I love Jesus! I love the blessing of being His child and discovering my identity* in Him on a daily basis. I love being Clay's wife...Megan, Brooks, Whitney and Zac's "Mom", Drew and Rob's mother-in-law, and Kobi, Cooper, Macie, and Laney's "Grammy." I love the 40 "adopted" kids we have shared our home with over our 35 years of marriage. I love the thousands of relationships God has allowed me to build with people through church ministry and FCA. I love the way He has designed me...to serve, care for, encourage, and pour Jesus into people. I love God's sense of humor...using a very non-athletic person in a Division 1 school (San Jose State University) to come alongside athletes and coaches as a friend, life coach, mentor, and leader of our FCA at SJSU. When I struggle with lies of inadequacy and being overwhelmed at the need for Christ in the Bay Area and beyond, God reminds me that HE is my sufficiency and HE has supplied all my needs. Praise God!
*2 Cor. 5:17 “Therefore if any man is in Christ he is a new creature; the old things have passed away and new things have come.”
FALL! Bring on the colorful leaves, crisp air, comfy clothes, scented candles, and a cozy fire.
Things that make me smile:
Family time; listening to Clay, Brooks, Whitney, and Zac play guitars; “Grammy” time with Kobi, Cooper, Macie, and Laney; walks with Dana; “SJSU Family Dinners”
“Out of the mouths of babes”… Years ago, while on our way to visit my parents in Arizona, I discovered I had lost my purse with all our vacation cash. Living on limited funds as it was, and now that we were out of money, I was overwhelmed with sadness and tears. Then our precious Megan – barely old enough to talk – whispered from her car seat, “Praise the Lord...praise the Lord”. Immediately I was reminded of the 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “In everything give thanks for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” It’s wonderful how the voice of God sounded like that of a 2 year old in that moment. Out of the mouths of babes, indeed!
Posted on Tue, September 18, 2012
by Kelly Elliott