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 Agenda

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We all have our agendas. I always hoped to make it to at least 50 years of marriage—maybe even 75. We’re approaching 40. I also wanted to do The Quiet Time Box® with my great grandbabies but obviously God has other plans in mind. Sadly, when I hold tightly on to my agenda it typically […]

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Relinquishing My Legacy

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(Psalm 71:18)  Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come. As I draw closer to going home due to brain cancer, I naturally wonder what my family and friends will recall when they […]

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Relinquishing my Heart

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My passion and purpose is to love God with all of my heart, soul and mind and encourage others to do the same—especially younger women and their children. Right now I’m learning to completely relinquish my heart so I can walk into Heaven with a pure heart. I want to see God and have nothing […]

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Oil for my Lamp

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My seven-year- old grand-daughter “Missy” has been staying with me since I came home from the hospital on Wednesday. She stays often and is a big help. I’m striving to use our time to teach her to draw closer to God. Missy enjoys having me read to her from the children’s classic First Steps for […]

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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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Mom’s Day!

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Yesterday our Mom’s Day stressed was spelled backwards as “pink cupcake” desserts. Actually it’s interesting to see how my grandchildren have handled the stress of my brain cancer. For the most part they follow the example of their parents and Timothy and I. Otherwise, they each have their own way of coping. For example six-year-old […]

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