Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Let it Go - Prevail

Picture it, Sept.. 2007, it's a Thursday afternoon.  I get off work early to go to the Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen concert in Charleston, SC.  Right before I leave work my mom asks me to run by her house for something (now I have no idea what is was), didn't seem all that important to me at the time, but it was major to her, so I agreed.  I would have been going another direction to get to the concert, but alas my plans and God's were not in agreement.  On the way to my mom's. an 18 wheeler was waiting to make a left turn, I saw a school bus in the oncoming traffic, I waited for it to pass and made my left hand turn - to my shock and surprise there was another school bus coming that had been in the big trucks blind spot.  I almost cleared it but it hit the back quarter panel of my minivan between the back tire and rear-end on the passengers side, rolled me over on the side, driver's door to the ground and slammed me into another car that was waiting to make a right turn out into oncoming traffic, totaling my vehicle.  Firefighters and EMS responded to the scene.  Firefighters cut me out of the car by rolling back the top like a sardine can to get me out.  I was close to a train track not knowing if I was on it or not and not knowing if a train was coming or not (I heard fire fighters radio to stop all on-coming trains) and I heard one say to hurry and get me out that there was a gas leak and they were sure it was going to burst into flames before they could get me out.  A firefighter, one I happened to know personally, climbed into the van with me and covered me with a blanket reassuring and comforting me.  after nearly an hour (which seemed to me like many more) I was free from the wreckage and rolled across the major highway on a stretcher as EMS workers stopped traffic (it just so happened I was right across the street from the hospital).  There were 8 children and the driver on the school bus, and 1 adult and 3 children in the car that I slid into and by the grace of God, no one was hurt, except me.  I have a "God-scar" on my left are near my elbow where the glass from my broken window cut me all up.  Laying in the emergency room and realizing that I was not going to make my concert, I kept trying to get someone to go to my wrecked car and get the tickets out and put them to good use.  Also immediately after the accident I used my cell phone to call my mom to come help me get out of the car (I was in shock and didn't realize how bad it was), she got to me in under 5 minutes and I handed her my cell phone which immediately fell apart in her hands and was completely destroyed beyond repair.  I never found out why God didn't want me to go to that concert, I can only surmise that it is because the accident as bad as it was, protected me from something far worse that would have happened to me if I had went.  I am so grateful that God was with me and protected me (even from myself) at that time!

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” ~ Proverbs 19:21 NIV11

Thank you Lord that you know what's best and that your purpose prevails over the many plans in my heart.  Amen

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WiReD - Chapter 1

Thanks for stopping by from the Let,.It.Go blog hop via Melissa Taylor's online Bible study!  I am happy you found my page!  I look forward to interacting with each of you throughout this study!  I am in Sue Molitor's group 6 on facebook.  I welcome anyone who would like to friend me on  facebook so we can better get to know one another and interact during this study.

Welcome to controllers anonymous! Gather round and introduce yourselves!  Hi, my name is Janet and I have a tendency to control.  I am a soft-spoken/enabler/martyr/people pleaser.  But I have hope, and so do you!

I hope to give God back His job during this study.  I want to learn how to trust Him so that I can be out of control and loving it!  I want to be of the Dog theology, I want to live out everyday so that others see God in me.  Lord, empty me of me and fill me full of YOU! When people look at me, I don't want them to see Janet, but rather the hands and feet of Jesus at work in this lost and dying world.  This is just a little of what I hope to gain from this study.  What about you?  Please leave a comment below telling me most about you and what you want to get out of this study!

The fact that you are here is the first step in the right direction!  Let God continue to show you His path for your life through this study!  Fasten your seatbelts, the ride promises to be wild! :)

“My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those with knowledge. Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.”   ~ Proverbs 8:9-11 NLT
God bless,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The long lost blogger returns!

