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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

~Hope~

I have been dwelling on my thoughts regarding hope for a few weeks now. 

Even my blog is titled after the bible verse in Jeremiah in which God encourages the Israelistes while they were in exile..."For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Lots of things are swirling around our country and world right now that can make one feel very hopeless. Even normal every day events can make one feel hopeless...

I have days that I feel down about our world and sometimes one of my kids...I become overwhelmed with emotions at times. Unfortunately as sinners we tend to put our hope in our husbands, kids, homes, the next adventure...whatever it may be instead of in Christ.

I sat in church the other morning thinking about my love for Christ, yet how quick I am to forget who I live this life on earth for. I feel I grasp him fleetingly and He vanishes like fog because of my intrusive thoughts of everyday life swirl around my head. I can so relate to this bible verse


Romans 7:15-20English Standard Version (ESV)

15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.


My hope cannot be in myself because I will surely fail, as will my husband and children...the list goes on and on. My desire is to hope in Christ in all situations because that is the one promise we have on this earth...that He will never leave or forsake us....He loves us in the good, the bad and the ugly. Amen and Amen!
Preachin to myself sister haha!

Now on to something amusing....
this picture
these are not even all of Hank's boots...just the ones out the side door
piled in the crate below are all his running shoes that are identical as well
I could say I have HOPE that this may change but I doubt it seriously haha

He received a new pair of boots in the mail a few weeks ago and I texted him 


these texts make me laugh out loud still. He is so funny! Notice I then ask him to spray the porch after I ridiculed him hahaha....I don't deserve him!

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