God you are in control in all things!

So you just never know where life is going to take you. It is kind of like a roller coaster, the only difference is you choose to take the ride on a coaster. In life you just hang on.

The question is when life tosses you a curve ball who do you pass it on to?

For me it is easy, I am going to run to my Heavenly Father for all strength, peace, hope, healing and comfort.

Today I am on a hard road trip, I am dealing with a health issue that I will tell you more about once we know the outcome.

I ask for your prayers please!


Happy Birthday! Mom

You have been gone now for almost 30 years, it is hard to look at my life and think about the things you have missed out on because of the day someone took your life from us.

As I enjoy each of my 8 grand children, getting to be Grammie to them, and Mom to my children, it hurts my heart you only knew one of my kids. You never got to live long enough to meet my husband and the two wonderful girls I married after you died.

You never got to meet the little girl that looked just like both of us and has your name.

There are so many things you have not been here to see, but I pray you can see from where you are. The impact your life has made on mine and those who are part of my world is incredible!

Many years ago, right after I married Scott and we had our youngest daughter, we took a family picture and I placed one of those pictures in the bottom of the flower urn so you could meet my new family.

Over these past 30 years, some years I have missed you and some I have been mad that you are gone. I know it’s not your fault you are no longer with us, but it is hard to be mad at the person who caused the accident, especially since I don’t even know their name.

The lady that took your life took my Mom, my children’s Meme, and my grand children’s Great Meme. I forgive that person, but I miss what we could have shared as a family.

Now with four grown children, two spouse’s, a Shane, seven beautiful grand daughters, and our Jackson Paul, it would be nice to have you be part of our world and help love on all these kiddos.

Mom meet my world.

We have two that are camera shy, Steven who you know and loved, and Jonathan. Miss you Mom, Happy Birthday!

That is all I got today! God bless you and yours.

Pray First

Over the last two years there have been so many changes in my life that it is hard to know what to say about it all.

Have all the changes been good?

I would have to say that it has been a rough road to travel, so many new things in my world. Some good and some not so good.

It is hard to find balance sometimes as the world around you changes.

You need to find firm footing. You may ask were do you find that, well it is only with my Lord and Savior that I have even made it to this point in life, so He is the one I look to for understanding when life is hard.

I can only speak for myself but I know that with out God in my life I could not get out of bed each day.

This world that we live in is hard, life is hard. As we face the struggles of each day living with family, work, health and the world. It can grow heavy on your heart to know what you can change and what you need to learn to cope with.

I PRAY FIRST, I am unable to stand on my own and wouldn’t want to. I tried life on my own and ended up trying to take my life. So I will pray first and trust in God to lead me where I should go.

That is all I got for now, Peace out!

To Belize or not to Belize

AfricaAs some of you may know, my honey went to Niger Africa at the end of January. It was a life changing trip for not only him, but for our whole church. Scott got to see what the church looks like outside of the USA, and it closely resembles the first century church. The church of Jesus’ time.

We here in the USA have gotten to where we show up to church on Sunday, and maybe a mid week study if we can fit it into our schedules. Most of the time we really are lucky to even make it to Sunday every week. (National polls report that Christians believe that once to twice a month is average attendance, and that is good enough for them.)

I had someone tell me they love the Lord, but they just don’t want to spend every Sunday at Church. God forbid, you have a fellowship after church, it just takes up the whole day!

So when my honey came home from Africa after seeing the pastor and his family had an open door policy, day and night to anyone in need of prayer or help, he was amazed.

Some may think, ‘How can that be, what about family time? What about private time?’ You have to understand, in these countries, not everyone will have a Bible to read or a Christian friend to call when in need of help or understanding. The people of Niger have Jesus and the Holy Spirit giving them a hunger to share the Love of God with other’s.

After seeing this and having it make a great impact on his life and on the way he sees things, he couldn’t wait to show others.

The next trip is already in the planning. This one will be for the youth of our church to go to Belize and work with kids in an orphanage. There are many different ways for the youth to learn from the kids in Belize and to share Gods love with the orphans. We are in prayer that this will be a life changing experience for all who go.

So the point of this post is we need to raise money, $1600. per person. We need some idea’s of how we can do that. Plus I ask for your prayers for the team going, to not only build the team that will be impacted the most but will have the most impact on the lives that they touch.

If you would like to donate directly, you can. Either online at: www.youcaring.com/lifespringonmission Or send a check directly to our church: LifeSpring Foursquare 245 S Norma St Ridgecrest Ca. 93555

Thank you for your help it will have a un-belize-able impact.

Death do us apart!

My honey and I have been married 30 years,…. Wow right! It is hard in the world today with the microwave mentality of I have to have it now, or a McDonald’s view of my way. To even think of being able to live 30 years with someone because it is not always about what you what or need.

In a good marriage you should be looking to make the other person happy even if at times it is not what you what. It is about talking to one another about feelings, emotions dreams for tomorrow and the struggles of today. It is not about am I happy, but the support we give to each other.

Take the time to do for each other, show one another love in the little ways.