Wednesday, October 15, 2008

With Love from Us

I realize I haven't been posting much lately...believe me when I tell you that I long for the day when I feel up to it again. I'm learning so much from the Word right now, SO MUCH! I wish like anything that I had the energy to sit and share it all with you.

HEY! Here's an idea...why don't YOU share with me instead?! How about if you post in the comments section and tell me what you've been learning from God's Word?

OH! What an encouragement that would read that you all are studying and growing in the knowledge of the Lord and His Word! It would be a super get-well soon gift to me! The best, actually!

I thought I'd post some friend Shelly tells me that she can't see our picture very well, so maybe this will help, Ms. Shelly. :)

For all of you who are going to the Women's Conference this weekend..have a wonderful time! Give lots of big hugs to everyone for me! Wish I could be there with you...I'd love to see my sweet friends whom I've "met" via this is traveling all the way from South Africa!

Love you all!

Here we go....

Serious girls:

Silly girls:

I can't BELIEVE that Brennan can do that with her eyes! She must have inherited a trait from my family, because she can also look straight ahead with one eye, all the while moving the other from left to right. (My brother can do this, and so could my mother's father....made for good story telling!) Ugh! Makes my eyes hurt just thinking about it!

She was so cute the morning this picture was was cold here in the desert, and she wanted to wear this little dress with stockings, boots, and she could be like Laura Ingall's Wilder....I kept calling her "Half Pint"..she just giggled and giggled.

I love this little has beautiful smocking all around the precious! 

Have a super day!


Janan Kash said...

For weeks, my Bible has been stuck on Psalm 20 - my pen sitting right there in that crease, saving that place. It hasn't been on purpose, just that I haven't been moving around in the Word. I have been stuck there - you know what I mean. I open my Bible and stare at that Psalm - and I read it - but today was the day God decided to "put it into action" for me.

There are a number of things that I have been in prayer over for awhile, and this morning God reminded me - through an old acquaintenance and a book she once gave me to read that she just loved - of His faithfulness. Just today I saw God distinct hand in a series of events that have taken over 8+ years to develop in her daughter's life - things I prayed for earnestly with this friend for years, and reading Psalm 20, with a gentle whisper, he unveiled what he has been doing with this young woman - my friend's daughter.

And I knew instantly that this was my hope, my unmistakenly vivid reminder that my God is IN CONTROL! He will NOT let His sweet children out of His grip! He WILL give us the desires of our heart if we seek Him, delight in Him, believe in what His Word tells us! I heard a message a few years from Tony Evans and he portrayed God holding onto us - His children - as a father, holding the hand of his little child, walking down the dangerous street - sheltering from the rain, holding on when we slip, steering us around potholes, etc. - that all the time we think we are holding HIS hand, in actuality, HE is holding OURS!

I get so caught up in the day-to-day things in life and think if I just pray harder, read and study more, seek Him more - well, you know what I mean. This morning, He whispered to me - LOOK UP! Just look up - I'm up here - not down there where you are! I am up here holding onto you - do you see me in the mountains - look up - do you see me in the stars, behind the clouds - relax, come bare before me and just look up - I am working all of these things out for you - look up!

I HAD to write in my journal - I had to put on paper God's faithfulness to me in the 10+ years since He saved me (May, 1998) when I called out to Him in distress and He answered me! Can I share with you what I wrote? These are not small things, rather earnest desires of my heart. Some of them took much prayer and work on my part (see?? - there I go again thinking it's ME), and others literally fell into my lap. Her goes:

* God brought our family to an awesome church, to a family of believers who loved us, loved our children and just "did life" with us
* Within a one-year period of time, God saved me, my husband, my oldest son Jimmy and my youngest son Danny (not in that order)
* I took care of my mother for the 3 years leading up to her death, and 1 month before she died, she made a profession of faith in Jesus
* I then took care of my father for the 4 years leading up to his death, and my father also made his profession of faith
* After 30 years of marriage, my husband put down the wine bottle - put it down and turned 180 degrees and walked in the other direction
* Our company has gone to the next level and for the first time since we have owned it (25 years), we have excellent upper management in every area of the business.
* God gave us an awesome daughter-in-law - a woman of great worth for our oldest son
* We were blessed last year with a beautiful granddaughter, Rachel, who is the first girl in the Kash family in 3 generations
* We were blessed three weeks ago with our first grandson who will carry on the Kash name
* Our youngest son came back to Texas to go to UT and got accepted into their Business School - he has spent the past 1-1/2 years focused and working hard
* After commuting to the office for 16+ years, he literally put us in a very nice home 1.26 miles from our office
* We found our piece of dream property to build a house as a getaway for our family and a place of retirement when the time comes. It is right outside of Knoxville, Tennessee and we closed on it last week.

I know I have taken up so much space here, but MY GOD IS SO BIG and I am utterly humbled when I look back at His faithfulness to me and my family. Why would I ever fret that He will not CONTINUE to hold onto me and my family?

Thank you Jes for allowing me this space to tell of God's awesome goodness! I think I'll go one step more and write this Psalm for those who might read this but not take the time to look up the Psalm. God says that His Word will NEVER come back void! God bless!

Psalm 20 - A psalm of David.
May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests. Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. O LORD, save the king! Answer us when we call!

Jes said...

I love you, Nan! That was awesome!

I love you so!

D.L. White said...

I will post more later about the Bible study. I just had to leave a quick comment to say I LOVE both the pictures of you and B. So sweet and funny. I loved Little House on the Prairie when I was a girl too (the books).