Saturday, February 28, 2015

so good

i am sitting here lamenting that I am sick.  I'm not wanting to sit still.  I'm not wanting to be bored.  But stillness and boredom can be a good thing.  God wants my heart.  He wants all of it.
just when i complain, God gives me a remedy, a great one.
God Bless,
R                                                                                                                  

Thank you

folks...I'm here...sick...but here...grateful
for antibiotics, orange juice and hope.
For all of you who encourage me, those who I know that do and those who I don't.
God Bless,
R
Thank you

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

faith, hope and love

God, hear my prayer, let us, your children, seek you and your Face.  You know all their is to know, and I want my heart to want you like no one else.  I am not deserving of your Grace.  You love me.  God, do what you do.
REGINE
"But now faith, hope and love, abide these thee:  but the greatest of these is love"

Love

folks, it's all about love
R

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snow

expecting snow tonight. Looking forward to it!
R

The Love of Christ

I am amazed at the love of Christ and the love He has for me.   I see His love in every way, every day.
How do you see His love,
Regine

Monday, February 23, 2015

Andrew

This weekend I spent some time with one of my favorite men...my two year old nephew, Andrew.
I've learned that the best life lessons are instructed by children.
Children are mucg smarter than you.
They love you better than you do yourself
They are fun
They also give you a workout
They don't mind being with you.
They will remind you of your name in case you happen to have forgotten it.
They give the best sugar
They share food
In all seriousness, they make your life better.
R
if a child makes your life better, let then know

Prayer

My prayer is a simple one. Focus on the good. The situations that upset me, let it go, To God. Let my faith speak for me. I have seen to much Good to let myself get upset.
R
God let my heart have faith that exercises.
R

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

recognize

God is amazing folks.  When you see people do good, let them know.  Let them know that it helps, it could make a difference, if nothing it brightens your day.
regine

Thursday wish

God Bless all of us today dear Lord.  We need you, but most of all, I want to be in your Almighty Way.
R

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

a positive attitude

i haven't written this much or posted this much in a while, but I realize that when I focus on the positive, i just want to share it.  I don't think I'm a positive person, it takes me time to look at life another way, but with God, I'm getting better.  Life will give me battles but it's a reality, I don't have to let have control over my state of mind.
Of my best friends introduce me to this song by Dewayne Woods.  it's called "Let Go".
Enjoy!

There is light

Thank you Lord for loving me!  I can't understand and reconcile myself with Cerebral Palsy.  I pray for the forgiveness to let You be You.  Because of You, I am who I am.  And who I am, is a child of God.  This William McDowell song says "I won't go back; can't go back to the way it used to be."  I don't know your suffering, and I don't want to compare.  know you are loved so much that He died for you, for me, for anyone who believes.
God Bless.  if you would like prayers just email me at reginekarpel@gmail.com
R

So proud

i fixed the screen on my tv without freaking out, and read many sets of instructions, and did it...
So proud, because I would freak or, cry and then ask for help. Progress.
So excited. Yes
R

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

peaceful gift

in a peaceful state...
Am so grateful for simple things I take for granted sometimes.
i had a shower, long sleeves, fireplace warm healthy meal.
i take water and power for granted, but I am reminded not to.
if you need prayer, let me know.
reginekarpel@gmail.com
God Bless!
Regine

stay warm

it's cold, but we have a fireplace
glad to have power
Stay warm!
God Bless,
R

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The dog, the owner and God

This weekend has been one of love, and I hope it has been for you.  it's just I'm thinking of the love that is given to me free of charge every minute of every day.  it is a honor, even if I don't always treat it that way.
loving God isn't easy, but worthwhile.
I could say the same thing for self
and it's the immediate thought i had after typing the first sentence.
Whenever I lack trust in Him it's stupidity.
Humanity will fail you even if they mean to not do that at all.
Jesus asks obedience, it's something I'm lacking.
It's like the dog with his owner.
i could spell this out or you could get my implication.
the dog is me.
I want to ask if you're the dog too, but is that what I'm supposed to do?
R

Friday, February 13, 2015

God's love

God has been too good to me, not to praise Him.  And I will.
God Bless,
Regine

Love

love is all around me, but it all started His love!
God Bless,
R

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I appreciate you

What makes a better blogger?  I am just a human who writes a blog, hoping it makes me better.  Has writing this blog made me a better person.  It's made me more compassionate.  It's helped me to realize that it makes my life so much better.  I really don't know if there is one thing that makes a blogger better.  I could have never known how blogging could change my life, and make it special.
R

grateful

Grateful is my word today!
R

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

i left my heart in this post

I'm sitting here at the computer wondering what it is He would have me write.  I wrote a few things earlier, but have since deleted them. I contemplated not writing at all, but then I worried.  Was not writing just be a result of laziness.  If I write a post that is pleasing to me, I will delete away.  I don't feel good.  I'd like to think there is an audience that likes to hear what I have to say.  I'm not a household name, but nonetheless I'd like to think there are some folks who eagerly await my new posts to come up in their feed.  I've been told I have humility, but some days I just don't feel it.  I know I'm human, but I don't want to have this be my default excuse.
I'm wanting perfection.  I'm wanting control, in a world that can't seem to find it.  It's beyond difficult to watch the news today, hear another atrocity, add another person to the list of your prayers.  These are people know I may not know, but the thing we all share is that we are human.  It's having faith, in its true meaning.  The greatest commodity these days seems to be love.   There are some people who get underneath my skin so badly, it makes me wonder how God could implore me to love them.  But then I think, I don't love God too much either when I don't read His Word or love His children.  And we are ALL His children.
I am just a sin filled child seeking Forgiveness.
Regine

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

rest

Trying to bask in the strength of the Lord. I am weak. Human I know.  Surrender today. My mission.
God Bless,
R

Monday, February 9, 2015

very blessed

Very blessed to have friends who love me for who I am.  Very blessed that God sought to use one of my best friends to help me find friends like y'all.
R

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Think

I've been thinking this morning, which for me is never a good thing or so I think.
here are some observations.
i've learned more from a child than i thought i could teach him
there is joy to be had, but had to seek for it
God gives me another chance every day to choose good over evil
Life gives us choices.
God gives us free will, I just hope it's well used.
Be nice, it costs you nothing, even if others don't return the favor.
As the TobyMac song says "what if I gain the whole world, but lose my soul".
God Bless,
Regine

Friday, February 6, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Being true

sometimes I get jealous, envy of what I can't do because of CP, but then I remember what God gave me instead. And frankly, God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Ghost/Spirit have given me more than I could ask for.  When pity strikes me, I must look the other way.
R
God Bless,
Philippians 4:8

2nd birthday

Sleepy.
My nephew's second birthday was yesterday!
How I love that boy!
I love you!
R