June 27, 2009

Busy girl...


...is common...


...in my life...

...and I wonder...

...if those things I am staying busy with...

...are important...


...thoughts to ponder...

...as I remain busy...

...for a couple more days...

...If I haven't been by...

...your blog lately...

...or sent you an e-mail...

...or made a phone call to you...

...or commented on your Facebook page...

...or sent you a thoughtful text message...

...or twittered as often as I normally do...

...or wrote a wonderful blog post...

...then maybe, just maybe, I might...

...actually be finally getting...

...my priorities straight...

...by spending time with my kids...

...doing my job...

...getting caught up on household projects...

...both inside and outside...

...and I might just be getting my wall painted...

...and spending time in my Bible...

...and baking for my family...

...and doing water aerobics...

...and losing 5 pounds (cool, huh?)...

...and keeping a food diary...

...and spending time visiting friends...

...in person, instead of just on the phone...

...or on the computer...

I feel like I am letting my "online" friends down by not keeping in touch recently; however, I think I am strengthening my IRL (In Real Life) relationships by spending more time in person, and less in front of the computer screen:)


...as I wonder if those things taking...

...up my time right now...

...are important...


...I would have to say...


And did you read the "5 pounds lost"???

Woot! Woot!

June 23, 2009

Training Ground...

I recently started excercising...

Not only did I start water aerobics with a friend, but I've also been exercising my thoughts.

Well, more like training...I recently started training.

My appetites are out-of-control: physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

It recently dawned on me that as long as I continue to do the same things over and over, I will continue to have the same results over and over. Now, this is rather obvious to the person who isn't very "hard-headed"; however, I tend to be very "stuck" in my ways...or should I say "have been stuck in my ways in the past" (as my words are another area of training ground for me).

My flesh totally has to be reigned in because I'm allowing it to reign over me! As a daughter of the King, I am allowing myself to be enslaved by all of these things that have no authority over me, yet I lay captive like a dead dog with no position or power.

I get very overwhelmed by the "big picture" of life, so I have to have it broken down in steps in order for the "big picture" to work in my life. It's just the way (at least for now) that my mind operates. I actually see the "big picture" and immediately declare defeat over the situation because there's "TOO much to do to "get there"...

So in reality, it's not the way my mind works, but rather the way the enemy plays on my emotions so I will "play dead" before the "game" even begins.

Physically, I am a 350+ lb. woman who is usually too tired to enjoy life. Over the years, I put on the weight as protection, to keep people away. Recently, I realized "I really, really LIKE people, and I want to be around people!" And truth be told, I really hide behind this computer screen TOO much because readers see my heart, not my weight. I am tired of being afraid to live! I am tired of not being able to run and play with my kids! I am tired of wearing overly huge clothes to try to hide the layers of fat rolls protruding from my body!

So, I started water aerobics, and started keeping a food diary of what I am eating. The big picture is that I want to be physically healthy. I am simply taking two steps toward that goal right now. THAT I can do! The big picture, no, but two steps, YES!

Emotionally, I choose depression and isolation as my "choice feelings". Not necessarily because I like them, but they are comfortable "clothes" to wear. They are the "shoes that have been broken in" and the "puzzle that has been put together a million times blindfolded". Do you have any clue how easily it is to keep people away when you are depressed??? NO ONE enjoys being around depressed people, not because they don't care, but because most of the time, they have NO idea what to do or say to make the depression go away!

And golly gee, have you ever tried to get through a "wall" an isolated person puts up? NOT very easy at all! But see, there seems to be a problem with these emotions because remember what I just said, "I realized I really, really like people, and I want to be around people!" Emotionally, there needs to be exercising of my mind and therefore, the training begins because I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE MIND OF CHRIST AND CHRIST LOVES PEOPLE...

Don't even get me going on my spiritual life!!! Golly gee willikers (spell checker went wild over that one!)...

