Friday, November 27, 2015
It started off okay since we knew that we weren't going to be able to go anywhere which was real hard for Harold since we were looking forward to going to his daughters house for our Thanksgiving dinner. This was very special to him since he had never been invited to visit there before and was looking so forward to it. As the day went on we only had one call from our kids (we have four) and that was the youngest one and her daughter who is 5 called to wish Papa and Nana a happy Thanksgiving. It was so sweet. She had been sick herself and we were so glad she was getting better and was able to go eat Thanksgiving with the family.
Jill who is one of my many adopted kids called and brought us a wonderful turkey dinner and this was such a blessing. I had been sitting around feeling like these two old people no one wanted to call or even think about. I know that sounds terrible but it is what was going on in my mind. I started thinking about my Mom and Dad and wondered if I ever neglected to think about them on any of the major Holidays because I was so wrapped up in my agenda and what I wanted to do. Did I forget to call them or acknowledge they were unable to attend a family function? I sure hope I didn't but when you have your own kids and lives it is sometimes hard to keep all the balls in the air when you have so many things pulling at you. Then the 700 club came on and there were so many stories about being thankful for what you have and not dwelling on what you don't have. There was one particular story that made Harold and I look at each other and then we both expressed to each other how we had been feeling. I even told Harold at one point, at least people in nursing homes have nurse aids to give them turkey dinner even if it's ground up and feed to you with a straw. LOL
Well I got sick of the pity party and started thanking God for all He has given us and for me this turned our whole day around. I had been feeling or trying not to feel anything. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband who loves me and cares for me when I can't care for myself and that I am able to care for him when he needs it. I started praying for Harold to be healed and not worrying about what anyone else did or didn't do. I was blessed to have a wonderful dinner brought to us and then the door bell rang and a friend of mine who lost her husband a few years back showed up with more food for Harold and me.
God is so good to us. I just don't know how people go through life not acknowledging the love of the Father. What do they have when things don't go the way they think they should or bad things happen. Where do they find their joy in bad situations? I know for me I desire to give glory in all situations to the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I really desire all my children and their children for generations come to know and accept the love that God has for them.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.
I'm not sure who has heard of John Bevere but he has this new book out called Good or God. I recommend that if you haven't gotten it and are reading it that you do. He has some good information in it. It is like everything else pray over the information and search the scriptures for yourselves. This book gives you a good starting place to study and know the Word for yourself. One thing he talks about in the book is that if a soldier was going into a mind field and the soldier had a detailed map of where each bomb and booby trap was would he glance at it and then put it in his back pocket and proceed or would he try to look over and study it for a while and then put it into his back pack then proceed out into the mind field on his memory our would he hold it in his hand and sturdy it as he walked through the mind field carefully watching every step he took with the map. Well that's how we should look at the Word of God as our map through the mind field of the enemy's camp. So as I see it, the best place to keep the Word of the Lord is in our hands studying it so that we don't fall into a trap of the enemy. That's kind of how I started out the day yesterday on Thanksgiving with my map in my back pocket then once I realized it I took it out and started to study the ground I was treading on. Thank you God for Your grace and mercy which is new every morning.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The reason I find this so important is that Harold has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and palindromic rheumatism. We are getting help from Nancy who has been in remission for sometime due to diet change. She is a real blessing and is very kind to help us with this.
We sometimes question whether we're in the right place and under the right circumstance as though God somehow lost track of us while we are in a predicament. Then I spend way to much time and energy praying asking God to get me out of the situation instead of asking God how he would like to use me in the midst of whatever is going on. I want to use every situation to learn to be Jesus like. I want to see every problem as an opportunity.
God has given Harold a vision to get a trailer set up to take to disaster areas with chain saws, generators, gas and cooking supplies. So today we decided that no matter how much he is hurting, we are going to look for a trailer and carry on with the vision God has given Harold. We did find one for $1500 and are just going to believe that God will supply the money it takes to get it. We already have a lot of the supplies needed to fill the trailer.
So if anyone wants to pray for us please pray that God supplies all the needs and encouragement to help us to keep on going forward in this endeavor God has put on Harold's heart.
Praise God in all things and all situations for guidance and what will Glorify God.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, September 6, 2010
I was telling Harold the other day that I think that sometimes people get so hung up on physical healing that they forget to look to God for the best possible way to deal with the spiritual side of things. I know that God has healed my spirit and given me the ability to go through anything that happens in my life and still give God the glory and praise with joy in my heart. This is the true healing when you can look at your situation and know that God is in control no matter what happens. I am not saying that God does not heal people physically because I have seen that in my life and others. God had the ability to do what ever He chooses to do. I will write later when I find out more of what is going to take place but for now I am just resting in knowing that God is in control.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Dedicated to her beautiful granddaughter
Kendra Lynn Lunsford
Once upon a time in the Land of Is lived a mighty King who ruled the land good and true. Now this King had a beautiful daughter named Princess Kendra Lynn. This mighty King loved his beautiful little princess with all of his heart. They would spend hours and hours talking and walking about the land of Is.
One fine morning as they were having tea Kendra Lynn’s father began to tell her of the mean troll of the land of Is Not. He warned her to beware of this troll because he was a very tricky and angry troll.
You see he once was a Handsome Prince in the land of Is, but had become power hungry and tried to turn everyone against the Good King. One day when the Good King could take no more of the Handsome Prince’s evil ways and nasty tricks the Good King turned the Handsome Prince into a troll and sent him down to the land of Is Not.
Now the troll had tricked some of the King’s followers and had them taken with him never to return to the Good land of Is.
The Good King warned his beautiful Princess Kendra Lynn to beware and not to go out of the land of Is. He then gave her guards to watch over her.
