Early July Morning, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


"When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, remember the teacher is always quiet during a test."

I have often heard people ask where God is...He is everywhere, just look around. 

Recently, I read an article, My Heavenly Father Loves Me. In the article, the author describes her day in the park. She talks of people walking and smiling, birds gathering clippings for a nest, butterflies,  spiderwebs, the wind, and the glistening sunshine. Just look around. We have a beautiful world that was created for our enjoyment.

Yes, there are many bad and horrible things that occur in our world. Sad places and situations. God has given us the opportunity to make choices in our life. Sadly, many times, the choices people make affect others around them. It's easy to ask then, why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?  Good question!

We have all been allowed to come to this earth to be tested. One thing I did not enjoy about school were tests. They were not a pleasant thing. Worldly tests are not necessarily suppose to be easy or joyful.  But when we come out of a test with success, then that is a moment of joy. 

There are many miracles that happen around us, the birth of a child is one moment that comes to my mind.  I have had the joy and privilege to experience that four times. Each one of my children are little miracles, and I am happy that I have been a part of that.

I know there is a God, He loves each and every one of us. As a parent I think I may have a little bit of a feeling as to how he feels when one of us chooses wrong. It hurts Him to see us suffer, and especially to see us make wrong choices.  He wants nothing more than for all of us to succeed so that we can someday return to His presence. 

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