Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My son on You Tube "Who do you say I am?"

My youngest son (32 years) is a minister in a small growing church in Kansas. He is going to be making entries on You Tube. This is #1 Life Of Jesus. He said there will be approximately 4 parts for each lesson due to the limited time. I will also include a link to the entry and the actual video. Below is the link to You Tube.

Link to You Tube:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Planting a seed

Back when I was divorced, single, and singing in night clubs; my mother was giving church parties at her house. She would watch my 2 oldest children. One night I took the kids to her house and she said: "Janie, I want you to listen to this song." That song really got to me but there was no way that I would let her know that. Some young guy sang "Thanks To Calvary".

The Lord even supplied a young couple across the street from where I lived to take my children to church on Wednesday nights. I remember the neighbor's younger brother coming to talk to me one night. He had no idea that I was really close to accepting the Lord. The neighbor played a guitar. Not real good but played cords. He asked me to sing one night at their church. Oh man! I went and did I ever feel like a Jezebel. lol I was really not that bad of person but I had not accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. The Bible lesson last week said that we are born with that desire. I feel like I was.

My mother planted a seed when she had me listen to that song. I feel like the Lord knows when, where, and how we will accept Him. I feel like many times we have to be down soooo low that the only thing that we can do it LOOK UP. I did not accept Christ until about 3 years after hearing that song. I went to church with my mother and requested for the young man to sing that song. Little did I know at that time that 11 years later I would be able to do a gospel recording with the name "Thanks To Calvary" by Janie Marie.

Below is the link of me singing Thanks To Calvary:

Thanks To Calvary

What is happiness?

As I am sitting here tonight just doing some thinking. What do I expect from life to make me happy? As I sit and ponder on my life I can see so many blessings that I just take for granted each day. Does the Lord tell me that His way is straight and narrow? If I'm heavy laden to take His yoke. What do I think I am entitled to each day? Am I suppose to have a day of PERFECT peace when there is a world of others hurting and hungry? Am I grateful for each blessing in my life? Do I sit and dwell upon the things that people say or do..... or do I brush myself off, GIVE it to the Lord, and continue the day? Pray for ALL things..... BIG and small. Keeping God close to my side throughout the day is the assurance of peace. Keep my mind on Him. Why do I want to take the speck out of my brother's eye when I have a log in my own? He is the great healer. Nothing is impossible with God. Do I put limits on God? I can speak to God anytime or anyplace. He can hear just a whisper... and just a thought. Talking to Him through my thoughts not just when I am on bended knees.

Father, tonight I just want to thank you for all the many blessings that you have given me. Many things I take for granted. Thank you for my children. Thank you for making me in Your Image. Awwww the beauty of nature and animals! What an amazing God You are! All the beautiful things that You have given me FREE. I know that my future is in Your hands. I trust my life with you Father. Thank You so much for my eyes to see the beautiful things that You created. Thank You for the talents that You have given me. Please have mercy on me for the things that I do that make You unhappy. Father lead and guide me. Father help me to reach others to know You. Father thank You for giving Your Son to free me from my sins. Amen