Being a Christian should NOT involve turning back or giving up! (in the fight of life anyway). The armor of God, as described in Ephesians 6, includes:

1) Helmet of Salvation
2) Sword of the Spirit
3) Breastplate of righteousness
4) Belt of Truth
5) Feet fitted with the gospel of peace
6) Shield of faith

NO WHERE in that passage does Paul explain a piece of armor for our backside! There's no "butt cushion" for when we don't feel like fighting anymore. There's also not a shield for our back to protect arrows from piercing our heart from behind.

If we were meant to turn back or give up in battle, there would have been spiritual armor analogies for those body parts, because when we are called into battle, we are given all the artillery and armor that we need to encounter the enemy.

So, let me ask you this question from Galations 5:7-8...

"You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you!"

And remind you of this from Ephesians 6:13...

"Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, TO STAND!"

Let me take you to Joshua 1:2...

"Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them , to the Israelites. I will give you EVERY place you set your foot, as I promised Moses."

...And Joshua 5:14-15

"...Then Joshua fell face down to the ground in reverence, and asked him, 'what message does my Lord have for his servant?' The commander of the Lord's army replied, 'take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.' And Joshua did so."

These are the verses God has taken me to lately in my "training manual", His Holy Word, the Bible, as I train for this chapter of my life. I am also reminded of the "if/then" themes throughout the Bible.

If you do your part, then God will do His. God doesn't NEED our help in order to do His part. He ALONE is God! But I believe there are times where He challenges us to LIVE out those things we say we believe in.

He says, "If you give me your false pretences about how YOU think I should handle this situation, THEN, and only then, can I TRULY show you exactly what I can do!"

And we know that God says...

"My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts!" Isaiah 55:8-9

So, let me ask you one more question...How can you move one step closer to God today and to step into the calling He's laid before you???

IF you "go there", THEN God will totally blow your socks off and show you HIS power in your situation!

One final thought from God as told to Joshua...

"...Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified, Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with your wherever you go!" Joshua 1:9

June 22, 2009

Striving & 'Getting there'...

Joshua 3:5
Joshua told the people,
"Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the
LORD will do amazing things among you."

Consecrate: To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.

God has recently (o-kay, for QUITE AWHILE!) been telling me I need to get off of the fence and "dive into" the life He's called me to. It's been easy to sit on the sidelines and view others in their walk with the Lord. I watch as others go before me to see what their outcome will be as I am reserved by fear of the unknown.

I have had a relationship with the Lord for years, however, I am usually a "wallflower" in the dance of life. Fear of rejection and fears of many kinds keep me from being everything He wants me to be. I will "tiptoe" into the unknown slowly, become effective, but then eventually stand dormant, afraid to go any further.

My destiny has always been just out of my reach as I fear success. I understand how foolish that may seem to fear success, yet my past is full of failure, and there is a certain comfort in letting people down. That, I know how to recover from.

I know what it is like to rise into a place God has called me into only to miserably fail (Bigtime, I might add). That failure prevents me from trying again unfortunately. Not that I don't want to try, I just simply feel like I always screw things up, and I hate the feeling of letting God down.

Obviously, there are some incorrect mindsets in my above paragraphs in which God has been speaking to, one being: God doesn't ask me to be perfect, nor does He expect me to be.

I am hungry...I want everything God has promised...I want to be used by God...I want to be effective in the Kingdom of God...I want to feel as if I am accomplishing something...

Haha! But I am...

That is another mindset that has to go! Everytime I choose to write on this blog, I am allowing God to use my words to minister to others. Everytime I do a name picture, I am allowing God to speak through my hands and my heart. Everytime I open my mouth and pray for someone, God is shaking the spiritual realm of darkness through my prayers. Everytime I do one of the things God has called me to do, I am "inching" my way, one step closer, in my destiny.

Destiny isn't "arriving"... Destiny is living in the here and now, and I believe this is a life process we live out until the day God calls us heavenward.

I am always trying to "arrive"! Not sure what it is I am expecting as I strive to "get there": lack of pain? no more problems? never sinning? being 'perfect'? never 'getting it wrong'?

