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Wednesday, January 23, 2013


"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.”1 Chronicles 16:34a 
“The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.” Psalm 145:9 
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8

God is so good!  I have not been posting lately as this is a significant month marking the passing of my Sweet William 1 year ago on the 25th of January.  I can hardly believe the year has passed.  I went through and am still going through the stages of mourning but I am gaining ground.  The Lord has been with me through this journey and faith plays such a large part of my healing.
Bill's last Birthday age 72
John 11:25,26  Jesus told her, "I am the one who raises the dead and gives them life again.  Anyone who believes in me, even though he died like anyone else, shall live again.  He is given eternal life for believing in me and shall never perish.  Do you believe this Martha?"  For we know that when this tent we live in is taken down-when we die and leave these bodies-we will have wonderful new bodies in heaven, homes that will be ours forevermore, made for us by God himself, and not by human hands.  How weary we grow of our present bodies...We want to slip into our new bodies so that these dying bodies will, as it were, be swallowed up by everlasting life.  This is what God has prepared for us and as a guarantee, he has given us his holy spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:1,2,4,5  Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later.  Romans 8:18

My faith in God has sustained me through a difficult year learning to live as one.  I feel as though half of me was severed abruptly and I was scarred.  But the Lord has been healing the wound and taken the scar replacing it with love and goodness, patience and strengthened my faith with his daily presence to help me through.  I take comfort in knowing that my husband now lives with the Lord and that one day we will be re-united in a new way in God's Kingdom.  We are all saved by grace alone.

Are you facing loss, changes, difficulties in your life that you feel no one understands?  Turn to Jesus and the Father, invite them into your heart so that you might have a change of heart (be born again) and start anew in Christ.  God's arms are always open to welcome you in no matter what your past.

Hebrews 8:12  "And I will be merciful to them in their wrongdoings, and I will remember their sins no more." One of God's greatest gifts, forgiveness!  He thinks of your sins no more and you are unburdened by them also as Christ His Son has already died for your sins so that you might have everlasting life.

I pray for each and everyone of you to grow closer to God, to attend a church of your choosing, to share the Lord with your children, your friends, family and yes, even strangers.  Every kind act you perform is a witness to His name and existence.  Let all see His light in your eyes and in your heart.

Much Love and God's blessing to all of you, enjoy every blessed day God give's you.

In Love, Kerrie
My Christian heart to yours...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Beginning a New Year in Christ

How sweet it is!  To begin a new year in Jesus Christ!
Almost a year has passed since I lost my Bill when God took him home.  Losing a loved one is probably one of the most painful emotions that one will ever go through.  It was like that for me and for many others who have lost loved ones to cancer, accidents or other illnesses in this last year. Another wife has lost her husband right before Christmas to Multiple Myeloma.  How blessed I was to have my Bill for 7 years before he succumbed.

   "And now, dear brothers, I want you to know what happens to a Christian when he dies so that when it happens, you will not be full of sorrow, as those who have no hope.  For since we believe that Jesus died and then came back to life again, we can also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him all the Christians who have died. 1 Thesalonians 4:13, 14" 

  "The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking. Psalm 34:18a  But I am telling you this strange and wonderful secret: we shall not all die, but we shall all be given new bodies!  It will all happen in a moment in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown.  For there will be a trumpet blast from the sky and all the Christians who have died will suddenly become alive, with new bodies that will never, never die; and then we who are still alive shall suddenly have new bodies too.  For our earthly bodies, the ones we have now that can die, must be transformed into heavenly bodies that cannot perish but will live forever.  When this happens, then at last this Scripture will come true- "Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory: Where then your sting?" 1 Corinthians 15:51-55

The anniversary of Bill's death will be January 26th. My new great granddaughter is due January 27th.  Co-incidental?  I think not.  I told the family when God takes a life a new life is given and I will see it come to be.  How happy Bill would have been and how happen I will be when a new life will begin in Christ.  What a joy, what a gift.  God bless all of you and maybe you cannot see a blessing in your loss as yet, but you will dear heart, you will.

Granddaughter Jessica with soon to be born, "Sofiah"  God is so good!  Wishing you all blessings in this year of 2013.  Look forward to all that God will do in this year, to the excitement, open your heart, invite Him in...


My Christian Heart to yours...