April 2008


Sometimes, you just have to do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do.  Others may be made uncomfortable by your decison and the resulting actions, but right is right and its always best to do the right thing.  Unfortunately, sometimes making a stand for the “right” thing can hurt those we care about.  In these times, it’s best to focus on the “big picture” or “the long run”.  When it’s hard to concentrate on that big picture, it’s time to call on the Holy Spirit to help you focus and to keep you centered in order to make a commitment to do as He’s  led you to do. 

 Make no mistake about it, outside pressure can be fierce, however after you’ve prayed about it and are sure of the Holy Spirit’s leading, don’t back down from making a stand.  You may have an important role in setting precedents that will affect the future of others.  One thing is certain, you certainly have a responsibility for setting a precedent in and for your own life.  This walk with Christ should always be the precedent-setter…always… 

So, no matter what the pressures may be- guilt trips, your own flesh screaming out, or even fear in its many forms (of rejection, failure, and the unknown just to name a few).  Take the stand the Holy Spirit and God’s Word has influenced you to take and don’t give up on God.  That’s the key- never give up on God! 

Alright, It’s April 6th and where did the month of March go?  Well, I suppose I should call this post, Ode to March, however I will take this time to focus on a little trip I took.   Now just where did I go?  Did I go to church?   Nope, but I drove by one.        

 These travels took me through a large city as well as several country roads…         

Yes, I went through some dark places  but there was a light at the end of the tunnel.  There was good weather and rain, tornado watches and even snow!  I hadn’t seen snow in years!  I tried to take a picture, but the flakes would not show up on my camera phone! 

 The purpose of this trip was to have a family portrait made.  My sister came up with the idea and had been talking about it for years.  Well, March of 2008 was when her dream became a reality 🙂   It was a long session!  Try getting 10 people to smile and look good at the same time.  It was quite a feat, but we finally decided we were satisfied with some of the shots.   All I will say is it was an experience… However, it was nice to see the family and catch up on things.