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I’m Back!

  • Posted on December 26, 2017 at 9:52 pm

I’m sorry that I have been absent for so long. My site has been down, and I am so not techie! My brother finally found some time to get me back up and running, and I am thrilled to start writing again!

This month, I have been doing a lot of soul searching. It is easy to become so busy that one doesn’t really know where she is at with God. A friend was feeling the same way and asked if we could go through The Walk of Repentance together again, and so we are.

When going through a Bible study, you have got to be willing to cry out to God: “Search me! Try me! Show me the things in my life that don’t please You and that keep me from a close walk with You. Change me from the inside out!” This is not easy but it is vital. We need to truly be as desperate for God as we are for the air we breathe.

I don’t have a lot to say right now, but I’m sure I will be writing more in the next few weeks as God inspires. Please keep me in your prayers. God bless you all!

Six Years and Counting

  • Posted on January 23, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Six years ago today, I uploaded my first post on Southern Gospel World. How excited I was! I wanted a place to review CDs for the groups I love, as well as to share what God is doing in my life and what He is teaching me. I have really enjoyed this outlet, and I am thankful for each of you who read my blog each day.

I realize I don’t post as often as I should. I hope to change that, but sometimes I feel like I become redundant. If you read my writings for any length of time, you will quickly learn the topics that are the most burning on my mind. Only occasionally do I come up with something new. Because of that, I prefer to wait and write when I am really inspired, instead of to just writing for the sake of making posts. If you get tired of checking my page to find I’ve not written anything new, take some time to read my old posts. And be sure to subscribe so that you will be notified when I have posted something new.

My prayer for this coming year is that we all continue to grow in the knowledge and the grace of our Lord. May we see others as He sees them, walking in mercy but willing to speak as He leads, in the hopes of drawing others closer to Him. This is our purpose and I, for one, want to be faithful.

Questions Jesus Asks E-book Is On Sale!

  • Posted on July 13, 2015 at 11:25 am

I don’t post a lot of commercials on here but I wanted to take a minute to give a shout-out for my brother’s newest book, Questions Jesus Asks. The E-book is currently on sale from Amazon for $3.99, and it’s ranked at #2 under the category, “Jesus, the Gospel, and Acts.” It’s #15 under “Personal Growth” in their Kindle Store. I would love to see him reach #1. If you are looking for a good Bible study or if you need a gift for your friend or pastor, this could be the ticket. More information may be found here. I would love to hear from anyone who purchases it. Thank you so much for your help in this endeavor! Feel free to share this with your friends too.

If you do not have a Kindle but would like to buy the print version, you may order it from our website.

Looking Ahead

  • Posted on January 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Now that a new year is upon me, my heart wells up with anticipation. Who all will I see this year? What new friends will I make? What will my life be like a year from now? I’m thankful that I don’t know everything that is going to happen in my future. Part of the excitement of life is the element of wonder.

For those who may not know, writing and editing are some of what I do but my primary job is working with my brother and his wife in a ministry called Family Renewal. I handle my brother’s bookings and have the privilege of doing the bulk of the traveling with him. I am so grateful that God allows me to do that. If you would like to keep up with what is going on with us, email your name and address to familyrenewalorders@gmail.com, and I’ll put you on our email list. I just started an e-newsletter for our company and won’t send more than one or two emails a month but it’s a great way to know what specials we are running on our website and where we are going to be ministering. I would love to meet you.

I pray that, as you begin 2015, you are looking forward to another year as I am. Life is uncertain. Every year holds joy and heartache but God is always faithful. He will not fail you if you keep looking to Him. Keep pressing on!

Looking Behind

  • Posted on December 31, 2014 at 3:03 pm

As we count down the remaining hours of 2014, my mind is going in so many directions. Overall, this past year has been a really good one. It’s been a time of stretching a bit, moving out of my comfort zone, and yet knowing that God’s hand is on me, leading me in the way that I should go.

The biggest highlights of this year were starting my own editing business and doing more personal travel. I travel a lot for business but it was nice to have time to make a couple trips just to visit friends and family. I am amazed at how much God has blessed me but I am so thankful.

My editing has been going well. There have only been 3 or 4 weeks since I launched my website that I did not have a book to edit. For that, I truly praise God. I pray that I will continue to do a great job for the people who trust me to edit their manuscripts.

My health has struggled a bit this past year but it has been a reminder that, in my weakness, God is still strong. I only bailed out on two business trips which is not bad considering how much we were on the road this year. I am feeling better at present and am trusting God to continue to guide me and show me what to do to become completely well. He is able.

God continues to give me opportunities to encourage others too. This is very important to me. It’s amazing that I’m able to do so when I am not always encouraged myself but, in ministering to others, I am often ministered to. Interesting how that works that way.

It’s hard to remember everything that happened this year but, if I had to sum it up, everything that has happened has been a continual testimony to the faithfulness of God in spite of myself. I am so thankful that He does not give up on me. He has called me and He will be faithful to complete the work He has begun in me.

If you have time, I would love to hear your highlights of 2014 or anything God has shown you this past year. Then join me tomorrow as I look ahead to the new year.

A Quick Post

  • Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted on here. My brain is continually running but my energy has been struggling lately so I’ve not gotten around to putting my thoughts into a form anyone else can understand. :) Hopefully I will be back to posting regularly very soon. I just received Tribute Quartet’s latest CD so I want to review it before too long as well.

If God brings me to your mind, please keep me in your prayers. I need a lot of wisdom right now to know how to best take care of my body. I don’t feel like God is finished using me so I trust Him to restore my strength in due time.

Thank you to those who read my blog regularly. I am so grateful that God allows me to write and share what He is teaching me. I trust you are growing along with me to become more like Him. He is the reason I have a song to sing and a blog to write.

Announcing Family Renewal

  • Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I don’t often run a commercial on my blog but I thought this would be a good time to update you all on what I’ve been up to.

Earlier this year, I joined my brother and his wife in forming a new ministry: Family Renewal, LLC. We felt like God was calling us to do this but I am still amazed at how widely He has thrown open the doors for my brother (Israel Wayne) to speak and write.

We started Family Renewal in July but have only recently gotten our website up and running. I hope you will check it out. It will keep you informed of where he will be speaking, what books we sell, etc. I often travel with him so I hope you can come see us somewhere. If you would like to be put on an email list for Family Renewal, please email familyrenewalorders@gmail.com, and I will see that you are added. If you are looking for a speaker for your conference or another event, please contact me as well. My primary job is handling Israel’s itinerary, and I’d love to work with you to bring him to your area.

I hope you are having a great December so far. Here in Michigan, it is cold but we have only had one good snow. More predicted next week so our mild winters may be over.

Have a blessed day basking in God’s love. Don’t forget to thank Him for His numerous blessings.

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