Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Our Words Write a Story......

Good Morning all.....

I've been sitting here this morning....in the comfort of our beautiful home....drinking my warm coffee....using my laptop, to catch up with family and friends.....my feet are propped up.....And....my life is good!  Wait....my life is GREAT!



What I realize is.....that not everyone has these same comforts.   As stressful as the past month has been for me, it does not even come close to comparing to the hard times that many live, daily!!!

My goal for today is not to gain your sympathy.....I only intend to share the "Reality of life."

By reading each of your post.....I can catch a glimpse of an UP or DOWN day that you are having.... and I'm happy to say a sweet prayer for my friends.   
  I'm pretty sure that you can do the same when I write a post.   

Our words write a story of our everyday life.

Like most of you.....I never truly relate my entire feelings to the fullest!  After all.....I am an OPTIMIST!  I like to be happy....I like everyone around me to be happy....I would love for everyone in the world to be happy!

These past few months have been extremely difficult for me.
Not only has the Alzheimer's been playing havoc on my dads life.....it has exhausted me both mentally and physically.  I'm not alone....my brother has spent many nights, having to get up at 2 or 3 in the morning, to take care of dad.   14 days to date, he has been in the hospital.   

My plate has not only been full....it has been WAY overflowing!   It hasn't just been my dad....there have been several unexpected events that have placed a heavy toll on my everyday life.  

I apologize if I have become a some what "Woe is Me" blogger!!  

I refuse to let these small things be my stay......I am an over comer.....and the BEST part of it all, is:  God loves me and HE never fails!  I have VICTORY through Jesus Christ.

I dare to think what the past couple of months would have been like, Without God in my life.

Now....to get on with the rest of my post!  This is the Season when are hearts are more in tune with the pain that many experience on a daily basis.  Our eyes and ears must be alert, so that we recognize and help.

Just this morning.....I was reading a FB post from one of my friends, as to how she was approached yesterday, by a lady....asking my friend if she could help buy groceries for the lady's family.    The lady did not want money....she needed milk and eggs, to help feed her grandchildren.  

Many elderly people are having to raise their grandchildren...They either live on a limited income...or they still have to work, just to meet the NEEDS of the family.

Sad isn't it?   

and then, there is this Santa thing!!!!!!!!!

Is Santa a fair Santa?  We teach our young kids to ask for all the things they WANT.....TV's, iPads, Bike's, Computer's, the newest iPhone, Tennis shoes that can cost 150.oo or more!  So on, and so on!!!

What we have here are, Wealthy Santa's and Poor Santa's!

ALL children want a visit from the Wealthy Santa!!  However.....this isn't possible!!   

When we look at Christmas in the sense of material things.....then I would venture to say, that NOT everyone's Christmas is Merry!!   A lot of little hearts get broken!

Praise God......that it does not matter if one is rich or poor....We all can have the same RICH relationship with GOD!  After all.....this is the most important thing in life!!

I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
I'd rather be His than have riches untold;
I'd rather have Jesus, than houses or land;
I'd rather be led by His nail pierced hand

Than to be the king of a vast domain;
Or be held in sin's dread sway;
I'd rather have Jesus than anything;
This world affords today


Sweet Hugs to each of you!!
Shug~

9 comments:

Laurie M said...

oh I wish I could give you hug because I think you need lots of hugs, you certainly have had and by the sounds of will have a hard row to hoe, but you are an inspiration, you truly are. My gosh you hit the nail on the head with your comment on Santa, this has been a pet peeve for me for years, I see nothing changing, ever in this , the rich children will receive and the poor children will be left wanting, its just a sad sad situation, all we can do is help where we see it and hope that its enough, take care my friend,

Michelle said...

Life is a series of ups and downs for all of us. And, the downs can be hard. Christmas is such a difficult time, I think. So many without basic needs. Prayers for you as you continue to care for your Dad.

Ruth Hiebert said...

First let me say,you are not a 'woe is me ' blogger. I find your posts uplifting and refreshing. It's ok to share the difficult time,even on the blog.We are friends here and friends want to hear the good,the bad and the ugly. Sending hugs via the internet.May you feel God's love holding you close.

Betsy Adams said...

One reason we love certain blogs (like yours) is because you look at the bright side of life no matter what you are going through. I try to do that --but this past month has truly been very hard for me. I have been in so much pain --and spent many a day feeling very sorry for myself. BUT--I try hard (with God's help) to see my blessings. I KNOW that there are many people much worse off than I am ... God Bless You, my Friend. I know it's hard to see your Daddy going through this...

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

Oh Shug, I had kind of suspected that you were having a hard time. I went through this with my Grandmother. Emotionally, it was devastating. You are NOT a woe is me person and never will be. That is not YOU. But we need to know from time to time what our blog friends are dealing with. Even in this post you are not whining, you are just stating facts. I will be praying for you and for your dad. I love seeing YOU today, and I love that blouse! Remember that God is in control, and he has his hands on you, and your name is engraved on them!

Terra said...

I see you as a joy filled blogger who sometimes shares hard things when they occur. Bless you for your honesty. I am sending you a hug with this comment.

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Shug!
A wonderful photo of you... and I agree with the others, NOT WOE IS ME!
You are such a blessing to the blogging community. I love reading your comments on my blog and your posts here!
You certainly do offer a good example of finding JOY in the midst of everyday ups and downs.
I appreciate you for you downs and your honest posts...I think sometimes we need to be honest and genuine with our readers, otherwise -- they'd think the wrong impression about our Slap Happy lives. We are all sinners in need of Saving Grace--- why sugar coat that?!
hope you have wonderful Friday and weekend. Stay strong-- praying for you and your family as you care and tend to your Dad. Enjoy this Holiday with him as much as possible. And smile through the bad days. ;)

blessings friend!
The Grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Debbie said...

I was scrolling down through my blogs and found this wonderful post. How on earth did I miss this? What a thoughtful post today and food for thought. Thank you for bringing this up. Woe is me? No, Shug. I appreciate your honestly and truth. It reminds us to pray for you and other friends who are facing some difficult challenges at this time, especially those of us who've experienced alzheimers in our families.

Gail Dixon said...

Shug, I so appreciate your honesty. Never have I come to your blog and felt anything negative. That's just not part of who you are. You are going through some tough stuff and it's good to share, I think.

I have prayed for you in the past, and now that I know what is going on, I am honored to pray again. No one has the perfect life and trying to pretend all is perfect...well, that's just not anyone's life! May God comfort you and give you peace.

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