God is calling me to 'get there' or 'arrive' in the everyday decisions He places before me: Am I going to exercise or be lazy today? Am I going to read His word, the Holy Bible or the newspaper? Am I going to reach out and encourage my family in the Lord or am I going to criticize and judge? Am I going to reach out to my natural family or push them aside because they aren't where I think they should be? Am I going to 'walk the walk I talk' for my children or only in the presence of others?

Somewhere in my past, I was taught that I have to strive and 'be all that I can be', when I think God just simply wants us to "be" in His presence. There is a time to be a "Martha", but when God shows up in our presence, He simply just wants us to be "Mary", sitting at His feet and worshiping Him for HE IS HOLY! When we allow ourselves to simply "be", it is then that HE CAN "Do" through us.

For it is GOD who works in you to WILL and to ACT according to HIS good purpose. Philippians 2:13

We simply have to be vessels in which He can work through...

June 21, 2009

No words...

This morning I have no words, as I am in awe of everything the Lord is doing right now in my life. Enjoy these pictures of my sunrise this morning:)

Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. Nehemiah 9:5b-6

June 18, 2009

Stand United...

United we stand, divided we fall...

For whatever reason, I can tolerate an unbeliever's behavior more than the "wrong" behavior of a Christ follower. If God calls me to a higher standard than my neighbor who hasn't received salvation, then sister Christian down the road sure better be called to the same standards that I have to live by. Right? I mean, God is God, and He is unchanging, AND His "rules" apply to everyone...

If sister Christian or brother Christian commits a "sin" that God has directly spoken to me about being wrong, then in my mind, that person is in sin as well! It is my pet peeve to see anyone "get away with" what God has told me I cannot do. Seriously, if I can't do it, neither should they be able to...

Now either you are reading this saying, "You go girl! Get on your soapbox and preach it!"

...or you are saying, "Oooh, you better watch it girl, you're skating on thin ice, and need some 'talking' to..."

Over the years, God has gently spoken to me on this issue, but once in awhile, I find myself going "back there" to the above thoughts, and if you are there as well, then let me gently lead you to the scriptures where God led me to years ago. Then you can decide for yourself and for your life what God has to say on this issue.


Those words seem so negative, and I suppose if you look at your life, you may not see those words weaved into your heart. Let me speak a little more positive, because we are SURELY "better" people than that...

I wonder how often we justify our actions and thoughts in a "Christian" manner to prove that those things do NOT occupy our hearts. I mean...We are Christians and we are living holy and righteous before our King! Right?

We don't condemn others; we just tell the truth in love.

We don't judge others or gossip about them; we just talk behind their backs, (in concern of course!)

We don't have pride; we just KNOW if that was OUR ministry, we would do things a "better" way.

We are not haughty; We are just much, much, much wiser.

*Before you have right to speak to the sin in someone's life, you have no voice in their life. Unless you are a leader gently correcting and restoring that person,

June 17, 2009


I told a fellow bloggy friend that I would post a song for her.
I planned a different one; however, for whatever reason, this one is meant to be played on today's post:)

June 14, 2009

We all have a past...

When we become more "mature" in our faith, we sometimes forget that we, too, have a past. Sometimes a past of alcohol, drugs, promiscuity, lying, story-telling, etc. Because of God's restorative and redemptive power, our lives change (hopefully!) dramatically from who we used to be. I pray the woman I am today is not the same woman who will read this one year down the road.

Christ redeems us and helps us to "grow up". He changes our will and desires and transforms them into His Will and His desires. He takes our "failures" and turns them into lessons to teach us, and to also help understand others when they have a similar failure. He challenges us to be better men and women.

As I continue to think about this "blogging hoax" that happened in the past week, my heart continues to break for the blog author.

I don't know what hurts worse: falling in love with a beautifully written blog by a "single mother" and her "ill unborn baby" only to find it all to be a hoax, or knowing that this woman has thousands of people who hate her and now she has to live with her choices.

