It has now been seven years since I started this blog. How quickly time goes by! We are many members but we are one in the body of Christ. Therefore you do not journey alone! Hopefully through this site you will be encouraged by the fact that many things you are going through in your own walk, others are going through (or have gone through) as well. Sometimes we think we are "going through things alone." But we are not. God said that "He would Never Leave Nor Forsake Us." (Hebrews 13:5) and that "There is Nothing New Under The Sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9). No man is an island. It's easy to forget that. May the words in this blog help you to think, encourage you in whatever spiritual state you are in and may the Lord use them to help us to grow in Him! He is the Author and Finisher of our faith!

I don’t want any readers to think that I am “promoting” being a prodigal. I definitely am not. But what I am hoping to do – is to encourage those of us who either have had or are currently experiencing a hard time in our walk to be honest about it. Personal conviction is a powerful thing, especially if you truly love the Lord. I think that sometimes the Body of Christ critiques and judges to the point where the person who is at the other end of that pointing finger feels ostracized, alienated and alone. I don't think that that is what Jesus intended. When I read through my Bible - I see a firm yet gentle restoration that Jesus ministered to those around Him. Look at John 21:15-19. When Peter who was at an all time low point in his walk - he was firmly, yet lovingly restored by Jesus. He didn't tear him down, or yell or make him feel any worse then he already did. He spoke to him lovingly and gently - and in doing so, Peter was able to repent and minister in a much more powerful, humble and confident way and it became one of the largest ministries ever.

Please note that I am only a vessel, my calling - to write. I dedicate this blog to the Lord and ask that He use it to reach out and touch whoever needs a special, loving, personal touch from Him. My hope is that the Holy Spirit allows you to see Him through the words (and not me). We go through things so that we can extend our right hand of fellowship behind us to assist and help someone else. Our Bible is the same today, as it was yesterday as it will be tomorrow. (I am far from perfect and do not profess to have all the answers...) but the good news is - Our Heavenly Father does! His love, forgiveness, grace and mercy is real!Nothing you are experiencing in your walk comes as a surprise to Him! May He be glorified through this blog and may God bless you at whatever stage in your walk you are in!~

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April 27, 2010

Angels Among Us~

I'm so tired right now i can't think of a thing to blog. I had a very emotional day - with more lows and highs than a roller coaster. Some days I wonder if it is truly worth it... And that is when I have to will myself to go on.  I am only one woman.  One woman who doesn't have all the answers.  You know when I feel like this - I think back to the beginning.  I was born three months premature.  I weighed 3 lbs.  The doctors and nurses warned my mother that i wouldn't live long... I was in the hospital for 40 days and 40 nights... How ironic - just like Noah! LOL  When I feel like this - as I did today, I wonder so- why He strengthened me? What purpose does my life serve?  What plans does He have for me?  There is a reason... Nothing happens by mistake....

When I was in my twenties I was on my way to work.  I was crossing a very busy intersection in my car.  The light was mine.  At the same time I began to drive through the intersection I was hit by a car running the light.  How odd I can remember that at the same time I was crossing.  I heard in the driver's passenger seat, "Kelly! Stop!"  I stopped and turned to look at the seat, surprised.  Its a good thing I did stop.  The woman who hit my car running the light hit me so hard that the stearing wheel came off in my hands.  If I had been only a few more inches up she would surely have killed me.  Why? Why? why?  Why was I saved?  What is the purpose what is the reason?  I can swear there was an angel in the seat beside me.

I really do believe we all have Guardian Angels that have been assigned to us from birth...  There is a purpose for our lives.  Each life is a gift from God.  I'm still trying to figure out what that purpose is...

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