Friday, January 30, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
TIM IS STILL HANGING IN THERE. STILL NO MAJOR DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE. IF THEY HAVE TO TAKE MORE OF HIS LEGS OR NOT.
MY DECISION IS THAT I HAVE LEFT MY CHURCH AND MAY NOT GO TO ANOTHER ONE AT ALL. I AM TIRED OF CRAP TIRED OF REJECTION. I TRY AND TRY TO FIT IN, BUT UNLESS YOU LOOK A CERTAIN WAY OR KNOW THE RIGHT PEOPLE YOU ARE NOTHING. YOU WOULD NOT THINK THIS JUNK HAPPENS IN CHURCHES BUT IT DOES.
I HAVE TO HONEST HERE, I HAS COME TO THE POINT TO WHERE I EVEN QUESTION MY FAITH. MAYBE ITS ME MAYBE IM NOT HOLY ENOUGH. OR PRETTY ENOUGH. OR WHATEVER. MY BIGGEST HURTS IN LIFE HAVE COME THROUGH THE CHURCH. WHY SHOULD I TRY AGAIN. IF THE CHURCH REJECTS ME MAYBE GOD DOES TOO WHO KNOWS I DONT KNOW ANYMORE.
I AM TIRED OF BEING ALONE ALL THE TIME. TIRED OF TRYING TO MAKE FRIENDS AND BEING REJECTED.
I KNOW I HAVE FRIENDS HERE ON THE BLOGS BUT SOMETIMES I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MEET SOMEONE FOR COFFEE OR SOMETHING. I LOVE MY CYBER FRIENDS I REALLY DO. PLEASE DON'T TAKE ME WRONG. BUT ELECTROIC FRIENDS DO NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF ONE ON ONE FELLOWSHIP.
I AM IN A DARK PLACE RIGHT NOW. VERY DARK...
Friday, January 23, 2009
HERE IS A SONG , THAT I WOULD NOT ALLOW MYSELF TO LISTEN TO FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. BUT I PLAYED IT TODAY AND WELL I HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART. JOE SABOLICK IS A NAME MOST OF YOU KNOW. AND THOSE WHO KNOW ME KNOW WHY I WOULD NOT LISTEN TO THIS SONG. BUT I HAD A LONG TALK WITH JOE THE OTHER DAY. SATURDAY NIGHT BEFORE HIS BROTHER HAD THE HEART ATTACK. AND TIME HEALS BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS. I CONSIDER JOE A FRIEND.....
JOE WROTE THIS SONG. AND IT IS HIM SINGING IT.
Subject: Great Dog Story
Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named 'Lucky.'
Lucky was a real
Character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a
Weekend visit they
Would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open
Because Lucky would
Help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably,
Someone would forget
And something would come up missing.
Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement
And there the
Treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's other favorite
Toys. Lucky always
Stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular
That his toys
Stay in the box.
It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer.
Something told her
She was going to die of this disease.... In fact; she was
Just sure it was
She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her
Shoulders. The night
Before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with
Lucky. A thought
Struck her...what would happen to Lucky? Although the
Liked Jim, he was Mary's dog through and through. If I
Die, Lucky will be
Abandoned, Mary thought. He won't understand that I
Didn't want to leave
Him. The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own
The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors
And Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took
Lucky for his evening
Walk faithfully, but the little dog just drooped, whining
Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When
She arrived home,
Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the
Steps to her bedroom.
Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to
Nap. Lucky stood
Watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she
Called. It made Mary sad
But sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.
When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand
What was wrong. She
Couldn't move her head and her body felt heavy and hot.
But panic soon gave
Way to laughter when Mary realized the problem. She was
Blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned! While she had
Sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement
Bringing his beloved
Mistress all his favorite things in life. He had covered
Her with his love.
Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living
Further and further together every day.
It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free.
Lucky? He still steals
Treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains
Remember....live every day to the fullest. Each minute is a
God. And never forget....the people who make a difference
In our lives are
Not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or
The most awards
They are the ones that care for us.
PLEASE KEEP THIS FAMILY IN PRAYER THERE ARE MANY THINGS GOING ON. I COPIED THIS FROM HIS BLOG
Well it seems that when God desires to do a new thing, things get stirred up a bit. We are in a turmol here and need your prayers:
1. Rachel is not doing well. She went to the ER the other night and is really struggeling with living with her depression for the rest of her life. (Those of us who struggle with this clearly understand). My heart breaks for my daughter. If I could take her place, I would in an instant; yet I don't need to for Jesus already did.
2. My younger daugter Naomi has completely backslid. She is verbally attacking Rachel, her mother and I, and has even moved her attacks to the internet. Again, my heart breaks because she is running from the call of God on her life. She has been blinded by the enemy and the life that is in her is being choked out by the cares of this world.
3. The oil business has colapased. The company I work for is suffering and considering how to survive. As of yet, I don't know what this means for us, but God is faithful!
