Dec 20 2011

The Great Comforter

Maybe you’ve experienced this too…when a friend is going through unimaginable loss and pain.  It’s one of those times when you don’t know what to say to your friend…anything you think of just doesn’t seem to be enough, or seems empty.

A Facebook Friend, Stephanie, wrote this on my wall yesterday asking for prayer.  Put all the worries about Christmas budgets into perspective. 

She wrote:

Please pray for my husband and myself... we lost our beautiful baby girl 7 months ago today... tomorrow she would have been 8 months... we only got 29 days with her... we waited over 10 years for her and only got 29 days.. People keep telling us it will get easier but it’s just getting harder, I miss her so very much... Please if you can just say a little prayer for our family.

All I know to do is pray…

Father God…be the Great Comforter that you promise you can be for all of us for Stephanie.  Make yourself known to her…wrap your arms around her and hold her.  You promise when we cast our burdens on you…you carry them for us…for your yoke is easy your burden is light. Help her not to run away from you God and blame you, help her to run too you.  Remind her that you have not forgotten about her.  Remind her that you know what it’s like to loose a child too.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Thank you.  If you’ve ever given a gift to KLOVE for making it possible for Stephanie to reach out and ask for prayer, and for us to be here and pray with her. 

If you’d like to give a Year End Gift in honor of Stephanie and the many others that are going through this Christmas without a loved one, you can do so at here

Thank you.  For filling the gap for those that are hurting.  For being their loved one this Christmas.

Matthew 11:28-30

New International Version (NIV)

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

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Dec 19 2011

The Right Gift at the Right Time

This time of year you have a chance to give a gift that inspires…you just never know.

Maybe your child has asked for something unique this year, but it could be just the thing to help them find their gift…their way to shine.

Maybe you had a gift like that.  I remember the year my parents bought me a “boombox”.  Probably a weird thing for a 9 year old girl to ask for most other girls wanted Cabbage Patch Kids.    But, they obliged.  It was a dual cassette deck…I know SO cool…but I began recording radio shows on it.  I made my own commercials, told stories, even did a countdown of my favorite songs like Casey Casom.  

Saw another story of a child like that…When he was 8 years old he wanted tap shoes…It might have been hard for parents to buy their son those, but they did. 

At 19, he joined New York's American Ballet Theater. Five years later he was a principal dancer, one of his generation's best dancers in one of the world's best companies.

And 3 months ago David Hallberg was asked to become a premier dancer with Russia's famous Bolshoi Ballet, the first American ever to go to Russia to dance.

"I see myself as an ambassador," he said.

You know, we’re all ambassadors…taking the gifts and talents we have…to change the way the world sees God.

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