Friday, March 2, 2018

I recognize that funny feeling!


      It always starts about a week before we are on the road again...especially when we have been somewhere for an extended length of time. I start noticing everything that needs to be cleaned and put back in its place so I pull out all the pretty travel baskets and boxes and begin filling them. Some thing are permanently affixed to walls and counters but there are those things that just don't stay put once in motion.
     The little ones sense a change in the air too. Their big clue is when Mark starts tightening down the lung nuts on all 6 tires. Yup, when the torque wrench comes out the jig is up! Everybody has their spot and they will just not stop yelling until they are in the truck! I did mention of course the "little ones" are our four-legged babies. This year we start out one short. :( Three years ago we started out with four! Now we are just down to the two babies Penny Jean and Gabriel Anthony.
     So, Monday we leave Texas. There is a lot to be done but we are well on the way! From here we are headed to Summersville WV byway of LA, AL, TN and VA. We have made our reservations and are looking forward. We will stop in AL to pick up 5 cases of bibles 4 of which were provided by a couple the board of this ministry! This is a great thing as we prepare for the upcoming crusade. Mark and I have always 500 was a good number of bibles to have and God has provided!
     We are really looking forward to getting to WV! We will be there through April meeting people, serving C.O.F.F.E.E., sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and make plans for July. We know that God has set Summersville as the place for His Restoration Crusade. We also know that He is already moving people, places and things in to place and we are excited to have them revealed to us.
     We will of course be in touch every step of the way sharing what God has done. We ask that you keep us in your prayers and pray for Gods perfect plan in Summersville WV.

Much love and many blessings,

Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Sunday Morning in February!

God is so good and we are so fortunate to live in a place that allows us the freedom to worship freely in the House of God. We are also fortunate to live where we can freely share what we learn in the House of God on the streets here we live. We have been given a directive and the authority in which to operate by Jesus Himself.
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen".  Matthew 28:18-20

I would encourage you today to take what you learn in the building out in to the streets. Tell someone else how much Jesus loves them, encourage them with the Word and promises of God. Let someone else know that the are not alone; that they are loved by a mighty and loving Lord. Ask them if they know your Jesus.  If they say no walk them through the following...have them read the words...then tell them they can have a lifetime of sin forgiven and eternal life in Heaven with Jesus if they willingly choose Him. If they choose Him, pray with them and bring them in to the building so they can begin to build their personal relationship with the One True God of the Holy Bible!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday Morning!


So excited to be a part of the day! Thank you Lord for waking me up! When you really get that God has you in His hands mornings look different don't they?!

We are really beginning to see God's hand pulling some things together for the Crusade in July! We had our first meeting Sunday night the Flint Baptist Church and were excited with the interest!

If you are interested but weren't able to make the initial meeting you have until the 28th of February to get your application in! If you are from Flint Baptist you will need to see Jana for the paperwork and fill out the attached form. Everyone else need only to fill out the attached link below.

Mark and I meet "at the table" every morning at 8 a.m. for prayer. If you would like us to pray for you about this Crusade or anything else you can email me at or leave a comment!

Have A Great God Blessed Day!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Putting the house in the shop?

Today we will be on the move! We are not leaving but we are going...this morning we are putting our house the shop! Most people put their cars in the shop but we put our house in the shop. It will be in there for up to a week so we will be staying at a friends lake house. It will be like a mini vacation for us. Some would say our lives are already vacation-like but that is really far from true. Let's look:

Our home is mobile so we can "Go Where God Leads" so home is where we park it. We see so many beautiful things that God made like flowers, mountains, trees and hills. We have been able to see wildlife too when we are in state parks and camp ground. 90% of the a fore mentioned are seen as we drive down the highways and byways of America. We never get a chance to stop and really smell the roses because we are always on a mission to get somewhere and don't have to time or money to do all the vacationing type things. Not to mention the fact that just "pulling over" to take a picture or see a sight can be a safety issue when you are 62 feet of moving vehicles!

Our destinations are not based on a particular attraction, shopping mall or restaurant. When you live little there is no room for extra treasures. Even a picture for the wall is a nightmare because our home is not made of wood but lite weight aluminum so just try to get a nail in the wall! ha ha!

Esthetics aside, there 6 tires to maintain removing, rotating, greasing and replacing once or twice a year and that doesn't include the truck. The truck has 6 more tires! Then you have the dumping of the tanks! Once we figured it out and got used to it it now only takes about 30 minutes or so about every 10 days or so. We have two bathrooms so a little over an hour. Sounds like a vacation so far?

