Archive for March, 2010

My Grandma

I wrote this in my journal.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 12:30pm my grandma, Ruth Marie Frey, passed away. My mom, Carol, was the last one of us to see her alive. I am sure that will stick with her like she said until she dies.

Ben and I traveled up to PA from VA (about 5 hours) for the viewing and funeral. So, Friday and Saturday (today) we were there in PA.

It is interesting what I have been thinking of now. I think of time gone by and what we as the left behind see as ‘missing out’ events.

It is amazing to me how all this will go by…this life goes by in a flash, a vapor. It’s all a memory in a blur of space and time. Nothing ever stays the same except love and God stays the same.

And so I wait for the time when we meet again.

In the sweet by and by…we shall meet on that beautiful shore.

And then I wrote this…

In a heartbeat,
a vapor, a mist.
In a flower’s fragrance,
An aroma of coffee.

(But I didn’t like that for this time…for the funeral…and so I wrote this one…)

For Grandpa Frey
By Jennifer Faust
March 23, 2010

Goodbye is not for always,
the waving of a so long
farewell hand is not forever.
The hand of time speeds by on
flashes of lightning and wings of eagles.

The years chase each other in
a game of tag, never to
catch the other.
Before you know it, your hair is
gray and your skin is wrinkled.
Movement is slow. Eyesight
blurred and not as it used to be.

Too many things aren’t what they
used to be.
Remembering brings tears
and smiles.
Laughter fills your ears as
memories of by gone days play in your mind.

And you touch the hand
that you’ve held for so long.
It’s cold and unmoving.
Tears stream down your face and
trickle onto the pair of
“She’s gone,” a voice declares.
Deep in your heart Father God
whispers to you, “Just for now. You’ll
see her soon. Until then, Remember.
Remember that I love you and tell everyone
I love them, too.”

Who Are You?

I got this idea from my Our Daily Bread devotion for today.

So, who are you? I’m NOT talking about your career…that’s what you do..not who you are.

I’m a white, 28 (soon to be 29) year old, female with a great husband. So, I’m a wife and homemaker. Someday I hope to be a mommy, too.

BUT I know I am not who people see me…my appearance isn’t who I am (because I need to lose weight! and lots of it!). I know who I am from being in the presence of God. I’m a follower of Jesus! And I’ve noticed that we who are Christians…followers of Jesus AREN’T supposed to be anonymous. We are to tell the whole world about Jesus.

So…who are you? Are you listening to what satan says you are OR are you listening to what Jesus says?

Hopefully, you are listening to Jesus, but there are people who are listening to the lies of satan! Let me tell you something. Satan will ALWAYS tell you lies, but Jesus is the one will never lie to you…He is Truth! There is too few truths in this world. Don’t let satan take another away from you!

Remember this. We shouldn’t continue to be who we are today tomorrow. We should be changed. Next year this time, we should be different. We should be closer to God. We should be thinner if need be. I know I need to be! lol We need to be more loving and caring. We need to look back on last year and say am I still the same as I was last year?

Are you the same person you were last year? Or are you different? Has God changed you? Have you figured out who you are?

I’m a child of the King!

God’s Normal

It is very interesting how the world sees normal and how God sees normal. REAL normal isn’t about being a size 4, but about being a healthy weight for your height and age (and I know I’m not there). Being normal isn’t about having a huge house with many room and three cars when you only need two. Being normal isn’t about not having problems. Being normal is about taking our problems to the King of kings and letting him take care of them.

I’m so glad I’m normal in God’s view and sense of the word and not the world’s. I don’t have to try to starve myself or to throw up my food (there are people that do that…you need to get yourself help! That will only work when you WANT it!) to be a size that makes me more like a skeleton than a living, breathing person.

Sure having a nice, big house and three cars isn’t going to get you a straight, fast, one-way ticket to Hell, but a greedy, selfish, all about me, and never allowing God to come into your heart life will get you there. Being the world’s normal, will get you into Hell because you don’t see God as someone that you can run to…you might not even believe God exists! Could be that you just think he isn’t interested in you or your life and so you live your life on a path that will lead to eternal death…and there’s no way out of that. That’s where the normal of this world…living for the world and self…and not living for God…that’s what it gets you. I hope you understand what I said.

I want you to think about your life in God’s definition of normal. God loves you and created you in HIS image. He wants GOOD things for you. So, when you think of you life in God’s eyes…THE WAY HE TRULY SEES YOU…what did you find?

It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to show emotion. It’s okay to be not normal in the world’s standards and normal in God’s eyes. :-) He loves you…really and truly he does.

If you want to take the step…of faith…and become one of God’s children, here’s what you do. Go somewhere  where you will be able to talk to God for awhile with NO interruptions. You can just sit or kneel. Just get comfortable. You might be there awhile. Then, tell God how much you need him, how much you want to change, how much you want to know him. Confess your sins, the things that are bad that you did that go against God. Next, thank him for what he did. For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

God sent Jesus in our place to take the sins from us. We need to thank him for that! Then…just continue talking to God. Let him talk to you. Lastly, tell someone! :-) I’d be glad to hear that you are now part of the family of God. Not because of me, but because of HIM!

Bless the name of the Lord!

Blab 3

I know calling this post “Blab 3″ isn’t very creative, but oh well. lol I’m saving my creativity for my novel writing. Oh and my writing for my writing course, too.

Today is Saturday, 5:15pm. Ben is about to record the sermon and I’m kind of bored…but not really. I can hear the dryer going in the background and I have music going from our Christian radio station.

This is a great song! *sings* WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE LORD!! :-D

Oh and for your info I have sillyitis. I thought I would warn you. It is contagious…I think. I don’t know a cure for it either.

Well, I hope you all have an awesome Sunday and beginning of the week. God Bless!

Blab 2

I skip days for writing in this blog because I just don’t have anything to say. It is Sunday night, 7pm and Ben and I are about to go out for a bit. There hasn’t been anymore snow lately.

You know that saying “No man is an island unto himself”? I think God knew that to be true before even time began. God knew that Adam needed a helpmate, so he made Eve.

I think sometimes we humans forget about some things. That God knew what he was doing when he brought Adam and Eve together. That God knew what he was doing when he brought me and Ben together. Some people might not understand all the things God has done, but that doesn’t matter. We aren’t to know everything that God does. That’s the mystery part about God.

So many people miss out on the things of God because they are looking for the BIG stuff. They miss the small, every day things that God does.

You know…God is awesome. He amazes me! Everything he does is for my good, even if I don’t see it.

I think I have the makings of a sermon here…lol

God Bless, my friends.