Good morning prayer warriors! There is a young man named Aaron. He is 16 years old and needs a touch from God’s healing hand. Aaron has bone cancer, his immune system is struggling. Please take a few moments to pray for him today. Put him on your prayer list if you have one. Thank you!
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 unto him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations for ever and ever. Amen.
So, I’m sitting in the car at the grocery store waiting for my son and his girlfriend who is due any day carrying my first grandchild. I can’t even tell you how excited I am for baby Carson to arrive. Anyway, I thought while I was sitting here I would tell you about my new job.
I believe it was April 25th or so that I turned in my résumé, the application, and my transcript from school to the admin office of the Union Gospel Mission in my area for a position as a Program Counselor. I honestly didn’t even know if I wanted the job. I have been in school for the last 5 yrs and the last 2 yrs without any breaks. I wanted my Summer off to be able to do whatever I wanted because I am going back at the end of August to start my Masters program.
I thought about applying for a week before I ever acted on it. Then finally I turned in the app. I prayed before i turned in my app and told the Lord I didn’t even know if I wanted the job and if He wanted me to have that job that He would have to change my heart because I didn’t think I wanted to go to work yet. They called me in for an interview on May 2nd. I graduated May 4th with my BS in Psychology and Family Counseling. I was called in for a second interview on May 9th.
NOW, I began to feel hopeful. I decided that maybe I did want to go to work. My heart began to break when I saw homeless women wondering the streets. On the morning of May 11th I received the phone call that told me I got the job. I was so excited and grateful that God had intervened and interrupted my plans for a greater purpose.
I just began my second week and I love my job and I love what God is doing in my heart. I love the women that are in the program and I love the employees I work with. Best of all it is a Christ centered work environment and I am free to testify to the work that God has done in my life.
Also, I have just graduated with a degree in counseling and within two weeks I went to work using the skills and education I earned my degree in. That is also a blessing.
It is with a heavy heart that I write tonight. For the last 5 days I have been listening to news reports of a crazed gunman killing innocent people. First in Portland at Clackamas Town Center, which is less than 50 miles from my home and then yesterday in Newtown, Connecticut @ Sandy Hook Elementary School. My heart breaks for the families of the 20 children and the 6 women that were killed yesterday as well as the man and woman who died in Portland this week at the mall.
I think I’m bothered more by the fact that once the media coverage dies down that those of us who are far removed from these incidents will forget and go on with our lives while those parents and people who have lost someone will never be the same again. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t go on with our lives or that we should live in paralyzing fear but I wish there was some kind of change in people that would come from this. A heart change.
I wish that people would fall on their faces before God and repent of their wicked ways before this Country who was founded on FAITH IN GOD finds itself in much greater torment than it is already in.
America is on the brink of financial disaster, there are people going on killing sprees, children killing there parents and grandparents, parents killing their kids, husbands and wives killing each other not to mention other countries that are just waiting for us to destroy ourselves so they could take over. WAKE UP AMERICA! WAKE UP CHURCH! What is it going to take to bring us to the end of ourselves and on our knees before the Almighty God who rains on the just and the unjust?
I lift my eyes to you, O God, enthroned in Heaven. We keep looking to the Lord our God for his mercy, just as servants keep their eyes on their master, as a slave girl watches her mistress for the slightest signal. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy, for we have had our fill of contempt. We have had more than our full of the scoffing of the proud and the contempt of the arrogant.
(Lord, comfort the families in Connecticut while they grieve the loss of their loved ones.)
I don’t even know where to start. Some real life stuff is happening and I am fighting such deep anger. We (my husband and I) are being attacked in every direction. My step-daughter, whom I love dearly, is battling with her mother right now to regain custody of her 10 year old daughter. Our granddaughter was going to live with us for the school year to help out her mom and fiancé until they were able to get into a bigger house. They have 5 kids all together. Our daughter’s mother decided to keep our granddaughter after a visit. Now we are in a huge custody battle. She is saying all kinds of evil things against us. Please play for my family during this time. Our plates are full and Im still in school trying to finish my bachelors degree,while being a wife, mom, grandma and student, and this is very painful for my husband as this is his daughter and granddaughter we are fighting for and his ex we are dealing with. My family appreciates it very much.
Well, I’ve been home a week already and haven’t written until now. My husband, oldest son and I drove south to Fresno California to visit our daughter and grand kids. It was a long drive and very hot. However, for most of the drive the view was beautiful. Getting further into California brought crazy fast rude drivers. We had only intended on being there for two days but once we saw the little ones, we had to stay longer. Here are some pictures of the fun in the sun with the g-babies.