Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Trust and Distrust

Distrust thyself, but trust His grace;
It is enough for thee!
In every trial thou shalt trace
Its all-sufficiency.
Distrust thyself, but trust His strength;
In Him thou shalt be strong;
His weakest ones may learn at length
A daily triumph-song.
Distrust thyself, but trust His love;
Rest in its changeless glow:
And life or death shall only prove
Its everlasting flow.
Distrust thyself, but trust alone
In Him, for all--forever!
And joyously thy heart shall own
That Jesus faileth never.
Frances Ridley Havergal

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Take My Poll!

I am currently taking a poll as to what God's word has to say about your body.

I Cor. 7:34 says "The unmarried woman cares for the things of the Lord,
that she may be holy both in body and in spirit."

What does this mean to  you?  I have my opinion of course but I want to know what you think.  I run into so many young people today who say piercings, tattoos, clothing etc. are not really that important.  We live in a day of grace and God looks on the heart, not the outward appearance.

So - does God care about these things or not?

Thank you for indulging me with your opinion.

Monday, August 10, 2009

An IMPORTANT message for youth today!


I thought you might be interested in seeing this. I am praying for the Lords leading as I speak with girls this weekend at Dayspring. One message will cover some of these issues. Young people today just don't realize.

Your prayers are appreciated.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

God is Able and God is working!

I just returned from a family reunion of my grandmother Anderson's family. The DeBauge family. There were 60 of us there and 5 had come from France where the family originates. It was so interesting! It was fun to hear people tell stories of those I have known and loved in the family ie. John and Nan (DeBauge) Walden, and of course my grandmother Antonia. The tree only goes back for about 150 years right now but they're digging deeper to get more info. So far, no royalty or villains in the family!

I was personally invited to Paris, France to stay with a young family that says they hope to organize a reunion in years to come in France. I'm going to start saving my pennies! They live just 2 Kilometers from Versailles. Did I spell that right?

The best thing of all is most of them are Catholic and the Lord gave us opportunity to talk to several about the Lord. One man actually asked "Why are you not Catholic". He said he had been searching for 45 years to find God and we told him that God put him next to us that day to hear the truth. He got my e-mail to further our conversation as we were interrupted by picture taking time.

Before we left on Sunday, my father stood and shared with all in the dinning hall, about 25, that the Lord was coming soon. He gave a brief Bible prophecy oration pointing to Christ, spoke of some current things that are pointing to the soon return of the Savior and gave the gospel. It was a blessing to see him in action with passion and boldness. I know the Spirit of God was using him in a powerful way at that moment. If you think of it, pray for the DeBauge family . God is able and God is working.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mexico once again!

Just wanted all of you who might happen upon this to know we are going to be in Mexico again. Your prayers would be appreciated as it will be very busy. There is another youth conf. scheduled and this time I get to do some break out sessions with the ladies. I am excited and scared! There will be an interpreter ( a friend) and it will take some getting used to keeping my mind focused. We'll be busy with the assemblies through the week and on the weekends. There is some concern about travel into Mexico but I know that the Lord will see us there and back without problems. It is His work and His timing.

Pray for Joel while we're gone. He'll be with family but it always seems so strange to ask others to help out there with him. May he honor the Lord and be of help to them.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Moving forward!

Well, as you know the new year is here and I already have both feet on the ground running. Isn't there supposed to be some kind of break or something in life? You know, stop - take a moment and catch your breath? Life just keeps moving forward and it doesn't slow down. But really, that is such a wonderful thing. We're moving closer to eternity and it can't get any better than that! Mom was reminding me of that this afternoon. The Lord is coming soon!

We sent a New Year letter out to many this year and spoke of the goodness of God in it. This last year His goodness has passed before us in so many ways. In all our travels, His goodness was there. In ministering to the children at camp or DVBS His goodness was there. In the sorrow and grief of lost loved ones, even there we saw His goodness. His goodness is everywhere but sometimes we don't recognize it because we're too busy, or maybe we're just not looking for it and so we don't realize it.

Moses said in Ex. 33:13 "show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight." I love it that the Lord's answer was "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

It is the Lords goodness that His Presence goes with us. In having Him with us we have rest. Are you enjoying that rest? Are you enjoying His Presence? Yes, we're busy, especially those who have small children. But His rest can be realized in freedom from worry. Moses had the care of all the Israelites, in the dry, hot, weary desert. But they lacked nothing. They received refreshment, food and protection from the Lord, who promised to be with them.

This past year may have been a dry, hot desert at times. Or maybe the coming year will bring wilderness troubles. But the Presence of the Lord is with us in even a greater way than Moses experienced. We have the indwelling Spirit of the Living God. The One who is our Comforter and Guide.

John 14:16,17 and 26,27
"And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you."

"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you . Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

I don't know about you, but I realize everyday how much more I need Him. I am praying this year that just like Moses, I too will know Him more. Knowing Him, means enjoying His Presence in a new and wonderful way. Knowing Him means realizing more of His goodness.

Monday, September 8, 2008

It's about time!

Well, what can I say? Yes, I know - it has been way too long since the last post. A good friend recently told me with some question in her voice, "It's been March 12 since you posted last!"

I guess I thought no one was really noticing! Remove Formatting from selection

But you know what it's like to be busy! I know you do. I do not stand alone in this. Isn't it a line we each say!

Ok - let me just show you some of our summer highlights!

Oh bother! I can't get rid of the upside down picture. Will I ever learn?

Once again - a picture mistake. I quit!
I'm starting to prepare for our ladies study. Maybe I'll have more success there!
Thanks everyone for your prayers throughout the summer and for more recent events regarding Evelyn. The Lord's people are great and we love you all.