Friday, September 29, 2006

Just Thoughts

Prayer - I praise God for all the answers to prayer I received this week. I praise God He is teaching me to trust Him with the requests that can't be answered this week.

Love - God showed me again this week how much He loves each and everyone of us. I am in awe of God.

Psalm 20
In times of trouble, may the LORD respond to your cry.
May the God of Israel keep you safe from all harm.
May he send you help from his sanctuary
and strengthen you from Jerusalem.
May he remember all your gifts
and look favorably on your burnt offerings.
May he grant your heart's desire
and fulfill all your plans.
May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory,
flying banners to honor our God.
May the LORD answer all your prayers.
Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed king.
He will answer him from his holy heaven
and rescue him by his great power.
Some nations boast of their armies and weapons,
but we boast in the LORD our God.
Those nations will fall down and collapse,
but we will rise up and stand firm.
Give victory to our king, O LORD!
Respond to our cry for help.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

To blog or not to blog?

Why on earth am I creating a blog?

I suppose the number one reason is that I have always been a letter writer at heart. Even though it could be argued that my technical abilities as a writer are frail at best, I enjoy attempting to express myself through the written word.

Also, I have moved around quite a bit in my life time. I have friends and family who I love dearly who have moved away from me. In this world where we don't live on the same block for a lifetime this form of communication makes sense.

A blog seems a little less intrusive then email. I often want to express what God is teaching me or would love to be taught by others by asking questions. But I have shied away from writing because I don't want to be intrusive. So I hope as I share what is on my heart that you, when prompted by the Lord, will return the favor and share your heart with me.

Why did I choose the blog name beloved-daughter? As I was writing down possibilities for blog names I realized I wanted the name to be reflective of something I know I am now and do not expect will ever change.

I am the beloved daughter of Ron and Vera White. I was also the beloved granddaughter of all four of my grandparents. It was explained to me about 10 years ago or so that I am not only the daughter of the King of Kings but the beloved daughter. Interestingly enough, as it turns out my name Cheri means beloved. My husband's name David also means beloved. The very best part of being a beloved daughter is that it is an identity that I share with every women who has been drawn by God to put her faith and trust in Jesus Christ.

Dear Lord,

I desire for time I spend on to be for your glory. I pray you will strengthen my relationship with you through the time I spend contemplating and engaging in conversation with others about You and the lives You have called us to lead.

In Jesus name I pray. Amen.