Posts Tagged ‘God’

Here are a list of links to blogs that I LOVE reading!!! 🙂


A mommy blogger, Christian and photographer! I love her writing and pictures!

Kelly’s Korner

A mommy blogger, Christian as well, she mostly just writes about her life as a stay at home mom of a toddler and with one on the way!

Kingdom Twindom

This is an amazing blog! This woman LOVES Jesus and she has this blog to inspire and encourage marriages. Her husband cheated on her and they have now been rebuilding their marriage for 4 years since that happened! Incredible testimony. And they have 5 children, two sets are twins!!!

Tatertots & Jello

This is a crafty, decorating blog! I love getting ideas!!

Chatting at the Sky

I just found this one yesterday, but I LOVE IT already. She is a Christian writer and her posts are soooo encouraging and glorifying to the Lord!

Lisa Leonard Designs

Love looking at her pics and she also has an amazing jewelry company! Hand stamped jewelry! Check it out for gifts!

The Nesting Place

A home decor blog! I love her style and ideas for decorating!

Julia’s Poppies Design

An awesome and creative photographer and designer! She is also soo crafty and has tons of DIY’s.


Well, I could probably keep going but I will just limit myself! Enjoy!

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**I accidentally posted the last post unfinished! I finished it and so now it makes much more sense! 🙂


Today I have had a burden.

I have felt the compassion for another person rise up in my heart.

I have felt the concern.

I have felt the overwhelming desire for everything to be right in that person’s life.

I have felt urgency for God’s will to be done.

For God’s voice to be heard.

For God’s heart to be seen.

I have felt love overtake me and cause me to say, “Oh, God!”

When I feel these things, only one thing can be next.

For prayer’s to bubble forth from my mouth.

To turn all that I feel into intercession for that person.

Because I KNOW only One person can answer these things arising in my heart

I can ONLY call on God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, to make things right.

So today, my heart is heavy and burdened. So I am giving my burden to Him!

He loves this person more than I do. He wants all of the things I am asking for more than I do.

So have Your way, God!

I love that I can feel the burden for another person and pray and know that things can change!

Are you pouring out your burdens before Him?

Matt. 11:28-30

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I live about 25 minutes from the prayer room now. I moved about a month ago. So it is taking some time to get used to having to leave about a half and hour earlier! Needless to say, I have been late quite a few times.

Well, this morning I was out the door early! So I decided to treat myself to some McDonald’s. 🙂 I had just enough time to run through the drive thru and grab something. I counted the cash that I had and knew I could get 3 $1 items. So I ordered my food and even had my money ready before hand (impressive) and happily stretched my hand out my window to the nice lady waiting.

She sweetly smiled at me and said “It’s been taken care of.” I kind of just looked at her confused for a minute. She continued, “The lady in the car in front of you took care of it.”

A huge smile spread across my face as it dawned on me…

God cares for me and is my Provider!

Yesterday morning I taught a Sunday school class to the 5 year olds in my church. The whole lesson was on God caring for us. The memory verse was 1 Peter 5:7- “casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” The bible story was Matt. 6 where Jesus exhorts us to not worry but understand that God loves us more than the birds, so He will take care of us!

So I asked has anyone ever been worried? It was fairly amusing watching a 5 year old trying to come up with a worry. It is almost non-existent. They completely trust and have faith that their parents are going to provide for EVERY ONE of their needs and they never doubt. It is incredible the faith that children have! I learned a lesson from them!

So during our prayer, I asked the Lord to help them understand how much He cares for them, and that this truth would take root even when they are 30 and have to pay the bills! They all laughed at that.

God is continually reminding me how much He cares for me, and how He can provide in even the most surprising and fun ways!

Thanks for the McDonald’s, Lord!! 🙂

In what ways is the Lord providing for you…look for it in EVERYTHING!

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pic taken from timrohrer.com

I am going through one of those “seasons”,  something like a wilderness. One of those times where you pray that it is just a season. When you have to be conscious to not throw pity parties. When you have to remind yourself that God does love you, and His love is the only love that really matters. When you have to speak to your soul continually, to keep it from despairing.

One of those seasons where it seems like everything has gone wrong, just when you thought you couldn’t handle anything else.

You know those times. When it is really easy to be sad, and even kind of comforting because hey, you are going through a hard time, you deserve to be sad. Every little thing makes you sad. Things like your best friend didn’t text you back fast enough. Or you feel left out when you aren’t invited to things because you had other plans. (here I roll my eyes at the ridiculousness of it all)

Well, this is where I have been the past couple days. Just before writing this post I was venting to the Lord all the “woe is me” problems I am having. I even would smile and roll my eyes at myself as I would write selfish and stupid things. But I wanted to be honest with Him. At the end of it though, I remembered that no one can steal my joy. (A post at this blog reminded me: Kingdom Twindom.) It is my choice to give it up.

The Lord really opened my eyes to this truth during my internship at IHOP-ATL in 2008.  The truth is this:

Joy is a choice.

