Friday, August 20, 2010

Random Friday ~~ The Truth is.... Edition ....

The Truth is...... "I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

The Truth is....."..You brought my life up from the pit, O LORD my God." Jonah 2:6b

The Truth is..... "If ever He loved me, He loves me forever." Pastor John - James River Assembly

So what is your Truth today? Are you holding onto The Way, The Truth and The Life or are you holding onto a poor substitution? hmmmm.........


Last night I was working on Dak's Senior Scrapbook, and if anything will jump you right into the middle of your reality, it is working on your BABIES SENIOR Scrapbook!!! As I worked, I came to the page of his first day of school this year, his Senior Year (have I mentioned MY BABY IS A SENIOR?) anyway.....

A big part of Scrapbooking for me now is journaling; it is almost as big as the picture itself, for it tells the story behind the picture and we each have one....a story I mean.....behind our eyes..... our know.... anyway.....

As I came to that particular page to work on and came to the journaling part what stuck out to me is what we read on the first day of School.....yep Psalm 139. It is a tradition you know. So as I sat in my recliner and wrote these Words.....

"O LORD, You have searched me and You know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." Psalm 139:1-3 .....

I thought about my dear son....nothing profound......nothing earth shaking.....just about him..... who he is.....about our times reading this Psalm together every first day of school.......and now we have read it together for the last time on the first day of a High School, Secondary or Elementary first day of school scale, but I'm not really sad....not really. He must grow up I know. I'm just trying to savor every.single.solitary.moment. And this Scrapbook is helping. I am thankful. God is SO good to me!!! So Good!!

The Truth is.... "Those who cling to worthless idol, forfeit the grace that could be theirs." Jonah 2:8

...... I never want to cling to anything worthless. As I travel this journey through life, I want to be pleasing to my Abba Father and NEVER want to forfeit the grace that is mine through Jesus Christ my Savior, in any area of my life, ever!! And that is the prayer for my son as well. I love this verse. This little tucked away verse that Jonah prayed, incidentally while he was in the belly of a fish......not so incidental huh? Powerful prayer he can check it out in Jonah 2.

The Truth is..... I am trying to work out some things in my life right now and I'm trying to figure out what in the world to do with this knee!!! Last night I was walking to our office when I just started having knee felt very tight so I knew it was swelling, I looked at it and the knot that sometimes shows up on the inside of my knee, off to the side was huge....I was irritated. Yep had to sit and ice, but it was in that quiet icing time that my fingers wrote out of the Psalms on a page I will always was a sweet moment and one I might not have had so profoundly had I not taken the time to sit....and breathe.....and ice.

Okay so a couple things before the Randomness ends for this Friday edition =) My Auntie Stella has started a blog. YAY!!! She is so sweet, and so GREAT!!.... I am VERY Blessed to have a wonderful relationship with my Auntie (my dad's baby sis) and I'd love for you to check her out right here. Show her some love.....follow her.....listen to her wise words.....share her life....and grow her way.....she is a beautiful person.

I don't often ask for prayer for this knee, because well, it is what it is.....or is it? I believe that God has a plan and a purpose, so would you please join me in prayer over what that plan and purpose might entail. Yes I would LOVE to be able to perform daily tasks pain free, but what I want most is His will. So if we need to start pursuing other avenues of treatment, I want to get on that. But ultimately I am in the passenger seat and not the driver' what God says and does.....goes. Thank you for joining me.


There is NONE like YOU and I praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. You are the best Father!!! Thank you for teaching me and showing me more of who You are. Grow me in You Lord and help me to be all that YOU created me to be. I love you ~~ Amen.

Have a Beautiful Weekend,


  1. I love that you and Dak have read that Scripture every first day of school!! What an awesome tradition!

    Have a great weekend, Dawn.

    PS - Our TJM is coming to Mountain Home, AR. So excited. I can't imagine how I will get stuff done... my inner voice will be calling me to TJM. Ha!

  2. Dawn,

    Sweet sister, I am joining your aunt blog after visiting you and now am following her.

    Praying for your knee that God will intervene before surgery or other steps are necessary. You are well loved in the blogging community and will add you to my prayer list.

    Pray for me as well, I am enduring a major storm and hope it turns out to be nothing but will know more tomorrow.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  3. What beautiful encouragement here! I am a scrapbooker and follower of Christ too. Nice to meet you!