Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I've sat down for a solid week to begin this post, but I've never gotten past the first sentence.

As most of you know, I went to Mississippi week before last to visit my mother's side of the family. While I was there, my aunt passed away. Even writing those words seems so surreal to me. My aunt? The one who gave me my first sip of wine..shhh, the one who could make me laugh no matter how I was feeling...the one who loved Jesus so deeply, that I just remember wanting to be around her to get a piece of Him....that aunt.

I remember hearing the news that she had suffered an aneurysm, and was unconscious...I remember believing with everything in me that the Lord would pull her through for the sake of my cousins, her daughters, ages 26 and 23. The faith I had in her healing was unshakeable....I knew that with a word, God could save her life...but instead, He called her home.

The pain and sorrow that my family feels is deep, but I know that my aunt Sheila truly loved the Lord, and is in a better place. My aunt was completely wrapped up in Jesus, He was her Saviour!

I covet your prayers for my cousins, Norma and Amber. I can't imagine the questions, grief, and emotions they must be going through...My aunt and uncle raised them to be strong, Christian, independent women, but pain is pain, and this is pain.

Selah is one of my favorite groups, and their new album will be released August 25th! One of their new songs is called Unredeemed, and it has gotten me through many tough nights. They did a live recording for K Love, that I've attached below. I hope you enjoy it, and if you have iTunes, you can pre-order the CD!

Here's the last picture Sheila and I took together. I love her dearly, and I will never forget the lessons she left me...

And this is who I want you to pray for...her two girls, Norma and Amber...the baby is Karmen...you all know who she is!

Thanks for listening, and my next post will be more pictures of my Mississippi trip. Goodnight!