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When Worlds Collide – A Personal Testimony

Dear readers, I will not bore you with why I’ve been away so long; please just know I have missed writing and sharing much more than you’ve missed reading. The good news is that on the surface everything is fine, my faith is still strong, Jesus is still my rock, I am making strides in my work in sharing the gospel with college students and my family is well.

But…..when worlds collide…

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The bible says:

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6

This is what my husband and I held onto our whole lives. We taught, he preached, we encouraged and exhorted. We prayed, we believed and we held onto the promise. That is what you’re supposed to do as a rock solid Christian, right? Well recently, and I will say in the last few years, our faith has been rocked to the core. We have been tried and tested by satan’s influence over one of our children, yet we persevered through it and he seems to be finding his way. I have always been one to pretty much present myself as unshakeable, especially knowing who God is and understanding His ways, but the last few months… Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Worst (and Best) of 6 months of my life…(a personal testimony)…

christianI’m still alive! My daughter begged me this morning to put something on the blog, and I asked her, “Are you my God”, because I only take direction from Him when it comes to posting on the blog. We both got a good laugh, but she stated that I should post a video or something so that people wouldn’t think that I had “moved on” to the greener pastures. 🙂 Anyway…this blog subject had been in my spirit for a while so I am hoping that it can be insightful or encourage someone who may stumble across it.

Where have I been for the last few months? WORKING! Yes, working at a real job that I had no intentions on accepting. What happened was that I was looking to work in the psychiatric field and I interviewed at one office that seemed suited to my background because it was mental health, but primarily dealing with soldiers. However, two days after I accepted the position I got called by another employer at a mental health/substance abuse facility. I was torn, but I am a praying woman, so I did what I knew and asked God. In my head I knew that the first offer was more suited to what I was looking for, but God directed me to accept the second position. A couple of weeks in I was cursing myself and asking God “whyyyyyyy????” This place was awful! The employees were mostly “christians” who went to church every Sunday morning, and cussed you out Sunday night, went out partying, and many worship Beyonce or other celebrities. The management was more concerned with surface things than caring for the “sick”. I found very little respect between employees or between employees and clients. Just. A. Nightmare. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Personal Testimony, Uncategorized

 

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Just for laughs pt. 3

This is a video that my friend and brother (Dave) sent to me a while ago. I had an experience last night that reminded me of this skit and I wanted to share it with you all. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did, and that you (unlike me) don’t see yourself in any of these! 😉 – Enjoy and God bless!

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2012 in Music & Entertainment, Videos

 

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Perfect Peace – In hindsight

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”!

Is it?

Mall of America ramps up security after massive fight – ChicagoTribune.com – More security officers will be patrolling the Mall of America on Tuesday after a series of fights broke out Monday evening, the day after Christmas and one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Embers From Yule Log May Have Sparked Connecticut Fire That Killed Five – New York Post – Connecticut fire that killed a fashion-marketing executive’s three children and parents was possibly sparked by embers from disposed fireplace ashes, the New York Post has learned.

Man dressed as Santa kills six family members at Texas home – Channel 6 Online – A man dressed as Santa Claus shot and killed six of his family members at a home in Texas on Christmas Day, police said on Monday. He then turned the gun on himself.

New Air Jordans cause nationwide shopping frenzy – Newsday – Scuffles broke out and police were brought in to quell unrest that nearly turned into riots across the nation Friday following the release of Nike’s new Air Jordan basketball shoes — a retro model of one of the most popular Air Jordans ever made. The mayhem stretched from Washington state to Georgia and was reminiscent of the violence that broke out 20 years ago in many cities as the shoes became popular targets for thieves.

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“If I Were the Devil…”

by Paul Harvey

“If I were the Devil…..

I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world.

I would delude their minds into thinking that they had come from man’s effort, instead of God’s blessings.

I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people, instead of the other way around.

I would dupe entire states into relying on gambling for their state revenue.

I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership.

I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies.

I would make it socially acceptable to take one’s own life, and invent machines to make it convenient.

I would cheapen human life as much as possible so that the life of animals are valued more than human beings.

I would take God out of the schools, where even the mention of His name was grounds for a law suit.

I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and target the young, and I would get sports heroes to advertise them.

I would get control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member for my agenda.

I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation.

I would make divorce acceptable and easy, even fashionable. If the family crumbles, so does the nation.

I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens, and I would call it art.

I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled.

I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities and refer to their agenda as politically correct.

I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date, and the Bible is for the naive.

I would dull the minds of Christians, and make them believe that prayer is not important, and that faithfulness and obedience are optional.

I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are.”

Food for thought!

God bless,

Iampastorswife

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Six Months and SO Thankful!

Today, October 27, 2011 marks 6 months that I have been writing this blog. When God showed me that this is what I would be doing it was like a punch in the gut; you see, I do love to write, but I am a very private person. I always keep my thoughts very close to the vest and don’t open them up to many people easily. Being in ministry also made me a little bit leery, but God assured me that this was His doing, and I am writing under His direction. I had NO idea of how I would be perceived and received, but I am so grateful for the almost 6, 000 unique visitors that I have had to the site, and to the subscribers and those who follow certain blogs. It is really encouraging to me to know that people see the God in me, and know that these writings are coming from Him. God has blessed me so much since I started writing this blog, I have a new and very close friend and sister, Evette (see her site The Narrow Way on links), and I have been encouraged by a sister from another site (SC) greatly. Additionally, my brother Pastor Davision has been a blessing and encourager, and in like manner I have been able to encourage others to begin their own writings when they were fearful about doing so, as I was at first.

To my blogging partners, a heartfelt THANK YOU for including me on your sites and directing visitors my way. I praise and thank God for each and every one of you. This journey is far from over, and I look forward to the rest of it. Please continue it with me whether by comments, emails or prayers and I will always be grateful and gracious!

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17)

To God be the Glory alone,

Iampastorswife

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Personal Testimony, Uncategorized

 

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As long as I’ve got King Jesus…

Do you know that song? It’s an old one and it goes like this:

I been lied on (lied on)
Cheated (cheated)
Talked about (talked about)
Mistreated (mistreated)
I been rebuked (rebuked)
Scorned (scorned)
Talked about sure as you’re born (talked about sure as you’re born)
I been up (up)
Down (down)
Almost to the ground (almost to the ground)
long as I got king Jesus (long as I got king Jesus)
Loooong as I got him (I don’t need nobody else) – Vickie Winans (1997).

Like never before have the lyrics to this old song become more real to me than in the past couple of months; we have had long-time friends turn their backs on us, new friends discard us like so much rubbish, I have watched my husband be lied on and taken for granted. We persevere and we continue on because we know that kingdom building is not easy! I laid awake one night in a lucid daydream, and in this dream I visualized my savior walking up a hill with a huge wooden cross on His back, and every step that He took the sins of my thoughts were tossed onto His back; I was angry or bitter or felt discouraged about things that had happened to me, and each instance caused more weight to be tossed onto the cross and weighed Him down more and more. Although I was awake and saw this I could not stop the visual, it played like a film in the front of my mind. When I thought that no more weight could be put on that cross there was more, and it was then that I realized that I was surrounded by people and all of their sins were added to that weight. I will get back to this in a bit.. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Spiritual Walk, Uncategorized

 

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