Here I am, going on 2 yrs of being married to the most incredible man on my dreams, the one God placed here JUST for me! I am so blessed and God is so good! We have a wonderful life with our happy little family! It's hard to believe that Cassandra will be a teenager before I can blink my eyes! At 10 she is already the pre-teen primadonna! Alexandria is growing up so fast! She is 7 going on 27! Trey is 6 and so independent! Where has the time gone!?! So tell me what has been going on with you and your family these past couple years since I have been out of touch!?!

Have a great day and hope to hear from you soon! :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

It's been a while

I haven't had a chance to update my blog lately since I've been busy planning my wedding and this is the busy season at the college where I work.

I just needed to write in and express my thankfulness and give God the glory for the great things He's done.

I just learned that my job is willing to work with me a while longer after the wedding. Since I will be living 2 hours from where I work they are going to allow me to spend less time in the office. They are going to allow me to spend Friday (well Thurs. night really) through Monday night with my new husband and work Tues. Wed. and Thurs. this way I can be away from my husband only Tues. night and Wed. night and I will still be employed and bringing in some money. That will also help the job out too so that I'm not leaving them understaffed during a busy time of year for us.

Prayerfully then something will open up in the city where I'm living and I can make the switch. I am just so amazed at God's goodness to sustain my future husband and I. I guess it just took my being resolved to the fact that I was going to have to walk away from the job without having on to go to and not knowing how the bills would be paid, etc and just having a completely and whole faith in God to sustain my needs.

As much as "I" like to be in control things are always SO much better when God isn't the co-pilot of my life.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Organized Chaos?

Head on over to Lysa's blog and see what she's up to today!
Here is my orgizational dilema: the bedroom!
I have stacks of stuff lined all around the walls of the room. I have clothes baskets full of junk, clothes and who knows what else stacked in a corner. I cleaned out one of my closets with the intention of finding a nice neat way to move some of the junk into some type of organization in there but haven't had a chance to work on it again. It seems I have no time to dedicate to work in that room - ie I know there's not enough time to knock it all out so I never get started on it - I do other things, smaller tasks that I can do and be done with and feel like I accomplished something!
If anyone has any ideas to help with this please leave them below and I would be VERY greatful! The only other area of my life that seems chaotic is my finances and I think that will be better once I find enough time to spend talking to my new friend and blogging sister Becky!
Good luck and may we all be a little more "together" at the end of today!
Until next time.........

Thursday, March 20, 2008

God is good - ALL the time!

Today I feel SO much better and can tell that I am starting to become my normal self again. I am so glad God uses drs to help us with medication so we can function normally and without panic attacks! I am so thankful that my dr could increase my medication to a dose that works - my previous dose had become stagnant and wasn't doing me any good - and I am even thankful that I can pay the extra $40/month for it because I have a medical spending account to reimburse me. I am thankful that I can afford to pay for the medication that I need to live and enjoy living life.

Having said that I just want to share this with you today

God Is Good All The Time

By Don Moen Chorus:

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise
In this heart of mine;
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night
His light we shine
God is good, God is good
All the time

If your walking through the shadows
And there are shadows all around
Do not fear, he will guide you
He will keep you safe and sound
He has promised to never leave you
Nor forsake you, and his word is true

We were sinners so unworthy
Still for us he chose to die
Filled us with his holy spirit
Now we can stand and testify
That his love is everlasting
And his mercies they will never end.

Though I may not understand
All the plans you have for me
My life is in your hands
And through the eyes of faith
I can clearly see.

He’s so good, God is good,
He’s so good, God is good,
He’s so good all the time.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Prayer Request

please pray for Ms. Judy (my late husband's mother) and her boyfriend Dave. She isn't exactly sure what happened but sometime Friday night he fell or collapsed and hit his head. While unconcious he vomitted and it aspirated into his stomach and lungs. He is in ICU on the respirator and at this point they are giving him a 50-50 chance. This is really difficult for her since it brings back all those emotions from the time Mike(her son/my husband - who passed away at 24 from cancer) was in the hospital like this the Jan. before he died in June of 2002.

God is still in the miracle business and He still answers prayer!

Thank you!!