Friday, July 4, 2008

This is The Day!

This is the Day that the Lord has made ~ I will rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24

This is also the first day of my blog!!
The day that has been lingering in my heart and thoughts for a while now.
I can finally say - I did it!

I find it especially significant and fitting that I am starting this new journey on the day our Country celebrates our Freedom.
My heart is full of gratefulness to those men and women who fight and defend for our Freedom...I send out greetings and appreciation to their families who make so many sacrifices to make this is all possible!
I want to give a shout out to my nephew Markie and to my friend Chip...Thanks for serving!!
And in memory and honor of my dad...I salute and give thanks!

Back to my Blogging...

This day is significant because I know what it feels like to not be free.
My life was held captive by fears, thoughts and worries that hindered me from living my life to its full purpose...It suffocated and distracted me...It affected my heart, my knowledge, my parenting and other relationships...but most importantly it affected my faith. But Not Anymore!

When you are set free...You want others to discover it as well.
For me I have a passion to be used to pray and help others experience freedom in their own lives. That is why I am doing this blog thing. It is also why I have embraced the call on my life to speak & encourage others with my testimony and the Word of God. It is because of the Lord Jesus that I am truly Free!

Are you free?

FREEDOM ~ The quality or state of being free: as
a: the absence of necessity, coercion or constraint in choice or action.
b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another: INDEPENDENCE.

As I woke up early this morning (6:00 am) the word Freedom was in my thoughts...I jumped out of bed and told Uncle Rico that I was going to go write my first blog! He just smiled and said - Really?

I said - Yes...this is the Day!

Be Free!



Chalk Mom said...

Thanks for the encouragement. You are awesome and your God is awesome in you!! Have a happy 4th!!

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Hi Sweet Vern...

I was just talking to my mom about your purse selections.

She loves my purse that I bought from you at She Speaks.

She wants to know if you have a website where we can order some more stuff???

Just e-mail me.

And welcome to the BLOGGY world. So glad to know you are here.

Sweet blessings friend!!!

Running My Race said...

Great Blog!!!!!!!!!! What an awsome day to start your new journey. Have a wonderful day. It was great seeing you at She Speaks..


Zoe said...

Hey Sweet Friend,

Your blog is almost as beautiful as you are!!!
I've just returned from one week away. My dad entered heaven last Sunday morning and is now free of his earthly body that was so broken and paralyzed.
While we rejoice my heart is very heavy and grieving.
Hug your family tightly and celebrate every day!!!
Love you,
P.S. Every one LOVES my new accessories. Only one problem... I've given most of my new purchases away.
I'll need to place an order soon.

phakin said...

Hey My Friend,

I love your blog! Thanks for the reminder...Have faith in the plans God has for your life. You are a blessing!

Love, Phakin

Lynn Cowell said...

Hey Vern,

Glad I found you...I was searching under your name. I should have known better. Have a terrific vacation!


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