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Romans 1:6 "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes..."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Life

Here I sit at 6:30 in the morning drinking my second cup of chocolate coffee, watching the morning news, catching up on my blog reading, and gearing up for a new day. Steeling myself to face the low 40 degree weather expected today. What happened to the 80 degrees we enjoyed yesterday? Such is Spring in Arkansas.

I've been studying Nehemiah and had planned to write a heart warming blog about how we can face adversity in the same manner...but that blog will have to wait for another time.

Yesterday, I spent my first day working at BJ's Plants and Produce. Owned by my sister-in-law and operated by her youngest son and only daughter. I loved it! Hard work, but it was fantastic being surrounded by my family. My sister-in-law runs the cafe attached to the "market" which makes lunch convenient. Best of all just a couple hundred yards away is Kyzer's and my wonderful husband. Nothing brightens my day more than to look around and see his smiling face.

I love being surrounded by all the plants and flowers! I worked there a couple of summers when Jake was a toddler and surprisingly...it's like riding a bike...all the information came rushing back. But that's not what this blog is about either...

Intent to begin their new life together in church, Tyler and Cara attended services with us Sunday morning. Tyler has been living with us since January 1st and we have had many conversations about God, the Bible, and salvation in Christ. He attended church off and on growing up but I am not sure about Cara.

Tyler gave his life to Christ! His prayer is that he can be a Godly husband and father. I know I should not be amazed but it never seems get old, does it? That feeling of joy when one accepts the Savior.

Cara and I've spent much of the past couple of days in deep conversation. I have given her my old NIV Life Application Bible...and instead of just praying with them when they have a need we have re-instituted family Bible study and prayer time which had turned to just a couples thing when Jake moved out.

As we continue to pray for this young couple, for direction for a new husband, for salvation for a new wife...as we encounter the Spirit of God on the move in our very home our hearts can not help but leap for joy in the assurance that when we knock, He opens, when we seek...He finds.

God is indeed good...He is alive...He is well...and His Spirit is on the move!


  1. What a joy to begin my day by reading this wonderful report and post, Theresa. That's what it's all about isn't it.....increasing the population of Heaven and decreasing the population of Hell. I rejoice with you and the angels in Heaven over this new baby in Christ. How blessed that he will be discipled by you and your husband!!!! Rest assured we will be praying for Cara.

  2. That just brought tears to my eyes Theresa. I'm so glad they have someone wonderful like you to guide and direct them in their new lives. I wished I had a loving family that cared about me (I want to blog about my experiences as a child but it's pretty heavy stuff and have chickened out). [sigh] It's even nice knowing you as a friend. Keep up the good work! I praise Jesus there are folks like you and your husband. ♥ ∞

  3. Praise the Lord! My prayers continue to be with all of you.

  4. What a thrilling post. God is good...all the time!

  5. I just gave my NIV Life Application bible away as well to a lady at the shelter where we volunteer at - Life goes the right direction when we listen to His voice!

  6. Good post. God is truely on the move. Take care my friend.

  7. Your posts are always so beautifully written and filled with love. It's always a pleasure to stop by and spend a while with you!

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  9. Oh Happy Day!!! How absolutely Awesome is the Lord God, who made heaven and earth!!
    Joining you in prayer for these children.
    Asking you to join me in praying for mine!!

  10. God's favorite song of all is the song of the redeemed! Heaven has reason to celebrate! Bless them, Lord.

  11. I'm back in bloggy world and I wanted to thank you for your prayers during this time. I am happy for you and your new job. You are a sweetheart and I pray His blessings will continue to surround you. God is so good! Please continue to pray for my daughter Jolie. Love ya, Trish

  12. I am happy for you and your family. Please pray for my son, who just joined the Air Force, that all will go well for him until he ships out in mid-May, and that they will pick the right career field for him. Thanks. Mary.

  13. Hello lovely Devoted, you never fail to inspire me. What I often wonder is how would you help me and my family find God being the dyed in the wool bleeding heart liberals that we are? I think that we are very similar people, following similar paths: that of love and peace, kindness and humility. I often wonder if we came over to visit, that we would have the most amazing conversations, the exchange of ideas would be legendary! What do you think? We're miles apart but so close and I look forward to your presence on my blog more than anything. Thankyou for your presence, and your presents! With so much love, MH

  14. Hope God is blessing your life - this quarter's SS Lessons are priceless!

  15. I miss your posts. What's happening? I pray everything is going fine. Please let me hear from you.

  16. I miss your posts too! I haven't even 'seen you at Facebook. Hope y'all are doing OK? Holler when you can. God bless. :o)

  17. Devoted - you need to devote some time to your blog! LOL

  18. Theresa,
    Pray that you are well.
    Enjoy your blog and waiting for your next posting.
    God Bless,
    Deanna from the Kansas Flinthills

  19. AMEN sister...isn't God amazing...isn't it even more amazing that we are always amazed!!??

  20. May you have a sparkling 4th of July!

    God Bless,


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