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Hello All!


I hope you all had a great holiday!


First off I want to say thank you to the many people who have been reading this blog! I am flabbergasted at the number of readers I have seen thus far!  I am so excited about this and hope you will continue to stop in and hang out a while!  I haven’t been getting much feedback, which is fine, however I would love to know your thoughts so please consider it.  Thank you!

With that said,  Today, is not a heavy post kind of day.  It’s an inspirational kind of day!

My Pastor recently said this, and I thought it was beautifully put.  (This isn’t word for word, I got it about 99% close!)


“Out of  our brokenness comes wholeness which becomes blessing in our life.  What He calls us to do as a church, as a people, caring for the needs of others demonstrating the gospel, doing His work in this world, which is impossible to do without a miracle.  The world is so bad and so dark.  Its’ going to take a miracle to turn it all around.  But the miracle has happened and the miracle is happening.” 

“If you just go, and you take what you have in your hands and you just go and start passing out the bread, and you start doing.   Then He begins to work miraculously through us.  We may feel inadequate but that’s what qualifies us.”

 “Sometimes as a church we look, and we feel overwhelmed because the needs are great and the obstacles are huge.  How can we make a difference in this situation?  But Jesus already knows what he is going to do.  It’s going to take a miracle but its going to start with people like us saying “I’m willing take what’s in my hands and give it to Jesus.”  And when we give it to Him and He puts it back in our hands… start telling, start spreading, start serving, start doing whatever it is He is calling us to do.”

“You Just watch how He miraculously begins to multiply and work through that.  Something very natural in our efforts becomes very supernatural in its impact. Because Jesus is at work redeeming, restoring and rebuilding.  It’s what His kingdom is all about.  One day His kingdom will come in all of it’s fullness.  But today, we can live in his kingdom here.”


Wow folks, he is so right!  If you open your heart, mind, and soul up to what His will is for your life, He can do amazing things through you!  This message was given at church when I was still in the mode of trying to figure out what God was asking me to do.  I know that this message was one that started to drive things home for me.   It let me know that God was telling me that yes, I am only one person.  But I can still do so much if I give it to Him first.  If I trust and follow.

Can you imagine what He can do in your life if you ask, listen, and trust?  Food for thought!


Anyway, to end this light post, I have some photos from our family outing yesterday.  We went to Mt. Saint Helens.  It was so amazing! The photos don’t do it justice!



Me and the kidlets


Little Ari





Athen, The man of many faces



The fam


2 responses »

  1. I think that your pastor hit it right on the nose. Did I tell you I did some mission travels after high school. I spent the summer in Costa Rica and than went to Israel and even traveled over to Botswana. It’s amazing how many needs there are. There is so many needs around us we did to get foggy and not understand how one person can make a difference. Someone gave me a really good analogy once. You know when you get a mud spot on your windshield. That mud spot seems so small but than when you use your wipers and you try to wipe it away it just spreads all over the windshield making one huge mess. When you add water that just makes it worse. I am not saying God wants us to be mud.. .okay maybe I am but he definitely can turn something big out of something small. God can use your vision even if you are just one person and that can make a difference.
    Andrea I want to encourage you not to get discouraged. I know when we spoke at coffee you were getting frustrated that not many people were hearing you. Not many people were taking your voice seriously. Did you know that Christ would have died for only you? Did you know that if there was only one person left saving that he would have taken the beatings and nails to his hands? One person is enough. I know we like to see Army’s but sometimes God uses us for the small things because the small things can lead to bigger things. I don’t know if that helps you at all.. but know that what your trying to do is encouraging!!! God hears you and he will honor your desire. Good Job!

    • Wow, I have to say I love love love your example! A spot of smeared mud, exactly!!! I would love to hear more about your missions, sounds fascinating. What amazing words of encouragement, beautifully put! You are a good friend and I really needed to hear it. Again, thanks for reading, sharing, and everything!



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