Monday, March 28, 2011

Where is God?


I didn't grow up in a church. I did go on occasion when I was a kid, but it was only to hang out with friends, it was never to glorify God. When I became a teenager I avoided God, there was no God in my life (so I thought) I was wild. Some even called our group "devil worshipers". However we were not. We got that name because we all wore black, the guys had long hair, we played heavy music, so on. But not once did someone approach me and tell me about God's love. Is there something wrong with this picture? When I was broken and lost no one seemed to care.

David Platt challenged us yesterday in church to make a list. A list of people in our lives that were lost and needed to know the love of Jesus. Then he said pick one and make a disciple of them. I got my list and God is moving already. We are disciples. We need to make God's love known, because He is the one and only Lord Almighty. Christians need to go out into the world and make His name known. Minister to the lost, the broken, the drunk, the drug addict. The Righteous don't need saving, it is the "least of these".

This is a little boy I sponsored in Uganda that is homeless. You can read about him in my previous blogs

We need to make worshiping the Lord on more than just on Sundays. We need to think, talk, and walk with God. We need to look through the eyes of Jesus and stop judging. We have our comfy seating, air condition churches, fresh water from a faucet, while there are others across the globe worshiping in churches with no walls and drinking dirty water. And they are spreading the word like wild fire. We need to learn from these people. God didn't mean just select few are gonna share His word, but all of us need to share the gospel. So the question "where is God?", right there with you and you need to share His love with everyone you know. For those of you that have grandkids don't you share their stories and love? Do you not love God that much and more?

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19

And you don't have to go to all nations to find the lost, some are right there under your nose. So now I challenge you to make your list. Witness to them. God is our Father and He loves us like no other. God bless.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Trip of a Lifetime

As most of you already know, Matt and I are getting married this weekend and in June taking a trip to Africa, more pacifically Uganda. We chose to use the money we were going to use on our honey moon. So in other words we chose to open our hearts to a wonderful experience. Guess we can consider this a honey moon. We are not staying in a 5 star hotel. We are not even staying in a hotel. If I have to I will sleep on the floor I will still be ecstatic. This is one of the most exciting trips of my life. What is also so cool is I get to share my trip with a long time friend, Audrea Smith, that started the organization called Love Feeds. She is a completely non-profit organization. I am the Alabama coordinator. Here is the link to learn more about Love Feeds
or facebook

Now with that said, if any of you would like to send anything to Christie Cotney, your sponsored child, the school, teachers, etc, I am taking donations of clothes, formula, medical supplies, school supplies, etc. Just email me and let me know ahead of time. You can send it to this address:

148 Calhoun st.
Alexander City, AL 35010

You can also make a donation by clicking on the "Donate" tab to the left under "Make a difference". All the money will go to whatever you specify. You can email me at

Please keep us in your prayers that everything runs smoothly. Pray for the world. It doesn't cost a thing and gets you a close relationship with God. Thank you God bless.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Challenge

I challenge you, all of you to give all your problems to God. Don't worry just give them all to Him. Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. 1 Peter 5: 7. God cares for you that much. If you with just have faith. If you truly believe in Him all things are possible.

You know recently I have been dealing with the sickness of my grandmother, Betty Wall. I was told 2 weeks from last Thursday that she wasn't going to make it. She has been up and down with this sickness, and I prayed. I went to Birmingham to stay this weekend so I could go see her as much as I could. She is looking so much better. She was trying to laugh, and writing to us. She wrote to me "I wish I could talk". She wanted to watch TV after weeks of not wanting to watch it. And let me tell you she loves her some TV. She may have had a few set backs, but God helps her over come them.

In the time that my grandmother has been in the hospital in Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, I was praying about a new church for my family and me to attend. Christie Cotney and I were talking one morning about how hard it was for my family and me to find a church. She told me about her church in Birmingham and said if I went even once I would be hooked, she said I might even move there just to go. So that evening I planned to go see my grandmother and go to Christie's church in Birmingham since I was going to be in Birmingham anyway. Christie told me her sister Melinda would go with me. So I quickly sent a message to her sister. She was happy to attend church with us. And let me tell you there must be something good about Melinda, cause Willow wanted her over her own daddy and let me tell you that is impossible. The name of the church is The Church at Brook Hills. And let me tell you, awesome. And if any of you are familiar with the book Radical by David Platt, he is the pastor. I have never seen a man so passionate about God. And his knowledge of the bible. God truly answered my prayers on this one. So now I have attended 3 weeks in a row and plan to attend every week. And let me remind you it is worth the drive

I have had other things going on in my life. Great and wonderful things. As some of you may know, I am getting married in less than two weeks from now. I am so excited. After 5 years and 5 months we are finally making it final. I has taken us longer than we expected because we wanted to have a nicer wedding. Well I finally broke down and handed it over to God I prayed about it. And I said why spend alot on a wedding when there are people out there starving. So I decided to have a small wedding here where we met. It will be beautiful. It is on the lake and to top it off it is free. Then we are going to Uganda in June to celebrate our wedding and hopefully help change a few lives while I am there, at least Matt's and my own. What a dream wedding. I get to meet some of my best friends Christie Cotney and George Magera. And a long time friend of mine Audrea Smith is going with us. I can't wait to see the great things God is doing in their lives, and all of that comes from prayer. I prayed for friends that really loved me and wanted what was best for me, and He gave them to me.

Best of all I got friends that love and support me. One's that are positive for me. Friends that truly care about me and my family. They pray for us and I pray for them and their families. I prayed for negative people to get out of my life and new one's to come in. I now pray for the negative people that where once in my life. That their live's may be changed. And I have been blessed, truly blessed. And I love all of you and you know who all you are. The one's that have been reading my blog. The one's that have been praying for my granny. The one's that have called to check on me, messaged me to check on me. I truly love you. You are my brothers and sisters in Christ.

If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You'll get his help, and won't be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who "worry their prayers" are like wind-whipped waves. Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open. ~ James 1:5-8. If you need it pray for it. These are just a few of my prayer that have been answered. So I challenge you to give your worries over to God. Have faith in Him. Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. ~ Philippians 4:6-7