Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Friday, March 20, 2009

We moved to COLORADO!!!

Colorado Street that is...hahaha! Yep...the reason for my very delayed posting is because have been moving! John left on the 9th (his birthday) and that is the day we were able to get the electricity on in our new home. We did what we could before John left but unfortunately it wasn't that much.

God is good and I have been able to get us completely moved and the missions house is all cleaned up!!! You would not believe, or maybe you would...what God has done in providing for his children. My house is almost completely furnished and I have not had to purchase one single thing...wait...except for a floor lamp.

Two of my friends are getting married and both couples are combining house holds...and instead of having a garage sale and trying to make money...they gave their extra stuff to us!!! Between 3 friend we have a bed...dressers...a refrigerator...and more!

Then a friend called to tell me about a couch sitting on the side of the road and that they were giving it we went to check it out and they had tons of stuff that they were givign away...including a school desk, an entertainment center, a huge cabinet and a WASHER!!! It works wonderfully!!! Then my other dear friend had a dryer sitting in her garage that she didn't need...

I could go on and on...I was suprised one morning by an awesome woman from our church who brought me kitchen utensils and a griddle...since I didn't have any pans!!! It was so awesome and my boys were sooo happy not to have cereal for breakfast again!! :)

This Sunday the church is throwing us a house warming party and told me to go register...I'm just in awe...I'm in awe of the body of Christ...and of how true and real God's promises are. He's so good...and faithful to provide for those who trust Him.

John is doing great in Indonesia...the first meetings had over 200 people attending and the last day John said that the worship and people were so intense it felt like the building was shaking at times...At the second set of meetings he said it was even more intense and that the church in Indonesia makes the American church look limp wristed...

After looking the pictures...I was jealous...I wish I could be there...Things are going good here. I just take everyday...situation by situation...and pray continuously. God is good and just as he is providing for my physical needs he's meeting my spiritual and emotional needs as well.

I have so much more to write but as for now...the boys have finished their late breakfast...and it's time for homeschool...hopefully I will be able to write again tonight or tomorrow...until then I want to leave you with a few quotes from an awesome book that I'm reading:

"I used to believe that in this world there are two kinds of people: natural worriers and naturally joyful people. I couldn't really help it that I was the worrying kind. I'm a problem solver, so I have to focus on things that need fixing. God can see that my intensity and anxiety are ministry related. I worry because I take His work seriously. Right? But then there's that perplexing command: "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: REJOICE!" (Phil. 4:4). You'll notice that it doesn't end with "...unless you're doing something extremely important." No, it's a command for all of us and it follows with the charge, "Do not be anxious about anything" (v.6)

Worry implies that we don't quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what's happening in our lives. Stress says that the things we are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace toward others, or our tight grip on control. Basically, these two behaviors communicate that it's okay to sin and not trust God because the stuff in my life is somehow exceptional. Both worry and stress reek of arrogance."

I saw the posperity of the wicked...Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure....When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me till I entered the sanctuary of God. (ps. 72:2, 13, 16-17).
"The point of your life is to point to Him."
A.W. Tozer "A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man's greatest tragedy and God's heaviest grief."

I love this book! It's called CRAZY LOVE by Francis's a must read! And it's only about 11 dollars! It even refers you to videos online that go along with the book. It's awesome...Well, be blessed today and check back soon for a story about a dead bird.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Made my day...

Bird Shakes His Tailfeather @ Yahoo! Video

Friday, March 06, 2009


I have so much to update you one but I have 20 minutes to get my kids ready and out the it's not going to happen this morning - but one of the best things to update you on is: WE FOUND A HOUSE TO RENT AND SIGNED THE LEASE!!! We are staying in Sherman for at least a year!!!

So family and friend...beware...the Blakes are here to stay...for a year. :) Yayee!! I'm sooo excited! I'll leave you with my devotional from for today... :)

Serving from the Heart
by Rick Warren

From now on if you listen obediently to the commandments that I am commanding you today, love God, your God, and serve him with everything you have within you, he'll take charge of sending the rain at the right time .... Deuteronomy 11:13-14 (MSG)

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Repeatedly, the Bible says to "serve the Lord with all your heart." God wants you to serve him passionately, not dutifully. People rarely excel at tasks they don't enjoy doing or feel passionate about. God wants you to use your natural interests to serve him and others.

How do you know when you're serving God from your heart?

The first telltale sign is enthusiasm. When you're doing what you love to do, no one has to motivate you, or challenge you, or check up on you. You do it for the sheer enjoyment. You don't need rewards, or applause, or to be paid, because you love serving in this way.

The opposite is also true: When you don't have a heart for what you're doing, you're easily discouraged.

One characteristic of serving God from your heart is effectiveness: whenever you do what God wired you to love to do, you get good at it. Passion drives perfection. If you don't care about a task, it is unlikely that you'll excel at it.

On the other hand, the highest achievers in any field are those who do it because of passion, not duty or profit.

We've all heard people say, "I took a job I hate in order to make a lot of money, so someday I can quit and do what I love to do." That's a big mistake. Don't waste your life in a job that doesn't express your heart.

Remember, the greatest things in life are not things. Meaning is far more important than money. The richest man in the world once said, "A simple life in the fear-of-God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches" (Proverbs 15:16 MSG).

Don't settle for achieving "the good life," because the good life is not good enough. Ultimately, it doesn't satisfy. You can have a lot to live on, and still have nothing to live for. Aim instead for "the better life" - serving God in a way that expresses your heart.

Figure out what you love to do - that which God gave you a heart for - and then do it for his glory!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Who's in the seat?

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Prophecy - Chosen

Monday, March 02, 2009

Laminin...a MUST SEE!

Hey everyone...

For the next few days I am going to be posting incredible videos...please...take the time and watch them...and be blessed and drawn closer to Him...