Monday, January 31, 2011

Don't Wait on God to "Show Up"

I strongly dislike the phrase "waiting on God to show up." It's a lie! Don't wait on God to show up; He's already there!! This is the same God who promises to never leave you nor forsake you! What you are really waiting on is for yourself to take notice of and be content with the way He has manifested His presence in your life. You can't wait for God to get somewhere He already is, but you might be called to patiently wait on His answer.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Thursday, January 06, 2011


During trials, you find out the value of the people you know. Their hearts are revealed as they lift you up and help you through.
The hearts of our friends are so beautiful and loving. God has blessed us with good people.

This basket is from Clint's co-workers. He works with an outstanding group of people.

We have been sent cards, letters, emails, phone calls, etc.
Thank you everyone for everything. Losing the baby was awful. Waiting on the miscarriage to happen was difficult.
Your kindness has made it easier. We hold people like you up to our children as examples to follow.

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Middles Bring it Home!

Joshua, Bethany and Caleb took first, second and third place in our church's gingerbread contest!
Way to go Team Asbell!
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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Best Friends Make the Best Husbands

Hannah could not walk in the snow so Clint carried her the entire time.
For some reason, she was still wiped out and took a nap in one of her favorite spots!

During the miscarriage, Clint was beside me the entire time because he was concerned I'd have the very heavy bleeding I have had in the past. If I went to the restroom, he followed to keep watch over me. He did not leave my side once. Clint is an incredible man so full of love. He is the kind of man who picks up a smelly man wasted on alcohol to give him a ride to the store. He crawls in ditches filled with icy water to help someone get their car back on the road. I am thankful for his Christ-like example to our children. I am honored to call him my best friend and my husband.
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God can do this for anyone. Even mean people...

Ezekiel 36:26-27 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


The physical miscarriage started New Year's Day afternoon. Thank you to everyone who was praying with us about that.

We are very tired but OK. For the next few days, I am on bedrest. I will be on limited activity for a while after that. Love to all of our beautiful friends!

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy 2011

May the Lord bless you with a wonderful year filled with blessings and opportunities for growth.
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