My spare time
I use my spare time on my hobby. What is my hobby? Computers are what I love mess around with.
I did some research and found this great site that told me all about changing your hobby into something that can make an income if you want it to.
So, I created this site. Everything that I do I try to do for one reason, to glorify the Lord.
This site is my way to share with the world and I want it founded on the rock. What rock? Jesus Christ. I’ll come back to this later.
First let me tell you a little about myself.
I look back on my life and see that every situation, every decision that I made was a learning experience that brought me one step closer to making my decision to move to where I am now.
Why is that significant?
Well, I moved at the end of Aug. in 1987, I was saved in Nov. and I started dating my husband by Dec. Those two things are at the top of my personal Top 10 list. Also in the top 5 of my list are 2 children, my joy here on earth.
My daughter came into this world earlier than she should have. She was due in October and came in July. For three days they successfully stopped my labor but after complications from the medicine they had to stop giving it to me.
While I was on the operating table waiting for her to be taken, I had what I can only describe as a vision from God. It was the answer to my silent prayer since I had went into early labor. I saw this every time I closed my eyes. I was at the foot of the cross, with Jesus hanging there, and I laid my child at His feet. I faded away from the scene and suddenly I was back in front of Jesus. He had His arms stretched out to me and in His arms was my child. I knew at that moment that my child would leave the hospital with me.
She was born a few minutes later, she weighed 1 pound, 11 ounces, and was 13 inches long. She was immediately put on a respirator and hooked up with all sorts of wires and tubes. For her first few hours the doctor’s main concern was that the valve in the heart that flips its direction when a baby is born, hadn’t flipped in her heart. She was 5 minutes away from open heart surgery when the doctor’s checked for the last time, it had flipped.
The respirator she was on wasn’t the kind that she needed to be on and they were having one flown to a nearby hospital a few miles down the road. They made the decision to move her even though they hadn’t heard if the ‘new’ respirator would be there yet. She arrived within minutes of the new machine.
When the doctor came in with the news that the machine was being readied for her to use, she also gave us some other news. She said that she had just looked at the x-rays of her lungs, or rather of her chest cavity. They couldn’t see her lungs at all. They had completely collapsed. Her chances of survival were less than 5%. She would probably have to be heavily sedated. The doctor came back in later and said that she had never seen a baby take to that machine like she did, it was just like she sighed and went to sleep, and she was on very little sedative. Her whole experience was one miracle after another.
God’s timing was perfect with everything that happened. With such a miracle to have, it's a shame that time is passing by, she is growing up. If I could only stay at home... only it is financially impossible to stay at home.
My son came early too, but only 7 weeks. Everything seemed normal with him for the first year of his life. He was learning words, starting to walk, and he was a quiet child. The first thing we noticed was that he got fussy in gatherings, like church. This went by unnoticed because he was teething and everything seemed natural. Then his speech started to disappear. It was then that we took him to the doctor. His hearing was checked but that came out fine. Then other things started to happen. He focused on nothing in particular. Things that would happen that I paid no attention to would bother him. He started to fixate on certain foods and refused anything else and many, many other things. He had unexplained tantrums with no apparent cause. Then he was tested by the DEC and with their report he was diagnosed with autism.
I was told that I would probably be taking care of him for the rest of my life. He would most likely never be potty trained, be able to make decisions by himself, might never talk again, I would probably never be able to let him out of my sight.
My first reaction was to break down in tears, but I can honestly say I don’t remember saying “Why me Lord?” I got over my tears fairly quickly once I found out autism wasn’t some dreaded disease. It was just a new way of thinking things through, in our case.
I know that I prayed for things concerning him but I can’t recall specifics with his situation. I did stay at home for a little more than two years. Then because of finances I could no longer stay at home. Dealing with him and his situation has been a long slow process but there is progress. Its one step at a time and probably always will be, but by God’s grace, we will make it.
That brings me to the here and now. The whole reason that I have written this ‘book’ that you are reading, it’s because I care for you, not only now but for eternity. So here’s a question for you, do you consider yourself a good person? Give it some thought, I’ll get back to it in a minute.
We have Christmas to celebrate the gift of God’s Son.
Jesus came to earth, He didn’t have to, to live a perfect life and die on the cross for our sins.
What is sin?
Well, have you ever told a lie? I have, it’s the 9th Commandment.
What about this one, have you ever stolen anything? Yep, I’m guilty of that one too, that’s the 8th Commandment.
Ever used God’s name in vain? I’m, Guilty. Commandment 3.
There are 7 more Commandments, and I’ve broke them all.
- 1st: 'You shall have no other gods before Me.'
- 2nd 'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.'
- 4th 'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'
- 5th 'Honor your father and your mother.'
- 6th : 'You shall not murder.' 1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
- 7th 'You shall not commit adultery.' Matthew 5:28 ‘But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.’
- 10th 'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.'
Just think though, it only takes breaking the Law one time to make you a sinner.
Still thinking about that one? Ok, let’s back up. If I lied to you, you would call me a liar. I wouldn’t have to lie repeatedly to you for you to always wonder whether it was the truth or not.
Ok, here’s another, if I stole something it would make me a thief. One time, that’s all it takes.
One shot through another person’s head, it would make me a murderer. It’s the same principle; there is no difference as to the seriousness of the offense.
So now I’m up on murder charges and bail is set high, I did it, I’m guilty and now I’m standing in front of the judge.
Judge: How do you plead?,
Me: Well Your Honor, I’m guilty but I’m a good person. I give to people in need, I help others. This was a mistake, I won’t do it again, I promise.
Judge: You may be a good person, you may do good deeds, but you broke the Law and you must pay the price.
Then in comes a person and offers to take my place, my punishment, for me. You would jump at the chance, wouldn’t you?
Jesus paid that price for us. He was born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life. He was falsely accused; He was illegally tried and convicted. He was beaten beyond recognition and nailed to a cross, to hang there and died. He even rose from the dead to conquer death.
He did all that because He looked through time and saw me and knew that I would sin. He loved me so much that He did that for me. He did it for you too.
Now I want you to have this gift too.
I want you to think about what I’ve written and apply it to YOUR life.
If you don’t know, that you know, that you know, that you will spend eternity in heaven with me, then I want you to seriously consider asking Jesus into your heart and life. It’s easy to do.
Pray something like this, Jesus, I know that I’m a sinner, forgive me. I believe that you came to earth and died on the cross for me and You were raised from the dead to give me life. Come into my life Lord, I love you Jesus, thank you for all you’ve done for me, amen.
If you already know Jesus as your Savior, that’s great! Recommit yourself to Him and just see what happens when you get closer to Jesus.
Remember that no decision at all, is a decision not to ask Him into your life. The alternative is Hell, where you will be eternally in torment. Here’s a few things to look up if you want Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26.
By sharing Jesus with others, I am doing what I was put on this earth to do. By praising Him in all that I do, He will give me blessings that are beyond my imagination.
It is those blessings that He has promised me that I believe this site can give me.
If I’m not on the computer then I have a whole list of things I’m doing. I work at a Christian School during the day and run the media during our chapel services. I do the church bulletin, run the media during service, update the church web-site, I’m in charge of the library, I order the Sunday School materials, and I take pictures for my church and the association the church belongs to.
Ps. 34:1 (this verse has helped me many times through the years)
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