Friday, October 10, 2008

Makings of a Hero

"For by your words you will be acquitted and by your words you will be condemned."
Matthew 12:37
Ah yes words.
I was taught growing up that sticks and stones would hurt me but words never could.
What I was taught and what I learned were two different things.
It's important to tear down words and replace it with God's word.
Mindset is just as crucial.
That's why this person says Love God, Love People.
This person knows the power of words.
This person knows God.
After all every one is different.
This person says it again "Love God, Love People"
"Again he said, "what shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade."
Mark 4:30-32 (Parable of Mustard Seed) NIV
This person knows the power of words and the power that is found in mustard seed.
His faith makes mine seem weak.
Allow me to set the stage
He is in an area where there is not a Church every 5 miles.
Not everyone praises God.
Not everyone looks to God.
Many are not saved.
Many have not heard the Gospel for the first time.
He continues his walk and says once again "Love God, Love People."
This person has it.
He is in an area where over 95% of the population are unchurched.
In fact He is a Pastor in an area where they are not many churches.
He is in an area where people are thankful for a church.
I know your probably thinking that this is a remote area. Right? Wrong?
He is in an area that's closer than you might think.
He is in what people consider the greatest country in the World.
You guessed right. The USA.
There are other locations in USA that are like similiar to this.
His favorite saying is Love God, Love People.
Not only does he say it but He lives by it.
That's how the Gospel was spread and is spread today.
"Love God, Love People" is what he says.
I've been blessed to hear him preach.
Will you join me in lifting him up in prayer?
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As one of my missionary friends says it will change if only you will pray.
Again he says "Love God, Love People."
My saying is "And Jesus Shed His Blood"

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Speak it for 21 days

I know who created me.
I know where I am from.
I know who I belong to
I know I am nothing without God
I am only a moment God is eternal
God is worthy of all the glory
I never want the day to end without praising His holy name.
He is worthy. God alone is worthy.
I claim every promise in God's written word.
I speak victory over my life.
I can make a difference to God.
I can make a difference to Jesus.
I can make a difference to Holy Spirit.
God created me to be a blessing.
I thank God for the divine favor that God has for my life.
I will grow closer to God.
I will grow closer to Jesus.
I will grow closer to Holy-Spirit
by reading His written word.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Childs point of view

I normally help serve in Elevate Raceway K-5 on a regular basis.
Every Sunday it seems like I learn a different lesson from a child.

I made the mistake of telling Eli little Eli(short for Elijah) (Jeff n Beth Ingersoll's youngest child).
Next thing I know Eli is giving me a spelling lesson and needless to say His parents made me take a Spelling B.
  1. ELI spelled E-L-I ELI
  2. Yes spelled Y-e-s Yes
  3. No spelled N-o No

I asked Eli if he knew any other words. He simply told me No spelled N-o No.

Then he told his Dad (Jeff) Dad I taught her how to spell.

Both Jeff and Beth made me take a Spelling B at Church.

Well as luck would have it the following Sunday I learn another lesson from a different Ingersoll son.

The kids have started a project in Elevate Raceway to be showcased this fall.

Well needless to say I lost my place. Next thing I know Aaron (the middle child) is correcting me we are here not here. I can read I'm in the first grade. How right He is. The Senior Pastors wife just does an awesome job. Both the Senior Pastora and his wife just want to minister to others.. It is a blessing just to sit at their feet.


The following is what I have written on my mirror.

These words have recently taken a new meaning.
Thankful more than ever that God is speaking.

The Bible clearly states that God's people must do God's work in God's way according to God's word or they will not succeed regardless of how good their intentions are.(taken from Echos of Mercy By: Nancy Alcorn founder of Mercy Ministries)
Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galations 6:9
God is the Center of My Life
Words lead to Thoughts.
Thoughts lead to Feelings.
Feelings lead to Decisions.
Decisions lead to Action.
Action leads to Character.
Character leads to Destiny.
A very wise person once said "When good people do nothing evil prevails."

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Man, once again Senior Pastor's wife knew what to do. One of our sister Churches came today and served us. It was indeed a blessing. Normally every Sunday I help out with Elevate Raceway k-5. It has helped me grow so much to see the Bible from a Child's point of view.

Well this particular Sunday Shonda said I could go into the service.

God has indeed blessed Assistant Pastor with such an annointing.
He has such a heart for God. Worship was awesome.

I must admit Senior Pastor nailed me on the sermon as He usually does.

Final Exams (Tests) scripture Genesis 22
-God Tests Abraham

Recently I had the rug pulled out from me. When I shared this with a very wise person. He said maybe Yvonne is not supposed to do anything. How right He is.

I don't mind sharing that I just sat through the entire sermon crying . I realized I was more thankful for God's voice now more than ever before.

I may not know how everything is going to fit together but God is still speaking.


Man what A Day!

This past Friday was a day!

I recently had my car worked on the starter had to be replaced.
Well needless to say the mechanic kept it longer than normal. I'm not sure if he forgot to call.
I've been meaning to take the mind reading class but keep forgetting.
There are indeed days that it seems the mind reading class would pay off.
The only drawback is I keep forgetting.

So I go and pick up my car Friday after work.
Next I plan to have my car inspected.
Only to find out that I failed the inspection because my car was worked on so I must drive 100 more miles so that the computer chips can reset itself.

When they told me that I said Do what?
After all my car was supposed to be inspected in August. Oops.
So I only have 75 more miles left to drive and then I can have my car inspected.

What had happened when my car was being worked on the battery had been disconnected too long.

Not to mention what happened at the gas station next.

I'm not sure if there was a full moon out Friday.
This past Friday sure was interesting to put it mildly.
I even found out that my Daddy who is 82 years old is mowing a widow's yard on Friday for free. He used to get paid for mowing people's yards.
Oh well I must admit He needs that companionship.