Sunday, April 18, 2010

Religious or Righteous?

Religious or Righteous was the title of this mornings sermon. The passage used was Luke 18:9-14. Jesus tells a story about a pharisee and a tax collector. The pharisee thinks pretty highly of himself and that he is better than the tax collector. It is sad to say, but I can identify with the pharisee. I find myself thinking that my way is right and I am sure glad I don't act like those people. I know that those thoughts are sinful and should not be in my mind. Why do I tell you this? I want you to know my motives for this blog. It started because Hollie said you need to blog it will be easier than answering lots of calls and emails. Thank you for that advice Hollie you are right. It however, has turned in to much more than just informing my friends and family of Jamie's condition. Now it is a witness of God's love, comfort, provision, control and power. When you read the blog I don't want you to think Josh and I are doing anything it is God who is in control and who keeps us going on with life and allows us to find the blesses in each day. It is only by God's power that I can say Jamie will make it and grow up to play and fight with her two big brothers.


  1. :) Suzanne- I read your blog daily and am so inspired by your words and thoughts. Thank you for being so open with everyone! We are all praying for you- and you know that we are!

  2. And I tell you more: whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them. Matthew 18:19-20 (TEV)

    I too believe that Jamie will make it. I read this verse in a devotion and thought of Jamie. I believe our prayers will be answered.

    Suzanne you have also inspired me. Last week I went back several times a day and just read what you have written. I am blown away by your amazing strenght. Though your blogging I have realized that I have not been putting all my faith in God. I am working on that now, thank you.

    Love you!!!

  3. This is such an answer to prayer! I have prayed that you & Josh would not let these tests steal your joy of knowing that you have a precious baby girl growing inside you and that you are assisting God in a miracle. We don't always understand HIs ways and reasons for some things, but we have to trust that He is sovereign and doesn't make mistakes. I want you to be able to celebrate Jamie's life and have peace in knowing that God will provide all you need.