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Kerry Hasenbalg
Danville, Pennsylvania
Wife to Scott, mom to Cole, Maya and Leah, daughter of the King of kings.
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Mar 15, 2010
These verses you, JulieinCA, mentioned (Matthew 6:33-34) were actually circling in my mind as I was writing that blog but I never included them. But since they are so perfectly pertinent, and you so graciously reminded us of them, I am writing them out for us all here. "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Kerry
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2009 on The Time to Heed at Kerry Hasenbalg
Dear Stacie, I just read the poem you posted and I have streams of tears running down my face! This touched me so extremely deeply in my soul! This expresses exactly how I feel just now. Thank you! Kerry Hasenbalg
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2009 on The Lord of the Valley at Kerry Hasenbalg
Mary Beth, your new blog looks awesome! Great redesign and terrific posts and pictures! Your honesty is really a blessing for those who read and hear. And yes, what a great day that will be when we are all together once again in the big big house.Thanks for taking care of Scott this week. Love, Kerry Hasenbalg
Dear Tracie, I am so terribly sorry that you lost your baby son!! My heart aches for you now. I feel led to share one idea about using the clothing of our lost children. After Mary Beth Chapman, who lost her daughter Maria also in May of 2008, she took some of her daughter's clothing and had a woman who runs a ministry, which I think is called "Remem-bears", make stuffed teddy bears out of them. Basically, she takes some of the clothing and makes oversized stuffed bears which are extremely soft out of the clothing of those now with Jesus. Mary Beth had a number of them made and she gave a bear to each of her children, kept one for herself and gave several to other children as presents. My daughter, Maya, loves her so much and takes it to bed at night because it is so soft and huggable. Just one idea. And I am sure that the Lord will lead you, when the time comes, to give away what will bless other needy children and to do with other pieces those things which will keep your heart comfortable and stayed on him. It is interesting how this little bear made of Maria's clothing has brought such comfort at night to my little one.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2009 on Honoring Isabella at Kerry Hasenbalg
This is truly a beautiful letter Mary Beth! Thank you for pouring your heart into it, speaking honestly and glorifying the Lord in the process! So, as I looked at the pictures you have posted here of your whole family together, including Maria Sue, I just remember and believe by faith that you will all be together again for eternity....swimming, "rockin' on", making silly faces, singing, dancing...ONE Day...and for forever. I am sorry it is not now, but I am happy for you and all others who have loved ones on the other side that it will in fact BE after all. May the Lord speak some miraculous healing words directly to your mother's heart in in these days. Kerry
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2008 on Shenyang at MaryBeth
Dear Patty Smith (regarding your note to Brandi), Your encouragement to keep a prayer journal with specifics is so wise! When things get really tough, we can look back and see how God answered our prayers in the past...and this strengthens our faith. And the most specific the request and then God's subsequent answer to that request, the more strengthened our faith becomes. This has been one of the strongest faith builders for me. And in my darkest hours, I held to all that had happened in the past - things I journaled or prayed in the company of godly witnesses. And God loves this too because then He gets all the glory. So, Patty - thanks for that encouragement to all of us. Kerry Hasenbalg
FRICKLES - that's what they're called in our neck of the woods. Your friend Scott Hasenbalg loves frickles! Next to calamari they are probably his favorite appetizer. We just introduced them last week to our missionary friends who visited us from England. Scott's in Nashville now....I suggest when you see him you ask him about his affinity for frickles - with Ranch dressing. Hey, in case I don't see you before Christmas or New Years - Happy Holidays. Say hello to your family from me- and my husband there in Nashville for that matter. Blessings, Kerry Hasenbalg
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2008 on Meeting with Web Guru at House Mix
J.B. I am compelled to respond and say...One of the things I most admire and that I am most amazed by is when people can hear a song and play it right away without seeing the sheet music. I have played the piano since I was 8 years old and I can not hear the notes at all...I can not connect them to the keys in my brain at all! I sing enough to stay on key when I am singing next to someone else who can sing on key. I love music and worshipping more than words can express. Yet, I lack the talent to worship on key for any real length of time without others around me or play without sheet music or by memory. And this has caused me to adore and be hugely grateful for the musical giftings of others. I am like a hand without a wrist in the musical area. God has been so gracious to me and my husband (who is even less musical than I) to allows us to have amazing worship leaders in our lives as friends with whom we have had extended seasons of fellowship..like Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall and the Casting Crowns group, Julie Warner, Jean-Luc Lajoie, Elva Frye, Geoff Moore, Caleb Chapman, Chris Chesbro, Scott Cunningham, Christopher Williams, Jeremy and Nicole Espino and some others. I sure hope you really know what an amazing sign of God is your ability to play right after you hear something. I see God in people like you and praise Him for this! May the Lord use you to bless people like me who see God's love for them in bringing you into their lives. I am so grateful for these people I mentioned who God has brought into my life to answer my heart's cry for good worship to surround me and mine all the while. Sincerely, Kerry Hasenbalg
Christine, also praying for God's leading for your family! He will make things clear in His time. Kerry Hasenbalg
By the way Kerry Marks is actually my maiden name and for some reason this is how typepad logs in my comments. Sorry for the confusion. Kerry Marks Hasenbalg
Dear Julie, Thanks for sharing about yourself and your husband's prayer needs. That is quite a matter of prayer. I will join you in prayer for him. We are a family who has walked down the path of praying for organ donors - some transplants turned out successful and some not so successful. But in every case we recognized the Lord's grace. Both of my brother's have incurable diseases and these conditions keep us on our knees before Jesus on a regular basis. I am sorry for your suffering and the constant hope and waiting. Bless you. Kerry