When I began to judge her, God quickly convicted my heart, and reminded me that I, too, have a psychotic history of weaving webs of lies.

Let me explain...

I know what it is like to conjure up a fantasy life, and then have to live with the consequences of those lies.

All throughout my life, I exaggerated details when I told or retold stories. Every lie became justifiable to me (just little white lies). As I would exaggerate details, I also added details. Over time, I began to believe my own stories as well as made up stories to get attention.

The story God reminded me of, when I began to judge this blogger, was from 2004 before I got married. My story didn't include a blog or a large amount of people, but "real life" people who believed me, loved me, and bought into my charades.

At the time, I had a relationship with my boys' father off and on for about 9 years, and despite all the in-between times we were together, my heart still longed for him. We had a very dysfunctional relationship. (Two broken people don't make a whole person even if 1 + 1 does = 2). I longed for him more than I longed for God. I didn't know the love of God as my Father.

Out of desperation to keep this man close to my heart, I told him I was pregnant. Within days, about 12 people knew, including his family, my family, and our Pastor.

I told him on the phone that I was pregnant. He freaked out. So, a few days went by, and about 12 people knew, including my family, his family, and our Pastor. The Pastor pulled us into the office again, and said "Make a choice: get married or stay away from each other". Granted, there was more to it, but that was the "jist" of it. We set a date for July 30th, 2004 (Yes, less than a month), and I was thrilled because he would finally be my husband. We made marriage plans, and two weeks before the actual date, I sat on the bed next to him, and told him I wasn't pregnant, and never was, and he didn't have to marry me. I told him I was planning to say I lost the baby.

He lovingly held me, told me how disappointed and hurt he was, then told me I needed to tell everyone else that I lied to. I didn't have to deal with hate mail or people writing online garbage, but I remember the pain and the tears as I phoned everyone involved, and told them the truth. I remember my chest hurting from sobbing so hard. After each phone call, I broke down crying, and fell back into his arms, as he would gently tell me "you can do this...it's ok". His uncle and grandma was the worst because at the time, I had so much respect for them, and I wanted to be liked so much. With each number I punched into the phone pad, I wanted to run and bury myself in a hole. The shame I felt was overwhelming. The thoughts of worthlessness were constant in my mind and my heart. I hated myself and thought how incredibly stupid I was, and I lived with constant regret.

Within 6 months of us being married, I became pregnant for real, only to lose our baby at 10 weeks. I felt that shame all over again, as I figured God was punishing me for lying in the beginning. As time showed, it wasn't punishment, but I believe it was divine intervention as God knew the events of the next 5 years in our marriage. There's no way I could have parented another child alone (already having 4 yr. old and 8 yr. old boys)

We still ended up getting married on July 30, 2004, and our divorce was finalized on Feb. 2, 2009. We weren't together for even one anniversary before we were separated. We officially separated for the last time in July of 2007, and not once, shared our anniversary together.

I seriously believe that our marriage ended because it was built on lust, lies, deceit, and selfish gain. There is so much more to our divorce, but like I've said before on my blog, I won't go into details.

My point through this whole thing is that we are quick to judge people, but in all reality, each one of us is only one or two choices away from making the "hugest mistakes" of our lives.

If you are driving in traffic and someone "ticks" you off, you have the choice to 1) ram that car into the next state, 2) speak words to yourself or the other driver of frustration, 3) or quietly pray for that person (You get the idea)

If you are angry at someone, you may think of hitting them, but you choose not to.

If your child tells you to "shut-up", your instant reaction may be to slap him/her, but you choose not to.

If you find yourself attracted to a co-worker, you may have thoughts of seduction and lust, but you choose not to act on them.

If you are sightseeing on a cliff, and think to yourself, "I just want to take one more step", but you don't because you don't want to risk the chance that the "one more step" could be your last.

