Don’t Give Up

Here is a great song that heard while driving home the other day.  God always knows when I need  lifting up. Hope you enjoy it.

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Happy Good Friday!

When I originally started this blog it was about my struggles with Meniere’s Disease. It was a long & hard road since 1998 but as you have read the blog is more Christian based now. Many have asked me how can I be faithful to Jesus when he made you suffer? Well, I believe it was a challenge that Jesus gave me to become closer to him. I would say my faith has been tested a lot since Satan tried to corrupt my mind into getting mad at Jesus. But on this Good Friday & many other times I reminded myself that no matter how bad I was feeling, Jesus went through far more suffering than any person will. He died on the cross willingly for our sins only to rise again in 3 days. Now Jesus could have ran away at any time or never went to Jerusalem but instead he decided do his Father’s will & go through so much pain & torture. Why, because Jesus loves us & will do anything for us.  The best visual example of this is watching Mel Gibson’s “The Passion Of The Christ” It might be hard for some to watch but I believe it was really that bad for Jesus. He made it though it & he will help you through your problems.

I picked this upbeat song because this is not a time to be sad, but a time rejoice.  Jesus has Risen!!!!!!  So I hope you take at least a few minutes this weekend & just think about it. If you are not a believer this might a good time to look at the life of Jesus.Through His grace we are saved because he died on the cross for our sins. All you have to do is open your heart to it & believe . No matter what your past is like, He will never say no to you.

Happy Easter Everyone!

 

God is so good!

No matter what trails we go through  God is the Good Father & will never let you down. I remind myself of that a lot lately as I deal my health issues & the the hardest part of helping my mom take care of my dad as he is in the finale stages of COPD. He is a 20yr Green Beret Army veteran who went to Vietnam twice. he was also a master scuba diver & master parachuter.  He is now 77 but because of the chemical Agent Orange that was used in the war, he & so many other have health problems.  It’s hard sometimes to see the strong man you grew up will  now have shortness of breathe. I told him that he took such good care of me that it’s now my turn to help him & my mom since I only live 20 mins away. Not only is mom taking care of dad but my grandfather (his dad) lives with them. He is 89 with dementia.

Dad is stable but we don’t know how much time he has with us. A few years or few months. We hope that he will  be healthy long enough to see my brother & his family move back from the Coast Guard station in Guam.  But as each issue comes up my family prayers & God always hears us & answers. I believe we are all going through this together to bring us even closer to each other & to God. Dad believes but we don’t think he is truly saved yet. But he knows when he is really sick the power of prayer is amazing.

Each day is a blessing.