lol! the happy bubbe: February 2007

the happy bubbe

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Legacy

My daughter is profound. She always has been. The depth of her answers and reflections on spiritual things always astounds me. She just gets it.
Yesterday at Bible Study I got called into the office. Not because I was misbehaving in class, although the Ooooohhh's from my daughter would have made you think so. Instead, Pastor Bob was at church preparing for a funeral so he called me into the office. It was our first face to face in 27 years, and once again, he saw me crying. This time they were happy thankful tears!
When I returned to class we were talking about 1 Cor. 2:9 and could we relate to more than we can imagine or conceive. Well, at that moment I was doing just that. I shared how my marriage was saved my being obedient to God's word.
This is where my daughter gets profound. You see I was only focusing on my marriage. She says "Mom, it created a legacy of obedience." A LEGACY! She and Sam had a room full of teens for three-four years that were exactly like her parents. A youth group that was high, drunk, and children of divorce. Mike and I are children of divorce, even our grandparents were divorced. Had we divorced, Heather would have been a child of divorce and when she and Sam hit their hard patch she would have thrown in the towel and her children would be children of divorce. Thus my saying I will Do the Word of God, Mike saying He will Obey the word of God, began a legacy of marriage. When she and Sam had their testings so many years ago now, Heather and Sam chose to stand on the word of God. When Matt and Syrena hit their hard patch, they also chose to stay together. This meeting with Pastor Bob and his willingness to speak truth to my heart instead of taking the easy way out and saying, "God does allow for divorce" set in motion a Legacy of Love.
See I told you she is deep!
However, as it is written: No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him - but God has revealed it by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 1 Cor. 2:9,10

Pastor Bob?

My Pastor Bob?
Something amazing happened yesterday! Our Anouncement maker at the Women's Bible Study, Karen, announced that it was going to be her dad's 75th birthday today. Then she asked the women, how many people remember Pastor Bob? Pastor Bob? Her Dad? Really? I could not believe it! Now I never knew Pastor Bob's last name, so I was never able to locate him, especially because we spent 20 years on the East Coast and he was here in Mike's Hometown. I didn't know how long he pastored here, since the day he changed my life was the day the Senior Pastor had left for Australia for a year. For all this new believer new Pastor's traded places all the time. But now all of a sudden I had a last name, a family member I could get an address from and a letter to write.
You see, the day I walked into Pastor Bob's office over 27 years ago,was the day my husband had finally used the "D" word asking me to go ahead and file. Well, Pastor Bob was so filled with the Spirit of the Lord and had so much wisdom for this very young mom, as I was only a Christian for a couple of years. He shared scripture after scripture with me in such a way that I could share them with Mike. Mike and I ran up a $400.00 phone bill that night, but it saved our marriage. Soon after my meeting with Pastor Bob I was with my husband again, we had been apart for 9 months.
I wanted him to know we were still passionately in love and to know Mike had givien his heart to the Lord and had even become a pastor. So the amazing hour in his office had totally saved my marriage and eventually Mike's soul! And NOW I CAN TELL HIM SO!!!!!!!!!
How totally awesome is Our GOD!
Glorify the Lord with me, let us exalt His name together! Ps 34: 3

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Oh it is a SUPER BOWL day at my daughter's home

Oh it is a SUPER BOWL day at my daughter's home. Not in the sense of buffalo wings, chips and a football game; but in the sense that her husband and five of her six kids are throwing up. It started Thursday with the 15 month old, Friday night added the 11 year old, We kept the 4,7, 8 year olds that day so mom could deal with sick kids and the 10 year old stayed to help. Well Saturday the 4,7 and 8 year olds began throwing up along with daddy. Poor Sweet girl is exhausted. I could hear her voice stiffling tears as she said "What does MOMMIE MOMMIE MOMMIE six times mean? " I told her it means SHE needs a hug! I would love to scurry over there and hug her, but the 4,7 and 8 year olds were here Friday so my beloved is hugging his own super bowl.
Please pray that God will be merciful to my daughter and keep her and her 10 year old helper healthy. That He would strengthen her and give her rest even though shutting her eyes is not possible. Thanks.