It is our choice to choose joy. Why? Because we have access to fullness of joy. It is found in His presence. (Ps. 16:11) It isn’t something that is taken from us without us having a say in it. No one can take our joy. Not even the gravest of circumstances or the most horrible of people.

Because there is a secret. Learning joy in all things. Learning contentment in all things. It is possible and it is found in HIM! Letting our mind, will and emotions concentrate on the most Beautiful One!

So what do you choose today? Even though my feelings or circumstances may say something else, I choose joy today!!! Pour out Your presence on us  Lord, that we would encounter the FULLNESS OF JOY!

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For day three I choose “How He loves us” by John Mark McMillian.

Why? Because it portrays the love that God has for us! It makes me fall in love with Him all over because I am reminded about the depths of love that come from His heart!

Do you know how much He loves you?

Listen to this song and be reminded!!! 🙂

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Oh Happy Mother’s Day!

me and mom

Oh what a happy day! The day that we get to celebrate our mothers! Praise the Lord for mothers!

Dear my wonderful mother!

I love you so much. Throughout the years, I have come to love you and appreciate you more then ever. When I think about who has made sacrifices in their life on my behalf, without a shadow of a doubt it is you!

Your love for me is known by everyone who knows you and most of all by me. Your love for your children is beautiful. You have selflessly given of yourself as a mother for 32 years! Always giving as much of yourself as you can. Denying yourself things so that we might have what we want. Do you know how much you have blessed me?

You let me go to college 900 miles away. You continually supported me when I couldn’t get my bills paid. You would always say yes if I called and wanted money for something. You would always get me home some how, some way. You sent me cards, not only for holidays but just to tell me you love me. You sent me packages and always fulfilled my requests even down to wrapping every gift inside the box!

Then I quit college and you still supported me 100%. I never doubted. Then I became an intercessory missionary with no pay. You might have questioned for a second, but then you completely accepted the Lord’s will for me and did what you had to do to help me out.

God has blessed me beyond words with you. You are truly a wonderful mother to me. I am forever grateful for all you have done! I want to give selflessly like you have, make sacrifices and love me children wholeheartedly! Thank you mom, for being the kind of mother I have needed over the years! You are beautiful and I love you sooooo much!

Love your oldest daughter,

Amanda Mary


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I’m back with happier posts! 🙂 I’ll try to get away from the same old, mundane posts. 🙂

So as you’ve read in the previous posts I’ve been having some what of a rough time lately. Mostly with my emotions. But God is sooo good and He blessed me tremendously the other day!!! It was glorious. And so I thought I would share with you some things I am so thankful for and that blessed me!

1. IHOP-AC bought a building in downtown Burlington. We bought it back in January, and we’ve been praying for it since July 31st, 2007. We are not in the building yet because of all the work that has to be done, but we are contending for it! And we walked in the “new prayer room” on Wednesday (we go and pray over the building once a week) and demolition has begun!!!!! It was one of the most encouraging things to me! Here I am praying for the raising up of 24/7 prayer in Alamance County, and not always seeing whats going on, and the Lord shows me tangible answers to our prayers!!!!!! I was so moved by this simple thing! Praise the Lord, HE ANSWERS prayer!

2. Here is some breaking news–the chance that I am going to go to Romania is even greater then ever!!! I’ve written several times on here that I’m praying about going this summer for about 20 days. And I got a call on Wednesday that it’s looking really good that I am going! This makes me SOOOOOO excited! I’ve been 3 times already, but this will be a different city in Romania and it will be to minister in a youth camp. I am pumped and really hope that I get that chance!

3. I was blessed with a hair cut/trim on Wednesday. I haven’t had my hair cut in 7 months. Well, I’m not actually cutting any length off, because I’ve been growing my hair out since I became an intercessory missionary in August 2007. I’m growing it out until IHOP-AC becomes 24/7. I have faith that its going to happen sooner then later! 🙂 I just like getting it trimmed and layered when I get the chance! I had a WONDERFUL woman cut my hair who goes to my church and she just blessed me with her company! She loves Jesus so much and I got to share my testimony and talk about Jesus and the prayer room! Those are basically some of my favorite things to talk about! Glorious!

4. I got a VERY encouraging e-mail from someone who reads my blog. He just encouraged me concerning some of the things I had posted before. It really blessed me.

Actually I could keep going… but I’ll just say that God is so amazing! I really needed encouraging and of course He knew it (and I had been asking and telling Him that 🙂 and He saw my need and filled it! I love Him so much! He blows me away over and over again with how wonderful He is!


Also, starting on Monday, I’m going to do a week long posting theme. I’m going to put up a video of my favorite song and write how it has impacted me, a new one each day.  There are SOOO many good songs out there and SOO many that have impacted me in incredible ways! So I want to share them, and maybe let you guys find out about some new amazing music and where you can get it. And also listen to it and be encouraged and look to Jesus! So be looking forward to that and make sure to check back!


I’ve got a lot of things to post about, and I’m getting out of this rut I am in and back in to the swing of things! Keep my eyes on Him and not on the circumstances and situations around me. It is WAY better when I do that!

I’ll keep my eyes, on the Prize, I’m looking at You, Jesus!

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