Saturday, May 14, 2011

Scripture and a Snapshot- James 1: 2-5

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." -James 1: 2-5

I chose this verse this week because I needed the reminder that through the hard times, we will come out stronger! These past few weeks have been tough. After his daddy left back to Afghanistan, my little man, for a week, reverted back to screaming and was just in a horrible place. Thankfully it passed fairly quickly and he is back to using his words. But he is still having a rough time. The poor guy has had to say goodbye to everyone he loves in the past few weeks. Such a change would be difficult for any child at this age, but for a child with autism, even more difficult. Slowly things are improving, but it's still been a really tough time for the both of us. I just have to keep reminding myself I am not alone in this, and will be stronger when all is said and done.

This photo was taken after days and days of horrible weather, when the sun finally decided to come out. I thought it was quite fitting and served as another reminder that this too shall pass.

I also wanted to share with you one of my favorite songs that is rather fitting with this verse/post. 'Beauty From Pain' by Superchick.

"After all this has passed, I still will remain. After I've cried my last, there will be beauty from pain."

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  1. That is such an inspirational verse! Beautiful sky - don't you just love it when the clouds start to part after endless rain?! I pray your son starts to feel better soon - change is rough on anyone. :( Hope you have a good week!

  2. I love your photo and perfect together. Also, I love that you are my newest blog follower! I pray that God keeps your Hubs safe and your little guy at peace. I used to work in education with children with autism spectrum disorders and know the unique challenges as well as blessings that you have. Praying for great grace for you!

  3. Beautiful photo and verse of promise. Poor little man ♥ my heart lifts up prayer and praise for your family.

  4. Beautiful! Praying that all be well soon and the sun will shine strong and bright for you all! God has NOT forget about you! Blessings!

  5. Your spiritual strength is inspiring!! In the valleys of life, most people will complain and point their finger at God, but you fix your eyes on Him and put your trust in Him! I'm so glad your son is doing better - I can not imagine living the sacrifice that you and your family give so freely to our country. Thank you!!

  6. I like this!

    I just found your blog through the Swingin by Sunday blog hop! Can't wait to read more. Have a great week.

    Amanda @

  7. Beautiful - some days the challenges are difficult enough that one foot in front of the other is the best we can do. But remember, at one point we couldn't even to that, and now we have learned, become stronger and move forward with great strides.


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