Upside Down Day

Have you ever had one of those days that nothing seemed to go right? I recently had one of them. I went to a coffee shop to get Wifi. After numerous unsuccessful attempts I called my computer guy. He told me I’d better not touch it because I could lose everything on my computer. Now I’ve not backed things up for a LONG time and I’ve some pretty special pictures (about 7,000) of the last four years of our life. I didn’t want to lose them! So I packed up my computer and trekked down to my computer guy. I was deep in thought as I pulled up to the curb. In fact, I was so deep in thought that I hit the curb with a BANG! Right then and there the tire blew, the wheel cover broke and I ruined the rim. I happened to be thinking missionary minded thoughts not knowing that my actions had just created an opportunity to be a missionary in training. I called my husband and AAA. I felt like bawling! This was NOT the way I wanted to spend my morning! I proceeded to wait an hour till the tow truck arrived. The guy was hauling me and my vehicle to the shop where my husband would pick me up. I hopped in the cab. As we were driving, I sensed God asking me to speak a word for Him. We got on the subject of church and the Bible. According to him, he adamantly didn’t believe in either. He proceeded to tell me that he didn’t believe in any life after death and so on. What is the purpose to life if there is nothing after death? Why bother trying to live a moral life if there is no relationship with God? Before I hopped out I gave him a tip and I asked him if there was any way I could pray for him. “Oh,” he says boldly, “You can pray any way you like but I WON’ T change!” I sensed that perhaps God wanted to remind him one more time of his choice before he dies. Saddened I went home and together as a family we prayed for the man. No, my words may not have made a difference but my prayers do!

Thank You Jesus!

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 Jesus gives the joy of loving. *Cabin Time*

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  Jesus gives good gifts! *Christmas Eve Jammies*

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 Jesus loves when we have fun! *Hershey Chocolate World*

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 “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good!” *Smores with Daddy*

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 Why do you serve Jesus?

What do you do with your upside down days?

Will you choose to be a missionary to someone today?

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-Snatched From the Fire-

MB900438774Hi friends! It has been LONG time since blogging due to computer problems, holidays, visits and the whole nine yards that everyone else has on their plate.

My three year old son fell into an outdoor campfire. Yes, you read that right, and it was burning! We were on vacation as a family. On the very last day, last meal, we were going to have a hotdog roast. The children were outside playing. Jordan was chasing his ball. Never noticing the fire he hits the rocks and tumbles right in. My daughter cried out in terror and started running the other way. Dumbfounded, I stood there. Much to my horror, I see him flailing in the fire trying to get out, unable to. My husband dashed off the porch and yanked him out. Jordan’s coat was melted completely through, his eyebrows were melted together, his hair singed, and he had a huge black and blue mark on his leg from where he hit the rocks before tumbling in but otherwise he was fine! It felt like a HUGE God-miracle! Many stories don’t turn out as well. This got me to thinking. In Jude verse 23 it says:” save others by snatching them from the fire”. The urgency I felt. The danger that was present. Do we get it with the world? MB900437381Our world will one day be destroyed with fire (see Revelations). Millions of souls are dying with out Christ and will spend eterenity with fire. Do we seek to rescue even one from the flames? Is there an urgency? I’ve had the blessing of knowing about Christ ever since I was a baby. What about those who are flailing in the fire with no way of escape unless someone grabs them out?!  What does it mean to “snatch souls from the fire”? I believe this could mean praying, evangelizing, befriending, and action. What other things would you add to the list? Snatching people from the fire means that we will get dirty and the “job” won’t always be safe. It isn’t a life of comfort and luxury. Are you willing to be a people-snatcher?

                         “People Need the Lord”-by Steve Green

Everyday they pass me by,
I can see it in their eyes.
Empty people filled with care,
Headed who knows where?

On they go through private pain,
Living fear to fear.
Laughter hides their silent cries,
Only Jesus hears.

People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
At the end of broken dreams, He’s the open door.
People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
When will we realize, people need the Lord?

We are called to take His light
To a world where wrong seems right.
What could be too great a cost
For sharing Life with one who’s lost?

Through His love our hearts can feel
All the grief they bear.
They must hear the Words of Life
Only we can share.

People need the Lord, people need the Lord
At the end of broken dreams, He’s the open door.
People need the Lord, people need the Lord.
When will we realize that we must give our lives,
For peo-ple need the Lord.

People need the Lord.