4. We are praying about a major change in our lives, of which I cannot go into detail.
So, please pray for us, wht we would hear His voice and do His will.
Also, I ask for special prayer for my friend Bill Walden. I can't go into detail, but God knows.
Thanks for being there and for praying...
Posted by Randall Slack, Pastor at 8:21 AM 1 comments
THIS IS A PRECIOUS FAMILY PLEASE HOLD THEM UP IN PRAYER
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
ALSO PLEASE KEEP TIM IN YOUR PRAYERS YOU CAN READ THE PRIOR POST TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH HIM HE HAS HAD A SET BACK. I GUESS I AM ASKING THE QUESTION WHY.... WHY WOULD GOD BRING HIM THIS FAR ONLY TO HAVE A SET BACK LIKE THIS.
I AM MAKING SOME DECISIONS THIS WEEK OR TWO THAT ARE HARD TO MAKE I WOULD APPRECIATE PRAYER IN REGARDS TO WORK AND CHURCH.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I am a bit discouraged right now. Got some bad news about my Nephew Tim the incision where they amputated both feet now has black around them and they may have to amputate higher up his legs. the infection has come back his fevers are 103 … also there is heart valve damage and as soon as they can get the infection under control they will have to replace the heart vavle… and the dr said that the infection is in his heart… I would appreciate that those of you who have my facebook please do not talk about it on there I have family on my facebook who has not been notified yet. so he has taken a bit of a turn for the worse….thank you for your prayers.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
TOMORROW NIGHT PASTOR DERRELL CHASTAIN WILL BE HOLDING HIS FIRST SERVICE CALVARY CHAPEL FIRST LIGHT IN FORT WORTH TEXAS LETS PRAY THAT PEOPLE WILL COME OUT , HE HAS PUT OUT A LOT OF ADVERTISEMENT.
ALSO THAT PASTOR OKIES CHURCH WOULD GROW.
ALSO PLEASE KEEP TIM IN YOUR PRAYERS GOD HAS DONE A MIGHTY WORK, AND HIS WIFE IS GOING TO CHURCH SUNDAY NIGHT PLEASE PRAY FOR HER.
I AM MAKING SOME DECISIONS THIS WEEK OR TWO THAT ARE HARD TO MAKE I WOULD APPRECIATE PRAYER IN REGARDS TO WORK AND CHURCH.
Friday, January 9, 2009
TIM CAME THROUGH HIS PROCEDURE TODAY THEY TOOK FLUID FROM AROUND HIS LUNGS. HE IS SORE BUT OK.
AS I TOLD YOU ALL BEFORE TERRY HIS WIFE. SAID SHE HATED GOD....PASTOR DERRELL CHASTAIN HAS BEEN GOING TO SEE HIM AND WHEN TIM STARTED TO IMPROVE TERRY SAID SHE KNOWS IT WAS BECAUSE PASTOR DERRELL ANNOINTED HIM WITH OIL AND PRAYED FOR HIM, NOW THE REALLY GOOD NEWS IS PASTOR DERRELL IS HAVING HIS FIRST SERVICE IN HIS CHURCH SUNDAY NIGHT AT 5 AND TERRY SAYS SHE WANTS TO GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
We had an earthquake this afternoon I did not feel it it was 4.9 near San Bernardo that is about 80 miles away. but some down here did feel it. I was on the computer and did not feel it. Chip did not act weird either usually he gets a bit weird before one hits.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
YOU KNOW TODAY I HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED. WHY I DON'T KNOW I REALLY DON'T HAVE ANY REASON TO BE DEPRESSED. I HAVE NOT HAD A DAY OF DEPRESSION LIKE THIS IN A LONG TIME,
I GET FRUSTRATED SOMETIMES BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE TELL ME THAT I SHOULD HAVE THE JOY OF THE LORD AND NOT BE DEPRESSED. I DO HAVE THE JOY KNOWING MY SINS ARE FORGIVEN AND THAT I HAVE A ETERNAL HOME WITH JESUS. I AM HAPPY WHAT GOD IS DOING IN MY NEPHEWS LIFE AND THAT OF HIS WIFE AND KIDS. BUT TODAY I STILL FIND MYSELF DEPRESSED. SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT I WAS UNGRATEFUL FOR WHAT GOD HAS DONE LATELY BY ALLOWING MYSELF TO BE DEPRESSED. SO NOW THAT JUST MADE ME FEEL GUILTY.
I DON'T WANT TO BE UNGRATEFUL, AND HONESTLY DON'T THINK I AM. ANYONE WHO DEALS WITH DEPRESSION ON A DAILY BASIS AS I DO, KNOWS THAT YOU CAN NOT ALWAYS HELP THE WAY YOU FEEL. I DO ALL THE THINGS I KNOW TO DO AND THAT IS TO FEED GODS WORD INTO MY SPIRIT. SO TODAY I HAVE BEEN READING THE WORD WHEN I WAS NOT WORKING. I KNOW THAT EVEN IF I AM DEPRESSED IT GETS INTO MY SPIRIT.
