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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Birthday Ponderings

Today I celebrate my 46th birthday. It seems hard to believe how quickly the years have passed. 41 years ago, I asked Jesus into my heart to rule. He has led me on an incredible journey since then. I've never regretted this decision for one moment. God is my strength and my shield. Never has that been more evident in my life, than the past several months. Don't get me wrong, He is always these things, but I've experienced it on a much deeper level recently. I'm so thankful that He never leaves me or abandons me. Christ is here with me, always.

So today as I'm celebrating my birthday, I'm also thankful for different things in my life. I'm so thankful for my dear husband. We've been married for over 23 years. Our sons are 20 and 17, and have blessed us in so many ways. I'm thankful for the opportunity to homeschool, having just completed my 15th year, with one remaining. I'm blessed by family and dear friends who have been so precious to me.

I could go on and on with a list of my many blessings. Above everything else in my life, I'm thankful that God chose me and loves me. He is the reason I can celebrate today.


Jesus Freak said...

Happy Birthday! Have a blessed day!

Jamie Soles said...

Hello, Digging For Pearls!

I just finished adjusting a post of mine on Blogger, and decided to try out the "Next Blog" function. Yours came up. I read that you are turning 46, have been a lifelong believer, and a homeschooler for 15 years or so, all characteristics that I share...

I'm a homeschool dad from Canada, I have one wife and eight kids, and I am a musician, a maker of Bible story songs and Psalm versions. If you so desire, look me up at

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Happy Belated Birthday !! I hope you have many, many more! I feel so OLD reading that you have just turned 46! ha ha Been many years since that was my number!

God bless you! Mississippi