Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

I saw God at Sonic tonight. Yes, you heard me right, at Sonic.

Evin and I were leaving Walmart, and we saw an old man on a bicycle asking another man for something. You could tell that they did not know each other, and that the man on the bicycle was most likely homeless. With no response from the man in the car, the man on the bicycle rode off.

As we were pulling out of the Walmart parking lot Evin asked me "Hey, isn't that the man we just saw asking someone for money?"

I looked out my window, and there was God. Right there in the Sonic Drive In.

The same man that we saw in the parking lot not two minutes earlier, was now asking a young college student who was pulled in the drive in the same. I watched the young man get out of his car and gesture to the old man to follow him. The old man was taken back and literally for about 5 seconds just stood there with his bike next to the other man's car. Then he followed the college student into the picnic table area. The college student shook his hand, introduced him to his friend who had gotten out of the car to follow them, and gestured for him to sit down.

You see, someone 5 minutes earlier told this man no for whatever reason. Not to say that the man in the Walmart parking lot was rude, but just decided at that moment that he could not help the man on the bicycle. But then God showed up...

He showed up at the Sonic Drive In in College Station, through a college student. Not only did the college student offer to help this man, but he offered God's love to him all at the same time. He didn't just give him a five dollar bill, but gave him food to eat, and for 30 minutes a friend to talk to.

It was so nice to see this. It touched my heart so much, and reminded me why I am here. Not to be the best dressed or make all A's. Not to worry about a flat tire or how I am going to wear my hair tomorrow. I'm here for a reason that is so much more simple. I'm here to love God.

I guess God loves Route 44's as much as I do. :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008
Isaiah 41:10

"So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my rightouts hand."

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fitz The Fox

Sunday, November 9, 2008
Evin went to pick up Ashtin this weekend, and before Evin even had a chance to say anything, this was the conversation.

"So Daddy, who did you vote for?"

Evin: (taken back for a second that his five year old daughter just asked him who he voted for):
"John McCain. Why?"

Ashtin: (In an aggravated voice)
"Well in school I voted for Betsy The Beaver, but Fitz The Fox won."

Evin: (trying not to laugh hysterically)
"Do you know who won the real president election?"

Ashtin: (rolling her eyes and shaking her head disappointed):
"Yeah... Rock Obama."

If only life was as simple as voting for Betsy The Beaver and Fitz The Fox... :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Have a BLESSED day! :)

Friday, November 7, 2008
A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked like. Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby and said, 'Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today.'

After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly. 'Oh,' she said, 'on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together.'

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My favorite memory.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I came across this picture today when I got home. It is my very favorite memory of Momma. Still today as an adult, if I am feeling down or just blah, I can hear Momma playing the piano and feel better. I am SO BLESSED to have Donna Myrick as my mother!! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So simple.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
As all of you know by now, the president elections are over. We now have a new president, and no matter what any of our opinions are, what's done is done.

I was on my way home tonight from watching the elections, and this song came on KSBJ. All of a sudden everything seemed so simple. It was like God was saying, "Hello world. Remember me? I'll take care of you."

No matter who you voted for in this election, continue to pray for our country, but more than that continue to thank God every day for all of the blessing that he has in store for us.

God is in control.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Giving Goals

Monday, October 20, 2008
Church was absolutley wonderful today! We had a guest preacher today come and give the sermon. His name was Dr. Elijah Stansell, and he was AMAZING to say the least. Today was commitment Sunday, so the sermon was on giving. The message spoke to both Evin and I very much, and God put this really cool idea on our hearts that I want to share with you.

This is what Evin and I are doing from today on. I have been praying about how I can give more to the Lord. How I can give without being rich, how I can give unselfishly, how I can give daily, etc.
Well, the Lord answered my prayers today, and here it is.
Giving Goals...
Every Sunday evening Evin and I are going to sit down and write ways that we want to give to God that week. (We started tonight.) Here's the catch...
You have to actually put the effort into completing these "giving goals." We are starting with only 3 each, and then adding one each week. After you reach one of your "Giving Goals", cross it off the list. Put it on the refrigerator or somewhere you will see it everyday. This list of "Giving Goals" is a visible reminder of the ways that you are going to give to God that week.
If you want to, do this with us!! I am posting my "Giving Goals" on the side of my webpage, and I encourage you to do the same.
Just think, if everyone had at least three "Giving Goals" a week, the Lord will be recieving so many blessings from his children he won't even know what to do! :)

Have a BLESSED week!!!
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