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Because, Because, Because

Because God loves me…

He sent His only Son to shed His blood, die on the cross, pay my sin debt, and purchase my pardon so that I could have eternal life!

He sealed my salvation with the Holy Spirit – that dwells in me to comfort me, teach me, prompt me, interpret my prayers to God on my behalf, fill me so that I can be used of God.

He gave me the Word of God – a love letter from God Himself! A guide map to show me the way I should go, and which ways I should avoid and the history lessons that help me to learn from other’s triumphs and mistakes.

He gives me love, joy, peace, understanding, wisdom, knowledge, strength, health, air to breathe, water to drink, a means to get food to eat, to earn money, basically – He Gave and continues to give Everything!

Because I love God…

I want to spend time with Him – in His Word, in prayer, in His house!

I show my appreciation to Him for all He has done for me

He died for me, I live for Him

I try as best I can to do what pleases Him

Because I love you…

I wan…

This is Done Because...

On May 9, I celebrated the 25th anniversary of my salvation date. I remember that day so clearly – I remember the fear I felt when my friend started telling me about what the Bible says, and then the calm that came over me as “a still, small voice said, “its okay to listen Terrie, it’s the Bible.” I remember the “joy unspeakable” I felt as I was driving home from my friend’s house KNOWING I was on my way to heaven. So much has happened since that time – so many changes have occurred in my life and my family.

Some of the changes that have occurred obviously would have happened anyway because of time; but there are so many changes that happened specifically because of what Christ did in my life. Some of the changes the Lord has made in me – some things I have changed by decision after being convicted by the Holy Spirit. The Lord has worked and created a new heart in me; He has made me a new creature in Christ.

This morning as I was reading my Bible I read the following verse, “And th…

Feel Cool or Be Full

A couple of weeks ago we were able to visit with one of our sons on the occasion of his son’s K5 graduation, as well as our son’s birthday. While visiting we were treated to a day of fun at Disneyland! We were not exactly prepared for that type of day trip so we did not have the right kind of shoes for a day of walking. We tried as best we could to rush to the store and get what we needed so that we could be on our way.

On our way out of town we stopped to get gas for the 1.5 hour drive. We waited in the car while my husband was filling the tank. After a couple of moments he opened the door of the car to grab a Gospel tract, and then a minute later he grabbed another – this did not surprise me as my husband is an avid soulwinner:) Several moments later we watched as my husband lead the woman at the gas station to bow her head and heart in prayer asking the Lord to save her soul – Praise the Lord!

When my husband got back in the car we discussed the transaction that was made and h…

Hallelujah Anyhow!

Today as I sit to write this blog, I am praying that I may be able to convey to everyone that might read this all that God has placed in my heart. As you know this past six months has been indeed a life changing experience for me...and I am not talking about the "change" that occurs to women in my age group. I am talking about this wonderful adventure that we are experiencing by the grace of God.

My husband was called to plant a church in Oakdale, CA, and so here we are! We moved here believing that God would take care of us and meet our needs and He has miraculously provided exceeding, abundantly ABOVE ALL that we have asked or even thought He would do!

Right now I am sitting in my new home - at the time of my last writing I knew that God was going to provide it - at the right time - and He certainly did...without a minute to lose! We moved on a Friday morning - and as of the Thursday morning before our move, the house we hoped for (and also the only one available at th…