Saturday, January 29, 2011

70's in January

One thing about living in Oklahoma is the weather. The old saying goes if you don't like the weather wait a few minutes and it will change. Which is kinda true. We get 100 degree summers, ice storms in the winter that will knock the power out, not to mention the tornados, and just about everything in between. However, it is rare in January to have a day with plenty of sun, not a cloud in the sky, and the high in the middle 70's. Well today that is exactly what we have. It is a gift from God - straight from heaven. So incredibly nice. Need to stop typing and start enjoying the outdoors.

The pictures below are pictures I took this morning. This is a catholic church in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Enjoy.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Good Days / Fun Times

Even though my life has been at times unbearable, I AM BLESSED. I am blessed because God never forsakes me. No matter how alone I have felt, He never left me. He listens to my whines and demands. He loves me in spite of all that. I feel that having kids of my own has given me a slight glimpse of His love. You see I l would lay my life down for my children. I would take on undeserved burdens to see them relieved of theirs. As much as humanly possible there isn't a limit to my love for them. Even at their worst, I love them still. Even when they whine and demand things, it doesn't erase my love for them. While I can't pretend to know what it feels to allow my child to die for the sake of saving others, I do know just how it hurts to watch my kids go through a normal everyday life with all the trials and temptations. It isn't easy. Sometimes I have to make tough and not very popular decisions and they don't always understand. I do it because I love them.

I am humbled at His love. A love that knows no depth nor boundaries. He loves and cares for me despite my failings. He makes decisions that are best for me even when I don't understand. He is there for me when everyone else fails me. Tonight I praise him for that. The song that you hear on this post "Sweetly Broken' sums up my feelings pretty well.

That a priceless gift, undeserved life
Have I been given
Through Christ crucified

You’ve called me out of death
You’ve called me into life
And I was under Your wrath
Now through the cross I’m reconciled

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


The church in the photo is in Colorado Springs. My family and I traveled there this summer.

Colorado Part Two

I know that God made the world and all the little details. It is amazing to think of all the different aspects of our world. I know God is a God that is all knowing and all seeing but seriously that is ALOT of details - body parts, plants, animals, climates, regions of the world, space, and all the aspects of each of these things. I can't even remember the things and events to keep my family of four running smoothly yet God is so powerful that he crafted this world and all the people, plants and animals in it. I promise I have a point - hang tight. While I was in Colorado, I spent sometime reading and just being. It was unbelievable just to sit and take it all in. If you have ever been to the mountains you know just how vast and magical they stand. This picture takes me back to those thoughts in feelings in Colorado. I know I serve an awesome God but in that vast environment it made me realize just how small I am on the Earth - just a speck really. Yet the God that created it all loves me. He is on my side, crafting my life for the good of me.

After reflecting on how powerful God is, it is no wonder I don't understand why things happen the way they do. How can I possibly understand that? While smart people like biologist, doctors, scientist, and such have figured a few things out but nothing near the knowledge that God possesses. There is still so much that is unknown. It should come as no surprise then when something comes up in our own lives, we don't understand why. However, I do know that God created it all and He is control. He is on my side and if He is for me than who my friends can be against me?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blog Title

Drawn to the cross is a perfect blog title. This blog is about a woman who loves the Lord with her whole heart and is a full time employee, wife, and mom of two. I LOVE photography and am drawn to church with steeples and crosses. I will share my photos, my recipes, my life, and my faith. This blog will be an adventure and come straight from my heart. I hope to chronicle my thoughts and feelings.