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My Name

There was a story I recently shared of a young woman who had the opportunity to teach a sweet class of children.  By the end of the day, she laughed with her family as she reflected on the day.  One of the greatest things that impacted that day was that she never realized how many times she would have to hear her own name from this class of children.  The entire day consisted of hearing things like:  “Mrs. Smith, I don’t know what to do”, “Mrs. Smith, can you help me tie my shoe?

He made a change...now what?

I have been looking back over our journey and began thinking of how much God has done in our life.  I look at not only how much He has changed who I am in knowing Him through the salvation experience I made many years ago, but more so how He has changed me as an individual, a wife, a friend, and even a servant for Him.  In the last blog, I pointed out the importance of how Knowing Him seems to make a change on us not only inwardly, but outwardly as well.  I was reminded of a the old song entitled, “He made a change”.

1-31-13 - KNOW THE LORD

I once heard, “you don’t throw something away just because it’s a little broken”.  I see how applicable this is when it comes to our lives as well.  This week has been no exception.
 
This week, I have encountered stories from other women who are struggling with areas in their lives.  One young lady came to me and discussed some areas in her life where she has begun to see she needs something more.  She has lived a life of drugs and alcohol, of immorality, and great sin.  She had even been told by someone that she was not worthy of the Christian life and God couldn’t forgive her.

It's Raining

Here we are on the east coast in what continues to be rainy weather. The forecast continues to show us that there is more in sight. The weather continues to bring in not just rain, but cold, potential freezing rain and even snow. As we have listened to the forecast, we actually have enjoyed the continual rainfall. As we seek the Lord each morning, it has been so neat to sit inside our camper and hear that pouring rain as it falls atop the roof. The rain continues to pour, sometimes slowly, and other times at a steady, even pace.

Who Defines It?

How do you define what ministry is? How do you decide to whom you will minister? Do you choose someone by their race, their hair color, or even shape or size? Do you only minister someone(s) only when they are in a major crisis? How is someone to decide what real ministry is? Is ministry only in the church? Do we only minister to the sick and ailing or sing carols at Christmas to shut-ins and those who are lonely? So how should we really define what ministry should like to others or even to ourselves?

Ending Well and Starting Fresh

Well, we were so blessed to end the year 2012 with family and friends in Texas.  What a delight it was to travel back to Texas and share the holiday season there.  The blog suffered a bit through the holiday season as we entered the Texas scene.  We hit the ground running though.  We did not spend much computer time as we were spending a great deal of “people time”.  So, how do we sum up the first trip out to the Northeast and our return?  We sum it up asking God to make the foundation SURE, STRONG, and SECURE in Him.