Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pass it On

One day a man saw a old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.
Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn’t look safe; he looked poor and hungry.
He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. I t was that chill which only fear can put in you.
He said, “I’m here to help you, ma’am. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.”
Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough.
Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.
As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing through. She couldn’t thank him enough for coming to her aid.
Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped.
Bryan never thought twice about being paid.
This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way.
He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan added, “And think of me.”
He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing into the twilight.
A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn’t erase. The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan .
After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin.
There were tears in her eyes 
when she read what the lady wrote: “You don’t owe me an anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do: Do not let this chain of love end with you.”
Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.
Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard….
She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, “Everything’s going to be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson.”
There is an old saying “What goes a round comes around.” Today, I sent you this story, and I’m asking you to pass it on .. Let this light shine.
Don’t delete it, don’t return it. Simply, pass this on to a friend
Good friends are like stars….You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there. 

We never know what God has planned. Pass it on. Even if it's small. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

God's Blessings

I recently had the opertunity to travel to Texas with some friend. While their the speeker asked for people to share a story about a blessing from God Or a way that you had seen Him work in your life. I was planning not to share anything. I was thinking " no one in this room other then my friends know me and it not going to matter if I share a story or not. These people don't know me and I can't stand up their and share this with them. And how's going to know if I don't share."  
That was me fighting with the Holy Spirit. Then my friend turned around and said are you going to share something. The Holy Spirit is not a voice in your head that tells you what to do. The Holy Spirit is going to promt you to do things hat you don't want to do. You flesh and the Holy Spirit will have a fight. 
So the Holy Spirit won the fight. Witch is always a good thing. Right at the end the speaker asked if anime else had anything. I stood up and walk to the side. There are plenty of things that God has done in my own life, but for some reason the only thing that was coming to mind was the coat story. 

When I was four years old both my mom and dad got saved. The first thing that God started to work on in them was there finances. They had dete that they needed to get cleared up. And God also started your king on them to give a tenth of there income to God. It was November and my sister and I needed winter coats and there was no money in the budget for that. My mom said " Daryl the girls need coats and we are going to need to take the money from somewhere and make up for it somewhere else." My dad was like " Michelle we are going to pray and trust for coats."  A few days later a guy came into my dads work and said " Daryl have you seen Chuck?"  "Nope he's not here" " well that's a bummer I have some coat for his girl and I wanted to know if he wanted them. Hey Daryl don't you have two girl around the same ages as his?" " yes I do and I would love them" 
God provided for the need!!!

Why did the Lord want me to share that story? I was asking myself that question. Over the cores of the rest of the weekend every mom and couple others came to me and thanked me for sharing that story. Those people needed that encouragement. I needed to be reminded that God has always taken care of my needed. 

I would encourage you to share something that God has done in your life. I would also encourage you to listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. It never going to steer you the wrong way. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stars and Stripes

The flag and flag pole that are in front of Kris Way Truck Leasing in south Protland were not always there. No it took a little girl to get it there. Eighteen years ago this little girl was in her first year of school (home school). One day her teach (mom) was teach her about the Amarican flag. They had to go to her daddy's work. So on the way there they made a game of looking for the Amarican flag the whole way there. The little girl noticed that at her daddy's work place there was no flag. All the other buisnesses around them had a flag and some even had the state flag. But there was no flag. When the little girls daddy came out to the car to see them the little girl asked " daddy why isn't there a flag here" her daddy's said "I don't know why there isn't a flag here" 
His boss came out and the man said my daughter has a question " why don't we have a flag here" the man said " I don't know why we don't have a flag here. I will have to ask the big boss" 
Not log after the the company made the investment and put in a flag pole. That flag pole is still there today.

That little girl was me! I think back on that a lot now that I am an adalt. The impact that it made on me for the rest of my life. What kind of impact did that make on others. Still today am very patriotic and I love history. Our country is not what it was eighteen years ago. But I still believe that we need to remain proud of this country. Even if there isn't much to be proud of. We are the land of the brave and the home of the free! We need to remember that! 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

The old hymen His Eye Is On The Sparrow is one of my favorites. 

Earlier this week One of my siblings came home and said that she had seen a baby bird in the side if the road. We'll two of my other siblings asked if they could go and see it and I said yes. A couple minutes later they came back and they had the bird. It had fallen out of its nest and the kids couldn't find it. They felt compassion for the little bird that would not live. It was left alone. They got it set up in a box and started feeding it and getting it water. Yesterday Daryl-Ann had it stitting in her hand lifting it up and dawn. The brid had its wings out. Daryl-Ann said "I am etching it how to fly" 

God does the same with us. When we have fallen He picks us up, feeds us, loves us, and the teaches us how to fly. 

Verse 1:
Why should I feel discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely
And long for Heav'n and home?
When Jesus is my portion,
My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He cares for me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

I sing because I'm happy, (I’m happy)
I sing because I'm free, (I’m free)
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

Verse 2:
"Let not your heart be troubled,"
His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness,
I lose my doubts and fear;
Though by the path He leads me
But one step I may see:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

Verse 3:
Whenever I am tempted,
Whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing,
When hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him,
From care He sets me free:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He cares for me;
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

Matthew 6:25-26

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

God care for His children. Let us care for those around us as God cares for us 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Let Them See You

I have a new favorite song " Let Them See You In Me" by the JJ Weeks Band. I have turned this into a prayer for my life I have fails in this so many times. I have miss oppertunitys to share my faith. But haven't we all?  

I know tht I will never get every oppertunitys to share Christ, but I do think that if I an well equipt to just let people see Christ in me and see his Love fallowing from me. Even if I miss an oppertunity to share they will be able to see Christ shining through my life 

Click here to hear the song 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Let your light so shine before that they may see your good works and may glorify the Father in heaven 
Matthew 5:16

Monday, February 24, 2014


All to often we for get to stop and smell the roses. We forget to see the beauty in everything. We rush about our lives. We forget what is important. We loose focus. 

So stop what you are doing and think about it. Enjoy the things that matter most. Because it will all slip away I you loose focus. 

So stop and enjoy the little things!