5.12.2011

Mothering (part 2)

How were my girls going to know about Jesus if their only example of Jesus was no longer here on earth?

What was I to do now?

It was a sobering time for me. Realizing the enormity of what God had given me and the responsibility that was mine to carry out. It never really was Steve’s mom’s responsibility. It was mine all along and I had mistakenly passed it to someone else.

Now the rubber truly “met the road”. Did I believe all the things I had said about God? Did I believe His Word? Did I believe God was faithful? What in the world had I gotten myself into?

I started reading. Not only did I start reading the Bible, (certainly the Bible was priority) but I read several other books and started a study.

The study was entitled “Trusting God’ by Jerry Bridges. I read two books, “The Shaping of a Christian Family” by Elizabeth Elliott and “Come Ye Children” by Charles Spurgeon.

It was through these four resources that God became real to me. I realized and came to a personal understanding of who God truly is. That He is on my side (even when I messed up). At this same time, we started to attend Horizon Christian Fellowship. My soul was hungry and thirsty. The teaching was verse by verse, chapter by chapter. God’s word was opened up each service and examined and explored. There was so much for me to see, so much for me to learn, so many things God wanted to show me. At this point in my life I was finally able to see and hear Him.


This was taken in the summer of 1989
It was free


This shot was taken as a Father's Day gift for Steve in 1992

This was taken about a month prior to Steve's mom passing away.
It was taken by Terri Johnson!



In my next post, I will share what spoke to me, at that particular time, in each book/study. 
 
No laughing at my HUGE glasses! 
 
Jodi
 
PS  Which is Kacey?  Which is Ashley?  See if you can figure it out.  Comment your answer to picture number 1,2, and 3.  I'll share in my next post who is who!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who's who

1. KC is on the left (your right), Ashley on the right

2. KC is on the far left with Ashley on the far right

3. KC is on Steve (up front) with Ashley on you in back

Joe

Anonymous said...

1. On your lap left side it's KC, Ashley on the right.
2. KC on the extreme left, Ashley on the extreme right.
3. Ashley is on your back sitting in the back. KC is in front on Steve...

I've had trouble in the past identifying the twins so if I get this right, it would be a surprise.

paige.maltby said...

This post was a blessing to me. So sweet! I love all of the pictures ~ fun!

Aww, you can't fool me! I'll always be able to tell the difference between KC and Ashley. =)

Have a beautiful day, ladies!

-Paige Maltby

KC said...

Mama, your writing is a beautiful as your heart. I love you.