Tuesday, August 5, 2014

It's been way too long since I have been on here. I've greatly missed blogging and sharing God's love for us. Much has happened. Because of this, I've been led to start a new blog. It will be one of testimonials where everyone can share. I will let everyone know when it is up and running.

The Good Lord is up to something big and He's shown me that we need to reach people through our testimonies. I'm excited to see what happens. There is so much to share that right now I don't know where to begin.

I do pray that this finds everyone doing well and your faith is growing stronger. Faith is what pulls us through and keeps us strong. One thing I do want to share right now is finally waking up and realizing that God IS the one in total control. Trust. Faith. He frees one of so much frustration, anger, wandering, feeling lost and lifts that darkness. It helps one deal with the trials and tribulations that we do all go through from time to time. Those things makes us stronger and teaches us. It draws us closer to Him.

Turn everything over to the Lord. Rid oneself of self. Let Him lead and guide you. When you can totally and fully realize that you can't do it alone, that when we try to do it our way, we make a mess of things, that is when doors and windows start opening up. So Let Go and Let God! You'll be glad you did.

I've been away on a roller coaster ride, but thanking the Lord for His love, mercy, and grace as that walk was taken. It's brought understanding and strength and took away so much darkness that liked to attack often. Let's just say, my soul has been awakened. That time has been a process of molding and pruning. So thankful for it as it's brought about a new beginning, a new life, a new walk. Excited and He continues to prune and mold.

I will leave you with this:

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:5-8 NKJV

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Hello All!

I just want to apologize for being gone from here for so long. I hope to have content to post soon. Our daughter who was renting a home had someone place a for sale sign in her yard; come to her door and ask is she knew the place was being sold.

She found that the owner had been pocketing the rent money they were paying to the rental agency. The home went into default of course. The agency never kept them up to date on what was happening. She would have to call them. Recently she found out it's going into auction on Aug. 15th. So we've been scrambling to find her a home.

Praying something comes through soon. Plus other issues have been happening as well which keeps me on the road a lot and running like crazy. Praying it all comes together soon all the way around. Thanks for your patience. You all are so wonderful. Hope this finds everyone doing well. God Bless and have a beautiful rest of the week!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strong Enough to Bend

This came from a post on Face Book under "Whispers of God:"

Thought for the Day: “God created the oak tree, which grows tall, straight, and strong. He also created the palm, which bends and sways in the changing winds. We need to learn to adopt the traits of both so we can be strong yet flexible – so we can weather the storms of life yet not break when life’s winds blow too hard.” Have an awesome day today everyone! –Elmer Laydon

This reminded me of a song sung by Tanya Tucker; "Strong Enough to Bend."

There's a tree
Out in the back yard;
That never has been broken by the wind.
And the reason it's still standing;
It was strong enough to bend.

That is exactly what we need to do. Stand strong, able to bend with the storms and allow the Lord to be in control. HE'S not going to let us snap. Not when we put our trust in HIM.

Be strong in HIM. Let HIM make you strong enough to bend.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Looking at Churches

Have you heard of "shopping for churches"? That is exactly what my husband done when he first accepted Christ. He wanted to check out churches before even stepping in one. At first I thought, that is just weird and wrong. But I am so thankful he done so. I was also a little miffed at first that he wouldn't check out the church that our son & I were attending at the time. But, God does know best. Not to mention, my husband is the leader of the home.

We are in a church where the Pastors talk of God, the Bible, and what direction we need to be going. They lead us by the Word and not by worldly ways. They even warn of following worldly ways. We are blessed to be in a church that isn't more concerned about numbers; meaning money and the amount of people attending. Okay, let's back up, they are concerned about the amount of people, but not as just numbers, but the amount of people being fed, being saved. Their goal is to draw in as many as possible to follow the Word of God, not to be the best, most popular church. Not to outdo other churches. Not to make a name for themselves.

