Carla Williams Asleep in the Lord

We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. (1 Thessalonians 4:14)

mom-dadCarla Williams passed away on the morning of Sunday, September 29th, 2013.

By the loving will of God, husband Timothy stood close by as she went to be with Jesus. The Lord granted Timothy the privilege to give the bride away (Revelation 19:7).

“Reach out darl’n and go into the arms of Jesus” Timothy whispered as Carla breathed her very last breath and went to sleep. It was perfect timing led by the Spirit; a tender mercy sent from God into the midst of the past year’s persecution (Psalm 48:14).

Carla is now free in Jesus from all liars and the pain of the slander that wounded her so deeply. She now dwells in loving fellowship with others who picked up their cross and overcame the world and the worldly . . . those who also have the right to eat from the tree of life.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. (Revelation 2:7)

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Relinquishing my Roles

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I’ve spent nearly forty-years as Timothy’s helpmate. But now that’s changing. For one thing I’m asleep more than awake. My medication clouds what brain cells I have left. My role as “mom” has changed a well—running errands, listening ear, bouncing ideas and advice. So it’s time to relinquish my roles and move on. Our roles […]

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Relinquishing Life when it Doesn’t Make Sense.

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Making Sense when Life Doesn’t, the author of this book, Cec Murphey, is my dear friend and mentor. Cec’s wife Shirley went home last week. This is very comforting since I’m facing the reality of joining her soon. One thing I had always wanted to do was meet Shirley this side of heaven. God fulfilled […]

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Hidden in Christ

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Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:2-3) I love this photo of my grandson hidden in the tree. “Sweet Cakes” loves to climb trees. This photo, however, spoke to my heart and reminded me that my life […]

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Relinquishing the Future

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This excerpt from All of Grace by Charles Spurgeon has held me up the past few days. My blood levels have been up and down the past several weeks, causing concern and thoughts about the future. Relying on God’s grace, causes me to look forward to going home soon. Thanks for your prayers! So, then, […]

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A Different Day of Rest

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Wow I managed to dress and start the day before noon! Ever since my immune system was compromised and I had the shingles, sleeping has been my activity of choice. The biggest victory is the fact I have not spent most of the day asleep! Praise the Lord! My “new normal” is so profoundly “un-normal” […]

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Pass the Chocolate

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A sign hangs in the lab of my oncologist office that states Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards. Works for me—no wonder I crave chocolate when I’m stressed! Unfortunately I’ve allowed stress to accumulate in my heart—leading to serious health issues. By nature I’m a “fix it” person, feeling the need to find the solution to […]

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Keepin’ it Simple

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Well, we didn’t totally complete our task today. I hit a wall and had to rest for awhile. I will post photos of what we have so far. I will draw a name from those who made comments this week and post it Monday. Shalom, Carla          

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Keepin’ it Simple: Tackling the Bigger Issues

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It is our simple, uncomplicated response to God’s love for us that brings joy and simplicity to our journey—Simply the Savior: A Woman’s Search for Simple Joy; Nancy Parker Brummett. What a productive week. My fish and frogs are happier. The house plants are springing back. The Granny Girls and I have organized, purged, and […]

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Keepin’ It Simple: Purging Emotional Baggage

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In many ways this has been a great week of purging, organizing, and simplifying. Yet in many other ways it’s been a really tough week. For you see, this is the start of “conference season.” For over twenty years, I attended, co-directed, or taught at writer’s conferences. Once Timothy became Executive Publisher at WinePress, the […]

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Keepin’ it Simple: Piles and Files

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We have had some great organizing ideas posted this week! Cynthia’s comment about stacks of books stirred some thoughts for today. Like Cynthia, many of us tend to “pile rather than file.” I tend to justify it by saying, “But I know what’s in that pile.” Unfortunately, that’s not really true–at least for me. It’s […]

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