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Little Annoyances

Little annoyances, don’t you get sick of them? Sometimes I want to say ‘devil go bother someone else.’ Why is it when you’re happy and things seem to be going well, something happens to disrupt the flow? And often it’s nothing major but it’s enough to irritate you.
After the first snowstorm my Jeep hasn’t been driving right. So I figure I’d wait until after Christmas to get it serviced. Automatically I assume that’s going to cost me a pretty penny. Today it’s very windy outside and as I picked up the trash the wind blew into the yard I notice the fence at the back of the house was leaning. About an hour later it was broken. And yes I am annoyed. My first thought? ‘I don’t have money for this. I’m trying to save; I’m trying to budget and now this, four days after Christmas.’ My second thought, ‘Lord give me strength.’ So dollar signs start rolling in my head. Dollar signs I don’t think I can afford to part with but then I realize the only thing I can truly predict is God will provide.


Red Truck of Mercy

That’s it, I quit, I give up!!
That’s right I’m throwing in the towel, waving the white flag.
I’m finish, I’m done. If I never see snow again it will be too soon for me. I just finished working an eight hour overnight shift and the last thing I want to do is shovel.
As a child I couldn’t wait until it snowed. My cousins and I would spend hours playing in the snow we were supposed to be shoveling. Now when the weather man predicts snow I hope and pray he’s wrong.

I thank God for snow blowers, plows, and throwers. Unfortunately my little snow throwers are gone for the weekend, I don’t have a snow blower and didn’t reach my neighbor who has a snow plow until I was half way done. The bible says to give thanks in all things. When I saw him pull up in his red truck I said ‘Thank you Lord, because you know I’m tired'.

A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing….
(Proverbs 17:22 )

Merry Christmas & God Bless

Strings of Faith

“Behold I am the Lord the God of all flesh. Is there anything to hard for me?
Jeremiah 32:27

Has the joy that once filled you slowly deserted you? As talks of lay-offs and businesses going bankrupt sweep across the nation stirring fear in the hearts of many during this holiday season. Unemployment is at an all time high and jobs an all time low. Gas prices seem to be dropping as the price of food continues to increase. Though there have been lay-offs in the postal service the bill keep on coming. As all times this is truly a time we have never seen before.

Brothers and sisters this is not the time to loosen the strings of your faith. Our father is the same yesterday, today, and forever more. He doesn’t punch a time clock nor is he bound by the restraints of this world. The condition of this nation is scary for many but it's nothing for God.

Its times like these I am glad He works in the realm we can’t see. If you’ve ever been in a crisis and made it through by what some may call a mir…

Birth of History

Wade Walter Murphy
November 3, 2008.
6 lb 8oz

Born a day before the presidential election.
In your parents eyes history has all ready begun.
As adult voters wonder who the next president will be you lay wrapped in a receiving blanket so peacefully. One eye open and the other closed as if playing hide-an-seek with those who came to visit you. In the frailness of your form loving bonds are being made. And one can't help but admire how fearfully and wonderfully God has made you. Looking at you brings back memories of my children's birth and I find the whole blueprint of life to simply be amazing. How does God do what he does? How does he fashion and form so uniquely?
How does He decide whose eyes, nose and even toes you'll have?
It's awesome, when one really thinks about it, how detailed He is.

As the love of family surrounds you, God presence is also there. Just as He kept you in the comfort of your mothers womb
I know that he will continue to comfort, protect, and provide for …

Up For The Challenge

This is an interesting and challenging time in history.

With talk of recession due to a failing economy. The truth is no matter who's elected to the White House they'll have a lot to do and much to overcome. Big businesses and banks going bankrupt; who would have thought we'd see such a time? I find it interesting that the money hungry are now having a difficult time holding on to there money. People are being laid-off from jobs they've worked for many years, and others look around hoping their not next in line. Patience, trust, and beliefs are being tested. Carelessly the government has hit us where it hurts, and for many hope is gone. Those who once frowned on the homeless and wanted them housed far away from them are now wonder how far away they are from being homeless themselves. As money continues to be harder and harder to attain, we helplessly watch friends and strangers lose their homes. The things once taken for granted now lay heavy on our hearts. Deciding wh…