Do you see where I'm going here? I am not at all justifying poor choices, but leaning toward the side of "We are not God! We are not the Holy Spirit! It is ONLY by the grace of God that we have gotten to the place we are today!"

It is only by the grace of God, that I can even share my story with you, because I am not still in that place of lies. In fact, when I do lie now, I make it a point to quickly retract my words because of the place I once was.

Am I perfect? Nope.

Am I changing and growing daily? Yep.

Am I still just a few bad choices away from making a total mess out of my life? Yep.

Are you? Yep.

Are we going to "go there"? Probably not.

But is the potential there? Absolutely!

I pray that the next time you decide to judge someone (which I still have to "check" my heart often), that you would be reminded that you, too, still have flesh inside of you that wants to "rule" your thoughts and actions. Praise God for HIS redemption and HIS mercy that allows us to RUN to His throne BOLDLY and with confidence in repentance, knowing that He forgives 100% of the time.

June 12, 2009

Psalm 23

Psalm 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the

shadow of death, a]">[a]
I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the

house of the Lord forever.

(Photos taken on 6/10/09 (c) Heaven Sparks)

June 10, 2009


Ever have one of those days where
it seems as if the world is a merri-go-round,
spinning quickly, and you are losing your grip?

Nothing major happens, yet the smallest thing
unravels your emotions...

You struggle to stand on the Rock
as the waves come crashing against you...

Distractions bring fog and roadblocks
blinding the path in front of you.

You feel as if you are grasping to
thin air as you struggle to grip the truth.

Aww...this is the thing we call life...

And these are the times when we have
to CHOOSE to focus, focus, focus!!!

I want to stop running and quit the race...
I want to lie down and not fight...
I want to turn around and go far away...


God still has a plan!
God still has a purpose!
God is purpose!
God gives strength!
God holds me up when I can't stand!
God hides me in the shadow of His wings!
God is my refuge and fortress!

God knows and feels and loves
me to my feet again!

I looked up this evening and saw the sky...
the one that changes colors in a second's glance...
the one that never falls down on me...
the one that goes from light to dark daily...
the one that God created...

And I was reminded to FOCUS...
and to REST...
and to BREATHE...
and ENJOY the portrait of the sky
that He paints for me...

As I took these pictures, God whispered that just as I don't have to worry about the sky falling down on me, neither do I have to worry about God letting me fall...

He holds the sky in place...
just as He holds my heart in place...


Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings

2 Samuel 22:3
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation.
He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—
from violent men you save me.

Psalm 9:9
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress
and my deliverer; my God is my rock,
in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the
horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:30
As for God, his way is perfect;
the word of the LORD is flawless.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.

Psalm 31:2
Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.

Psalm 31:19
How great is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those
who fear you, which you bestow
in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 36:7
How priceless is your unfailing love!
Both high and low among men find
refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

June 8, 2009

Snoring in the bathroom???

I have so much to blog about after my trip in Colorado, but I promised I would blog about one story in particular.

What would you do if you were at an Interstate rest stop, went to use the bathroom, and heard someone in the neighboring stall snoring???

I mean, seriously! Aren't people supposed to sleep outside in their vehicles??? I didn't know that people actually napped in the bathroom at the rest stops! Especially on the toilet!!!

The End...(Great story, huh?)

...O-kay, I'll finish the story:)

My sister and I took off from Colorado to go back home at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday. The trip to Wisconsin takes approximately 12 hours with few stops. Friday was an emotional and busy day, so we didn't sleep any before we left. Actually, we weren't planning on leaving until Saturday p.m., but all of the family was still up, having a bonfire, visiting, and Starla and I were starting to miss our kids. At about midnight, we decided, "Hey, let's go home now." So, we were on the road at 1:00 a.m.

We were just a little tired!!! We drove in two hour increments, and by all rights, we were way too exhausted to even be on the road. When it was my turn to drive, I prayed the whole time ("God, help me to stay awake!"), and I stopped 2-3 times for five minutes in my shift to breathe and wake myself up.

