Live Like a King

Archive for January 2009

This has been a tough year for my family. First the St. Patrick’s Day fire on March 17th where we lost most everything. Then four family members’ deaths. Then my Christmas Eve car accident (which totalled our car and we can’t get another one right now).

It’s been a frustrating year. We thought we were getting ahead and now we are smack center in a huge mess that only God can fix.

The world at large is feeling quite scary and uncertain with the economy collapsing, a new president, the war in the Gaza Strip, a more aggresive Russian, and terrorists who would like to kill every last American.

My personal world is also scary….Will we have enough money to finish our house? Will it be done in time or will we be homeless? Will we be able to pay the bills now that I’m losing my job? Will we have furniture and the things we need in our home once it is done? Will we need to file bankruptcy and start over? It’s enough to make anyone crazy. Some days I long for the time to sit down and have a good cry. LOL

But through it all, I know that my God has a plan and a purpose for all this. I know that He desires good for us and gives us a future and a hope. I know that I would have no hope if it weren’t for Him. I rejoice that my name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. I rejoice that Chris and I still have a strong marriage after all of this. I rejoice in the wonderful friends and family who have supported us (carried us much of the time) this year.

And I’m expectantly awaiting what God will do in 2009. Everything will be fine in 2009 because God is in control.


January 2009