Saturday, August 22, 2009

Home Sweet Home

WE returned home from a mission trip to Wyoming late yesterday evening. And I think I could live about anywhere and call it home, I am glad to be home. WE saw a lot of beautiful things created by the FATHER. WE went to Yellowstone 2 days, saw the Great Tetons, rode through Wind River Canyon, had church in Thermopolis State Park and much, much more. I was reminded of how big God is with all that I saw. If He can create all that we saw surely He can take care of me and know what is best for me. what a God we serve.

We did end up in Driggs, Idaho for a couple of days unexpectedly and my heart is broken for them and the surrounding areas. While we are here in the Bible Belt with Baptist churches on every corner literally, you hardly see any Baptist churches of any kind in the west. Matter of fact you don't see many churches of any kind in the west. Why have we not done a better job of telling our own country about the true and living God? What are we waiting for?

In,With, Through Christ

Friday, August 7, 2009


If you are in the generation of the computer and texting age you know that IDK stands for "I Don't Know". As I was pondering last night and this morning in the wee hours of the night that there are a lot of things I don't understand.

In my mind I try to reconcile things, rectify how things happen and why. Why people do what they do, or say the things they do, act they way they do. I try to make sense of them, I try to understand. (I feel like if I can understand it helps me to deal with the issue - how about you?)Many times there are things that I don't understand or just simply can't reconcile no matter how hard I try or how much I talk to God about it. But the Lord brought this messeage back to me that I recently heard at Taylorsville Campmeeting by Bro. Dana Williams on Job 19:25
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

And there is much I still don't understand, and that I don't know, but I do know that My Redeemer Liveth..

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bible Conference

We are having Bible Conference this week at our church morning and night services. My what preaching we have had. I have been trying to go to each service with an open, tender, teachable heart so that I can be challenged by the men of God with a word from God.

Nikki and I were talking yesterday that we want to continually grow closer to the Lord and be used of HIM and by HIM but we don't want to walk through the valley to get there. Valleys are painful and sometimes long and lonely. My husband informed us that this was not going to happen this way, that God uses the valleys to grow us and mold us. Although we both already knew this, it was not what we wanted to hear.

But God has HIS way of working, growing, teaching us to make us more like HIM. And His way is always right and the best.

With Christ