Tuesday, May 17, 2011


 1 After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this way He showed Himself: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”
They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately[a] got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?”
They answered Him, “No.”
6 And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.
7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea. 8 But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish. 9 Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have just caught.”
11 Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and eat breakfast.” Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are You?”—knowing that it was the Lord. 13 Jesus then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish.
14 This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.

I love this passage from the book of John 21.

I love how Jesus calls the disciples "children".
I love how Jesus gives them the advice they needed to catch the fish.
I love how Peter once he finds out it is Jesus, jumps into to the water and swims over to the shore! How excited he is!
I love how Peter drags the net up full of fish! To me the excitement is still with him and he just can't contain himself.
I love how Jesus meets their needs, He fixes breakfast for them.

I love how Jesus is caring for them as His children, calling them children, giving advice, and meeting their physical needs!!! I love this!

I share this because, I miss my own dad. I miss how he cared for me. I would run to him in a heartbeat is he were alive, just like the girls will run to their daddy when he returns soon. It has been 20 years since my father past away and I miss him everyday. It has been less than 2 weeks since David left and the girls miss him terribly.

Yes, times heals for me but I wonder the effects this has on the girls! Tears and more tears come quick and without provocation some times.

I have heard the Lord call me his child, I have heard His advice and guidance, I get so excited when the Word comes alive, and He has provided so much for me!
He has been my Dad when my dad was call home.

And I pray He will be their Dad when their dad is gone.

I am praying they can hear Him call them 'children', I am praying they can hear His advice, I am praying they will run to God when they miss their daddy so much, I am praying for excitement to fill their spiritual walk, I am praying God will provide for their needs and they are able to see it.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Two months

Two months ago, I planned to be at Disney World this week.

Two months from now, I will be saying good-bye.

A lot has changed in two months and a lot will change in the next two months.

These two months have flown by and also dragged by, most likely the same thing with the next two months.

But we have two months to prepare, to enjoy, to live, to love!!!

I intend to make it the best I can. I have much to do, my body stops before my mind stops. It never shuts off.

But I am learning to 'be still' and know God!

I sometimes wish this would just be over, but I really don't want to miss what the Lord has for us.

There will be joy, tears, happiness, fear, anger, peace, anxiety, calmness. But I will know God is God!

Be still, and know that I am God;  Psalm: 46:10