Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all of you!

I was spending time alone with the Lord this morning, praising him for all he has done in our lives since Jim's accident,and also praising him for what he has personally done in my life since I gave my life to him almost 30 years ago. Easter is a celebration of hope eternal and present. There has never been a time of realizing that in my life, more than now. There is an old gospel song that rings true the words in my heart. It says, "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow; because He lives, all fear is gone. Because I know He holds the future, life is worth the living just because He lives!" AMEN!

I would be a fool and a liar if I told you I never have fear or sadness or anxiety. If this would all depend on me, I'd be so hopeless. But, He does live. And he holds the future for each of us, including my Jim. With the help of all of you and trusting God is leading, we will keep walking in Faith.

Thank you all for the encouragement on my last post. It really helped on a bad week. Jim is still going through a very hard time. It's not only hard on him but on our kids and grand kids, as well. Please continue to pray they will stay encouraged.

I do have a prayer request beyond Jim, that would mean much to me because it is a big concern right now. The week Jim had his accident, my mom lost her husband, my stepdad, Ed. Her and I spent alot of time together during his long illness and I now do not have that time to be with her. My sister and brother are taking on my time and help with her, but she is really struggling with depression and loneliness, not only with her loss of Ed, but Jim's accident. She does not drive and is dependent on us to take her anywhere. Please pray we can find a way to help her not feel so lonely and isolated.

Thanks to all and I will keep you posted. Jim may be moving again this week.



Anonymous said...

One of Jim's prior Men's Bible Study Groups ...well we call ourselves " MEN of GOD"....we currently are meeting every Friday morning @6am....and we are praying for all of you.

The Guys

Anonymous said...

He is risen indeed! We are thinking of you and praying for your family today as we give thanks for the hope we have in Christ.

Peter and Becca

Anonymous said...

..we are continuing to lift your family up in prayer..we appreciate the updates, even though I am sure it is hard to put into words..sometimes HE stretches our spiritual muscles farther than we think they can go, but HE is there every second with to all of you, the Sommers

Anonymous said...

I am sorry We missed this wekend I have a sinus inf. didn't want to add to Jim problems. Cindy and I plan on coming down this week. Just remember things will get a lot worse before they get better, but I know someday things will be halfway normal again.You know I am hear all you have to do is call. You can't stay all time. Jim will just have to settle for me we will tell him. Take care see you this week. Love
Norene & Bill