Category Archives: Changes

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!

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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.

You never know when you will need it.

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I know that today is Thanksgiving and this is not what you would think I would be doing today but it is.

Let me explain a few things with our family, years ago as our daughters started getting married we changed the day that this family celebrates Thanksgiving. We do it on Saturday after the real day so that maybe just maybe everyone can be there.

As your family grows up and out it makes it harder and harder to get them all home for the holidays. So I came up with this plan to change the date so they can spend Thanksgiving with who ever they would like, just come on over for dinner on Saturday.

this has worked for years, I have gotten to have all of my four children and all of my 6 grand babies plus extended family like nieces and nephews here for one great day.

Well this year we will be lacking a few people, not all of the kids can make it because of jobs and things. Non of the nieces and nephews will be able to make.. We are in hopes of all getting together for Christmas which will be in late January. Yes  we reschedule that one too.

So the point of this post is not that we are odd and move Holiday, but that we are buying a house and I can’t find our W-2 for 2014.

I know two years ago right, but you don’t understand I can find every pay stub for that year if you asked me what I bought on may 12th 2014 I could tell you I have the receipts for everything that I have ever spent money on for the last 10 years.

Yes that is nuts.

The one peace of paper that I need I can’t find.

Yes I can get a new one from a few places and I will, but it just escapes me of where it could have gone.

I may need an interventions to help me get throw this.

What the heck I think I will go shopping now…….

See Ya.

Where you lead I will follow!

It is hard for me to reach out and say that I need help. There are so many people that want or need something from me, how do I say “help me”.

As as pastors wife, life is hard you can’t speak of your needs for it shows how human you are. And we all know that a pastor’s wife is above it all and can handle all things right!

Not, I am just as much a woman trying to figure out this life as you are, I am just under the microscope each day and not meeting your needs.

I have not shared much on my blog in the last year because I am afraid that it will have a side ways affect on what my husband had been called to do. Which is to preach God’s word and to grow His kingdom. Not to please man and tickle your ears to make you feel good.

To make an impacted on this town, this neighborhood, this Church for God the only way we know how, by loving people.  It may not look like what you have seen in the past our what you are use to. It is from the heart.

I now live in the desert in more ways than one, I have followed my husband and believe this is God’s calling for our lives. Because that is my calling, to follow my husband in all things and to give God all the glory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where you go I will find you!

I know that I have not been writing much lately, okay not at all that I have shared with you. I know that I have been called to this new place to do good works for the glory of God. It is just trying to understand what those works are to be, is the hard part. Plus fitting in to a new community and a church family with all new rules has been hard for me.

So I will admit that I have been doing all kinds of stuff that I could say is for the Lord, but I know it is not. I do not want to be one of those people on the last day that God tells me He does not know me because I have been to busy running to and fro doing His so called works.

Sorry just a note to say, almost six months in the desert will help you see things clearly. God bless.