Archive | August 2012

Living Water by Bob Carlisle

My beautiful and talented 15 year old daughter singing in church. She doesn’t realize how much she ministers to me every time she sings.


This young woman nailed it!!! All I can do is say listen, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Walter Bright

preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

2 Timothy 4:2-5

P4CM presents Rhetoric 2012, the largest Christian Poetry event. Featured P4CM Poet Jackie Hill delivered her poem “Jig-A-Boo” in front of an audience of nearly 3,000 people. For more poetry and to know when the next Rhetoric will take please check out:

View original post

I Trust You

I can’t begin to tell you how much this song is ministering to me right now.

I want to cry out “WHERE ARE YOU LORD??? I feel like I’m drowning. I can’t take another day”.

Then I hear Him whisper “trust me”.

“But LORD,” I say “I can’t pay my bills, rent is coming due again and I don’t have it. My kids are about to start school and I have nothing for them. No school clothes, no school supplies, Lord I’m weary.”

and again He says, “Trust me”

As tears stream down my face, “Lord my car broke down today. It seized up. I couldn’t put on my brakes. The intersection was right there, cars driving by. My car began to shake and whine, my steering froze up. Father I was so scared. I pressed down my brakes and nothing.” Shaking, I cry out again, “I trust you LORD”

This has been my life, the car part happened today. And when my car came to a stop just before the intersection all I could think was “Thank you LORD”. A few more inches who knows what could have happened.

A dear friend of mine said to me today that she looks at the storms as training. He is preparing us for what is to come. Another friend told me that as we are waiting for the answer to remember that God is not just preparing us, but he is preparing those around us that may need to be in place to help, assist, encourage, whatever it may be. He is working on their hearts, preparing them to be their for you.

Ever since my husband and I decided to start this non-profit one thing after another has tried to derail us. The devil has been hard at work trying to take our eyes off God. I’m here today to tell you that he can keep trying with all his might but my GOD will defeat him every time. There is no weapon that can be formed against me that will conquer because my GOD IS ABLE.

So YES I TRUST YOU LORD through every trial, through every tribulation, through every thing imaginable I TRUST YOU LORD.

I will not crumble because my foundation is solid. And like the song we sing in church says, “God has given me the authority Satan to walk all over you!!!”

So whatever your trial, trust HIM.

No Weapon

Sharing with you this morning because I really needed it so I figure someone else out there may too. Trust in Him! Believe in Him! Have Faith in Him! NO WEAPON is strong enough if you give it all to God and trust He has it covered. If nobody else has your back, He does. If nobody else will listen, He will. If nobody else will lift you up, He will. When you feel alone and like the world is attacking you, He will cover you with His shield. When you feel you have given all you can, He will give the rest. Just trust Him. Let go and give it ALL to HIM. With Christ ALL things are possible. Break free from the chains that bind you and give it all to Him.

Back to the Grind!

We have been back from our relaxing wonderful do nothing week at the beach for a week now and this is the first time I’ve had a chance to sit down and write. Life has become so busy it’s hard to remember to breathe sometimes. I can say though I love what we are doing and wouldn’t have it any other way.

So first let me just tell you how much I love the beach. I love the smell, the sounds, the people, the cool breeze, and the laid back atmosphere. I love the peace I feel when I stare at the ocean. I love the feeling of being a child again, I love the feeling I get when I run from the waves in the ocean or play in the sand. I love the smiles on my kids’ faces, the laughter, and the family time. We didn’t spend not one penny while at the coast and we had the most fun ever. We swam every day, played board games, ping-pong, and pool. I completed an entire book. We walked on the beach, built a sand castle (um or at least tried to), and played in the ocean. It was truly a relaxing time full of joy and laughter. Just the renewal of spirit, mind, and body I needed to come back to this fast paced life.

Now we are working hard to sort, tag, and clean all our new donations. We picked up an entire U-Haul full of things three days after we got back and we now have two huge units full of donations. It’s all very exciting and a little overwhelming. We really need to find a building to set up shop in (and a donor wouldn’t hurt either, someone who has the same passion). The rummage’s are so much work and although I love the connections with the community we are making we really, really, really need a store front.

I dream of the day we are completely set up and we can reach into the lives of the youth and really make an impact. Our logo is almost complete and with school about to start I should be able to reach the lady I’ve been trying to contact all summer (I’m sure budget cuts had her not working through the summer), so that we can make a connection with the youth and really find out where the need is and how we can best help.

Everything is falling into place, God has been providing everything and I can’t wait to see what he has planned for us next.

If I could please ask for your help, we need your prayers. My husband is supposed to be going back to work soon, and it is our prayer that he won’t have to. Please pray with us for God’s will in our lives. We are praying for him to be laid off with severance. For this to happen it would be an act of God because they are not doing layoffs and really don’t have any need to. However, this would give us the cushion we need to get things started. Also, please be in prayer for a building and a work truck both of which are very important for what we are doing. Thank you for praying and agreeing with me. I pray God’s will and blessings in your lives.