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Always thought...

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Many times I have said, "I am going to write a book,called, "no one would believe this is my life". Well in all honestly, I will never write a book-mostly because I do not have the time, the money, or the grammar skills to do so. I am just me, wanting to share my heart but not knowing where to begin or stay focused long enough to make writing make sense. If you've ever been in full time ministry you know how crazy it can be. It has so many ups and downs that some days all you can do is hold on for the ride. Then you throw a family into the mix and you just know that amusement parks have got nothing on your everyday life. Don't get me wrong, the Lord blessed and continues to do so, but sometimes I felt like I got lost in the ministry of service. We, as a family, took a step back from full-time ministry this year and it has been two things, a relief and a sadness all wrapped in one. I am thankful to not have to feel like we are "destroying" a church,…

So Long Ago

I have not been on here for so many years. I received a comment today so I decided to come back for a visit. I am amazed how much things have changed. Both the boys are in college and my daughter is in 5th grade. We now live in IL and are busy with our new church ministry. I am enjoying all the Lord has for us. I pray we find a home soon and get even more settled. We said good-by to our cat last month. Nikki got sick and there was no making her better. She had a great life and gave us fond and fun days with her. Things just keep moving forward, even if we don't think they should. I pray as you read this you are having things that are improving for you. For we will look back in a bit and say....we wrote, read, did or didn't do....so long ago...

Changes!! :)

So many changes but praise the Lord for the change. I have to admit I never thought I'd be back here, but for now I am. It is so funny to think this was the "big way" to communicate and then came Facebook. We spend so much time on Facebook or now Pinintrest-which I can never seem to become a member of no matter if I had the time to spend looking at everything. :) The Lord has blessed us with some changes and we are thankful. Hard to believe my oldest (James) will be graduating Highschool this year and then Philip next year. Where does time fly. I see all the children I taught in my 5/6 year old Sunday school class, now married with kids of their own..yet, most days I don't feel that old. I am always playing the weight loss game. Some days are better than others but mostly not. I can't wait until life is not about the numbers game. The size you wear, the size of your church, the score your kids make on test,the numbers on a scale. I know when the Lord re…

Never promised easy

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I think about a million times as I was growing up I though how "unfair life was" or how "not easy" things were for me. I think it has been in the last 5 year of ministry that I have "grown up" in my thinking and know that God NEVER promised easy, He promised He'd be there for me. I am excited for all the Lord has for me and my family. I know that He has a reason for all that happens to me. This last move from Nebraska to Calafornia has shown that. I know that I am an emotional creature and that women tend to be in general...I think there is always a part of us wanting things to be easy, and getting upset when it is not. Yet, I need to remember that I need to take that moment, talk to God and then do, say, post, text, blog or whatever else that HE would have me do/say. I want to teach my childern that God is always faithful and will never let us down. I want them to learn their place. My 5 year old has been so use to being with the older kids, t…

20 years since Highschool graduation

Well believe it or not I am at the age where I am getting ready for my 20Th high school reunion. No, I can't make it but I keep in touch and remember. I was reading about the classmates who have passed away and yes, I cry. I didn't know them all but it saddens my heart. Some died by accident, some due to medical reasons, some unexpected, but sadder still those who chose to leave this world. My heart hurts for their loved ones and for the tragedy of it all. I have done a bit since leaving my high school, but even getting closer to 40 it doesn't seem enough. I wish I could reach the world and share the love of Christ with them. I wish John 3:16 would be understood for the true meaning it holds and not just a "sports events" sign. This is not a long post but friends if you don't know for sure you would go to Heaven when you leave this world or you feel like there is no hope--please know the loving God who made all things (John 1:3 &4)wants to hear from you a…

Think Before Reacting

When judging someone else my friend, you never should for get, that there's, no doubt, at least one thing not known to you as yet; 'bout circumstances of the one, which known, would temper you, and make you ask: if in his place I wonder what I'd do? It may be someone crossed his path and ruffled up his day, and that is why he spoke those words he'd never planned to say. And you, because you did not know, a judgement harsh did make, if you'd but known, perchance a prayer you'd offered for his sake. And he, no doubt, would then have felt a strange and pleasant glow; think how it might have changed his day, tho' you might never know. Nor pat yourself upon the back that somthing great you've done, yet your regard for someone else had turned him to the SON. This world, no doubt, would sweeter be and we'd be more relaxed, If we'd remember that each man with problems great is taxed: and so he often says the things he later does regret. But if our…

Just Wondering....

MMMM...sometimes I just wonder. "About what?" you might ask. Well, people...and how they think. Not just any people but those who call themselves "Christians" - born again believers.

I know that a true Christian's walk is not easy, but easy and carefree or not...are we to just give up? If we are raised in a home with Godly standards and honest Biblical beliefs, do they suddenly turn wrong because there is a tragedy in our lives, or someone failed in their Christian walk, or we have grown up into adulthood? Do we forget that the Bible is the Word of God and it's truths and principles are timeless? Do we think that it was a surprise to the Lord that there would be Christians in the year 2010?

Sadly, we want to pick and choose when and where the Bible is relevant and applies to our modern day lives. We want to use it when it makes us feel good, yet not when it corrects or guides us in a way we should go...but don't want to.

I do not think we should look dow…