Friday, July 24, 2009

Pictures say a thousand words...

Called to serve both God and CountryThis journey will be long...
At times, a little rough
But, we'll find the peace to make it through
For in God's name we trust! When the fear of the unknown... Grips our hearts and mindsMay we find our strength in Christ
To help us carry on.
When we think it's more than we can bear...
And we've fallen to our knees...
Please pick us up, and dust us off...
And fill us with your peace!
When we feel our hearts can take no more...
And this journey steals our joy
We know you'll quickly bring us back
To what we're fighting for!

6 comments:

Team Hooah said...

Dear Laura,

I've been following your blog since last November. Thank you for sharing this intimate look into your life as a military chaplain's wife. Your tender heart and willingness to be "real" on your blog are refreshing and inspiring. We've been praying for your family diligently since we came upon your blog all those months ago and we pledge to continue to do so throughout this coming year.

With gratitude,
KH

Impeach the Huckster said...

Im not sure that there is anything more glorious in this world than a godly man honoring his Father's command to go into all the world.

Thank you, Laura, for laying your own desires to cling to your husband on the alter of God. You undoubtedly realize that our time here is short, and the war we wage is not against flesh and blood.

"That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though you have not seen Him, yet you believe in Him, you rejoice in Him with joy unspeakable and full of glory..." 1 Pet.1:7-8

You and yours are in my and my husband's prayers. Onward with the gospel!

Grace and peace,
Holly

LAURIE said...

Laura, what a heart gripping post. Yes the pictures certainly do say a thousand words! My prayers are with you and all of our wonderful men and women serving our country while separated from their loved ones. May you feel Gods peace and strength today. -love Laurie

Wilfredo Mora said...

Laura:

My Brother has been there two times, also my sister in law; both of them under fire, but always I have been praying for them and all their teams. God always has protect them. I would like to give you this and the hope that I will be praying always for your husband also:

Philippians 4:6-8 (New International Version)
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things

Aprille said...

I love this poem!

The Parson's Wife said...

You are a blessing to us, especially for posting such heartfelt posts. Your encouragement is so helpful. May God continue to comfort you during your time apart, and bring your family safely together again.