Sunday, May 9, 2010

I find it strange that very few people around my parents' age are open about their faith and their walk with Christ. For whatever reason, in this generation of people, God's work is just not really discussed. Sure, it's discussed in a big sense in church sermons, Sunday school lessons, and church politics. But, the daily relationships with the Lord seem to be so hushed.

The older I get, the more this bothers me. I can't tell you how frustrated I get when conversations never really get to the important matters. For Christians, shouldn't the Lord be the biggest thing in our lives? And, if He is the biggest thing in our life, then why are we so scared to talk about it.

Anyway, I'm not trying to get on a soapbox here, but this is something that's really been on my heart lately. I often leave gatherings and think, "There wasn't a single thing of any eternal importance discussed." Maybe this is my mindset because I have a serious personality. Not that I don't enjoy having a good time, but I tend to be more reflective and heavy-hearted than light-hearted.

The picture above is me and my mom. Isn't she the most beautiful lady? With today being Mothers' Day, I can't help but think about my mom, and all that she's taught me. Over the years, I've been able to stand back and watch her faith grow into a beautiful witness. Mom has taught me to talk about my walk with the Lord. She has taught me to be bold and passionate and courageous when speaking of His power and might. She has taught me to be unashamed when crediting Him with all things good in my life.

Thank you, Mom, for living out your faith. I love you!

Happy Mothers' Day!


Julie-CA said...

I couldn't agree more.
And yes, from what I see and what you say, your Mom is a very beautiful lady, inside and out. =)

Sandy Gillett said...

Yes, your mother is so very beautiful! She is teaching you by her example the most important thing she could ever teach you. Everything else will fall into line. I hope I get the opportunity to meet her one day.

I regards to your first point, I agree and feel the same way.

Anonymous said...

i'm praying for you

one of nettie's girls said...

Looking at pictures of your mother it is so easy to see where your inner and outer beauty comes from! It is such a blessing to have a Godly mother. I know she must be a treasure of support for you.

Rebecca said...

I accidentally found your blog a few months ago. Your faith has been an inspiration. My mother-in-law relaspsed for a third time with Ovarian Cancer. I was wondering if you could give me the information of your dietician in Dallas. We are in Oklahoma so I wouldn't be too far. Thank you so much. I have been praying for your healing!

Rebecca Timmons

Paula said...

Brian and Lindsey,
We survived the wedding weekend. God graced us with a beautiful weekend. We were two blessed families and it was so good seeing your dad and stepmom. (wasn't sure if I should use names).
Matthew and Nikki were married on Saturday while Lawrence and I celebrated our 29th anniversary on Sunday along with Mother's Day.

You are so right about that generation but the one before is very forthcoming. I was priviledged to spend the weekend plus this past Wednesday with our precious Aunt Rita. She is 93 and relates every situation to a story in the Bible. I could sit and listen to her for hours. She does not hide the fact that Jesus is her guide and life-line and has been all of her life.

You remind me a lot of her. A woman of God that depends on him for her every need and praises his name at every turn.

We will be asking for provisions for your treatments while praising him alone for the warriors that he has sent, like the one with the medal, on your behalf.

I'm so thankful that you are listening to your body. That is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself. Us women have a hard time truly resting without multi-tasking.

As always, we will be "Storming His Throne" on your behalf.
We love you both!
The Chaffin's