What brought all this up? I came across an article from mega church Pastor Brady Boyd. He asked a good question. Are churches becoming more like "fast food restaurants?" If you are in one that feels more like a place that doesn't really care about the walk with Christ you are in; then perhaps it's time to shop around for a church that is what a church is suppose to be; which is another post coming. To read the article mentioned, here is the link. I found it quite interesting, and hope that you do as well.

Be blessed with joy, peace, love and prosperity.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Words Given

I love hearing the voice of God. Learning more and more to wait upon His voice. Impatience doesn't cut it when you need to hear from Him.

This morning while driving back home after dropping my grand daughters off at school; I was thinking of how often times I become crabby. I don't like being that way. Getting upset with drivers that take chances drives me nuts. Why? So I started to pray. During that time, I said, "Lord, I want so much to be more Christ Like." I got the image that I often do of Christ walking among the people filled with the Fruit of the Spirit. How loving and caring He was. How gentle He was.

Then I said, "It's so hard being a human at times." He spoke to me and said, "It wasn't meant to be easy for you. You have to be strong and fight."

I contemplated those words then it hit me. If it was easy for us, we would become weak. If we become weak, we are sitting ducks for the enemy to come in and steal our souls. We were meant to be warriors, not weaklings letting life take control of us. We need to stand strong and fight for what we believe in.

How do we gather more strength? By reading the Word daily. Believing what it says, and speaking it out. By praying daily. If we ignore the message that He gave us through the prophets, if we don't pray, we are missing out on what God has planned for us. We can't grow in strength if we don't get filled with His Word. We can't expect help if we don't cry out to Him.

Yes, He knows our every need, but He wants us to have a close relationship with Him. He wants us to come to Him with our needs. Cry out to Jesus. Let Him know what is on your mind, what is on your heart and let Him be your guide.

I've learnt over and over again, that we "cannot" do it on our own. When we let God, life is so much better. When we try to do it on our own, life becomes a mess. I've caught myself thinking, "why is everything so chaotic again. Good grief, isn't this enough?" Then I stop and realize, I've been trying to do it all on my own. I've been trying to fix all the problems and not handing it up to Him. When I let go of the mess and say, "Lord, I thank You that You have a hand in this situation. I thank You that You are in control, for I am unable to deal with this," everything starts to settle down. The stress level lessens greatly, I can think again, and can function as one should.

So with all that said, I'll leave you with some Scriptures.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14: If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the grasshopper to consume the land, or if I send pestilence on My people, 14 and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.

Psalm 121: I raise my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. 4 Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep. 5 The Lord protects you; the Lord is a shelter right by your side. 6 The sun will not strike you by day, or the moon by night. 7 The Lord will protect you from all harm; He will protect your life. 8 The Lord will protect your coming and going both now and forever.

Psalm 6:9-10: The Lord has heard my plea for help; the Lord accepts my prayer. 10 All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror; they will turn back and suddenly be disgraced.

Matthew 10: 32-39: "Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven. 34 Don't assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to turn a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and a man's enemies will be the members of his household. 37 The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And whoever doesn't take up hos cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. 39 Anyone finding his life will lose it, and anyone losing his life because of Me will find it.

Matthew 17:20-21: "Because of your little faith," He told them. "For I assure you: If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. 21 However, this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting."

Luke 11:1-4: He was praying in a certain place, and when He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples." 2 He said to them, "Whenever you pray, say:
Your name be honored as holy. Your kingdom come.
3 Give us this day our daily bread. 4 Forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves also forgive everyone in dept to us.
And do not bring us into temptation. (CBSV) (Remember, Luke was different with the Lords prayer than Matthew.)

Luke 22:32: But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. and you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.

Romans 8:26: In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groaning's.

Romans 12:12: Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22: Rejoice always!
17 Pray constantly.
18 Given thanks in everything.
19 Don't stifle the Spirit.
20 Don't despise prophecies,
21 but test all things. Hold on to what is good.
22 Stay away from every form of evil.

Isaiah 56:7: I will bring them to My holy mountain and let them rejoice in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar, for My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.

