Sunday, December 28, 2008

Eye Surgery Success...

November 22, 2008 was a momentous day in my life. It was a day that life as I have known it for 25 years changed for the better. On that cool Saturday morning, I had surgery in Dallas to correct the way in which my eyes track with one another, making them straight for the first time in my life as an adult. The end result is, I believe, a direct answer to many prayers offered on my behalf and a gift of grace from the hand of the Lord. My doctor was absolutely wonderful and he was one of the kindest, most gentle, and most humble men I have ever met. I wish all doctors treated their patients the way he treated me. God used him as an instrument to sew me back together the way He inteded. My recovery has gone very well and my family and I are very pleased with the outcome of the surgery. I will go back to Dr. Beauchamp on January 5th for a check-up. Going through this surgery has made me very thankful for the gift of sight! It has been so wonderful to look people straight in the eye! It truly does help a person connect to another. I am so very blessed.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

One of My Loves...

There are many things that I really enjoy. Music is at the very top of my list. I usually don't make it through a day without turning on my iPod or radio. The Lord has used music in my life to teach me, to help me relax, and most importantly, to encourage my spirit. My favorite type of music is contemporary Christian. I really enjoy all aspects of this genre. There is one artist who stands above the rest as my very favorite: Chris Tomlin.

In my opinion Chris is a very gifted worship leader that the Lord has used to bless countless lives. It doesn't take very long at all after I have turned on his music that I am led into a time of worship. His music always refreshes, empowers, and blesses my heart and I am thankful.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Midweek Blessings...

I have been thinking about the many ways the Lord has blessed me recently. Since it is the middle of the week, I thought I would share a few:

- 2 days of uninterupted time spent with a woman I truly cherish
- freedom
- a warm house on a cold winter night
- God's amazing love
- great friends
- great uplifting music
- God's kindness
- successful eye surgery
- listening to encouraging messages
- the knowledge that I am a chosen and blood-bought daugher of the Lord
- having the priviledge of serving my neighbors at the Christmas Blessing

And that is just a few. I have so many more blessings I could list. God is so good and I am so blessed and honored to know that I belong to Him. Be blessed today!