Sunday, August 1, 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
Happy New Year, everyone! I know it's already been a crazy year already and we are only on day 8, but God is in control and we can trust in Him. It seems people are just waiting for the world to be "normal" again, but I believe we are living in the last days, and we may not see things get back to "normal." No matter what happens or does not happen -- serve God! God WILL win!
Stay encouraged! I hope to post more soon. Not sure altogether who reads this blog, but I hope I can be a help and encouragement to you with my posts.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
I wrote the following poem this past summer during a particularly challenging season of life. Life has honestly been so challenging for me personally this year, but I felt God gave me this poem one morning and I want to share it with you all. Maybe you, too, are learning to trust. Our God is so trustworthy. We won't always understand His ways, but we can trust His heart.
Monday, December 7, 2020
On Thanksgiving Day I set aside time to pray and simply thank God for all that He has done this year. Looking back over 2020, it's been quite a rough year for most due to obvious reasons, but also due to personal reasons in our own lives. But, as I began to pray I felt so very thankful because God truly has done so many amazing things this year and answered so many prayers! He has been so faithful, He is answering prayer, and He has never left me alone in the middle of all this craziness!
COVID-19 and all of the lockdowns have not stopped people from repenting, being baptized in Jesus' Name, and being filled with the Holy Ghost! My family has been praying for a young man in prison for a very long time, and on November 2nd at about 11:30pm, he received the Holy Ghost while praying in his prison cell! God has provided financially, healed people, drawn backsliders, and the list goes on. Although it seems there are so many bad reports these days, there are also so many GOOD reports all over Pentecost! Just yesterday we had a boy from the foster care system receive the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gave him the utterance. Bible studies are being taught. People are hungry and searching. It's time to shine! It's time to get this Gospel message out!
This year God blessed me with a new car right when I needed it, and I was able to go on an amazing missions trip to Peru and Honduras before the lockdown and had layovers in Panama and Texas. That's going more places this year than most people have been able to! I've had personal prayers answered! I started a new Bible study. On November 5th, my mom and I celebrated our birthday together and got to go to a restaurant before they shut them down again. LOL (Yes, I was born on her birthday!) The list can go on. Big things and little things -- I just have so much to be thankful for. Yes, this year has been very hard, but look what the Lord has done! What is something God did for you this year? Feel free to share!
Monday, October 12, 2020
Friday, October 9, 2020
As I've mentioned in a previous post, I've been to Honduras 3 times in just a little over the space of one year. The last time I went was just this year in January, and the time before that was last year in May. I have some pictures I would like to share, and I believe most of these are from the January trip. This year it was a highlight to not only have my whole family go to Honduras, but also my good friend, Courtney. I usually stay at the Schreckhise's house, but this time Courtney and I stayed at one of the little, colorful "cabins" with my parents.