Philippians 4:6-7: Don't worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What if His people prayed by Casting Crowns

What if we all took a stand and prayed? What if we stood up to the handful of people that want to take God out of the Constitution, out of schools, etc? What if we stood up and said, "NO MORE!" What if we all started praying? Think of all the possibilities if we all took a stand together and started praying for our great nation, for the world! Our nation, our country, the world, God depends on it! He wants us to be a praying nation. Let's show Him we really care. Let's show Him we want Him to bring heaven down to earth. Let's show Him we don't want Satan to take another victim. Let's fight for one another and tell Satan NO! Let's fight for what is right. Let's not let those few consumed with darkness take over. Let's not let them have a voice that takes away the good that we so desperately need in our lives. Instead, let's pray that they too will come to see the light and brought out of their darkness and seek His face.

Pray! We all count on one another to pray. You can pray where ever you are. To say you don't have time isn't true. You can pray any time. In the shower, driving your car, sitting in an office, walking, standing in line, on the toilet. It doesn't matter where you are, or what you are doing, you can take time to pray. It doesn't have to be a long lengthy prayer. Just a couple of words sometimes is sufficient. He knows what we want and what we need, but He wants to hear it come from us. He wants a constant close relationship with us. Talk to Him, be in constant contact with Him. Read aloud a Scripture or true and personalize it, saying you believe that His word is true, and you trust Him to keep His promises.

Pray as if today is your last. Pray like there is no tomorrow. Pray like never before. Simply pray. Let's call upon the Lord to restore us and our great nation. Let's stand and call heaven down to earth.

P R A Y !!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Who You Are

First off, just want to Praise the Lord for bringing some huge break through's through some very dark trials. I'm relieved my husband's season seems to be coming to an end! Hallelujah! It's been a long tough trial, but all is good, for now he has a good testimony to share with many.

My mind was brought to saying a few things on beautiful us. I know I've posted many a time about this subject, yet was brought to talk on it again. I see so many beautiful people struggle with who they are. I went through it and know how it feels. I still resort back to my insecurity at times. The enemy does know our weaknesses, so we must always be on guard.

It breaks my heart to see such beautiful, inspiring people go through life feeling worthless, ugly, rejected, and the list can go on and on. My word to you is, you are beautiful no matter what people may say. Unfortunately of the flesh, people can be very cruel. They themselves that are speaking harshly or giving nasty looks may be insecure with themselves or angry with life. Don't take it to heart. There is one thing you need to remember: Psalm 139:14: I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.

Hang on to that Scripture! You are who you were meant to be. He made you to be beautiful, wonderful you. When you look down on yourself, you are looking down on Him. Remember that. That is what got me past my insecurities. When I look at myself and think; "you are pathetic, your so stupid or ignorant, look at you, you look pathetic!" And on and on it goes; I stop and say, "Forgive me Father. I am who you made me to be. I thank You for that. I love who You made. Give me the strength to believe and follow by Your ways and Your desires." The insecurities came from years of degrading by many. Always being told I was stupid, ugly, worthless, wouldn't amount to anything etc, etc.

Don't shun your creator for who He made you to be. We all make mistakes. Not one of us is perfect. Nor are we to judge one another. So someone doesn't act the way you feel is right. Someone is heavy set, or too thin. They don't dress properly. They have too many tatoo's. They wear their make too heavy. Pray for them instead of condemning them. What difference does it make. They are who they are. You only have to take care of you and if you are a parent, your children as well.

When you look down on yourself, and you portray that image to your children, they are more apt to feel ridiculous to themselves as well. Unfortunately I did not know the harm I was bringing to my kids. I pray they can get past their ill feelings about themselves and the curse be broken. Being in that darkness of self denial is no place to be. We have so much to offer. We all have a purpose, we all have a design, we all have been given gifts to help others.

So lets all take a step off that pity party, gloomy ride down into the pit. Let's take a stand and say no more! We will not stand for listening to negative words! We are beautifully and wonderfully made! I am proud of who I am, for I am a daughter/son of the God most high. He made me who I am today. I will stand beside Him and let Him lead me, not others.