Now lets talk about those we love...when you get upset with your spouse or you just need some time and space to yourself...good luck cuz there ain't any! Ha ha ha! This why I do not have a gun in the house! Ha! ha! There is only so much floor space and no place to for personal space unless you consider the bathroom.

Listen, day in and day out our lives are about sharing the Gospel of Jesus. Could we not do it in a stationary home, yes? In fact for years we did. But when we said "here I am Lord, send me" there were things that changed in a big way but nothing that we hadn't asked for. Selling everything we owned and being obedient to the call of God was not easy at first but I wouldn't trade it now for anything in the world! The world needs Jesus and whether you do foreign ministry, American ministry or ministry in your own back yard there will be challenges.  Lay aside the worry and ask God for direction and favor in the place He has you. Find joy in what He gives you because there is nothing else that matters!


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Choose Forgiveness

            Choose Forgiveness

One time I said that if we hold on to unforgiveness we are giving Satan a "foothold" I thought I might expound on that a little further. It is an important message and one each of us must intentionally work at. It is an area that we must keep in check daily. Daily we must search our hearts and lay it down.

Unforgiveness is from the enemy and he wants to keep us bound up in the lie. That's right, lie. Is he not the "father of lies", "the great deceiver", "the accuser of the brethren"? The one most affected by unforgiveness is the one holding on to it...the one relinquishing their power to the enemy and giving him a foothold. The word foothold; according to Webster's it means "a secure position from which further progress may be made". A secure position for Satan is in the dark. He will lay in wait and just as one has been convicted and is ready to forgive...Satan will stir up your mind and before you know it he has convinced you to hold on to it! BAM...blessing lost! If you allow him to keep that foothold you will lose every...single...time.

When we choose unforgiveness we are giving him a place from which to cause tremendous damage in so many areas.  For instances, unforgiveness destroys marriages, families, friendships, it hinders our relationship with God, it hinders our prayer life, it hinders our ability to love and be loved. Ask Jesus to help you forgive even if you don't think you can or even want to. You must forgive. Why?
 "But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses" (Matthew 6:15).

To be clear unforgiveness of ones self is almost worse than the former for two reasons; if you can't forgive your self how do you expect to forgive others? Here is a ever common example: maybe you committed acts in your life that are less than flattering, drugs, alcohol, adultery, theft, etc. then you came to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and the Bible says;    
“For by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First He says: ‘This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.’ Then He adds: ‘Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more' (Hebrews 10:14-18).
The enemy will try to remind you of a past that Christ himself died for, paid for and no longer has record of! You are a blood bought child of the most high God...tell Satan to shut his mouth...You have been given power and authority to put him under your feet. JUST DO IT! REMEMBER IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE ... ITS ABOUT WHAT HE DID! This is the lie I referred to earlier. Satan will try to make you focus on what you did and not what Jesus did! YOU ROB JESUS OF THE PRICE HE PAID WHEN YOU ALLOW THE ENEMY TO RESURRECT THAT WHICH WAS NAILED TO THE CROSS!

On a lighter note: love and forgiveness are the thing we humans struggle with. Interestingly, they are two things that are inseparable. Love requires a forgiving heart and by the same token forgiveness requires a loving heart. Neither one can thrive without the other. Fortunately, we have have an advocate, one who speaks to the Father on our behalf just as He did in Zechariah 3...
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.  The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?”Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes (sin) as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then he said to Joshua, “See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.” Then I said, “Put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by. The angel of the Lord gave this charge to Joshua:  “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.
This is a beautiful picture of every Believer who calls Yeshau (Jesus) Redeemer, Savior, Friend. 
Ask God today to help you forgive like he forgave you and to love like he loved you while you were yet in sin. 


Monday, January 22, 2018

Daniel Fast Complete!

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You have complete your 21 day Daniel Fast! I am pleased that you followed daily and hope that you found strength and encouragement. But most of all I pray you found  "Just a Closer Walk" with Jesus!

If you find yourself in need of prayer, encouragement or just a kind Word from the Lord don't hesitate to email me!

I pray that you have a wonderful blessed new year and may you find God at every turn!

Many Blessings!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Day 19 - Afternoon Report

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Wow, talk about dropping the ball. By the end of the day my brain took a vacation. I completely forgot to post. I am sorry.

If you have been fasting or just following along for encouragement I hope that you have been blessed. As of sundown tomorrow that 21 days of the Daniel fast will come to a conclusion. As for today if you are still hanging in there you have one more full day! Keep your eyes focused on Jesus!

If you have heard from the Lord and have received and answer we would love to be encouraged by your results! Please share if it is right that you should do so.