Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Quilt That Keeps On Giving

This quilt has taken our church through three fund raisers (you may read the testimony of the bus in my previous blog "A Small Miracle?") and now it is giving joy to Linda... (This quilt was donated by Kathy Ellzey, an award winning quilter)

Linda is a well deserving woman... Kathy says she does have quilts (one on every bed!), but what she makes now is given away to children, grandchildren, etc. She now finds very little time to complete quilts because she is so busy working and being wife, mom, and Grammy to her family.

She is also very involved in community activities. She is a very giving person, and does a wonderful job as director of the COA in Many. She really goes the extra mile to provide needed services and activities that are relevant and fun for people, but sadly she gets very few “thank-yous” for the job she does. She allows Kathy's quilt group (and other organizations and individuals) to use their facility at no-charge. She goes out of her way to be friendly to everyone, and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Way to go Linda!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Offer Yourselves Willingly

God is speaking these days... to those who will sit in His presence and wait on Him. He has prophetic direction for us and for those who will offer themselves willingly to be part of what He is doing...
Here in this place it is an enemy of poverty, but God has His people, those who offer themselves willingly. Bless the Lord!
(Pictured are some of us at the food box assembly in May)
Judges 5:2,9
When leaders lead in Israel, when the people willingly offer themselves, Bless the LORD!...My heart is with the rulers of Israel who offered themselves willingly with the people. Bless the LORD!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Trust In God

My husband John recently went to Mexico with four pastors and three others to preach the good news of God's word and bring hope to the hopeless. The day after the team left, plastered all over the news was talk of swine flu. You can imagine my concern and if I may be quite honest, a little anxious! I called him and asked him if he should turn around and come home (now that's faith!), but he calmly reassured me that the best course of action would be to pray and leave everything up to God.

My husband reaffirmed in me two things. One, if God has asked you to do something and you have stepped out in faith to do it, don't turn back, but trust Him to take care of every circumstance. Two, make sure you hear Him clearly. If you know you have heard, nothing can deter your mission. No storm, no persecution, NO SWINE FLU!

I am thankful for a good, solid, wise husband to bring God's Word, clarity and calm to my emotions when I need it most. Thank You Lord for the gift he is to me!!!

Mark 16:15-18
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”