May the Glory of the Lord surround you with peace. May His love for you shine through to others. May you be lifted and filled with His strength and knowledge. If you haven't accepted Christ into your life yet, I challenge you to do so. Believe me, you won't regret it. Perhaps some day I will get my husband to write his testimony on here of what coming to Christ has done for him. He was insecure as well with himself. Thank Your Lord for taking that from him and making him a godly man that hungers and thirsts for You and made him a loving family man!

Be blessed everyone. Hold your head up, but not in a prideful, boastful manner. Walk forward keeping your eyes focused on Him. Do not let the ways of the flesh/world tear you down, for that is the enemy. The Lord does not condemn, only the enemy does that.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What a Glorious Day!

I'll never be the same since returning to Christ! It is a glorious day. Jesus is alive!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Great Resurrection Piece

Happy Easter to Everyone! Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day.

A wonderful woman I know has written a piece on the resurrection of Christ. You can go here: http://lifesolovelee.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/for-a-thief-and-me-a-good-friday-indeed/ to read it.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Testimony that will Knock Your Socks Off!

This is a testimony to God's grace, faithfulness, love, mercy, and of never forsaking us. All the Glory is His and His alone!

It all started back on Palm Sunday 2007. Actually Oct. 2006, when unbeknownst as to why, I quit drinking and smoking, just like that. A month later our son and my husband quit as well. Shortly after, our son purchased, (I know for some this is a repeat, but it leads up to today's testimony), A Purpose Drive Life Book and workbook for the three of us. By Palm Sunday, four years ago, Rick chose to give his heart to Christ and we attended church at Capital Christian Center. We haven't turned back since.

Rick was a non-believer, Jason and I were prodigals. Thank You Lord for rescuing us!

This past late October, 2010, something changed in Rick. He became a man none of us recognized. We were all very concerned. He became distant, detached, negative, he just was not the man I knew. I felt he was losing faith in Christ. He said he wasn't, but was very distant.

One day this year, about Feb. he told me he was struggling with things. He felt he could not be in a room with "stuff." He wanted a place that had nothing on shelves, counters, tables etc. It had to be organized, with nothing! I thought, oh my, I'm losing my husband. An instant panic set in, but then the Lord took back control. I told him to talk to his doctor as this was obviously a mental condition that needed to be addressed.

His doctor tried a medication that seemed to work great, but eventually set him into a deeper depression that made him more detached from us. He wasn't able to concentrate, interact with anyone, be around the grandchildren or our family. He took to the bed, never wanting to interact.

Finally I convinced him to go back to his doctor, who then took him off that medication and started a new one. This worked out great at first as well, but then soon had him back in the bed, falling asleep at the wheel, very despondent, tired all the time, not eating, not going to church--which he hadn't attended for almost 3 months. I kept asking him to talk to his doctor again.

During this time, I kept going to church and group, asking for prayer, never giving up even when I felt I couldn't go on like this, family problems were arising with many family members, all of it becoming overwhelming. But I kept praying and surrounding myself with good Christian women. I knew I couldn't give up the faith.

Our son was angry and frustrated. He's dealt with schizophrenia for years and back and forth with his believing, back to drinking on occasion, smoking off and on. Our daughter struggling with her depression and having a severe case of gastroparesis, not able to keep anything down, our grand daughters dealing with anger issues, an autistic step-grandson, our other step-grandson dealing with depression, our youngest grandson dealing with bowel problems, my little sister having no medical insurance with a tumor on her brain and some on her spine, causing great pain, severe headaches, problems with vision, not being able to think and cope, and problems too personal to talk about with Rick's family. All at once time. But I knew in my heart that God had a purpose in all this and kept thanking Him that good would come of it all, to give me the strength to carry it through.

There were times when I cried out, "Why?! Why are You letting this happen? I know You say You will never give us more than we can handle Lord, but how much more?! I don't think I can take much more! Please Lord, bring us some relief." Well during this time He gave me a vision of kneeling beside the bed while Rick slept and praying for him. But I didn't do it. I was scared, I didn't know what to pray.

