Friday, January 30, 2009

Wow! What a week! Oklahoma was hit with yet another snow/ice storm and while this year we DID MAINTAIN power we were still out of school for 3 days! I truly enjoyed having the kids home and being cooped up and I think if you ask them they would say the enjoyed it as well.

I just really wanted to share the moments that as George Strait would say "I saw God today"
On Wednesday we decided that we would go ahead and have youth at our house (the kids all wanted to come :) )so Jen and I had to get out of the house to go get snack food. On our way home we were pulling into our driveway and noticed it had been scraped but didn't know by whom....As we were unloading our car, here comes our neighbor on his tractor. He had been a busy bee clearing neighbors driveways and just going about his kind business doing what I might say the Lord would do...loving and helping people even when they don't know it or see it. You see my neighbor has cancer and according to drs. wasn't even suppose to be alive on this day. He was diagnosed about 2 yrs ago and has taken treatments but I honestly have not seen him down one day. Tears just poured out as I saw this man "loving his neighbors as himself" as God tells us to do. He just drove by waving and smiling...he didn't want any credit or kudos he was just doing what he could to help. I pray that he will be blessed 7fold!

On Wednesday night our youth showed and we had a full house! Even the hominy group of kids came and you could just feel Gods hand on every minute of it. One boy in particular was sharing and VERY EMOTIONAL so much so that he really couldn't finish his sentence but I literally watched God just pour over him and wash away the torment and resentment that he had experienced that past week and just whisper to Him...I am here, I am with you....I will lead and guide you. It was precious and to be very honest Brian and I were so praying that everyone would be ok and make it here and home safe since some literally drove an hour away and an hour back on very slick roads. We were the only ones in town meeting I think but It truly was clear that we were suppose to meet and God would protect each and everyone as He did.
Not only did He Protect everyone but He spoke and moved in their lives as only He can do! Thankyou Father!

We are are still melting but it it suppose to be like 56 today and in the 60s tomorrow so it will all be gone soon, thank goodness. Another storm, more memories to store away. I enjoy the storms when they come but am always glad to see them go!!!

Here is a little snipet of a Dave Ramsay letter I read from my email that I wanted to share.

As for our new president, if you’re not a fan, pray for him. He’s your president. If you are a fan, pray for him. He’s your president, not your savior. Your hope will be crushed if you wait for him and his administration—or anyone else—to fix your life and give you money..... Dave Ramsay

This was just the end of his letter on the stimulus package or his opinion of it.

Be blessed!