed, He called Ed home to Heaven. (You see my definition and God's definition of healing are different. (reminds me of a verse, that His ways are not like our ways)He is now in heaven with their sweet babies they lost to miscarriages.

He and his wife shared such a love story together. They were truly "soul mates".

To watch and read Kelley's faith story has been amazing! She has been an inspiration to me over and over again. (most recently showing so much grace to some dork, who sent a horrible email to her)anyways...

Their story transends eternity now. My prayers go out to her and the children who will have such a void in their home. Praise God that HE and HE alone can heal, comfort and fill that emptiness.

I could write and write and heart and head are racing with so many thoughts.

I remember the description of Ed, in the hospital, when Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman came to visit him at Midnight. Arms lifted high, worshipping, with all of the iv's, and lines hanging from his arms., singing Blessed Be the Name and How Great is Our God-praising God in the midst of his pain...may we all remember that example

..I can just see Ed in heaven, with his big smile and his arms lifted (no iv's) worshipping God!

"With hands outstreched High
I give myself to You, You are my refuge
My doubt and fear surround me
Questioning Your Plan
MY heart sometimes grows weary, BUT I am HOLDING ONTO YOU!!!

With all of my heart, with all of my life, with all my strength
I will sing Your Praise, I will live to love you more"-Steve Rowe

Friday, July 21, 2006

This just made me giggle...I love it!!

Psalm 19:8The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

Psalm 126:3The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Happy Birthday My Kristi !!!

This Blog is to honor one of special friends! She is so incredibly funny, (quick witted) compassionate, God loving, God honoring, friendly, loving, inspiring, talented and beautiful! *just look at how naturally beautiful you are with NO makeup on! Look at those eyes! :)

Today is her birthday!
I love birthdays, I love celebrating the people in my life. Life's too short not to appreciate those God has blessed us with!

God has blessed us with trips to Indiana, Ohio and now Australia (we got to go to Hillsong!) We've seen and done things together, that I will never share with anyone else. I pray God etches the sweet memoris in my heart forever! xo
So today I celebrate KRISTI! are stepping out in faith, pressing into God with all you've got and flying so beautifully like those butterflies you love! You touch so many lives, I pray you see how many people adore you.
The roar of our church family when you lead worship, is just a glimmer of the applause of HEAVEN.
I love you kiddo! (my dad loves you and is one of your biggest fans) It is a priviledge when people at church confuse the two of us. We are sisters, iron that sharpens iron, running the race together, ...

Happy Birthday Kiddo.God is rejoicing over you! You are HIS PRINCESS!