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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

If only...

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit- Psalm 34:18

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. -Matthew 11:25-30

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. -2 Corinthians 1:3-5

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. -Psalm 73:26

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. -Revelation 21:4

For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. -Lamentations 3:31-33

It's been a rough day...again. I was clinging to the Lord mega and praying like a mad woman (or one on a mission). I have more to write about today, but my eyes are swollen, red, and tired. Cale has been in and out of anger and tonight my melt down #2 for this week came in like an avalanche.

We're at Ft. Lewis and tomorrow I have lots of meetings...

There was a moment I was able to catch only because the camera was sitting on the counter right next to us. I had been crying and Cale asked me to come to him. He had no memory of being upset just minutes before, but knew I was sad. We were like this for several minutes and then I realized it was a moment I needed to capture...

If only...


  1. many prayers during this tough time. You are a strong woman, but you do deserve to be reminded you have alot of support and love coming your way. Although alot of us are not close enough to hug you in person.

    Many prayers,
    Casey Q.

  2. so sorry friend. :( i hate it that you're hurting. again, i will be praying for you tonight and will continue to when i wake up. the verse that immediately comes to mind is: Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning!!! I pray that for you, and that you would be able to overcome any feelings of dread when you wake up... dread about the day ahead or whatever. but that you would know you are strong because the weapons of your warfare are not of this world but are mighty through God! His power is in you and works through you! love you love you love you! may each tear you've shed represent each year full of laughter and healing that is to come!

  3. My heart breaks for you during this very stressful and trying time. I wish I could give you a hug right, not that it would help the situation but that you would be reminded of all the others that are standing by and ready to do the same. So, for now, I stand on the promises of God and that He will never leave you or forsake you. And by His stripes Cale WILL be healed! Amen. Blessings and prayers to both of you... God will bring great things for a new day.

  4. Oh, my sweet Kathleen, Father is so merciful to give you so many wonderful words. He loves you SO much. I love the picture. I trust Father for an overwhelming sense of strength, peace, understanding and MOST of ALL, JOY. The garden of your life is being fertilized for some lushious fruit. I love you, Father LOVES you more, Marion

  5. I've been praying for you and Cale, Kathleen. Thankfully God is near to us in the midst of our trials and difficulties. We have hope in Christ!
    A couple of scriptures that I hope will minister to you: Lam. 3:19-26, Is. 55:1-3.


  6. You are so strong, I think most people would have crumbled. I am so sorry things have been particularly tough lately and I hope that you are able to get some peace soon. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. I love that you are willing to share your vulnerabilities with us darling...I wish I could wipe away every tear from your eyes. But know that we love you and are upholding you in prayer and that if you sit at the foot of the cross and lay it all out before Him He will soothe your troubled heart and mind..I love you so much sweet princess....

  8. If Only... you knew how very much you inspire me. So much so that I blogged about it just the other day, in fact.

    I wrote it because of how much your simple reminder to pray meant to me.

    God is using you both through all of this. Never lose sight of that. Cale & you have an amazing story that has touched and will continue to touch countless lives.

  9. Hey you. I'm at a loss for words. Just want to share a verse and a quote that made me smile in my devotional. Know that I love you and am praying for God to return your joy to you.

    The joy of the LORD is our strength.

    Barbara Johnson:

    I think God has given women the power to move on in life through the contagion of laughter.....
    We laugh so we won't screm.

  10. opps, meant "scream" lol, now I messed it all up:)

  11. I don't often post although I read your blog and pray for you and Cale frequently. My heart just breaks for you. I wish I could carry your burden for a while. Please know that I continue to pray for you and Cale.


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