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This is God in action.


This is God in action

Watch this video and find hope amidst such tragedy.  She prayed and God answered.  He always answers.

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God is Amazing – weird – but amazing. :)


Isn’t God so cool?  He works in such weird ways – but when we see the end result – it’s so cool! The coolest part is this; what we think is the end result might just be the beginning!

About 6 weeks ago I lost a job I held for nearly 7 years. At the time it just didn’t make sense.  I was hurt because I felt like I had no value.  I was scared because I had lost my income and our insurance coverage. When I called my husband, I expected him to sound disappointed in me.  He didn’t.  He just spoke softly and said we would talk when he got home.  When he got home – he just hugged me. Blessing number 1 – being reminded what an amazing man God gave me to share my life with.

Then I called my parents.  I expected disappointment from them too. There wasn’t any.  Just words of encouragement and empathy. Blessing number 2 – being reminded what wonderful people raised me and how blessed I am that they are still in my life.  The blessings just started snowballing.

Over the last 6 weeks I have applied for nearly 20 jobs.  I have never had such a difficult time finding work.  I have had several interviews, but for whatever reason, no offers.  God has used this time to show me how prevalent He is in my life.  I have had time to rest.  I have had opportunities to earn little bits of income here and there. These little bits of income have been just what we needed. I have had time to start my blogs, which is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. The best part…..we have extra money.  How does that happen?  Our income is nearly $1000 less than it was, yet we have more than we need.  I am happier than I have been in a long time, and my friends and family have made the same observation.

How DOES that happen?  The better question is WHY?  It’s because God promised us He would be faithful when we ask Him.  All He asks of us is to be faithful in return.  Admittedly, it’s not always easy being faithful.  When you don’t know where your next house payment is coming from, yet you still place that tithe check in the plate on Sunday morning…it’s really hard.  But He honors that.  Time and time again I have seen it. I have received checks in the mail for insurance dividends that I didn’t know existed.  I even was invited to participate in an interview on parenting and was paid $60 for that! sunset 001

God is truly amazing.  He has a sense of humor and can be a little weird.  But hey so can I! I guess maybe I’m more like Him than I thought.  My hope is to become more like Him everyday.

Friends – there is always ALWAYS a blessing to be found.  Just believe it’s there and you will find it. Philippians 1:6 says this; Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  

Cling to that promise.  He has so much more in store for us than we could ever imagine.  He is God afterall. 🙂

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When you hit rock bottom – remember Jesus IS the rock.

Yours, O LORD, …


His love endures.....

His love endures…..

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.~~1 Chronicles 29:11

Did you notice the word “everything” in the above quote?  That means everything. Our home, our car, our pets, our lives.

A few years back my husband and I were having some financial struggles.  Amidst all of it, our furnace stopped working. In the middle of winter.  In the middle of the coldest week of that winter. In the middle of a Sunday when even if we could afford the repairs, there was no one to call.

Instead of panicking, we looked at each other and had the same thought.  It’s not OUR furnace anyways.  Then we looked up and said “Hey God!  Fix your furnace would you!”

We left it at that and headed out to what happened to be a bible study on managing your finances in a biblical way.  We were gone about 3 hours.  Not once did we think about our ailing furnace.

It wasn’t until later that evening when we had been home several hours that it occurred to us.  The furnace was running!  It had been running since we got home and we didn’t even realize it.

Why are we so surprised when God comes through for us?  He never lets us down.  Yet we are always so amazed when He shows us His faithfulness.

In the coming week, ask God to take care of that rattle in His car or that leaky faucet.  Have faith!  He will come through for you.  It might be a sudden fix, or maybe it will be a financial solution to help you afford repairs; But He is faithful to the end.

Take some time to listen to this song and give it all to Him.

God will put the pieces of your life together.


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From where I’m standing
Lord it’s so hard for me to see
Where this is going
And where You’re leading me
I wish I knew how
All my fears and all my questions
Are gonna play out
In a world I can’t control
Oh, ohWhen I’m lost in the mystery
To You my future is a memory
Cause You’re already there
You’re already there
Standing at the end of my life
Waiting on the other side
And You’re already there
You’re already thereOh, oh, oh, ohFrom where You’re standing
Lord, You see a grand design
That You imagined
When You breathed me into life
And all the chaos
Comes together in Your hands
Like a masterpiece
Of Your picture perfect plan
When I’m lost in the mystery
To You my future is a memory
Cause You’re already there
You’re already there
Standing at the end of my life
Waiting on the other side
And You’re already there
You’re already there

One day I’ll stand before You
And look back on the life I’ve lived
I can’t wait to enjoy the view
And see how all the pieces fit

One day I’ll stand before You
And look back on the life I’ve lived
Cause You’re already there
You’re already there
When I’m lost in the mystery
To You my future is a memory
Cause You’re already there
You’re already there
Standing at the end of my life
Waiting on the other side
And You’re already there
You’re already there

You are already there

~Casting Crowns

 

God is Alive and well – how much proof do you need?


Ya know – so many of us allow questions to take over our thoughts.  We ask “What if God is nothing more than a bronze statue?” “Why does God allow bad things to happen?” “Where is God when innocent children are shot and killed?”  We also question our own faith….faith we have been taught since childhood.

Here’s the thing – I don’t have the answers.  I am as broken and confused as anyone else.  I am nothing but a beautiful mess trying to navigate my way through life.  Most of the time I can’t even see where I am going – but I go anyways; because time has a way of going by whether we want it to or not.  

Here is just something to think about….music.  Christianity – having a relationship with a living God – is the only belief system wherein there is an entire industry of music.  Christian artists range anywhere from hard metal to instrumental.  There is something for everyone.  How and why would such a large industry exist if there was not a living God pouring His spirit over it?

Sure there are songs about buddha  and various gods, but Christian music is huge.  I would even venture to say that if you were to listen to it for a week, you would notice a positive change in your outlook.

We are fortunate to have 2 local christian radio stations.  WBCL in Fort Wayne, Indiana and YES FM in Toledo, Ohio.  Both of them can be heard online around the world.

So there you go – just another thought to pass along to you on this wintery Valentines Day.  If you are feeling alone – know that Jesus has His arms open and waiting just for you.  Find some christian music online – if you listen close – you will hear Him talking right to you – right where you are – wherever you are.  He is there.Image