I JUST HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO LAY TRIPS ON ME. I KNOW WHERE MY HEART IS WITH GOD AND I KNOW THAT I ALSO HAVE A DEPRESSION PROBLEM AND MOST DAYS DON'T GIVE INTO IT. BUT SOME DAYS IT IS JUST HARD. HERE IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN READING TODAY, IT IS A HELP SINCE THE NIGHTMARES HAVE COME BACK AS WELL.
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a]
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
WITH PERMISSION FROM OKIE I COPIED THIS FROM HIS BLOG
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Prayer for a friend...
On July 9, 2008, I posted the following from my friend Ralph Derickson:
"My Brother, this has been a very sad day ....we just got back from Dr. and were told that the cancer has returned in Carolyn's body, the prognosis is not very good, if the cancer is in one location he said that surgery & chemo were going to be necessary, however if it was spread out over several areas then only chemo would be done, we are awaiting a phone call from them, to tell us where & when a PET scan would be done, we will know more after that happens & a meeting with her Dr. to find out what he plans on doing.
He plainly told us that it was not curable, but perhaps they would be able to just manage it, But you know what....I know a Jewish Carpenter who can make it go away with just a flick of his finger, please join me & ask your Church to join me in asking HIM to just flick his finger....please Lord I'm begging you ..."
I got a phone call from Ralph just a few minutes ago. The results of Carolyn's most recent PET scan show that there in no cancer anywhere in her body.
Thank you for your prayers. I love you all...
Posted by Randall Slack, Pastor at 4:29 PM
Sunday, January 4, 2009
MY SISTER CALLED TODAY AND TOLD ME THAT TIM WAS OUT OF ICU AND OFF THE RESPIRATOR I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING IN TEXAS. TIM IS IN GOOD SPIRITS. HE CAN EAT AND DRINK ON HIS OWN NOW. OUR GOD IS TRULY AN AWESOME GOD. WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH OF IF ANY DAMAGE WAD DONE TO HIS HEART FROM THE INFECTION, WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE. I CAN NOT THANK YOU ALL ENOUGH FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR TIM, I CAN HARDLY WAIT TIL I CAN GO TO TEXAS AND SEE HIM, HE HAS A LONG ROAD HE WILL HAVE TO GET FITTED FOR ARTIFICAL FEET SINCE HIS WERE AMPUTATED FROM THE INFECTION, BUT HE IS ALIVE AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THAT.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
TIM IS DOING BETTER. HE WROTE A NOTE YESTERDAY TO HIS SISTER SAYIN I WANT A COKE. SO WELL I SHOULD NOT SAY THIS I GUESS BUT SHE HIDE ONE AND GAVE HIM A LITTLE BIT MIXED WITH WATER..SHHHHHH DON'T TELL THE NURSES....
MY LEG AND BACK ARE SOME BETTER I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE A BIT TODAY, BUT NOW I AM HURTING SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY, BUT AS FAR AS I KNOW I WILL BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO WORK ON MONDAY.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OKIE'S CHURCH AND PASTOR DERRELL CHASTAINS CHURCH THAT THESE CHURCHES WILL GROW. AND THAT GOD WILL BRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE THERE THAT WILL WORK ALONG SIDE OF THEM. TO THE GLORY OF GOD.
OUR INTERNET PASTORS
LET US ALSO PRAY FOR THE UNREST IN THE MIDDLE EAST... SOME SAY THIS IS BIBLE PROPHECY
I DON'T KNOW I DO NOT KNOW THAT MUCH ABOUT IT FRANKLY. BUT PRAY FOR ISREAL,
PRAYING YOU ALL HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR AND MAY WE ALL GROW CLOSER TO JESUS.
Friday, January 2, 2009
NOTHING BUT GOOD NEWS COMING OUT OF TEXAS......TIM IS COMING AROUND AND HE IS ALERT AND CAN COMMUNICATE. PASTOR DERRELL CHASTAIN WENT TO SEE HIM YESTERDAY AND AFTER HE PRAYED FOR HIM HE WAS CRACKING SOME JOKES AND TIM SMILED. AND TODAY MY SISTER AND TIMS SISTER WENT UP THERE TO SEE HIM AND HE WAS TRYING TO SAY HE WANTED SOMETHING. SO JULIE HIS SISTER HANDED HIM SOME PAPER AND SAID WHAT DO YOU WANT AND TIM WROTE A COKE....
THIS IS A MIRACLE TIM WAS NEAR DEATH AND FRANKLY THE DOCTORS WERE ASKING THE FAMILY TO MAKE A CHOICE. TIMS WIFE WHO IS NOT A BELIEVER SAID I KNOW BELIEVE IN MIRACLES. I JUST KNOW THAT GOD IS GOING TO USE THIS WHOLE SITUATION TO BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY INTO THE FAMILY OF GOD. THIS WHOLE THING REMINDS ME OF THIS SONG