Now Kendra Lynn loved to wonder all over the land of Is even into the Outer City of Is. She became very weary of always having the guards watching over her, so she started planning how to sneak away from the guards and wonder on her own.
Princess Kendra Lynn sneaked into the secret room off of the King’s Library where he kept the Good Laws of Is. Once in the secret room she changed in to a man’s hat she had put in her bag and a pair of the King’s own britches. She took a rope off of the window curtain and put it around her waist to keep the britches on. She rolled up her beautiful dress and hid it under the good book of Is. Then escaping out the back door she headed for the woods that were not to far and where she could hide and watch the good people of the outer city of Is.
As she sat watching the town’s people she became very tired so she started to look for a place to lay her head. When she awoke it was much later and it was very dark. She could not see anything not even the outer city lights. Then came a soft voice that sounded like velvet saying Kendra Lynn this way, Kendra Lynn this way. She just knew her father the Good King of Is was calling her name so she quickly got up and headed towards the voice. All of a sudden she fell in to a deep hole sliding down, down, down until she landed in the land of Is Not.
The troll was so excited and elated that he had tricked the Good King of Is’ beautiful daughter he began to laugh and then he had a big party with all of his troll friends. He had her cast into the dungeon and there he left her.
Now the Good King of Is serched and serched for his Kendra Lynn for she had not shown up for their walk through the good city of Is. He sent out many guards to find her but to no avail.
The troll was so excited that he had finally had something of the Good King’s that he sent his followers out to the edge of the woods by the outer city of Is and told of the Princesses captrue. He then had her put into a deep sleep.
Word spread quickly about Kendra Lynn’s plight and it did not take long for the Good King to hear of the capture. He sent out the Knight that had been with him since the beginning of time.
When he had heard of the Good King’s problem and the Princesses plight the knight of Rescue came riding in on a white horse. Oh what a beautiful sight to see.
A long with the Knight Rescue came a band of Angels that went everywhere with Knight Rescue. The Good King was so excited that he told Knight Rescue that Kendra Lynn would be his bride forever and ever when Knight Rescue came back with the beautiful Princess.
The battle raged all through the night and into the next morning. Then the enemy troll was finally defeated.
The Knight had finally been able to put the trolls to rest and to start to look for the Princess Kendra Lynn. She was to be his beautiful bride.
The minute he looked at her they fell deeply in love. They had a long trip ahead of them but it was hard for Knight Rescue to take his eyes off of the beautiful Princess.
They were married and they lived happily every after in the land of is. And the Good King of Is was a very happy King.
And the angels sang.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Be still and know He is God
Sit quite and feel His presence
He desires an intimate
Relationship with each of us
And we are designed for and
Intimate relationship with Him
The King of Kings and
Lord of Lords is waiting on us
As we reach out to Him
He will reach out to us
Listen can you hear it
Sit quite and feel His presence
The mighty One is speaking
To our heart with care
Oh to smell His sweet presence
Oh to hear His sweet voice
Is a gift to not miss out on
By Cherylynn Moore
I am a princess
I am Gods Rose of Sharon
A lily of His valley
He has me dance before Him
I delight in His joy
And He delights in mine
He supplies all my needs and
Gives me the desire of my heart
He is the lifter of my head
As I dance before His thrown of Gold
I see the King of Kings
Look at me
Our eyes meet and we become one in Spirit
So intertwined are we
That nothing else matters
I am truly His princess and
He my prince
This is more than I could ever imagine
He arises from His thrown
And as the Angels sing we dance
We float into the garden
Where He walks and talks with me
Among the roses He named after me
I am truly His princess
I am the Rose of Sharon
He is my prince
He is my King of Kings
Oh that Your will be my will
Oh that I love as You love
May Your glory shine down upon us
May Your majesty be known to us
Seek and we will find
The splendor intertwined
Look and you will see the glory
In you and me
Rain down oh Majesty
Help us seek Your will
Through Your Holy Spirit we grasp
What you have revealed to us in the past
How can anyone not see
Your splendor all around
When in your Word you see
That is where it will be found
Glory to your name my Lord
Holy are You
Glory in Your ways oh Lord
Holy one and true
How Majestic Are You
Oh Lord how majestic
Are the mountains
How beautiful are the painted
Desert to behold
Yet eternity is what I yearn for
I long to see Your face
To dance before You
And praise Your name
Is where my heart is all the same
My children and grandchildren
Are a special delight
My husband Harold is the
Wonder of my life
Yet eternity is what I long for
I long to see Your face
To walk and talk with You
To sing Your praise
Is where my heart is
All day long
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The next morning we went to pick up Brad at the Store and he was not there because we were late so we went to Jeanie’s house behind the store and there was Brad waiting for us. We headed off to church and on the way we ask Brad if he would consider going the Lord’s Ranch in Newport Washington which would get him out of his stomping grounds and away from the access to drugs and alcohol. He decided to go so we got him a bus ticket, Harold called the ranch and made arrangements for them to pick up Brad in Spokane and away he went. Harold received a letter from him and he is doing great. Before he left we found out that Brad had a learning disability and could not read real well so Harold shared that with Michael at the ranch and they said that they would work on it with him. In his letter he stated that he is a slow reader but God told him that it is okay and he is now reading in front of 40 men at the ranch. He is very excited and in love with the Lord. He stated that he shines at fixing vehicles and is working on the cars and trucks donated to the ranch. He also was healed of drugs and alcohol addictions. One day at the ranch he was really struggling and one of the guys came up and started praying for him and he felt the addiction lift off of him. I guess the reason I am writing this is because God has a destiny for all of us. Harold’s and mine are working on the streets of Salem with the homeless for now. That my not be your cup of tea but God does have a plan for every one of you every day of your life and when you are obedient to what God is calling you to do it will excite you and warm you heart. Not only that you will save lives for the Lord. God Bless you and keep you.