But the Lord being ever so faithful, puts the right people at the right time in our presence. Thanks to Pastor Bob, Pastor Carolyn, sisters Leida, Bonnie, and Judy, I was given Scriptures to pray and keep pronouncing over him. I found that I was hounding him about faith instead of lifting him up, thanks to the testimonies given me on this very subject. I knelt beside that bed at night and prayed, I kept standing on those Scriptures and thanking Him that this would pass that He had a hand in all this and would take care of it. I handed it up to Him whole heartedly, knowing that only He could take care of this situation.

Rick started to pull out of it slowly.

Jason through this time found a sweet girl, who recently gave herself back to the Lord. Jason and her will be going back to church this Easter Sunday! Praise the Lord!

I finally called my little sister who I avoided as I did not want to be a downer with all she was dealing with. She was doing better, the pressure was being released!

Amanda has pulled out of some of her depression and finally got Julia in to see a psychiatrist. A good one who is willing to listen to her and did not diagnose her with anything and put her on medication right away. Instead, he wants to get to know the situation better! There family may seek family counseling if need be. Praise be to God!

Julia was recently baptized and has been amazing me with her knowledge of Christ. She's growing by leaps and bounds in the Lord!!! She loves to read the Bible. She recently sat with me one night and told me the true meaning of Easter. I didn't realize she had learned that. Praise be to God!

Our daughters family is finally coming together!

Palm Sunday, I was getting ready for church and reminded Rick it was our 4th anniversary of attending church at CCC. I could tell he was looking for a way out of going. He said, I'll maybe go to second service. I looked at him, punched my right fist into my left hand and said "Fight back! Fight back! You know the enemy is trying to keep you from going." He sat there for a moment with a pained look, then said, "Well, are you going to be ready on time?" Hallelujah! He was going to church.

What took place at church that morning is a testimony to what our Pastors Ken and Krist have been feeding us the past several weeks. After service, Rick was surrounded by great men of the church. His brothers, who never gave up hope, who were my strength and encourager's through this dark period, who kept the faith that Rick would return. Rick told them that he feared they would look down on him for being so week. What they said, just lifted us so.

"We are your brothers! We are here to hold one another up during our trials and tribulations. We will never turn our backs on you. We are here to lift you up! If you start floating too high, we will pull you back down. ;)" Now that, people, is what a church family truly does. We are there to hold one another through the good and the bad. We do not forsake one another as Christ never forsakes us. We love on one another, give support, help, be strong for one another. We don't walk away because someone stumbles and falls. No; in stead we walk right beside them, encouraging them. I am so thankful to be a part of such a good family in His house.

Rick is back in step with God, his faith and love for him stronger than ever. He's back to being a leader of the family! Hallelujah! Our relationship is stronger than ever. He has been driving a vehicle on it's last leg, which I was really concerned about, as it was not safe to be driving. We both kept praying for a way to get him a good vehicle. Monday it happened, he was able to purchase the vehicle of his dreams. Praise the Lord!

We have so much to be thankful for. Gone are the worries of whether Rick was going to pull through his darkness. And oh, btw, Rick is no longer on any of the anitdepressants! Hallelujah! Gone are the worries of whether or not our son would ever find peace in life. Gone are the worries over whether our grandkids and daughter would ever find happiness and be able to put their family back together (mind you, they have a long way to go, but we know they will get there and find their way back to the Lord as well. Gone is the concern as to whether or not my little sister would live.

We are still facing some ugly times in life with other family members still struggling as well as friends, but we now are able to stand strong together as a unit in belief that God has it in the palm of His hands and a greater testimony will come of it all as well. That weight of it all, the sadness of it all has dissipated with the knowledge that good will prevail through it all. God loves us no matter what and will be there to pick us up when we truly believe in Him and call out to Him.

Instead of walking away from your brothers and sisters in Christ thinking that they will think less of you, surround yourself with them. What really amazes me is how the Lord will make sure one of us is surrounded by the right people and given the strength to stand strong while your partner is going through a tough time. If it had not been for the strength of the Lord, I'd hate to think of what may have happened.

