The intention of this blog is just to share with you the way God works in my everyday life. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Do you ever feel like no one listens? Did you hear me? I said, "Do you ever feel like no one listens?"

Maybe I feel this way because I have felt misunderstood my entire life. (If my Dad reads this, I know he will get what I'm saying.) I think I am one of the most honest, straight-forward, blunt, cut-to-the-chase type people, but what is it???? Is that just a different language to the rest of the world?

I say what I feel, exactly how I mean it and exactly how I feel it. I do try to be polite and considerate, but I am not manipulative or wishy-washy. You can take what I say at face-value. So, what's the deal?

Blah, blah, blah.....yada, yada, yada.......Is that all anyone hears.

No, I know what they quote a Toby Keith song...

"Wanna talk about me. Wanna talk about my. Wanna talk about #1 on my, me mine. What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see......yeah I like talkin' 'bout you, you, you, you usually, but occassionally.....I wanna talk about me."

Sounds selfish. Yeah, it is. Hmmmm....

When no one listens, and you have a lot to say, what do you do?


I love you, Lord.

When I get tired of listening and no one returning the favor, YOU always do. Why? Why do you care? Who am I, that YOU are mindful of me?

Thank you Lord for revealing the answer in my thoughts as I typed out of self-pity. Thank you!

I just heard this on tv.....Love will multiply, not divide.

I wonder if anyone who reads this will really hear what I am saying.....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Wow!! I had to write about tonight's FAITH visitation. God is so good! He is definitely in the details!

So, we go to church for FAITH class, we are dismissed to go to our prospective homes, and Brother Gary reminds us to take some apple butter. Bill leaves his Bible on the top of his truck while he gets the apple butter. We head down the road, Bill's Bible flies off the roof of his truck! We turn around stop in the middle of the road. Bill is out there collecting his stuff, and the guy coming the opposite way stops. Bill thanks him for stopping, gives him an invitation to revival. Goes to the car that has had to stop behind us, thanks them for stopping, invites them to revival.

Then, we are headed to Willard. We find the home of the people we are wanting to visit. We give them different info about the church tell them if they have any concerns, etc. let us know. We pray with them and we leave.

As we drive off, we discuss what has happened. We know the man is recently saved, but what about the wife? We don't know? Why didn't we ask her? Why didn't we present the FAITH presentation to her? So, about Reedville, we turn around and go back.

Their front door is still open, and they invite us back in. Bill asks the wife the key question....
In your personal opinion, what do you understand it takes for a person to get to Heaven and have eternal life?

She stumbles a little, and he asks if he can share with her what the Bible says? She says yes. She is so receptive. For the next hour, hour and a half, the three of us share the gospel with her. Bill shares the FAITH presentation as well as other scriptures, we all give personal testimonies. We ask if she is ready to be saved?

Not today.

We talk a little more, continue to share, offer to answer any questions she might have. We give her all three of our phone numbers, ask her husband if he could lead her in the sinner's prayer if she realized after we were gone that she did want to be saved. She never acted upset, she never acted like she wanted us to leave. She was very receptive and even thanked us for taking the time to talk to her about this. Before we left, we asked one last time, "are you sure you don't want to take care of this tonight?"

Not tonight.

Some may say that we failed. Some may say our "techniques" were flawed. Some may say that we were not doing what God wanted us to do at that appointed time.

You know what I say? Praise God!! Praise God for His Holy Spirit!! Praise God for His intervention!!! The seed was sown. We had a wonderful visit. A soul was not saved on this particular visit tonight, but God reigns. He still has a plan, we were still used. We may have been the only ones who benefited from the visit, but we did. We were so blessed by tonight. All we could talk about all the way back to the church was God's goodness! He allowed us to be used of Him tonight. Thank you, Lord!

Well, then, on US 60, we just missed a deer. Bill was on the phone with Brother Gary, and Teri and I screamed as Bill swerved, just missing the deer's ear within inches. At that same moment, the phone went dead. Poor Gary! Can you imagine what he was thinking on his end? Teri called him right back to let him know that we were ok. He was relieved to say the least.

We usually get back to church by 9. Tonight, it was after ten. But, Oh God! wasn't it good!?!?

It was a wonderful night. Tammy, I am praying that you are having a restless night of conviction, and that you will say "yes" before it is too late!

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Day in the Life...

Well, it has been quite awhile since my first and last blog. So, here goes........

Today was a crazy day. I think that once you have commited your life to Christ, passed 30, and have many people that love you, your bad days should be almost non-existent. I agree that attitude is everything. You cannot control your surrounding, situations that are occuring, or the people you encounter, but you can change your attitude. God is in control, and we can be thankful for that. We can be thankful that nothing is left to "chance." It is not about karma, fate, serendipity. It is all about Him. He is in control.

Well, that being said. Today was rough. To say the least.

I overslept. Bad, bad way to start any day, especially for me. I am a morning person, strangely, and I hate to sleep late. I love waking up when it is still dark, sitting in my spot in the living room and opening up the good book. Pulling my afgan over my lap as I eat my cereal and (currently) explore my Beth Moore study, "To Live is Christ." I love the quiet, the newness of the morning, the promise God has given me with this new day.

I didn't get that this morning. Fifteen after ten. Yep. That's what I said. What? I know, crazy! Who sleeps that late once you've finished college!?! Shortly after waking, the phone rang. Lord help me! The caller, my father-in-law, suggested that I wake my sleeping husband to go pick up a load of cattle. Yes, George was still sleeping too, but he had a good excuse. He had devoted 8 hours of night time to AK Steel. How to wake him??? Should I go in and say, "Surprise! You get to go load cattle today!"

How about, "Guess what honey, I don't think you'll have to go deer hunting today afterall! Aren't you relieved!?"

Well, I took the straight forward approach. Yeah, neither of us was very happy. And that's how it started........not so laid back, early to rise, early to the sack......none of that John Denver stuff. As the day progressed, events like uninstalling a washer and dryer, installing a new washer and dryer, first returning the beat-up, not bolted together original washer, and a few choice words from two people who woke up on the wrong side of the bed and some heated up left overs filled in the gaps. Now here I sit. George is back to AK for another midnight turn, and I am at the computer. Tomorrow is church, and as far as I'm concerned, it can't come soon enough.

Goodnight all!