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I just paused my career to raise my babies but the last nine years are engraved on my heart. I worked as a pediatric oncology nurse. At first, it was a source of pride because when I told people what my profession was, I always received so much praise. But it became so much harder to walk through those hospital doors each day, each day God stretched me and called me to bear the burdens of others so that I could love my patients and their families as He loves us. No matter how difficult it was to do my job, to see children suffer,… Read more »
I just prayed to give God everything. I told Him I will do ANYTHING. I’m terrified, but I feel compelled. I am currently in the middle of an ugly divorce (is there any other type?) from a preacher. I know God can give me the supernatural ability to forgive his infidelity, but not the continuing lies & deception. I’m believing God will heal my broken heart, bless me, and use me to minister to others. In what capacity I don’t know. I don’t know where this prayer will lead me, but I am prepared to follow.
Wow…when I look back over the years and see where I was as opposed to where I am now, I can’t believe that God is still with me. It all started when I became a leader (not teacher) in a womens Sunday School class at my church. I wanted “anything” from God. I wanted to give my all. I knew I was called (and still am) called to ministry. I was willing to do “anything” for Him. All I wanted was to fulfill this ministry I knew God was calling me to. However, things would change drastically and lead me down a path I could… Read more »
Gods timing is ever so perfect and that is what I love about the God of the universe….. I gave my life to the Lord 18 years ago when our second born was two years old. Being with that boy in a potential life threatening situation going to church was the eye opener to God showing me that he sent His one and only Son to die for me. I wept in church that day, an unbeliever and gave my life to Christ months later……oh those sweet first years of belonging to Christ and the fire and passion I had for him as He worked… Read more »
Here is my #AnythingProject. http://www.lifesadiscoball.com/2015/06/19/say-what-say-yes/
My story has a nice, good girl beginning. I grew up in a Christian home, with loving, hard working parents who gave us a strong foundation for this crazy world we live in. I was always looked at as the shy, good girl who always chose to do the right thing. There came a point in my life when I was in my senior year in high school that the church we grew up in was going through a split. The pastors and leaders to whom I looked up to in an almost idolistic way, had completely ripped away that trust as their sins came… Read more »
If your heart is in a place where you can trust God enough to be open to doing anything or going anywhere, following Jesus is a compelling adventure. In the gospels I read about His invitation to follow Him (Matthew 4:19) and I see the response: His disciples dropped everything they were doing and followed. Over the last year, sisters like Katie Davis, and Jennie Allen, and Jen Hatmaker have been messing with me and rearranging my priorities (which I was previously certain where already categorized quite nicely thank you very much) through their thoughtfully shared words and faith infused examples. I’ve been left feeling… Read more »
About a year and a half ago, I sat on a pillow on the floor eating Middle Eastern food with a precious woman from my church (who is now a DEAR friend), Mollie, and another dear friend who co-led the Women’s Ministry at our church with me. Mollie told Sarah and me that the Lord had put it on her heart to take us out to eat. As we talked, we went deep quickly. It was Christmas time and the question was asked, “What are you dreaming about for next year?” As a dreamer, I already had my answer! I had been praying about going… Read more »
I didn’t grow up dreaming about being a college football coaches wife. I did however grow up dreaming of my calling, who I would be, what my purpose would be. Long story short, I’ve realized that my purpose is made up of tiny little moments, kind of like pixels in a picture. I won’t know what my life looked like until it’s over. I won’t understand these tiny moments fully until I take my birds eye view. Tiny moment number 1: Fall in love with the boy… who loves football, lives football (and Jesus! What a hottie!), and ultimately will coach football. We got married… Read more »
I never thought that anything like this would ever happen to me. I grew up in a normal Christian, albeit large, family. Everyone in my family (extended family included) had lots of children, close in age. My younger sister and I are only 13 months apart. So when the time came for my husband and I to start a family, I was not expecting to be diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Which basically meant that I couldn’t get pregnant on my own, but the doctors couldn’t explain why. So my husband and I started fertility treatments – AKA months of pumping awful hormones through your body… Read more »
I know what it’s like to be in a crowded room and feel alone. I’ve heard God’s voice saying not to do something and I did it anyway. I know what it feels like to have people who were friends turn their back on me. I know what it feels like when God says everything will be ok. But when will it be ok?
My Anything Story I think my Anything story started when I read the book Seven by Jen Hatmaker. I had been wanting to read it since my husband read it, but I also was nervous to read it because I saw what changed in him because of it. Through reading that book I now asked God what to do with my money, with my “excess”. I wanted to know what God wanted for my life not just in general but with every day decisions down to the smallest things like food I ate and things I bought. I tell this story a lot to give… Read more »
MIRACLES In the middle of a barrage of sniper fire starting the Fiesta parade God saved me and mine with just one bullet to my leg A brown recluse spider bite certainly could have done me in But God had the only known antidote before nerves were ruined. Depression so deep-no such thing as “tie a knot and hang on” But God said “look up to Me and you’ll be singing a song!” Two nervous breakdowns, a plethora of ECT treatments, too, God said “Do not worry, I will make you Better than new.” As a single mom with very little means, a tree fell… Read more »
My husband (a Pastor) is a cancer survivor & one of the strongest people I know & love. But due to that fact, we are unable to have biological children. After the Lord healed our hearts after a failed foster-adopt situation (of a teenage boy), we prayed that the Lord would bless us as we moved forward with an international adoption. We embarked on the journey of adopting our 2 sons, Jeremie & Mason, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa in January of 2012. Our sons, now 3.5 & 5, were legally adopted in December of 2012…and they are still stuck there due to… Read more »
Anything First more than anything this is something I have put off because it scares me to death. The raw emotions that comes from where I am today and why……horrifying to put out there. God has pushed more than once at my heart to let others know how He is the light and will carry you through anything…….. When I pray the blanket prayer “God please take care of, protect, and keep my son safe” It was a blanket prayer that I felt I knew how that was going to be answered everyday. I never expected the answer I was given………… My life was not… Read more »
Story of my friend Jennifer Turney on my blog: http://everydaylaine.blogspot.com/2015/06/anything-story-hurting-never-stops.html Also by video: https://vimeo.com/123719488
Jennifer Turney accidentally stumbled in our small group in October 2013 at Capital Christian Center in Sacramento, CA. Jennifer had recently been diagnosed with Systemic Lupus and had to resign from her occupation as an Addiction Specialist working for STARS (Specialized Treatment And Recovery Services) but she knew there was more to life than resigning to pain. I was leading a group called MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) at the time and was looking for a way to blend a privileged community of moms with mothers needing a helping hand. Mentor Moms was birthed over breakfast at Ettores (a local bakery), while we shared a passion… Read more »