I was put in the right groups at the right time at church being fed the exact right words at the right time. I was surrounded by the right people with the right Scripture and uplifting words and the exact testimonies I needed to arm myself and to learn my wrong doings through it all. Through it all, the words shared to me and the lessons learned that I knew were to be passed on to Rick made all the difference in the world. Through those words given and the lessons taught, it slowly brought Rick out of the darkness and back into the light and then Glory to God, the rest all just started happening, bringing more light into each day!

I know in my heart that many more great testimonies from many will be told as we head into Easter. This is the week of Easter, with great things happening. Open your hearts to His great love. He is an all merciful, loving, faithful Father. Never let go of that belief. Be filled with His grace, for it is by His grace alone that we will survive. My prayer is that you will be blessed greatly by our testimony of His great love and this testimony reaches out to many that may be or will go into a dark time. Never give up on Him, as He never gives up on us. He's always there with open arms, wanting us to come back. Grace, Grace, Grace. Peace be with you all! God's blessings abundantly to everyone of peace, joy, love, good health and prosperity.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Check This Out

Great Granny Grandma is a wonderful woman with a passion for the Lord. The following is a post I feel everyone should read. It's a confirmation for me, as our Pastor spoke of the earth suit and soul. Go here: http://atfootofcross.blogspot.com/2011/04/smoke-in-cockpit.html to read the post.

Be Careful What You Ask For

Lately I've been feeling overwhelmed with all I really need to take care of; well what I feel I need to take care of anyhow. I know there is no need to feel that way, but sometimes we focus on the somewhat trivial things. So yesterday while talking with hubs about how I have so much jumbled, mumbled mess going through my head, I decided to pray about it. I asked the Lord to please provide time to "get caught up on those things I've been behind on."

Well He gave me time alright, but not the kind I was hoping for. I was blessed with my daughter informing me I did not need to pick up any kids today, as unfortunately two of them are home sick. :( So that took away a big portion of running today. But, I also missed another group session, which the topic is so good and important. Plus, I've been going to get groceries for a week now, and still have not made it; and still wont.

My cold seemed to be getting better until yesterday, which was more of just a nagging irritating cough. This morning I woke up to chest and sinus congestion. Growl! I haven't done anything, as I'm very week, tired, just out right exhausted. I try to get up and do something & I feel like I'm going to drop.

When I finally took a shower--and as many of you know, this is where I receive a lot of insight, is in the bathroom--I realized; okay, it was revealed to me, that I prayed a general prayer. But, then again, was it? For I realized then and there, that I was weakened in order to spend time in the Word, which I've for some ridiculous reason have not done yet. He had another plan for me.

I asked for time to get caught up!

He gave it to me. Instead of working on the house, I'm to be spending time in HIS Word. Am I disappointed? NO! Not by any means. As HE comes first anyhow. So my day was partially wasted trying to recoup; but in the end, it will not have been wasted, as I'm going to do as HE had planned for me.

The lesson here is to always when praying, be specific. If you pray for something in general, chances are, He will take you in a different direction, not always in a good one like He did with me. Pray specifically. A more appropriate prayer would have been: "Lord, you know my struggles. You know I have a hard time being organized and finding time to do what I feel I need to be doing. My house needs a thorough cleaning, I have a garage sale to prepare for, I have a room that is full from all the moves, a garage that needs reorganizing and cleaned out. Please provide adequate time for me to accomplish these tasks when you deem right."

See the difference. It covered the areas that is driving me nuts. Time is not very ample for me by any means. But it's all good. He is always faithful. He always listens. It's just that His plans for us may not be the same things we want. Some of you may say, "Well He already knows our needs and wants, so why would you have to be specific?" Because He wants a relationship with us. Because He wants us to take it to Him. He wants us to talk to Him like you would your parents, siblings, best friends etc. Tell Him what is exactly on your heart/mind. He listens, He answers--not always in the manner we ask for--but He knows what is best for us. He's faithful, loving, kind, and wants what is best for us. Trust Him, ask specifically, and believe He will answer. If you doubt Him, then don't expect your requests to be answered. BELIEVE! TRUST!