I had been driving for about 2 1/2 hours when I finally pulled over at a rest stop and told Star I couldn't drive anymore. She said, "Neither can I. Shut the van off, lock the doors, and let's sleep."

I woke up to her saying, in a frantic voice, "Get up, let's go". (Later, she told me that she thought it had been 4 hours, but it had only been about an hour).

I said, "O-kay, but I have to go to the bathroom first."

I went inside, did my thing, and walked back out to the car. I think I had dozed off for a second because I woke myself up snoring, but all is good, no harm done. No need to even be embarrassed...

...or was there???

Later, as my sister and I became awake and coherent, this was her side of the story...

I said I had to go to the bathroom, she looked at the clock, and got a few more minutes of sleep. She opened her eyes, patiently waited for me to come out, and people watched. She looked at the clock again...15 minutes had gone by...more people watching..."Didn't those people go in after Heaven did?"...20 minutes..."What is taking her so long?"...more people watching..."I wonder what is so funny to those ladies coming out of the bathroom"..."Oh well"...close eyes...sleep...look at the clock...30 minutes gone by..."What is taking her so long???"...Too tired to see where she is...More people watching...Busy place...Happy, laughing people coming out of the restroom...40 minutes..."Come on Heaven!"...she must be constipated, oh well...more happy people coming from the woman's restroom...

...45 minutes later!!!

Starla: "It's about time!"

Heaven: "sorry, I think I dozed off a few minutes."

Starla: "A few minutes???... actually 45!!!"

I seriously thought I dozed off for just a few minutes, and here I was, sitting ON a public rest area toilet (Ewww!!!), in a "going to the bathroom" position, SNORING loudly (because that's what I do), for 45 MINUTES!!!! 45 MINUTES PEOPLE!!!


June 7, 2009

"Honey, I'm home!"

It was so wonderful to wake up this morning to see my bedroom walls, and to see my kids, whom I missed very much!

We got home yesterday afternoon/evening. I had such a wonderful, relaxing time, but I am still sooooooooooooo tired.

Speaking of being soooooooooooo tired, I have a funny story. It involves an interstate rest stop and a woman snoring while in a bathroom stall. You will NOT want to miss this story tomorrow when I write about it!

Throughout the week, I will be sharing stories from my trip, as well as pictures, but for today, I am just very tired and am on my way to take a nap:) (ON MY OWN COUCH!!!)

"Home sweet Home....sigh..."

June 4, 2009

Just passing through

I spent a full day yesterday catching up and visiting with family. It's been a great time despite of the circumstances. I have taken lots of pictures and will be sharing them once I get home. Ah...the adventures are endless:)

So much on my mind this morning, yet I am feeling a "resistance" in sharing right now. (which it weird, as you know, because I blog about everything!) I had an awesome time with God this morning as I woke up, wide awake, at 5 a.m. and was alone until 6:30. It pays to go to bed early:) Maybe that is one habit I should take home with me:)

Well, at this point, I haven't been able to read anyone's blogs, but I'll have plenty of time to catch up when I get home.

Be blessed my beautiful bloggy buddies and be 'bundantly :) blessed! (say that 10 times)

June 3, 2009

We made it!

We made it to Colorado in one piece! Yeah! I got news from home and my kids are doing great as well.

I will have lots of pics as time goes on, but just wanted to update everyone and let them know that all is good. Will update as time allows!

June 1, 2009

Please Pray

Please Pray...

I found out this morning that my uncle passed away in the wee hours of the morning. Him and his family live in Colorado, and everyone is taking it pretty hard.

I don't know if he ever accepted Jesus into his heart, so only God knows where his soul is...

So, please pray for Uncle Grant's children. May they sense God's comfort and peace, and pray also that God would draw their hearts back into a relationship with Christ, that their hearts would soften...

Thanks in advance for praying

Who am I Lord?

1 Chronicles 17:16 Then  King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: "Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you...