Monday, August 10, 2009

I saw God.

UPDATE I talked to a friend of the family in the SUV. Both husband and wife are suppose to be released from the hospital either today or tomorrow (Tuesday). Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!!

Patience and I went to Plainview on Saturday and were almost involved in this.

SUV ran a stop sign and pulled on to the highway. I was able to swerve and miss him, but the little red car in the left lane was not.
I am so thankful that I did not hit him, because I would have swung him around and this would have been a head on.

Woman and her son in this car were taken by ambulance to Lubbock with non-life threatening injuries. This is one awesome woman. When I got to her car she was already on the phone with 911. Thank God for air bags...

Husband and his wife in the SUV were airlifted to Lubbock. The wife who was not driving was the most seriously injured. The young man kneeling next to the car is their son, he was not involved in the accident, but was one of the first on the scene. Please be praying for this family. If I hear how they are doing I will update you.

Now to the most awesome part of this story. This is six year old J, she and her Yorkie were sitting in the back seat of the SUV. She WALKED away with no injuries and was taken to a local hospital to be checked out before she and her brother went to Lubbock to be with their parents.

Look again at the picture where her brother is kneeling. Not a dent or a ding in that door.

All I have to do is look at this smiling face, to know just how AWESOME my Father is.

If this isn't a miracle, I don't know what is.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ok, I have to brag

Patience and I went to Plainview today, so she could visit her husband. We stopped in Lubbock on the way home and visited two of my favorite stores Mardel and Lifeway. I picked up the Me Myself and Lies workbook by Jennifer Rothschild for the LPM Summer Bible Study at Lifeway. But, I hit the jackpot at Mardel. See what I got for the sum of 66 dollars and some change.

Please look closely at the second picture. I scored an ESV Leather Bound Study Bible for $22.99, thank you Jesus!!! The front of the box has a sticker on it that says misprint.

When I die and get to heaven, my dream job would be the position of caretaker for all the Bibles that have also died and gone to heaven. Jews believe that anything that has God or any of the forms of our Heavenly Father's name written in it or on it can not be thrown away, but have to be buried. So, I want the job of caring for these wonderful friends that have been entrusted to us, to encourage, grow, correct and point us to Jesus.

If you know anything about me at all, it's that I am a Bible person. I love them, and I love to give them away. I do not know who this Bible is meant for, but until it's rightful person comes along I will enjoy it, and praise God for the gift of it. I am also a big believer in Discipleship. I think that when someone makes a profession of faith, that you should place a Bible in one hand and an accountability partner in the other. When you introduce someone to Christ, their reality is changed, and until they get their feet under them, they need someone to help this new reality stick. We are losing way to many people because of a lack of one on one discipleship (sorry I will get off that soapbox). Anyway if you are looking for a wonderful discipleship tool, my I introduce you to the New Believers Bible it was also included in my jackpot find. This is a Bible that I truly believe in for new believer or people seeking God. I have personally seen this Bible bring people to Christ.

I also picked up Anne Jackson's new book Mad Church Disease and can not wait to start it. If you live in or around the Lubbock TX area, she is going to be speaking at Turning Point Community Church on July 5th and in Dallas TX at The Oaks Church on July 12th. I found Anne when she was in India with Compassion International. A woman of God she is.

Then on top of that God blessed me with some good girlfriend time with Patience. The only way this day could get any better is if Jesus came and said let's go. If only it were today, me and my Bibles long for home.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Chair.

This is my quiet time chair. The place where I come and spend time alone with God. That is if I can get the cats out of it. If they are not in it. Elvis is. I guess that they are keeping my place warm for me.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Angela, McMama, and Raechel have all written a wonderful post in regards to B and April Rose. Please go and read it.

The blog has been removed, but B should not be, in fact Beccah should be at the top of each and everyone of our prayer lists, and before you go and get your hurt and your pout on, I will quote the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who suffered far worse than we ever will to you, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." It is not our place to judge, it is our place to pray.

Pray also for Angela, McMama, and Raechel, that our most gracious heavenly Father will give them peace, rest, and wisdom. These ladies have shown us what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ, and to love without boundaries.

God is good all the time.

Please be praying

Couple of prayer request please.

My daughter Magan had some day surgery done today. She is sore and not feeling well. I am going to go over and help with the gbabies tomorrow, but after that she will be on her own. Taylor who is four is some help, but Brenden is just 16 months old, and Hayley is nearly 2 months old, so she has her hands full.

My friend Patience is having a CT Scan biopsy tomorrow on her Thyroid. There is a growth attached to the Thyroid. She has no insurance.

Please be praying for my friends Robert and Sue. Robert had a head on with a deer on his motorcycle back in April and progress has been slow. They have moved him from here to a long term facility in a larger area. So Sue is away from him during the week. This is the Caring Bridge Site. If you have the time please read through the messages left by visitors, the one from the Sheriff that was the first responders is very powerful.

Also be praying for me. I have been in a bit of a funk lately. The divorce is moving forward, and according to the kids, Rusty is wanting this over so he can marry the "love of his life" in August. I am trying so hard to be kind and not bitter, but when you are left with the bills and responsibility, while somebody gets "paid" to go play, it's hard.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Praising God

Go read this and be blessed.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Whole Heart Faith Week 2 Day 1

Well, like I said on FB today struggling...losing...struggling...maintaining...struggling.

And I do, I struggle with this walk every day. With finding time to spend in the Word and in prayer, then attempting to walk out what I am hearing. That is where I am failing...badly. I hear and I so want to do, but it's like I walk out of my refuge in to the world, and it just doesn't take to kindly to me wanting a whole heart faith that seeks after God. Either that, or I can be a woman of God at home, where it is safe, there are few distractions, no one to yell at, no one to jump on, no one to blame (except Elvis). Yet when I leave the house and join the world, there are way to many distractions. The biggest one being me. I want to fit, and I "hide" the fact that I am seeking God, so that others will not laugh and ridicule me. (I get that enough as it is). I had to go search out a poem that I wrote many moons ago that so seems to fit.

What Would Happen?

What Would Happen if I could see Jesus?
Would I sit and talk or show Him off?
Would He be a hit, or would He be ashamed?
Would He walk with pride by my side?
Or hide His face in embarrassment?
With my friends gathered round would He enter in
Or turn and walk the other way?
Do I really want to know, or am I afraid
What would happen if I could see Jesus?

I am finding it very hard to let go of my old "master". He is a devil of a taskmaster, and I do not like serving him. But he is the reality I know, and that is a cop out. I choose to cling to the old, while trying to grasp the hand of God. He is just out of reach. He needs me to choose to let go of the old master, before I grab hold of the One True Master. He is standing there arms open wide saying "jump baby, I've got you". And I try, oh I try. It's only the tips of my fingers touching the tips of the old master's, and I know it only a hop, skip, and a jump into my Father's arms. But, it's a million miles from my feet to His arms, and so I ease back feeling my fingers sliding across the old master's palms. I don't grasp it like I use to, and he does not grasp mine. Because he knows he doesn't have to, he holds me with fear. Fear of that chasm that is so deep and so wide that there is no way my Father can catch me before I fall. And I think, if He would just come get me, just snatch me up and carry me off, but He won't cause it my choice, and my will. So He stands there arms open wide, smile on His face, and a tear in His eye, just waiting, never tiring, never scolding, just waiting...